Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide

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    What: Wild West Watauga Fest
    When: Thursday, May 19th – Sunday, May 22nd @ 6PM(Th/Fri), 10AM(Sat), 12PM(Sun)
    Where: Capp Smith Park
         5800 Robin Dr., Watauga, TX 76148
    Why: Watauga’s annual fest features live music, carnival rides, vendors, beer and food trucks, and performances by local arts groups. Headlining the musical entertainment are Poo Live Crew (Fri. at 8 p.m.), Me and My Monkey (Sat. 5:30 p.m.) and Le Freak (Sat. 8:30 p.m.). Free admission and parking. No coolers.

    What: Hyena’s Fort Worth presents Arden Myrin
    When: Thursday, May 19th – Saturday, May 21st @ 8:30PM and 10:30PM (Fri/Sat)
    Where: Hyena’s Comedy Night Club
         425 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Why: Arden Myrin is an actress, writer and comedian. A popular roundtable panelist on Chelsea Lately, Arden appeared on the show over 115 times, proving that all those years she spent reading Us Weekly for “research” were worth it. Arden was also a cast member on MADtv for four years, where she wrote many of her sketches. Arden has appeared on Orange Is the New Black, Key and Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, Suburgatory, Hung, Legit, Reno 911, Quickdraw, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Psych, The Howard Stern Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Party Down, Hot in Cleveland, Legit, Soul Man and Quick Draw, among others.

    What: Main Street Fest
    When: Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd @ 10:00AM (11:00AM Sun Only)
    Where: Historic Downtown Grapevine Texas
        431 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
    Why: Texas and regional craft beers are the focus of this festival that’s subtitled “A Craft Brew Experience.” Learn how to taste beers or put your existing skills to use at a separately ticketed craft brew tasting, which will offer more than 80 craft brews to sample; beer dinners; keg tappings and more. There’ll also be live music, a midway and carnival area (a $25 pass offers unlimited access to rides) and — of course — wine, for which Grapevine is known.

    What: Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival
    When: Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st @ 12:00PM
    Where: The Bomb Factory
         2713 Canton St., Dallas, TX 75226
    Why: The annual festival in Deep Ellum will feature a two-day tattoo convention featuring more than 50 tattoo artists and two nights of concerts at the Bomb Factory. Scheduled performers include The Bouncing Souls, Frank Turner, Reverend Horton Heat, Dead Flowers and more.

    What: Toyota Texas Fest
    When: Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd @ 2:00PM and 12:00PM (Sat and Sun)
    Where: Toyota Stadium
         6000 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034
    Why: The Lone Star Food Fest, gives guest a taste of the best food, drinks and restaurants that Texas has to offer. This fest brings together country This fest brings together country music (Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant and others), the Lone Star Food Fest hosted by Dean Fearing, an outdoor consumer expo, a kids zone and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Activities, the food fest and concerts are at Toyota Stadium; the championship fishing will take place on Lake Ray Roberts near Denton.

    What: ’til Midnight at the Nasher
    When: Friday, May 20th @ 6:00PM -MIDNIGHT
    Where: Nasher Sculpture Center
         2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: The popular evening program at The Nasher returns every third Friday, May through October 2016, with complimentary admission. 6-7 p.m. – Singer-Songwriter Spotlight, 7-9 p.m. – Live concert by Pleasant Grove, 9 p.m. – Outdoor film screening of Coraline. Guests can also have fun engaging in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and viewing the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two and grab & go food items and street tacos the night of the event. Steel City Pops also returns to offer all-natural popsicles in seasonal flavors. Bar service is offered in the Garden.

    What: Wildflower! Art & Music Festival
    When: Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd @ 6:00PM and 11:00AM (Sat and Sun)
    Where: Galatyn Park
         2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
    Why: This eclectic celebration features headliners such as the Toadies, Jimmie Vaughan and Black Joe Lewis. It also features activities in the Kidz Korner and vendors in the Wild! Marketplace. Plus, youngsters love to play in the fountain on the fest grounds.

    What: Journey & The Doobie Brothers
    When: Friday, May 20th @ 7:00PM
    Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion
         1818 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound.”
    What: Auto Enthusiast Day
    When: Saturday, May 21st @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
    Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
         1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
    Why: Check out pet-friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, see live demonstrations in obedience training, pet care and activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, fabulous retailers. It’s fun for the whole family. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, agility and more. Admission is free. Bring your pet.

    What: Warbirds Over Addison
    When: Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
    Where: Cavanaugh Flight Museum
         4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison, TX 75001
    Why: Cavanaugh Flight Museum, the largest collection of flying historic and military aircraft in the Southwest, hosts its biggest weekend of the year, Warbirds Over Addison. North Texas aviation buffs will have the chance to see, touch and even fly in many of the planes in the unparalleled Cavanaugh collection. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will fly many of its treasured WWII, Korean War and Vietnam-era airplanes including: the P­‐51 Mustang, AD-­5 Skyraider, FM2 Wildcat, T-­28B Trojan, P-40 Warhawk, and many more. Aviation fans can book personal flights at discounted rates in many of these historical planes. Flights start at just $75! Guests can enjoy aircraft on display plus a Naval carrier aircraft operation demonstration and Sherman Tank demo.

    What: Dallas Pet Expo
    When: Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    Where: Dallas Market Hall
         2100 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
    Why: Check out pet-friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, see live demonstrations in obedience training, pet care and activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, fabulous retailers. It’s fun for the whole family. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, agility and more. Admission is free. Bring your pet.

    What: The Shatterproof Challenge Rappel
    When: Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd @ 12:00PM
    Where: Reunion Tower
         300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
    Why: Shatterproof, a nonprofit focused on ending addiction, will be hosting its first ever public rappel. The 50-story rappel off Reunion Tower is very limited, so interested individuals should sign up soon to reserve a spot for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Individuals will also rappel 10-stories from the Hyatt Regency Dallas. About 100 people are expected to rappel, with hundreds of supporters joining them at the site to change the conversation about addiction. The goal of the event is to raise funds to enable Shatterproof to develop and support effective, evidence-based addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

    What: North Texas Firkin Fest
    When: Saturday, May 21st @ 1:00PM – 5:00PM
    Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
         1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
    Why: The North Texas Firkin Fest is a celebration of unique Texas craft beer served in traditional casks (or firkins). Now in its second year, the Fest focus is on unique, rare and hard to get beers from craft breweries D-FW and across the state.

    What: yCPD Field Day: Big Kids for Little Kids
    When: Saturday, May 21st @ 2:00PM
    Where: The Rustic
        3656 Howell St., Dallas, TX 75204
    Why: Join the “big kids” of yCPD, Community Partners of Dallas’ young friends group, for the second annual yCPD Field Day. Chaired by Sarah Charbonnet, the day will include traditional field day activities for teams of six, such as tug of war, water balloon toss, three-legged races and more, as well as bites, drinks, live music and entertainment. This is a 21 and up event. Event proceeds will benefit the abused and neglected children of Dallas County served by CPD.

    What: Red Bull Belly Flop Contest with the Mavs ManiAACs
    When: Saturday, May 21st @ 2:00PM – 7:00PM
    Where: Sisu Uptown Resort
         2508 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Join The Mavs Maniaacs for the SISU Belly-Flop Contest! To kickoff the upcoming event at Possum Kingdom Lake, the Maniaacs will be competing for the amateur version as belly flop Champ! MC Brad Hawkins will be hosting the show and we’ll have Red Bull drink specials all day. Come one Come all!

    What: Women Galore: Celebrating Women Words
    When: Sat., May 21st, Tues. May 24th and Thurs. May 26th @ 11PM (Sat), 7:30PM (Tu/Th)
    Where: Wild Detectives
         314 W. Eighth St., Dallas, TX 75208
    Why: The Wild Detectives presents a month-long festival of events celebrating the work of women in the arts. Events, curated by arts writer Lauren Smart, include author talks, panel discussions, solo performances, a comedy showcase, backyard mini music fest, DJ nights, poetry readings, poetry performance, film screening and writing workshops.

    What: Jason Aldean: Six String Circus Tour
    When: Sat., May 21st @ 7:30PM
    Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion
         3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: Jason Aldean cones through Dallas for his Six Strong Circus Tour with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses.

    What: Fort Worth Tacky Prom Pub Crawl
    When: Saturday, May 21st @ 7:30PM
    Where: Landmark Bar & Kitchen
         3008 Bledsoe St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Why: Bust out the tacky prom wear and join in a fun pub crawl down West 7th benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas. $10 gets you drink specials at each stop, a prom photo and the chance to be crowned Tacky Prom King or Queen. There will be slow dancing on the patio at The Social House.

    What: Univision Festival de Mayo
    When: Sunday, May 22nd @ 12:00PM – 8:00PM
    Where: Fair Park
         3939 Esplanade Dr., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: Enjoy foods, games and live music at this free family event on the Fair Park Esplanade sponsored by Univision Dallas. There will be live entertainment featuring Intocable, Grupo Stallion, Los BOK, Mariachi Asi Es Mexico, La Septima Banda, La Reunion Nortena, Leandro Rios & Saul El Jaguar.

    What: Author’s LIVE! Presents Dr. Buzz Aldrin
    When: Sunday, May 22nd @ 7:30PM
    Where: Highland Park United Methodist Church
         3300 Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75205
    Why: Dr. Buzz Aldrin will present his new book No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing. There is no charge to attend the presentation. For admission to the signing, purchase a book at the booth outside Wesley Hall.

    What: Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang & Jerry Buting: A Conversation on Justice
    When: Sunday, May 22nd @ 8:00PM
    Where: Majestic Theatre
         1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense attorneys for Steven Avery in the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, announce their multi-city speaking tour for A Conversation on Justice Tour. This will involve the two attorneys in conversation about the Steven Avery case and its broader implications, as well as a discussion on the larger topic of the American criminal justice system. Each night will also feature a Q&A portion and the opportunity for the audience to address questions directly to Dean Strang and Jerry Buting.

     

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