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Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? “DinoLabs” and “DinoDig®” bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With “DinoGlow” you can imagine how. $15 Gen. Ad., 12+. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include Pandas, Dolphins, Dinosaurs Alive!, and Tornado Alley. Gen. Ad. $8 adults, $7 juniors 2-12, $7 seniors 65+. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. and for major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $5 for 13+ & seniors 60+, $3.50 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. $10 parking. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Ongoing “Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a journey through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.” 817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing “Grossology and Animal Grossology” exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. Animal Grossology turns gross topics such as slime, vomit and dookies into interactive, larger-than-life biology lessons. The exhibit appeals to kids’ natural curiosity about themselves and teaches them how animals function. Tickets $15 adults, $12 ages 2-18. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Saturday Through Aug. 25 Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner in the 81 Club at Billy Bob’s Texas. Take a lighthearted trip back to the Wild West where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land. The evening includes an award-winning comedy murder mystery and a chef prepared deluxe gourmet buffet. $60 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m., www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Aug. 12 “CUT! Costume & Cinema” at Arlington Museum of Art. Through more than 40 period costumes, enjoy the art of making costumes for film. The exhibition reveals how perfectly crafted costumes uncover clues about a film character’s status, age, class and wealth in a story. For more information, www.arlington.org/event/cut!-costume-and-cinema/19525/. 201 W. Main St., Arlington.
Through Aug. 12 Stage West Theatre presents Don’t Dress for Dinner. Hilarity and hijinks ensue when Bernard invites his mistress over for a weekend romp while his wife Jacqueline is meant to be away. But when Jacqueline discovers Bernard’s friend Robert is also coming over, she decides to stay. Robert is supposed to be Bernard’s alibi for the weekend, but he is also Jacqueline’s secret lover. By the time the mistress and the cook show up, trysts and sweet-nothings are postponed as marital treachery, mistaken identities, and madcap chaos take hold in an evening of adulterous mirth. For more information, www.stagewest.org/season/dont-dress-dinner. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
Through Aug. 18 West Side Story at Artisan Center Theater. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through Aug.18 Disney’s Winnie the Poo Kids at Artisan Center Children’s Theater. Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course…sharing snacks. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through Aug. 19 “From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection” exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibition presents over 400 objects selected from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. The exhibition revolves around a passion for Asia and covers a broad historical range, from the Neolithic era to modern times. The objects are also highly varied in nature, from porcelain, ivory, and precious stones such as jade and rock crystal to Buddhist art and textiles and stunning costumes from Central Asia, Tibet, China and Japan. $14 adults, $12 seniors 60+, $12 students with ID, $10 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/lands-asia-sam-and-myrna-myers-collection. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 19 Six Flags Over Texas is open daily for the remaining summer season! Get ready for big thrills and fun in the hot sun. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Aug. 26 Jubilee Theatre presents Blues in the Night. Set in a rundown Chicago hotel in 1938, this incredible musical revue focuses on three women’s relationships with the same “snake-of-a-man” and their interweaving stories told through the torch songs and blues of Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and Alberta Hunter among others. Last performed on the Jubilee Theatre stage in 2010 and back by popular demand, this Tony-Award nominated musical features over 25 songs with vocal arrangements designed to bring down the house! Performance times vary. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
Through Sept. 2 “Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 3 Grapevine’s “SummerBlast” features fun for the whole family including water parks, spectacular fireworks shows every Friday night, special exhibits, outdoor activities, dining, shopping and more. Help catch the outlaws on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Splash into something fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest, Great Wolf Lodge, other Grapevine hotels and Lake Grapevine. Experience an education vacation at one of the exciting exhibits at Grapevine’s Museums. Build up some fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center or get up close and personal with creatures of the deep at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. Make your plans now for the perfect Grapevine SummerBlast getaway! Call 817-410-3185 or visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/summerblast/.
Through Sept. 3 “15th Annual Summerfest at The Gaylord Texan Resort.” This year’s SummerFest will feature fun with The Smurfs! Some of the Smurftastic activities will include Gargamel’s Wizard Academy, Le Smurf’s Art Corner & Sweet Shop, Papa Smurf’s Search Party Scavenger Hunt, Breakfast with The Smurfs, and more! Other events will include Junior Chefs Camp, an atrium art tour, happy hours, pool parties, and spa specials. Guests who book an overnight room will receive complimentary access into our exclusive 10-acre outdoor waterpark, Paradise Springs! For more information, www.marriott.com/gaylord-hotels/gaylord-texan-dallas-resort-vacations.mi. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Sept. 8 The Sid Richardson Museum’s focus exhibition, “Frederic Remington: Altered States,” tells the provocative story of three of his paintings from the museum’s collection that were altered after completion. One demonstrates a change made by Remington, one demonstrates fraudulence and one remains a mystery. The exhibition explores the ways in which scholarship and scientific conservation methods contributed to the discovery of those alterations. “This focus exhibition is for anyone who loves a mystery,” said director Mary Burke. Visitors can also examine two different castings of Remington’s bronze “The Rattlesnake.” “Frederic Remington: Altered States” runs concurrently with the “Legacy” exhibition. “Legacy” depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West, conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free admission and free tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For information, visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Sept. 16 “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of Murakami’s paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Sept. 16 “Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. From a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath’s powerful photographs of loss and hope conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 7 “The Theatrical Wild West” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody forever impacted the American imagination with the Wild West shows that he introduced in 1893. Thriving for three decades, Cody’s traveling outdoor entertainments, which spawned numerous imitators and perpetuated a mythology that life in the American West was one of high drama and theatrical spectacle. This exhibition explores how the genre of western entertainments impacted American visual culture, from popular posters and calendars, to fine art drawings, paintings, and sculpture. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 7 “In Our Own Words” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibit features a portfolio of 26 vibrantly-colored printed portraits by living artists Daniel Heyman (b. 1963) and Lucy Ganje (b. 1949). The two collaborated in portraying present-day members of North Dakota Indian nations, including those around Standing Rock. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 20 Grapevine Farmers Market. Eat healthy locally and regionally grown produce from Texas farmers. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/shop-wine-dine/grapevine-markets/. Located at Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 10 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Mein Shaft. Grab your shovels and watch your step! A millionaire silver miner, John Schmidt, has been murdered and Marshal Jim Courtright must dig for clues to find out who got the shaft. Might Kit, his wife, may be working the mine for her own benefit? Or maybe it was Katherine, the new gentlelady in town with an affinity for rich men and all things silver. Perhaps the eccentric Scotsman, McPhiggis, is aiming for revenge. It’s a safe bet that with a cast of suspects as dangerous as a mine car filled with black powder, trouble is bound to explode! $59.95 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com/2018show.php. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 18 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit “Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas.” 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 21st century. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
3-19 Cheatin’ at Runway Theater. In the West Texas watering hole of Lowake, gossip is the town’s major pastime. One day, the stuff that hits the fan is infidelity, splattering all over a group of regulars who hang out at Bluebell’s Bar and Dining Facility. In this trashy tale, there’s one big-time affair, a heap of shifting alliances, and an abundance of straight-shooting, vaguely screwball characters that populate the baked back road of this hayseed town. Rated R. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $17-$20. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, 76051.
3-26 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. August’s showings: 3-5, Leave No Trace; 10-12, Gauguin- Voyage de Tahiti; 17-19, Puzzle; 24-26, Far From the Tree. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Magnolia-at-the-Modern/289. 3200 Darnell St.
3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Preferred box seats $35. Reserved box seats & VIP $25, Gen. Ad. $20, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Preferred box seats $23. Reserved box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
5,12,19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Texas Red Dirt Roads with Justin Frazell. Free admission. Starts at 3 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
5,12,19,26 “Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion” every Sunday in August on the Trinity River. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent along with kayaks, canoes and Stand Up paddle boards. Local craft beer will be sold from award-winning brewery, Panther Island Brewing. Enjoy music, friends, food trucks and floating on the river. Check the website for weekly activities including yoga classes and more! Gates open at noon. Free General Admission. For information, 817-698-0700 or www.pantherislandpavilion.com. 395 Purcey St.
7-12 Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Don’t miss the magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories with Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Performances vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Drake White. Tickets $14 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
10-12 Texas Tax Free Weekend – Texas shoppers can say adios to the sales tax on most clothing, footwear, backpacks, and other school supplies priced at $100 or less. For more information, https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/.
10-18 The Lion King at Artisan Center Second Stage Theater. The African savannah animates with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
11 “Rockin the River Concert Series” at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas. This free summer concert series on the Trinity River is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show while floating in the river or bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open at 1 p.m. For more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
11 “FAMapalooza!” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Celebrate “Pawesome” Animals of old and new, near and far! Meet live animals as well as explore preserved science specimens from around the world. Learn about dinosaurs from Texas, create animal and dino crafts and do hands-on science activities that will leave you roaring for more. Event is 6-8 p.m. Adults $10, Juniors (2-18) $8. For information and to purchase tickets, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/famapalooza/, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.
11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14 Docent Tours of the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Take part in a docent lead tour of the Japanese Garden. No reservations are necessary. Event 10 a.m. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/docent-tours-of-the-japanese-garden-jzgkw-bsdzn-6psft. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
16-Sept.15 Stage Kiss at Circle Theatre. Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice with a funny and charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. Contains adult language & subject matter. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For information, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jack Ingram. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18 “Lyle Lovett & His Large Band” presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Carrying on what has become an annual Bass Hall tradition, singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett returns to bring along his dusty odes to Texas, and his stories about the left-of-center characters who populate it. Enjoy his long-running backup band and his wry and dry sense of humor. Performance 7:30 p.m.. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Houser. Tickets $18 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18,26 Dallas Cowboys pre-season football is back at AT&T Stadium! Starting with the Bengals on the 18th, followed by the Cardinals on the 26th. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
23 Lorrie Morgan at Arlington Music Hall. Songstress Lorrie Morgan has sold over 8 million records including 14 top ten hits, 12 recorded albums and 4 Female Vocalist of the Year awards. She made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, “Five Minutes,” “Except For Monday,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me,” and “What Part of No?” to establish her place as a country star-a modern woman making country music history. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25-$79. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net/. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Charlie Daniels Band. Tickets $16, $30 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
24-26 “Lenny at 100: A Bernstein Centennial Festival” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Three evenings of Bernstein musical magic starting with “Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony,” followed by “Bernstein on the Town,” and ending with the “Voices of Bernstein.” For more information and to purchase tickets, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 525 Commerce St.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jamey Johnson. Tickets $18, $30 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-31 School of Rock presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. “Fists of all ages shall be pumping!” –Vanity Fair. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. Performances vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
28-Jan. 27, 2019 “Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. From luscious leafy tendrils to stark horizon lines, this exhibition of prints by Hedda Sterne (1910-2011) celebrates the artist’s exquisite variety of formal interests. Although most often associated with a group of artists called the “Irascibles”—avant-garde forerunners of Abstract Expressionism—Sterne defied stylistic categorization. Her aesthetic experimentations fluctuated between organic and geometric, figural and abstract, and painterly and graphic. All share, however, a passionate attention to detail and form. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/hedda-sterne-printed-variations. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson. Tickets $14 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
31 Free Brave Combo Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion. Live music under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. No glass bottles. For more information, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.