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Things to do around DFW: June 24 - 27

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African American Museum, Dallas

A powerful exhibition called "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money" has opened at the African American Museum, Dallas. The exhibition is the work of artist John W. Jones, who started doing acrylic paintings of slave images depicted on Confederate Currencies about 20 years ago. Mr. Jones was working as a graphic artist at a blueprint company in Charleston, South Carolina when a customer asked him to enlarge a Confederate bank note. "When I did so, I noticed there were slaves on the note I was enlarging," says Jones. The finding intrigued him, and he started to research these notes and was inspired to produce acrylic paintings inspired by the pictures on the currencies. To date he's produced more than 300 works, which are on display in Dallas for the next few months.

Where: African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas

When: Fridays, Saturdays from Noon - 5 p.m. through July 24

Cost: Free

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Billy Bob’s Concerts

On Friday catch Shenandoah & Collin Raye...and on Saturday it’s Ramon Ayala y su Bravos del North.

Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

When: Friday 10 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m.

Cost: $18 - $80

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Collectibles are hot right now. Whether it be sports cards, comics, video games or vintage toys, odds are you’ll find it at Collect-A-Con in Frisco. The two-day festival and trade show will feature more than 300 dealers and thousands and thousands of collectibles.

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q. Hammons Dr., Frisco

When: Friday June 25 at 10 a.m., Saturday June 26 at 10 a.m.

Cost: $10 - $30

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Dallas Arboretum’s Summer of Sculpture: ZimSculpt

The Dallas Arboretum presents the return of the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, are carved from various types of serpentine and semi-precious stone, often weighing tons, and can be as large as seven feet tall.

And remember, the arboretum’s Cool Thursday Concert Series is back every Thursday night during the warm weather months. Bands perform on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn overlooking White Rock Lake.

Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas

When: Daily through August 8

Cost: $12-$17

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Dallas Comic Show

DallasComicShow is a family-friendly event featuring exciting comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content. Meet artists, creators, actors and other contributors to popular comics and films.

Where: Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Fwy., Lewisville

When: Saturday, June 26

Cost: $10 - $40

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Dallas Margarita Festival

Join 2500 other Margarita lovers and vote for THE BEST MARGARITA in Dallas. Your ticket gets you a margarita sampling card and voting chip. You'll sample around 10 2-ounce samples of Dallas' best margs. Vote for your favorite one by dropping your chip in their jar. In addition to margarita, enjoy street tacos, frozen drinks, a beer garden, food trucks and even a ferris wheel!

Where: Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard BBQ, 1950 Market Center Blvd., Dallas

When: Saturday, June 26 from noon - 6 p.m.

Cost: $5 - $40

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Dallas Museum of Art: Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris

Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art, this is the first U.S. exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris. Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist’s pioneering and revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life.

Where: 1717 N Harwood, Dallas

When: Daily through July 25

Cost: Free

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Dallas Opera - The Heart of the Song

"Corazon de Cancion" (or The Heart of the Song) is a spectacular celebration of songs from Mexico and Latin America. Three of the world’s most famous tenors, all-Mexican born, get together for spirited repartee and sensational singing of beloved songs from Mexico and Latin America. Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring Javier Camerena, Rolando Villazon and David Lomeli.

Where: Virtual

When: Now through June 30

Cost: $11.99 to rent

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“For a Dreamer of Houses” at Dallas Museum of Art

"For a Dreamer of Houses'' brings together more than 50 works from the DMA's collection that range from immersive installations to intimate photographs, all related to the idea of home. The exhibition's sections correspond to five chapters in philosopher Gaston Bachelard's influential 1958 book "The Poetics of Space." Major recent acquisitions - including works by Alex Da Corte, Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, Francisco Moreno, Pipilotti Rist, and Do Ho Suh - are highlighted in each section. Because of COVID precautions, you must have a timed free ticket. There is a small extra charge for the collection.

Where: 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas

When: Now through July 4, 2021

Cost: Free General Admission, Tickets to the installation are $9

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invite visitors to see their newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running through June 30, 2021. Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and butterflies, the displays are sure to stimulate a sense of wonderment and fascination.

Also at the Garden, you can check out "Sean Kenney's Nature Connects Made with Lego Bricks" through Aug. 1, 2021. This exhibit includes 15 builds, like a colorful hummingbird drinking from a trumpet vine blossom, a butterfly sitting on a blooming flower, a family of ducks, and more.

Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth

When: Daily through June 30

Cost: $6 - $12

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George W. Bush Presidential Center: Out of Many, One

The George W. Bush Presidential Center has opened an exhibit called, "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants." The exhibit includes 43 portraits painted by George W. Bush, statistics about immigration and policy recommendations. Out of Many, One includes paintings of celebrities like Dirk Nowitzki, Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright and lesser known immigrants who may know the former president personally. Included with the paintings are stories about how each person adjusted to life in America.

Where: 2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas

When: Now through January 3, 2022

Cost: $15 - $21 / Free for military (current) / $10 for retired military

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Holidays Interrupted (show by Turtle Creek Chorale)

For the first time in 18 months, the Turtle Creek Chorale is back together for a group performance. It’s their popular holiday show. This year they’re calling it "Holiday Interrupted" Tickets are free. And because you're on the fairgrounds there will be corn dogs, funnel cakes and fried oreos available too!

Where: Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive, Dallas

When: Sunday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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If/Then She Can Exhibit at Northpark Centre

The exhibit, sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, stands outside Northpark Centre in the CenterPark Garden. It’s a monumental exhibit of the most women statues ever assembled in one location. This first-of-its-kind, life-sized statue exhibit of more than 120 Ambassadors hailing from more than 40 states is free to the public. All these women are in STEM careers. Visitors can scan a QR code to learn about each one of the unique contributors. The exhibit is sure to be inspirational to young women and men alike.

Where: CenterPark Garden, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas

When: Daily through October 24

Cost: Free

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Jared’s Epic Battle Blaster - 6

This battle set a Guinness World Record back in 2016 for "Largest Toy Pistol Fight." This all ages event is aiming for a bigger than ever experience. Battle with your friends and family on the actual NFL field of the Dallas Cowboys. Your ticket includes a "Self Guided Stadium Tour" so you are free to roam around the stadium, check out the locker rooms and cheerleader areas and see the many amazing sights inside. You can also meet your favorite Toy Blaster YouTube celebs.

Where: AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington

When: Saturday, June 26 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cost: $16 - $32

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

It's an immersive 20,000-square-foot experience based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history. Visitors will walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and explore richly themed environments. Guests will have an up close look at a Velociraptor, stand under a towering Brachiosaurus, and encounter the most fearsome of them all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Where: Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony

When: June 18 - September 5

Cost: $29.50 for adults (16 years +) and $19.50 for youth (3- 15 years)

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Klyde Warren Park Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate your independence early this year at Klyde Warren Park. This celebration is awesome for the family. Patriotic tunes, food trucks, family activities and (of course) a big fireworks show!

When: Saturday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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NERF Challenge

Well, this is cool. It’s every NERF fan’s dream come to life. At Fair Park in Dallas, experience a wonderland of activities inspired by NERF. There’s 90,000 Square Feet of action-packed play, with thousands of Blasters, and MILLIONS of darts. Additionally, check out the football, baseball, basketball, and other sports games.

Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave., Dallas

When: Thursdays - Sundays now through August 8

Cost: $29.50

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Oak Cliff Film Festival

In its 10th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Where: Multiple Sites in Dallas

When: Thursday - Sunday

Cost: $175 for a badge for the whole festival. Individual screenings: Free - $20

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Pop! By Snowday at Galleria Dallas

Looking for that perfect photo op? Pop! Just opened at Galleria Dallas. There are unique photo opportunities for guests to have fun, strike a pose, and snap a picture - including 7 extra-special photo moments with integrated cameras and lighting. The retro-style themes will have you looking like you’ve gone back in time to capture stunning moments.

Where: Galleria Dallas

When: Daily through September 6

Cost: $22 to $32

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Rainbow Vomit presents: Sanctuary

The immersive art exhibit, Rainbow Vomit, has reopened its doors for public and private tours on a newly imagined experience titled “Sanctuary.” This creative refuge will transport guests to a new realm of visual splendor and relaxation that combines many mediums of art into a fun and moving artistic experience. This gallery is great for all ages.

Where: Rainbow Vomit, 3609 Parry Ave, Dallas

When: Daily through December 19

Cost: $17 - $40

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Stars and Guitars - City of Colleyville

Colleyville’s annual patriotic celebration is back on Friday, June 25 at City Park to provide a free concert and fireworks show for all. The award winning, high energy, American country artist Jo Dee Messina will perform hits including “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “Bye, Bye,” and “I’m Alright.”

Where: Colleyville City Park, 5205 Bransford Rd., Colleyville

When: Friday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Stoney LaRue at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington

Levitt Pavilion offers dozens of free shows every year, but this is a ticketed event with Stoney LaRue and special guest Jake Bush. Proceeds help Levitt Pavilion provide their other free shows throughout the year.

Where: Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington

When: Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $43 - $58

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Texas Summer Jam

It’s Texas Summer Jam Presented by Whataburger featuring Robert Earl Keen with Hayes Carll, Kat Hasty, Triston Marez, and more on Saturday, June 26, 2021. You can head out early for the Pre-Party on Texas Lottery Plaza starting at 3:30PM to see David Adam Byrnes and Cody Hibbard.

Where: Toyota Music Factory, 300 West Las Colinas Blvd, Irving

When: Saturday, June 26 - Doors at 5:30 p.m., Concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $29 - $69+

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The Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Grab your boots and Cowboy hat! This rodeo is back! The live and kicking rodeo is every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (’s “Free Kid Friday” an adult ticket and get a kid’s ticket free!) It's in the Cowtown Coliseum. Rodeo organizers say you can feel safe as you watch the live rodeo action because they are enforcing social distancing and everyone has to wear a facial covering. Giddy up!

Where: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $27, Children: $15

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The Music Man

All aboard the Wells Fargo Wagon with Theatre Three’s touring production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man! Directed by Joel Ferrell and Music Directed by Vonda K. Bowling, this innovative boutique production on the classic musical. The show features a 10-person cast. It will be performed under the stars in three outdoor venues over the next month. This week it moves to Union Coffee.

Where: Union Coffee, 3705 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas

When: June 23-27 - all at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for a “socially distanced square” that seats 2

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Thursdays on Tap at Perot Museum

Looking for a fun date-night destination or a unique spot to connect with friends after work? Want to peruse the Perot Museum of Nature and Science sans kids? Do you like live music, breweries and curious-minded adults? Then don’t miss Thursdays on Tap happening weekly at the Perot Museum! From 6-9 p.m. each Thursday (rain or shine), the adults-only event gives grown-ups exclusive after-hours access to explore all five levels of the Museum including, for a limited time only, The Science of Guinness World Records® exhibition. Outside, ticket holders can enjoy local food trucks, craft beer and wine, live music and games.

Where: Perot Museum, 2201 N Field, Dallas

When: Thursday 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Cost: $13-$20 and up

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Whoazone at Grapevine

WhoaZone at Grapevine, located at Meadowmere Park, offers a full day of family fun. Featuring the action-packed floating ninja course and shaded seating rentals. It’s a full day of active entertainment that’s great for the whole family.

Where: Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Ln., Grapevine

When: Daily through Labor Day / 12p - 6:30p Weekdays & 11a - 6:30p Weekends

Cost: $18 (for one hour) - $108 (for full-season)

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