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Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide

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What: Pokemon Go One-Year Anniversary Party
When: Thurs. July 6th @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: National Videogame Museum
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034
Why: The Videogame Museum is celebrating the 1st anniversary of the Pokemon Go craze on July 6. Pokemon lures will be dropped all day so visitors can play throughout the museum. Guests 18 and under can get a free Poke Ball while they last. Pikachu will make an appearance and those who post photos on social media while at the event can win museum and Pokemon swag every hour.

What: Sing-a-Long Grease
When: Thurs. July 6th @ 8:30PM
Where: Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010
Why: Sing-a-long with John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and the Grease gang.

What: First Thursday Late Night: Chemistry
When: Thurs. July 6th @ 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: This isn’t summer school; this is the Summer of Science where you can conduct elemental and spontaneous chemistry experiments. All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission. Your exhibit hall ticket gives you free access to our special programming that evening.

What: Throwback Thursday Movie Night
When: Thurs. July 6th & Thurs. July 13th @ 9:00PM
Where: Sundance Square
3rd St. and Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Why: Catch a fun movie classic on the plaza every through July 13. Movies begin around dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a bite from Sundance Square restaurants (no outside food or drink allowed). July 6: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, July 13: Grease
What: Reel Big Fish – The Beer Run & Concert
When: Fri. July 7th @ 6:00PM
Where: Gas Monkey Live
10110 Technology Blvd E., Dallas, TX 75220
Why: It’s a day of ska, craft beer tasting, local brewers, drinking games. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band from California, headlines the music lineup with support from The Expendables, The Queers & Tunnel Vision

What: 9th Annual Big Weekend of Improv
When: Fri. July 7th @ 7:00PM
Where: Addison Conference Center
15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX 75001
Why: Join The Alternative Comedy Theater (ACT) for the 9th Annual Big Weekend of Improv. 18 improv comedy troupes from across the country, in 8 different shows, for family friendly entertainment, Broadway musical style performances, internet themed spoofs, and more. The ACT wanted to find a way to give back to the community and partnered with The Birthday Party Project. Audience members who bring new unwrapped toys, party supplies, party favors, or cash donations will be entered into a raffle to win various prizes.

What: Black Police Association presents Tribute 7/7
When: Fri. July 7th @ 6:30PM
Where: Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The city of Dallas will unite through Tribute 7/7, an event created to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2016 shootings that killed four Dallas Police Officers and one DART Officer, the resilience of the community, and to honor those who lost their lives.

What: Vinyl Thoughts 7: The Chosen Ones
When: Fri. July 7th @ 7:00PM
Where: The Quixotic World
2824 Main St., Dallas, TX
Why: Vinyl Thoughts 7, the largest custom vinyl toy art show in the South, is back for one night only. Curators Shelby Miller & Cody Phillips will showcase this year’s theme of “The Chosen Ones,” featuring work by 17 artists on exhibit in Deep Ellum. The event will feature drinks, raffle prizes, silent auction, plus some of the most amazing three dimensional art to be seen. Seventeen of the brightest and best artists from across the nation have been challenged to each create seven different custom pieces on seven different vinyl forms.
Creatures for Kids will also offer a silent art auction of custom art pieces benefiting Children at Risk.org. Sponsors for this year’s show include Deep Eddy Vodka and Yelp, with more to be announced.

What: Leon Bridges’ Birthday Bash
When: Fri. July 7th @ 10:00PM
Where: It’ll Do Club
4322 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226
Why: Fort Worth soul singer Leon Bridges will celebrate his 28th birthday with a concert featuring DJ Sober and other special guests. A portion of proceeds will be donated to KEEN Group. The KEEN Group delivers innovative environmental education, health education and the arts programs to youth in Tarrant County.

What: Parker County Peach Festival
When: Sat. July 8th @ 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Downtown Weatherford
Houston St. and W. Church St., Weatherford, TX 76068
Why: Enjoy some peachy treats at the 33rd annual Peach Festival in historic downtown Weaterford. is shaping up to be one of the best, with more than 200+ Arts/Craft, Food and Activity Vendors, In 2014, more than 40,000 flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding ONE DAY event held annually in historic Downtown Weatherford. More than 200 quality arts & crafts, produce and food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown, with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop.

What: The Dallas Five Memorial Concert & Crossfit Competition
When: Sat. July 8th @ 9:00AM
Where: CrossFit Heat
810 S. St. Paul St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The Dallas Five Memorial Event will be a day of music and events in honor of the four Dallas Police officers and one Dart Police Officer killed by a sniper attack in the line of duty on July 7, 2016. The event will feature live music by Justin Myers and Scott Whitaker, CrossFit workouts, kid activities, silent auction, and more. The event will raise money for the Halo Fund, a tax-exempt fund that provides financial aid and support to the families of Dallas Police Officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

What: The Urban Flea
When: Sat. July 8th @ 9:00AM
Where: Intrinisic Smokehouse and Brewery
509 W. State St., Garland, TX 75040
Why: Resurrected Designs will present The Urban Flea, a one day market that includes live music and collaboration with both the City of Garland and the official Urban Flea hosts, Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery. Urban Flea is held every second Saturday from May through December, excluding August.

What: Bubble Festival 2017
When: Sat. July 8th @ 10:00AM -4:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Why: Beat the heat this summer with a sudsy good time. Learn basic bubble science like what makes the best bubble solution, how to create your own bubble wand at home, and why soap bubbles form. Then, get ready to look at bubbles in a whole new way as we explore where you can find bubbles around us – from space to food to under water. You’ll be amazed at how much science is behind the bubbles we find all around us. Check out lots of fun hands-on activities, experiments and crafts throughout the museum. And don’t forget to see the 2 amazing live demonstrations: Super Cold Bubbles and the Exploding Bubbles Show.

What: The 28th Annual Yellow Rose Classic Car Show
When: Sat. July 8th & Sun. July 9th @ 10:00AM -9:00PM
Where: Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Why: North Texas Mustang Club hosts, this classic car show is celebrating 50 yrs of the Mercury Cougar.

What: The Dallas Bake Off
When: Sat. July 8th @ 12:00PM
Where: Fair Park
1121 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Three Twelve Company will present the Dallas Bake Off 2017. The event will feature local celebrity guest judges Bronwen Weber, Kate Weiser, Nicolas Blouin, and a mystery judge. Competition categories include cakes, cookies, macarons, pie, cupcakes, and more. Enjoy State Fair foods such as gourmet pretzels, wine pops, cotton candy, chocolate dipped bananas and more while you enjoy the event.

What: Sneaker Con
When: Sat. July 8th @ 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
Why: Sneaker Con is the perfect place to buy, sell, trade, and check out the newest and coolest kicks. The convention floor will be packed with 100,000+ pairs of new, vintage, limited edition and unusual sneakers. Stop by a special authentication booth, where you can have your own footwear checked out and learn how to spot and avoid fakes.

What: WWE: Great Balls of Fire
When: Sat. July 8th @ 6:30PM
Where: American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: WWE Pay Per View returns to Dallas for the only time in 2017 with Great Balls of Fire. Brock Lesnar will return to defend the Universal Championship for the first time since WrestleMania 33.
Matches will include: Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Ambulance Match: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman / Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt, Raw Women’s Championship Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks, WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville vs. Akira Tozawa

What: Dub Splash 2017
When: Sat. July 8th @ 10:00AM -6:00PM
Where: Sandy Lake Amusement Park
1800 Sandy Lake Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006
Why: Check out 800 Volkswagens at this annual event, billed as Texas’ largest Volkswagen car show. Volkswagen enthusiasts can show off their own Dubs in the hopes of receiving one of the 30 custom-built trophies. Volkswagens will range from old “rust buckets” to show cars valued at up to $100,000. Classes include both original and custom cars (featuring hippie buses, work trucks and other categories), and there will be more than 30 kinds of air-cooled and water-cooled VWs featured. Check out the other activities available at Sandy Lake Amusement Park (including rides, golf, Shetland ponies and swimming).

What: Sunday Funday
When: Sun. July 9th – Sun. Sept. 3rd @ 12:00PM – 6:00PM (Sundays Only)
Where:Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Why: Sunday Funday is a laid-back, family-friendly event with tubes, tunes, water sports, food trucks, shaved ice and brews from Panther Island Brewing. Each Sunday features special events such as paddle board yoga, giant Jenga, slackline and cornhole. Outside food & drinks, coolers and motorized watercraft are not allowed.

 

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