Saturday is a great day to visit the Arts District. Whether you go alone, with friends or bring along your familial gaggle, you get free admission at two different museums and grab a complimentary cultural festival at a third. The DMA is always free, so pop in and see what’s circulating on levels One through Four. Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.) is currently flexing its sportier side, running an artful version of the NCAA Championships, which come to Dallas-Fort Worth this April. As a Friend member, you can vote your favorite piece of art ahead in the competition, but the first vote was cast by former Dallas Maverick and NBA All-Star Rolando Blackman, who’s repping hard for Gerald Murphy’s Watch. Visit dma.org. It’s Target First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora St.), and that means free admission, daylong activities, scavenger hunts, tours and an opportunity to kick back in that gorgeous garden. It’s free and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit nashersculpturecenter.org. The Crow Collection welcomes The Year of the Horse with its annual Chinese New Year Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of the big stuff happens out on Flora, so you can see acts perform, for free, on four different stages. Last year’s fest lured in 10,000 people, so take public transport or air up your bike’s tires. Visit crowcollection.org.
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014