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Through July 20 The Science of Arts Summer Camp at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, will engage students in the creation of art projects through the lens of science, problem solving, and research of African and African American history. The camp will be conducted Monday through Friday from June 11 through July 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. One six week comprehensive camp period will be offered by the museum. To guarantee maximum and high quality learning, enrollment will be limited to 50 students. Students will develop skills that support their academic growth and learning goals such as team building, strategic thinking, project planning and execution. Information:

Through Aug. 17 Beat the Heat this Summer at the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. Experience 360-degree views at the TOP spot for summer fun. Plan a daytime visit for weekday activities including up-close animal encounters with the Dallas Zoo, S.T.E.M. Days, Bingo, Tall Tales story time and Magical Mondays. Coming up:

  • July 18 Animal Adventures
  • July 20 Bingo
  • July 23 Magical Mondays
All summer activities are included with general admission ticket purchase. Information:
July 18 Join in for the 2018 Free Art in the Park summer series, 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July (except July 4). Classes will be held on the Museum Green lawn area (near the Natural History Building) in Fair Park. The artist-led classes allow everyone to paint something different, with no two paintings alike. There are over 500 images to choose from or you can bring in your own picture! Create artistic memories and enjoy free family fun, then stay for the evening to enjoy the evening's free movie on the lawn from 8 to 10 p.m. In the instance of inclement weather, movies will be shown inside the Women's Building on the first floor. Information:

July 18 Fair Park's 2018 Free Summer Movie Series continues on July 18 with "Coco," which won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (Remember Me). Movies will be shown on Wednesdays at dusk at the Museum Green lawn area (near the Natural History Building). The start time will be approximately 8:00 p.m. (movies will not start until complete darkness). Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets for an evening of great, free family fun! In the instance of inclement weather, movies will be shown inside the Women's Building on the first floor. Information:

West Village Movie Night presents outdoor screenings of family favorites. The third Wednesday evening of each month through October, grab a blanket head to the West Village - between Mi Cocina and the Magnolia Theatre. If you get there early, you may even snag a patio table at one of the many nearby restaurants. Before the film starts, there will be live music and DJs.

  • July 18 Julie & Julia
  • Aug. 15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
West Village is at 3699 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. Information:
Through Aug. 23 Studio Ghibli Festival at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano is an ongoing celebration of the great, highly influential animated films of Studio Ghibli. With amazing animation and epic storytelling, these films are beloved in their native Japan, and critics and audiences worldwide have acclaimed them.

  • July 18 and 19: Tales from Earthsea
  • July 25 and 26: Castle in the Sky
The Angelika Dallas is at 5321 Mockingbird Lane, and the Angelica Plano is at 7205 Bishop Road. Information:

July 19 The businesses located on Main Street in Deep Ellum open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. It's an art-centric stroll; for $10, you get a specially designed wine glass that will be topped off at the neighborhood's many galleries and shops. Make Kettle Art Gallery at 2650-B Main St. your first stop. Information:

July 20 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. 'til Midnight is free and open to the public and takes place the third Friday of each month. On Friday, July 20, Mary Lattimore opens for Julianna Barwick and the film is The NeverEnding Story (1984, PG). Plan your evening by ordering a picnic basket from Central Market/H-E-B or enjoy a cash bar, grab and go snacks and street tacos provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Steel City Pops will also be selling all-natural popsicles in seasonal flavors. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Information:

July 20 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! All that glitters is gold! Sparkle and shine with a night of gold themed tours and art activities as the DMA celebrates the Asante Kingdom and royalty through court music, storytelling, and more on Friday, July 20. Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information:

July 21-22 La Grande 107.5 FM presents Festival Del Sol, a free 2-day music festival featuring an all-star line-up of Tejano and Regional Mexican artists all on one entertainment stage, July 21-22, 2018, at Big Tex Circle in Fair Park. This festival will also feature food courts, community and health pavilions, booths sponsored by national and local businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporate partners. Doors open at 2 p.m. on Saturday and the festival hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. on Sunday and festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday's line-up includes Con Jay Perez, David Lee Garza, Stevie D, David Farias & Joe B. Sunday features Con Los Huracanes Del Norte, El Grupo Pesado, Marco Flores y La Banda Jerez, Los Rieleros Del Norte, La Zenda Nortena, La Dinastia De Tuzantla, La Fiera De Ojinaga, Revancha Nortena, Conjunto Azabache, Los Compas SN, and Los Ligaditos! Information:

July 21 Enjoy The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information:

July 26 Rowlett Farmers Market takes place every other Thursday from 4-8 p.m. during the months of May through September. In addition to the market, there will be live music and other fun events. The Rowlett Farmers Market will take place at the Village of Rowlett Downtown, 3901 Main Street. Information:

July 28 Head to Haggard Park on the last Saturday of every month, June through August, to watch some of this year's most loved family-friendly blockbusters. Movies in the Park, presented by Camp Gladiator, is FREE to the public. This season, we are excited to watch:
July 28 Coco
Aug. 25 A Wrinkle in Time
In addition to the film screenings, each event will have a contest or activity going on before the movie starts, giving participants a chance to win fun prizes and immerse themselves in the movie theme. Costumes are always encouraged, and food trucks will be on site selling refreshments. Haggard Park is located at 901 E. 15th Street, adjacent to Downtown Plano Station. Information:

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming shows include:
July 28 7th Annual Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival
Aug. 16 Sofia Nino de Rivera
Aug. 26 "The Wizard of Oz" film screening
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
Aug. 9 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's new arts district. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. This month's theme is Dog Days of Summer. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at McCall Plaza. Information:

Aug. 11 Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of entertainment and activities with free outdoor movies in the Downtown Carrollton Square. Coco (2017, PG) is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11 at sunset. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. Information:

Shattered Glass
Reel News: The Media Goes to the Movies is a repertory series hosted by film critic Chris Vognar. The focus is films that involve the media, and offerings range from dramas about the intricacies of ethics, to raucous comedies. The Dallas Morning News presents this free series at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Upcoming features:
Aug. 21 Shattered Glass
Sept. 18 The Sweet Smell of Success
All screenings are 7 p.m.; RSVP is required. Information:

Through Aug 12 and Aug 18-19 (closed on Mondays) Explore the Bermuda Triangle at Bahama Beach Waterpark, 1895 Campfire Circle. You don't need to leave Dallas to find the Bermuda Triangle. The three-flumed slide along with a lazy river and a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket are all at Bahama Beach Waterpark. Information:

Through Aug. 31 Sweet Tooth Hotel is a sugar-fueled art and retail pop-up with five sweets-themed interactive rooms based on popular treats. There are fantastical desserts and surprises behind every door, and a selection of products and sweets for purchase. It's also a 1200-square-foot, experiential art project, bringing together work by some of Dallas' most innovative artists, including Jeremy Biggers, Shamsy Roomiani, Jojo Chuang, Chelsea Delzell and Rob Wilson. The one-of-a-kind experience for sweet-tooths and art lovers takes place at 2316 Victory Park Lane, near the intersection of High Market Street. Information:

Through Sept. 3 Rebel Spirits. Fifty years later, explore the unique tie between Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in this special temporary exhibit at the Sixth Floor Museum. Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart - culturally, geographically, racially, financially and politically - but by the time they were killed within months of each another in 1968, their worlds had come together through shared interests in civil rights, poverty and opposing the war in Vietnam. This unprecedented exhibit explores their overlapping paths through images taken by some of the era's most renowned photojournalists, including Bob Adelman, Danny Lyon, Henri Dauman, Jacques Lowe, Spider Martin, Steve Schapiro, Lawrence Schiller and Paul Schutzer. The exhibit is supplemented by a curated selection of artifacts from the Museum's collections. The museum is located at 411 Elm Street. Information:

Sept. 8 The Urban Flea is Garland's Downtown market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques, handmade items and simply pretty things. Live music completes this experience in a Historic district surrounded by "Mom & Pop" shops and restaurants. A percentage of the proceeds from the event go towards Church @ the Square local mission. Information:

Saturdays Irving Farmers Market: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. The market is designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market. Information:

Saturdays The Farmers Branch Market supports local vendors that want to share their passion and products with our community. We believe in creating an environment that promotes eating fresh, eating local and bringing people together in a fun environment. The market is open Saturdays with new Twilight Hours, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Nestled under a canopy of Post Oak trees, the Farmers Branch Market is located at the Grove at Mustang Crossing. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Fort Worth ITC Station Saturdays through Sept. 1 Trinity Metro's Safari Express bus will run from the downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through Sept. 1.

The Safari Express leaves from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the bus to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Buses run every 30 minutes, the first trip from ITC to Fort Worth Zoo is at 9:15 a.m. and the last trip is 5:45 p.m. The first trip from Fort Worth Zoo to ITC is 9:45 a.m. and the last trip is 6:15 p.m.

TRE passengers may ride the Safari Express round-trip from the ITC at no extra charge with a Local or Regional Multi-Ride Pass. One way fare on the Safari Express is $2 for adults, and $1 for youth (ages 5-19), seniors 65+, persons with disabilities with ID and Medicare card holders. No fare required for children 4 and under with an adult. Fares may be loaded on the Go Pass app, or purchased at the Trinity Metro Customer Kiosk inside the ITC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or when boarding the Safari Express. Bus operators do not make change.

Information: 817-215-8600 or

Movies at the Museum is a free event at the Sid Richardson Museum. Most classic Western films portray the American West as a male-dominated landscape. But the frontier was also home to women whose stories are fascinating and don't necessarily match the Hollywood script. Coming up:

  • July 20 Meek's Cutoff
  • Aug. 17 The Homesman
Online registration is required. The museum is located at 309 Main St. in Fort Worth. Information:

Through Aug. 19 From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection at the Kimbell Art Museum is a foundational look at Asian art from the Neolithic era through modern times. The art tells the histories of the people through materials uniquely associated with Asia: Chinese jade, blue and white porcelain, and more. Hundreds of pieces are on display at this exhibition, which revolves around a passion for Asia. The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:

Through Nov. 18 Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter's gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. 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:

A-train Service Modifications During PTC Testing
Effective Friday, May 18, DCTA will modify service for its A-train commuter rail to conduct Positive Train Control (PTC) testing to meet the federal mandate required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). DCTA plans to suspend the last two trains on Friday evenings and the first train on Saturday mornings to accommodate the required PTC testing.

PTC testing will start Friday, May 18, 2018, and may continue through September 2018. DCTA encourages riders who typically utilize these specific A-train schedules to make plans to board an alternate train schedule.

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July 21 Denton Bridal Show. Love is in the air as wedding season approaches, and the Denton Bridal Show is coming to fill all the gaps in the wedding planning process! With dozens of vendors, food samples, photography displays and more, the Denton Bridal show has exactly what you are missing. Join fellow brides and wedding pros for only $10 at 421 E. Oak Street in Denton on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ride the DCTA A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to planning! Information:

Tuesdays through July Sounds of Lewisville. The City of Lewisville doesn't want to miss out and plans to rock out this summer with its Sounds of Lewisville concert series. On Tuesdays throughout June and July, this FREE family-friendly concert series will resonate throughout Wayne Ferguson Plaza from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Whether it's a Pink tribute artist, a Beatles tribute band or some good ol' country tunes, this weekly concert series is a great event to ride the A-train down to Old Town Station to. Information:

Denton Community Market Saturdays, Apr. through Nov. Denton Community Market. The Denton Community Market is back! From handmade art pieces to fresh produce, business owners throughout Denton and North Texas residents will once again be able to come together for FREE every Saturday from Apr. to Nov. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to shop, sell and socialize. With different vendors every week and dozens of opportunities to shop small and buy local, the market always has something new. Ride our A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to all the fun shopping! 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:

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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