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March 30 – September 2019
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June 14 "Weird Al" Yankovic brings his Strings Attached tour to Irving. His high-energy act encompasses both music and comedy; there will be costumes, props, a video wall and even a full orchestra. The one-night performance takes place at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information:

June 15 The 9th Annual North Texas Pride "Come as You Are" Festival is a community celebration of diversity. There will be vendor booths, food. beverages, giveaways, live music and DJs, and more. The all-ages festival happens at the Art Centre of Plano, 902 E. 16th St. Information:

Every third Saturday of the month*, head to Addison Circle Park for Addison After Dark, an evening of live music, movies, food trucks and more! Admission is FREE, except for Addison Oktoberfest. So grab your friends and family and come make some memories!

  • June 15: Retro Night Out
  • July 20: Luau on the Lawn
  • August 17: Pints and Pups
  • September 19-22: *Addison Oktoberfest
  • October 19: Let's Do the Time Warp
  • November 16: Harvest Hootenanny
Event hours are 7-11 p.m. Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX. 75001. Information:

June 23 DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival returns to the Las Colinas Urban Center along the shores of Lake Carolyn. Enjoy exciting dragon boat races, cultural performances, a lantern festival, traditional Asian cuisine, arts and crafts and more while watching colorful kits fill the surrounding skies. The free festival takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information:

June 23; July 7, 9, 17, 21 Summer Survivor Speaker Series features the testimonies of holocaust survivors, refugees and children. Also featured in the series at the Dallas Holocaust Museum are the testimonies of the second generation. The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is located at 211 N. Record St. in Dallas. Information:

June 29 World of Foodies Fest is the inaugural installment of a new event in Carrollton. Cuisine is a unique part of any culture, and this festival celebrates the cultures of the world with live performances and international foods. Bring your appetite from 3-9 p.m. to Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. Information:

DART to the Fourth

June 29 Klyde Warren Park Independence Day Celebration will feature cold treats from more than a dozen vendors, contests, live music, games and lots of family fun. To cap off the evening, the U.S. Army's 36th Infantry Division Band will perform to the backdrop of a spectacular pyrotechnic display. The event takes place from 5-9 p.m. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas. Information:

July 3 Addison Kaboom Town features an award-winning fireworks display, live music and a spectacular air show. You'll also see one of the top fireworks show at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle. The event takes place from 4 p.m.-midnight. Information:

July 3 Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration features a spectacular low-level fireworks show accompanied by a high-energy dance band on stage, a FREE KidZone area, vendors, festival food and more. The event happens from 6:30-10 p.m. at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information:

Note: Bus, light rail and Dallas Streetcar services will follow a Sunday schedule on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Trinity Railway Express trains will not operate.

July 4 Irving Independence Day Fireworks Show presents dazzling pyrotechnics on the shores of scenic Lake Carolyn. Join thousands of people in Las Colinas for the festivities, which include music and other fun stuff in addition to fireworks. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. The celebration happens from 6-10 p.m. at Lake Carolyn, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Information:

July 4 Rowlett Fireworks on Main is a fun-filled night for the whole family that will feature live music, children's activities, teen activities such as Outdoor Laser Tag, a wide variety of food vendors and - of course - fireworks. The event takes place from 6-10 p.m. at Pecan Grove Park, 5300 Main St. Information:

90s Rewind is a fun program at Angelika Film Center Dallas that's just what it sounds like. The first Monday of every month through the end of the year, the popular theater winds back the clock to the 1990s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • July 1: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Sept. 2: Goodfellas
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information:

July 11, Aug. 8 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from through December. The sip-and-shop event lets you sample wines throughout the Downtown Plano Arts District while enjoying live music, curated local art exhibitions and special discounts. There are about 20 wine participating shops each month. Wine walks begin at 5 p.m. with check-in at 1013 E. 15th St. Information:

July 13 The Urban Flea is Garland's market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques and handmade items in the city's historic downtown, a neighborhood full of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Live music completes the experience at the Downtown Garland Square, 509 State St. Information:

July 27 Texas Latino Comic Con highlights the work of Latino artists and writers. They'll be on hand to share their work and their passion at the Latino Cultural Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition to meeting these creative forces of the comics world, attendees can participate in a Latino character cosplay contest. The kid-friendly event is free; the venue is located at 2600 Live Oak St. in Dallas. Information:

Through July 31 Candytopia is a candy-coated experiential adventure featuring more than a dozen rooms with larger-than-life, interactive, full sensory experiences. The art installation will include the most popular attractions from its past locations, along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks. This confectionary wonderland takes place at 8041 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas. Information:

Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Through Aug. 4 55 Years: President Kennedy on Magazine Covers 1963-2018 is a temporary exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in remembrance of the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death. The exhibit features a broad representation of popular magazine covers from the last five decades. This captivating visual timeline of President Kennedy's image reflects his lasting imprint on the nation, and pays tribute to his life and legacy. The Sixth Floor Museum is at 411 Elm St. Information:

Through Sept. 2 Dinos at the Dallas Zoo is an epic adventure you won't want to miss. ZooNorth becomes a prehistoric jungle with more than two dozen larger-than-life dinosaurs, ranging from the ferocious T. rex to the feathered Citipati. Explore these giants that roamed the earth long ago, and see how Dallas Zoo animals are related to these creatures of the past. It's all included in your general admission. The zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information:
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Every Thursday through Sept. 9 Rowlett Farmers Market features Texas-grown produce and live music each week from 5-9 p.m. in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. It's a dusk market shaped by the surrounding community, and it's near the DART Rail line. The event takes place at the Village Green, 4000 Main St. Note: there will be no market on July 4. Information:

Saturdays through September Farmers Branch Market is a twilight market each weekend at The Grove @ Mustang Crossing. In addition to plenty of fresh produce and artisanal goods, there's live music and lots more, all nestled under a grove of post oak trees. The event happens from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Grove @ Mustang Crossing is located at 12700 Denton Drive. Information:

Through Sept. 30 Discotech is part three of Sweet Tooth Hotel's installation series. Created in collaboration with "mixed-reality studio" px.lab, the installation combines electronic music and new media to form interactive experiences. The newly expanded 5,000-square-foot space is at 2316 Victory Park Lane. Information:

Through Oct. 6 Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats is a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center showcasing presidential retreats as unique places that combine work, rejuvenation and rest. Four retreats will be featured in depth: Camp David in Maryland; Prairie Chapel Ranch in Texas; LBJ Ranch, also in Texas; and Walker's Point in Maine. The exhibit also takes a look at other presidential retreats ranging from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is at 3001 SMU Blvd. Information:

Sundays Kids in the Cliff is a cool storytelling series for kids in Bishop Arts District. Every Sunday morning at The Wild Detectives, a 30-minute story time session becomes a portal of discovery, with a curated selection of books awaiting kids and parents. Featured titles are read aloud – they are unique, beautiful, moving or witty, and may be grouped by theme. The weekly event begins at 11 a.m., and all ages are welcome. The Wild Detectives is at 314 West Eighth St. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Endion (Remington's Home at New Rochelle), 1908 Through Sept. 8 Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East shifts the focus from the artist's popular Western imagery to his less familiar Eastern subjects. This special exhibition at the Sid Richardson Museum, on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, expands the context of Remington's work and talent. The museum is at 309 Main St. in Fort Worth. Information:

Sid Richardson Museum's Family Film Series is designed for younger children (ages 3-6) and their grown-up parent, buddy or guardian.

  • June 17, 1-3 p.m.: Stuart Little 3: Far From Home
After the film, take your child in the museum's gallery to participate in a fun activity. The series is free, but registration is required. The Sid Richardson Museum is at 309 Main St. in Fort Worth. Information:

The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information:

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at:

Denton and Lewisville:

Denton Community Market Saturdays, April through Nov. Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information:

Tuesdays in June and July Get ready to rock and roll this summer at the Sounds of Lewisville concert series! Every Tuesday in June and July from 7 to 9:30 p.m., you can listen to a wide variety of music genres for FREE at Wayne Ferguson Plaza. From tributes to Madonna, the Eagles, Michael Jackson and more, there's music for everyone to enjoy! To get there, make sure to ride our A-train to the Old Town station. Note: the week of the July 4th holiday, the Sounds of Lewisville concert is on Wednesday, July 3. Information:

Thursdays until June 27 Denton Twilight Tunes. Have you ever been to an award-winning concert series? Grab a blanket and your favorite snacks and head over to the Denton County Courthouse lawn for Twilight Tunes, a FREE concert series hosted every Thursday until June 27. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., you can jam out alongside a variety of artists who perform rock, country, Motown and more! Ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and take a short walk to get to the Denton Square. Information:

Thursdays in June Sounds of Summer in Highland Village. Need some musical motivation while shopping for your summer wardrobe? Each Thursday in June, the Shops at Highland Village will host a FREE summer concert series taking shoppers on a tour through the decades! From 7 to 9 p.m., you can enjoy the music from different bands as you travel from store to store or in The Patio Courtyard. To get there, ride the A-train to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake station and hop on the Highland Village Connect Shuttle. Information:

July 5 First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville. Join the Main and Mill Association on Friday, June 7 for the launch of First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Main Street and in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, you'll find live music, art, food and drink specials, retail discounts, photo boots, yard games and more! Admission and parking are FREE. To celebrate and mingle with local vendors every first Friday of the month until December 6, ride the A-train to the Old Town station to get there. Information:

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information:

First Friday Denton First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects - for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods. Information:

Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information:

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit

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Special Offers with your DART Pass

Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information:
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Nasher Sculpture Center image Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information:

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