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May 2018- Dallas

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION S ave the dates: Friday through Sunday, May 11 through 13. The nonprofit Allen Arts Alliance and Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms have teamed for the 10th year of the Allen Arts Festival. Held at Watters Creek, the juried, free-to-the-public event features more than 80 artisans whose mediums include clay and glass, jewelry, woodworking, sculpture, painting, and pottery. Musical entertainment and activities for artful tots are also on the agenda, with Counterfeit Radio taking the stage Friday evening and folk-pop band The Fox & The Bird set to perform Saturday. "The Allen Arts Festival is a celebration of diverse artisans and cultures," says Debra Martinez, marketing director for Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms. Festival proceeds benefit Allen Arts Alliance's ArtsReach program and other local nonprofit arts organizations. Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Dr., Allen, Festival Season J asper's has long been a staple in Plano's fine-dining mix. Gourmands flock for its award- winning elevated backyard c u i s i n e ( p e r B o n A p p é t i t magazine, Jasper's has the best ribs in America) and casual-elegant atmosphere. With patio season in full swing, new must-try dishes make their debut, all prepped in Jasper's home- cooked, made-from-scratch style. Try the hearth-smoked salmon with parsnip whippers, roasted root vegetables, and lemon-herb butter; Shiner Bock honey- barbecue chicken with roasted Poblano cheese grits; and, because the accolades don't lie, the slow-smoked baby-back ribs, served cookout-style with creamy baked potato salad. Call it Southern hospitality. Jasper's Plano, 7161 Bishop Road, Suite G-1, Plano, 469.229.9111, I nterior designer, professional artist, and art advisor Kristy Adams is known for her creative style and deft hand at entertaining. Calling all hostesses: On Saturday, May 12, 1:30 pm. Adams hosts an Al Fresco Entertaining event at Kathy Adams Interiors boutique on Preston Road. The cocktail-soirée-meets-master-class includes Adams' creative ideas for outdoor entertaining, from recipes to tips on how to host an art-filled cocktail party at home. Creative spirit will be in full force. Reply to Kathy Adams Interiors, 1509 Preston Road, Plano, 972.447.9231, Culinary Spotlight Cocktail Hour 76 Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm Backyard brisket cheeseburger Slow-smoked baby-back ribs Kristy Adams

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