America needs consumers to get this country's economy humming--not just today but in the future, when hordes of us will be old and counting on those government checks. So, if you're a parent, do your part for Uncle Sam and haul your tykes to the Dallas Kids Expo, Saturday and Sunday at Dallas Market Hall's main hall. There, the little ones will be entertained by knights from Medieval Times and enjoy balloon artists, face painting, tattoos, robots, music, a huge bounce house and a variety of other fun things. More important, they can watch their parents visit scores of exhibitors pitching everything from vacation trips and summer camps to bath renovations and cell phones. Teach your children well, citizens, and teach them how to shop. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door for adults, $1 or a canned food item for kids 12 or younger. Visit dallaskidsexpo.com/2010.
Sat., May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2010