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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Dallas Arts District? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Nov. 27-30:

GETTING THERE

Southwest flies from Baltimore-Washington International to Dallas for about $411 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., 214-922-0200, http://www.ritzcarlton.com. Doubles start at $249, including use of the outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness room.

Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N. Akard St., 214-720-2020, http://www.fairmont.com. A more affordable option. Rates start at $119.

WHERE TO EAT

Fearing's, 2121 McKinney Ave., 214-922-4848, http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com. In the Ritz-Carlton. Dinner entrees start at $36.

Pyramid Restaurant, 1717 N. Akard St., 214-720-5249, http://www.pyramidrestaurant.com. Features such indigenous gems as buffalo short ribs from the Broken Arrow Ranch in West Texas. Entrees from $18.

Stephan Pyles, 1807 Ross Ave., 214-580-7000, http://www.stephanpyles.com. Like Fearing's, a pillar of Southwestern cuisine. Dinner entrees start at $27.

WHAT TO DO

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., 214-880-0202, http://www.attpac.org/thevenues/margotbillwinspearoperahouse.aspx. The Broadway hit "South Pacific" will be in town from Dec. 15 to Jan. 3.

Wyly Theater, 2400 Flora St., 214-880-0202, http://www.attpac.org/thevenues/deecharleswylytheatre.aspx. The Dallas Theater Center will present "A Christmas Carol" the month of December.

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., 214-242-5100, http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org. "The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners," on view until Jan. 10, is a retrospective on the work of Norman Foster.

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, 214-922-1200, http://www.dm-art.org. The exhibit "Performance/Art," on display until March 21, features work by Argentine Guillermo Kuitca, who created the large curtain at the Winspear Opera House.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, 214-571-1000, http://www.visitdallas.com.

-- S.J.

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