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'POR­TRAITS OF COURAGE' > OPENS MARCH 2 The 66 por­traits and four-panel mural fea­tured within the Ge­orge W. Bush Pres­i­den­tial Cen­ter's new­est ex­hibit il­lus­trate U.S. mil­i­tary heroes as painted by Pres­i­dent Bush. The works par­al­lel the in­spi­ra­tional sto­ries from the 'Por­traits of Courage' hard­cover book. 2943 SMU Blvd., 214.200.4300, www.bush­cen­ter.org

FOUR DAY WEEK­END > MARCH 9 Cow­town's fa­vorite im­prov com­edy troupe celebrates 20 years of laugh­ter and un­for­get­table en­ter­tain­ment with a spe­cial an­niver­sary show at the pres­ti­gious Bass Per­for­mance Hall. All you'll need to bring is a sense of hu­mor. 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 877.212.4280, www.basshall.com

ST. PA­TRICK'S DAY PA­RADE AND FES­TI­VAL > MARCH 11 Ev­ery­one’s Ir­ish dur­ing this pa­rade of epic pro­por­tions along Dal­las’ Greenville Av­enue. The event draws more than 125,000 spec­ta­tors along its twom­ile route, and ends with an out­door bash and a Jimmy Eat World con­cert. Ex­pect pa­rade floats, bag­pipers, food trucks and of course, green beer. Greenville Av­enue, be­tween Black­well Street and Yale Boule­vard, www.dal­lasst­patricks­day­pa­rade.com

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL > THROUGH MARCH 12 Set in the late 19th cen­tury, Cirque du Soleil's 'Ku­rios' trans­ports au­di­ences into a sur­real "steam­punk fan­tasy" pro­duc­tion star­ring Cirque's sig­na­ture ac­ro­bats, trapeze artists and more. Tick­ets for the show, which takes place 'un­der­neath the big top' at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, start at $35. 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, www.cirque­du­soleil.com/ku­rios

TRAVEL & AD­VEN­TURE SHOW > APRIL 1-2 Get in­ter­na­tion­ally in­spired and dis­cover your in­ner wan­der­lust at this ex­plor­ers' expo, which fea­tures key­note speak­ers like Jack Maxwell, host of The Travel Chan­nel's 'Booze Trav­eler,' and '1,000 Places to See Be­fore You Die' au­thor Pa­tri­cia Schultz. Dal­las Mar­ket Hall, 2200 N. Stem­mons Fwy., www.trav­elshows.com/shows/dal­las

FAN EXPO DAL­LAS > MARCH 31-APRIL 2 Dal­las' spring 'Comic Con'-style event re­turns to down­town with a lineup of spe­cial guests that'll im­press pop cul­ture fans both young and old— from Mark Hamill (of the orig­i­nal 'Star Wars' tril­ogy) and Mar­vel's Stan Lee to cast mem­bers from 'The Walk­ing Dead' as well as 'The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show. Don't miss high­lights such as the cos­play red car­pet and photo ops with the 501st Le­gion. Dal­las Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 650 S. Grif­fin St., 214.939.2750, www.fan­ex­po­dal­las.com

TEXAS RANGERS VS. CLEVE­LAND IN­DI­ANS > APRIL 3-5 Kick off base­ball sea­son with the Rangers on Open­ing Day (April 3) at Globe Life Park—then "root, root, root for the home team" as they con­tinue the series against the Cleve­land In­di­ans (who fell to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series) at 7:05 pm on April 4 and 5. 1000 Ball­park Way, Arlington, 972.RANGERS, www.tex­as­rangers.com

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