We’re back with Sunset Cinemas and Water Gun Fights!

Hey folks! Sorry about the unannounced sabbatical, but here is the new list! Tons of summertime fun to be had, movies and water gun fights and great shows.

As always, if you know about an event that I’ve missed, please feel free to share the info in the comments below! If you have a future event, send me the link/details and I’ll put it on my data list for upcoming events.

On to the fun!



Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center, July 14 – August 5.

The Wizard of Oz at the Art Centre Theatre, July 14 – 23.

The Bodyguard at The Music Hall @ Fair Park, July 18 – 30

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


Chocolate and Art Show at Lofty Spaces, July 13 – 15.

‘Cowboy Bepop’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater, July 14 – 15.

‘Maudie’ movie screening at the Magnolia at The Modern, July 14 – 16.

Save the Vaquita Weekend Beach Party at the Dallas Zoo, July 14 – 16.

Coffee & Crafting: Brush Lettering at Dottie Lynn Rec Center in Arlington, July 15 – 16.

Clearance Book Sale at the Grand Prairie Main Library, July 15 – 16.


Summer Zen: Yoga on Tap at WIld Acre Brewing.

Sharing the Past Through Art at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Sunset Cinema: The Wizard of Oz at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Big Hoppa Launch and Trivia at Martin House Brewing.

Special Edition: Silent Disco Yoga at West Village.

‘American Valhalla’ at Texas Theatre.

‘The Big Red One’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley with the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

Hans Zimmer at Verizon Theatre.

East Dallas Trivia Night at Sundown at Granada.

Closer and Beyond at Deep Vellum Books.

Further Sounds at The Wild Detectives.

Finding Neverland First Thursday Discussion at the Winspear Opera House.

Throwback Thursday Movie – ‘Grease’ in Sundance Square.

College Students Day at Trinity Forest Adventure Park.

Off The Wall: Once Upon a Time in Mexico at the Dallas Museum of Art.

WWI Film Series: ‘Wings’ at the Fort Worth Library.

Artist Talk with Sopheap Pich at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.


Poets on X + Summer Fling at Lucky Dog Books – Oak Cliff.

Taking on Tapper – World Record Run! at Free Play Arlington.

Bastille on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. There is also a Bastille Day Photo Walk.

Meet me at The Modern: A Mixer for Fort Worth Creatives at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Swing in the Park at Klyde Warren Park with Studio 22.

BrainDead Flowers Release Party at Braindead Brewing.

‘A League of Their Own’ at Texas Theatre.

Jason Eady at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Rich Girls at Lola’s Trailer Park.

Artist 2 Artist with Sopheap Pich at the Crow Collection for Asian Art.

Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum.


LAST CHANCE King O’ The Moon at Circle Theatre, June 15 – July 15.

Dallas Film Crew Premiere at Texas Theatre, info courtesy of /u/RFFAlex.

Super Soaker Saturday at Twin Points Park at Eagle Mountain Lake.

Love Field Centennial Plane Pull at Dallas Love Field hosted by the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

ArlingCon at the UTA University Center.

Summer TRUCK Invasion 2017 hosted by Dallas Dropped Trucks in Grand Prairie.

Artisan Market & Dog Day at Overlook Park in Arlington.

Promptapalooza with Tree House Studio.

Pints & Poses Brewery Yoga at Four Bullet Brewery in Richardson.

Celebrity Chef Sarah Penrod Cooking Demo at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.

Yoga ‘N Da Hood at Kiest Park.

Mini Calligraphy Lessons at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park.

WaterGun Fight 2017 at Klyde Warren Park.

Rockin’ the River at Panther Island Pavilion.

Dollar Days at Lone Star Park.

Final Safari Nights: Prophets & Outlaws at the Dallas Zoo.

RALLY for Healthcare at Klyde Warren Park.

Art Focus at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Annual Luau: Loco for Coconuts at the Truck Yard Dallas.

Worship in the Park at Wayne Ferguson Plaza.

Tales from the Last City at Deep Vellum Books.

Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups at the Starplex Pavilion.

Movies on the Beach – ‘Frozen’ at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie.

The Suffers at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament at Valhalla Games and Comics Plano.

Summer Time Medallion Help-Create at Vetro Glass Blowing Studio in Grapevine.

The Bet That Made The Motion Picture: Topical Tour at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

North Texas and WWI: Before, During, After, and Today at the Fort Worth Library.

Timeless Concerts – The Sound of Music in Austria at the Arlington Museum of Art.

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


LAST CHANCE Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde at the Dallas Museum of Art, through July 16.

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion.

July Flea Market at Double Wide.

Ice Cream Wasted is having their Grand Opening.

Ice Cream Crawl with Farmers Branch Parks and Rec.

Bridal Garage Sale at The Springs event venue in Weatherford.

Freeze Out Ice Cream Competition at the Dallas Farmers Market to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.


Mondays Don’t Suck at Action Park Grand Prairie.

‘Hidden Figures’ Screening & Discussion at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill.

Trivia Night at LUCK at Trinity Groves.

Teacher Appreciation Monday at Trinity Forest Adventure Park.


Publishing on Amazon: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly at The Wild Detectives.

Dallas Networking Social at TownHouse.

Paint By the Glass Party – Summer Watermelon Glass at Times Ten Cellars Fort Worth.

Bidi Bidi Banda at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville.

Linda Castillo Book Signing at Half Price Books Flagship.

Terry Tempest Williams at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Swing Dance Lessons at Southside Preservation Hall.

Tuesday Fight Nights – X-Men v. Street Fighter at Free Play Arlington.

‘The Great Race’ movie screening at the Magnolia Theatre.

Braindead Summer Smash Classic at Braindead Brewing.

‘Let’s Get Lost’ movie screening at the Magnolia at The Modern.


Locked in the Library – An Escape Challenge at the Fort Worth Library Northside Branch.

‘Clueless’ movie screening at Sundown @ Granada.

Yoga in the Plaza at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville.

‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ at West Village in Dallas.

Money in Politics at City Tavern.

‘Stop Making Sense’, An Art House Celebration of Jonathan Demme, at Texas Theatre.


2nd Annual Giant Water Balloon Fight at The LOT Downtown in Mansfield.

ThinkGeek stores at The Northeast Mall and The Parks at Arlington are hosting specials and giveaways in honor of the San Diego Comicon.

Ladies Night Out in Downtown Weatherford.

Solar Viewing & Star Party at Mountain View College.

‘The Birds’ movie screening at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

3rd Thursday Jazz: The Bobby Falk Group at the Fort Worth Library.

Learn @ Lunch: Texas Wildflowers at North Haven Gardens.

El Vertigo del Camaleon Book Presentation at Deep Vellum Books.

Lunch & Learn: Finding Neverland at the Winspear Opera House.

Mandala Henna Class at The Laughing Willow in Dallas.

Sunshine & Succulent DIY Bar Workshop at Lavender & Mint Design Studio in Richardson.

‘The Dark Crystal’ at Texas Theatre.

Embroidery 101 with Nerd + Brawler at Lone Chimeny Mercantile at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. These are a regular occurence.


Twelfth Night with National Theatre Live at the Magnolia at The Modern, July 19 – 22.

Once Upon a One Act at CJ’s Dance Studio, July 21 – 22.

Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry at Texas Theatre, July 21 – 23.

‘The Hero’ film showings at the Magnolia at The Modern, July 21 – 22.

The DFW Boat Expo at the Dallas Market Hall, July 21 – 23.


Two Roads: A Synesthesia of Poetry & Beer at Deep Vellum Books.

ArtFocus Collective Gallery Reception at North Haven Gardens.

Science On Tap: Bubble-ology at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Pat Green at Lone Star Park.

Books on Tap: Stranger Things Pub Trivia at Dr. Jeckyll’s Beer Lab in Arlington/Pantego.

The Drifters at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater.


LAST CHANCE Mary Poppins at the Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, June 16 – July 22.

Journey Junkies Launch at Bitter Sisters Brewing Company.

Meet the Texas Airhogs at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.

Pocket Prairies at North Haven Gardens.

Moon Day 2017 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Preserving Family Memories Workshop at the Dallas Central Library.

Fascinating World of Butterflies at the Texas Discovery Gardens.

Legal Draft 1st Anniversary Bash at Legal Draft Brewing.

Two Years of Beer with Oak Highlands Brewery.

Rockin’ the River with Zac Wilkerson at Panther Island Pavilion.

World’s Largest Super Soaker Battle at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.

Bright All Night Pool Party at SISU Uptown Dallas.

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ at Texas Theatre.

Super Science Saturday! Star Gazing at the N.P. Sims Library in Waxahachie.

2017 Dallas Prom at The Quixotic World.


LAST CHANCE Sex with Strangers at Stage West Theatre, June 22 – July 23.

LAST CHANCE Finding Neverland at the Winspear Opera House, July 11 – 23.

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre.

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion.

Why Would I Get an MFA in Creative Writing? A Roundtable Discussionat Deep Vellum Books.

Watercolor Sketchbook Workshop at North Haven Gardens.

‘Innerspace’ movie screening at Texas Theatre.

Shinyribs at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.


Have fun, be safe, see you next time!

Love, The Explorer

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