A Fair, a Balloon Festival, and Reel Adventures!

The North Texas Fair begins this week, and school starts back up next week, and all in all it looks like Fall!  I hope you are as excited as I am, autumn is my favorite season and it always means a bunch of great stuff coming up.

Check on the info under Monday for info the Great American Eclipse, and if you have any info for events I’ve missed please share the info in the comments below. And please contact me with any future event details you’d like to see added to the list.  Also check The Ongoing Events page for long term exhibits and stage shows, and The Kid List for child-centric activities.



North Texas Fair and Rodeo in Denton, August 18 – 26.

Emily Heller from TBS’s ‘Ground Floor’ at Amphibian Stage Productions, August 22 – 26.

The Royal Society of Antarctica at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, August 24 – September 24.

Sister Act at Artisan Center Theatre, August 25 – September 8.


National Theatre Live: Salome at the Magnolia @ the Modern, August 16 – 19.

Women Texas Film Festival at SMG Northwest Highway, August 16 – 20.

AnimeFest at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, August 17 – 20.

NTX SLAMFest at Action Park Grand Prairie, August 18 – 19.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre, August 18 – 19.

30th Annual Highland Village Balloon Festival at Unity Park.

‘The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography’ film screening at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, August 18 – 20.

‘The Girl Without Hands’ at Texas Theatre, August 18 – 20.

Rusty Truck Vintage Market at the Will Rogers Coliseum, August 18 – 20.

Grown & Sexy Weekend at the Courtyard Marriott Addison, August 18 – 21.

Eastside Taco Ride at The LOT Dallas, August 19 – 20.

Arlington Hodgepodge Market & LulaRoe Expo at the Knights of Columbus in Arlington, August 19 – 20.

4th Annual Dallas One-Minute Play Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater, August 19 – 21.


After Hours Business Mixer at the Trinity River Vision Authority.

‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ – Studio Ghibli Festival at the Angelika Plano.

Summer Soiree Wine Walk in Deep Ellum.

Q Cinema: A Letter to Anita at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

3rd Thursday Jazz: Fingerprints at the Fort Worth Library.

RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who: The Five Doctors at Cinemark Tinseltown Grapevine.


Kimbell Social Club at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Late Nights with the Dallas Museum of Art.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Fridays with Friends at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Swing in the Park at Klyde Warren Park.

The Halal Guys Plano Grand Opening on Parkwood Blvd in Plano.

Slow Art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Studio Five90: Contest of Olympians at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Date Night: Couples Class at Studio 22 in Dallas.

That 90s Party School Supply Drive and Throwback Dance Party at Power Bar Women’s Fitness in Balch Springs.

Witchy Paint ‘N Sip at the Hearth Wisdom Store in Arlington.

‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ film screening at the Texas Theatre.


LAST CHANCE Star Trip at Pocket Sandwich Theater, through August 19.

Reel Adventures: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Library and Archives Tour at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Hatch Chile Fest at Market Square Grand Prairie.

Music Meets Medicine Fundraiser for Kidd’s Kids at J Macklin’s Bar and Grill in Coppell.

Native American Imagery: Topical Tour at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Dallas Against White-Supremacy at Dallas City Hall.

Vitruvian Salsa Festival in Addison.

Local Brews Local Grooves at the House of Blues Dallas.

We Fought Too – Native Americans and African Americans in WWI at the Fort Worth Library.

Clear the Shelters with Fort Worth Animal Care & Control.

Fort Worth Hunting Expo at Freedom PowerSports Fort Worth.

V Market Vegan Pop-Up + Good Local Market at the Tyler Street Market.

Artisan Market at Overlook Park in Arlington.

2nd Annual Last Blast Before Class Festival & Food Drive in downtown Weatherford.

Riverside Shootout at Martin House Brewing.

International Geocaching Day: Family Celebration at the Fort Worth Library.

Intro to Faery Magic at the Hearth Wisdom Store in Arlington.

Movie: ‘Sing’ at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie.

Movies on the Beach: ‘Beauty & The Beast’ (2017) at Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake.

Midnight Brunch Dallas at an undisclosed location.

Star Party in the Valley at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Geocaching 101 at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

West Coast Swing Party at Studio 22.

Pearl Gem: The Ultimate Pearl Jam Tribute Band at Lola’s Trailer Park.

Tchaikovsky, Chopin, & Pinocchio at the Ballet Frontier of Texas.

TangoTab’s Feed the City: Fort Worth at Social House.

Live Yarnbombing at The Foundry District in Fort Worth.

Johnson County Saturday Night Meet in Burleson.

Texas Street Cars Saturday Night Meet at Pep Boys Auto Parts in North Richland Hills.

ABBA the Concert – A Tribute at the ATTPAC.

Gary Allan at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Movies in the Park – ‘Sing’ at Klyde Warren Park.


LAST CHANCE ‘A Beautiful Planet’ IMAX movie opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, July 1 – August 20.

LAST CHANCE Pippin at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, July 19 – August 20.

LAST CHANCE Roni Horn at the Nasher Sculpture Center, May 20 – August 20.

LAST CHANCE Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion at the Dallas Museum of Art, May 21 – August 20.

Adidas Art + Sneaker Party at DSW Shoe Warehouse in Dallas.

Equipe Rapide Challenge Cup #8 at Lone Star Park.

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion.

Loco Ocho: The Lake is turning Eight! at Flying Saucer The Lake in Garland.

The WD’s Book Club – The Dime at The Wild Detectives.

Welcome Back Bash at TorTaco.

Tejano Music Festival at Traders Village.

‘Do The Right Thing’ film screening at Texas Theatre.

Big Star 97 Music Awards 2017 at Twisted Oar Fort Worth.


Today is the Great American Eclipse! There are many places offering viewing parties, including The Fort Worth Library, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HistoryRay Roberts Lake State Park, the Dallas Arboretum, the Perot Museum, and Sundance Square. Be sure to check with your local Parks & Rec department and local libraries to see what is happening near to you. DISCLAIMER: Do NOT look directly at the sun anytime during the eclipse. No matter what someone may have told you, it will NOT be safe at anytime to look directly at the sun without proper eye protection. If you can’t get your hands on a pair, still go outside and check out the shadows on the ground, especially those made by tree leaves. They will act as a pinhole camera and cast crescent shaped shadows. It’s supposed to be really cool looking.

Conversations with our Congressman at The Lazy Moose in Fort Worth.

Shakespeare in the Bar presents: The Tempest at The Wild Detectives.

‘Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars’ at select theaters.


Tuesday Wine Tastings at Times Ten Cellars in Fort Worth.

Modern Interpretations at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Tuesday Night Yoga & Dinner at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Swing Dance Lessons at the Southside Preservation Hall.

‘Dirty Dancing’ at Movie Tavern locations.

‘Hello, Dolly!’ at The Magnolia Theatre.


‘Dirty Dancing’ at Movie Tavern locations.

Writer’s Bloc: A Writing Workshop at Deep Vellum Books.

Yoga in the Plaza at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville.

Best of Big D at The Bomb Factory.

Summer Nights – Swagapalooza with Ballast Point at Free Play Arlington.


Twerk-Aholic Twerk and Pole Werkshop at Power BAR Women’s Fitness in Richardson.

Dallas VideoFest CatFest at Texas Theatre.

Persuasions at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie.


DFW ‘Best of Everything’ Expo at Dallas Market Hall.

‘The Midwife’ at The Magnolia at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, August 25 – 27.

Classical Masters Festival with the Fort Worth Symphony, August 25 – 27.


Origin with Art House Dallas and the Museum of Biblical Art.

Sizzling Summer Music Series at Overlook Park in Arlington.

Decks In The Park at Klyde Warren Park.

Commerce Street Night Market at Pike West Commerce.

Swing In The Park + Social Dancing at Klyde Warren Park.

Sister Helen Holy presents the 701 Club at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas.

Fourth Friday Films – ‘Hook’ with Grapevine Parks & Rec.

‘The Goonies’ & ‘Beetlejuice’ double feature at the Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth.


Strollin’ with the Mayor at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.

Vitruvian Salsa Festival in Addison.

Movies on the Beach: ‘Back To The Future’ at Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake.

Succulent Landscapes at North Haven Gardens.

Miniature Gardening Workshop at Earthtones Greenery, Inc.

Saturday Morning Yoga at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Archiving Eden: Topical Tour at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

6-Pack Trail, Bike Cruise & Craft Beer Tour at LUCK at Trinity Groves.

Raise a Beer to the Environment at Panther Island Brewing.

Compass Over the Rail Sail & Lone Star Birthday Party with the Lone Star Parrot Head Club on Lake Lewisville.

Beer & BBQ at Texas Ale Project.

Havana NRG at Vitruvian Park in Addison.

Reunion Law Party at Reunion Tower.

Date Night in the Park at Keller Town Hall.

Mary J. Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour at Music Hall at Fair Park.

The Piano Guys at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Summer Adventure Series – ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’ at the Texas Theatre.

Movies in the Park – ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) at Klyde Warren Park.

‘The Sandlot’ & ‘The Goonies’ double feature at Coyote Drive – In.


LAST CHANCE ‘Dunkirk’ at the Omni IMAX at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, July 21 – August 27.

Deep Ellum Water Balloon Wars in the heart of Deep Ellum.

Magical Bullet Journal at Hearth Wisdom Store in Arlington.

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion.

‘Beetlejuice’ & ‘The Sandlot’ double feature at Coyote Drive In.

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