What: Decks in the Park – Summer Kickoff
When: Thursday, June 23rd @ 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Where: Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Decks in the Park kicks of the summer season with a variety of DJs spinning family friendly tunes of all genres. Pack a picnic or grab dinner from the food trucks and claim your spot on the lawn for this cool beats event.
What: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Musical
When: Thursday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 26th @ 7:30PM and 2:00PM
Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Dallas as part of the Broadway Series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
What: Improv Addison presents John Witherspoon
When: Thursday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 26th @ 8:00PM and 10:30PM
Where: Improv Addison
4980 Belt Line Rd. #250, Addison, TX 75254
Why: You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday, andFriday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcomThe Wayans Brothers or as “Spoon” on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure, once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.
What: Iggy Pop: Live in Basel 2015
When: Thursday, June 23rd @ 8:30PM
Where: Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk – every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late ’60-early ’70 band, the Stooges, who reunited in 2003 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. This fantastic performance features many of Iggy Pop’s top hits, including “I Wanna be Your Dog”, “The Passenger”, “Lust for Life” and many more.
What: Vans Warped Tour 2016
When: Friday, June 24th @ 11:00AM
Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Scheduled lineup will include: Less Than Jake, Falling in Reverse, Good Charlotte, Bullet for My Valentine, Motionless in White, Every Time I Die, and more.
What: Dallas Art & Tattoo Expo
When: Friday, June 24th – Sunday, June 26th @ 4:00PM (Fri) and 12:00PM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Grand Place
1221 Midway, Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Top tattoo artists including personalities from InkMasters and Best Ink, on-site tattoos (18+), Sexy Pin-Up Girl Contest, death-defying sideshows, burlesque, contests, kids activities, vendors and giveaways.
What: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
When: Friday, June 24th @ 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Alan Cumming, onstage with his longtime collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne and cellist Eleanor Norton, brings his hit new concert, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, to Dallas.
What: Movies in the Park: Clueless
When: Friday, June 24th @ 8:30PM
Where: Shops at Park Lane
8080 Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
Why: The free outdoor movie series returns to The Shops at Park Lane with blockbuster films every Friday night in June. Grab a spot on the lawn or relax and dine on one of the numerous patios overlooking the big screen. During this week’s movie Clueless.
What: Slide the City
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 9:00AM
Where: 3400 Sylvan Ave
3400 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, TX 75212
Why: Slide the City returns for a second year with a giant water slide and block party. Three blocks of Sylvan Avenue will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind 1,000 ft. slip and slide. Kids and adults can grab an inflatable tube (bring one or purchase on site) and speed along the watery slide (don’t worry, there is plenty of padding). The block party will include food, music, vendors and street entertainers.
What: QueerBomb Dallas 2016
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 12:00PM
2617 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
Why: QueerBomb Dallas, an alternative Pride group, celebrates Pride Weekend and commemorates the Stonewall riots with a day of festivities that includes speakers, music, a march through Deep Ellum and the QueerBomb Ball. Events are free through supporters’ donations at GoFundMe.
What: Market Street Allen Celebration
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Where: Celebration Park
701 Angel Pkwy., Allen, TX 75002
Why: The Gin Blossoms headline the musical entertainment at the 21st annual celebration. Family friendly activities at the festival include live entertainment all day on two stages, several themed Zones and a show-stopping Fireworks Finale. Activities include a kid zone with crafts, military vehicles on display, sports zone with bounce houses and inflatable competitions, Jurassic Zone with animatronic dinos from the Dallas Zoo. Fireworks at 10:05 PM.
What: The World’s Largest Super Soaker Fight
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 6:00PM
Where: Maverick Stadium
1307 W. Mitchell St., Arlington, TX 76013
Why: Maverick Stadium at UT Arlington will play host to an attempt to break the Guiness World Record for largest water gun fight. The current world record stands at 3,875 people; organizers hope to get over 6,000 people to this event. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Hope for the Warriors. Hope For The Warriors® was founded by military wives in 2006 as they witnessed firsthand the effects of the war on service members and their families.
What: Reunion Lawn Party: Hard Night’s Day/ Ray Johnston Band
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 6:30PM-10:30PM
Where: Reunion Tower at Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Have fun at a free lawn party near the base of Reunion Tower. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy live cover bands, bites from popular food trucks. Visit the Nodding Donkey beer garden to purchase craft beer and wine. Horseshoes and other lawn games can be checked out (at no charge) at the game tent. Don’t miss the special light show featured on the ball of Reunion Tower.
What: Movie Night on the Bridge
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 7:30PM
Where: Continental Ave Pedestrian Bridge
122 Continental Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
Why: When the sun goes down, Continental Avenue Bridge becomes an outdoor movie theater with the beautiful downtown Dallas skyline as a backdrop. The city’s finest food trucks will be serving up great bites, so bring your friends, family and neighbors for this fantastic free event.
What: 6th Annual Jack FM Throwback Festival
When: Saturday, June 25th @ 8:00PM
Where: South Side Ballroom
1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215
Why: North Texas’ ultimate tribute band festival is back in a big way for 2016. 100.3 Jack FM, in partnership with Live Nation, will stage the Sixth Annual Throwback Festival. The festival will feature 18 bands on three stages
What: The Toadies Concert and Beer Release Party
When: Sunday, June 26th @ 4:00PM
Where: Martin House Brewing Company
220 S. Sylvania Ave., Suite 209, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Why: Alt-rock band the Toadies and Martin House Brewing celebrate the release of their two new craft beers – Stars Above and Hell Below – with a Toadies concert at the brewery. The party starts at 4 p.m. and the Toadies take the stage at 6 p.m.