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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Museum Tower: Front Row Seat To Extraordinary

Living at Museum Tower, opportunities abound to celebrate summer to the fullest. From visiting art exhibits, exploring captivating museums, relaxing at outdoor concerts or enjoying any of the daily interactive activities at Klyde Warren Park, the best experiences are always happening just steps away from your high-rise home.

This month, get into true patriotic spirit. Celebrate your pride for the red, white and blue with the roar of the race tracks at Lone Star Park, the toe-tapping sounds of Motown, a spirited afternoon at the ballpark and, of course, brilliant fireworks for the Fourth of July. The month of July is a time for jubilance and Museum Tower is the destination for an extraordinary lifestyle.

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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July

July 2 through July 6
Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
On Thursday, July 2, the final concert of the Cool Thursdays Concerts Series comes to a patriotic close with an honorary Fourth of July performance by the Dallas Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Visitors are encouraged to return to the Arboretum from Friday, July 3 to Monday, July 6 to stroll the gardens and take in patriotic music and decorations. The Arboretum will offer retired and active military with valid ID free general garden admission and will also offer discounted general admission for nonmilitary members Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6.

July 4
Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is throwing America the biggest birthday bash in the metroplex with live Thoroughbred racing and family fun activities beginning at 3:00 p.m.! Enjoy live music and the family fun park featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and so much more. After the races, stay to enjoy Lonestar Park’s spectacular world-class fireworks display, choreographed to music.

July 4
Fair Park Fourth
Fair Park
The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration, Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music, water features, rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a spectacular fireworks show will light up the Dallas sky. Visit Fair Park’s official website for more details.

July 4
Dallas Winds Symphony Presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style!

Live Performances and Entertainment

Now through July 5
Winspear Opera House
One of the world’s best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of ANNIE will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

Now through July 5
Dallas Summer Musicals Presents Dirty Dancing
Music Hall at Fair Park
You’ll have the time of your life seeing this unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,”“Do you Love Me?” And the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

Now through July 25
2015 Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet
Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre
Shakespeare Dallas kicked off the 2015 Summer Season of Shakespeare in the Park with Romeo and Juliet. An ancient feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, to grow up quickly — and fate forces them to an early death.

July 5 through July 26
Fine Arts Chamber Players Present Basically Beethoven Festival
Dallas City Performance Hall
Basically Beethoven Festival, a series of free concerts every Sunday afternoon in July, opens its 35th season on July 5th. Presented by Fine Arts Chamber Players, these concerts are held at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. Rising Star Recital featuring outstanding clarinetist Ridge Garner. Garner is the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Collin County Young Artist Competition and 2015 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition. At 3:00p.m., Texas Camerata presents “Baroque and Beyond” with music by Schmelzer, Marais, Telemann, Vivaldi, Mudge and Beethoven performed on authentic Baroque and Classical period instruments.

July 7 through July 19
Dallas Summer Musicals Presents Pippin
Music Hall at Fair Park
Join us for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared
“Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.” The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Find out this month.

July 9
The Classical Criterion Presents Filarmonica Joven De Colombia
Meyerson Symphony Center
Launched in 2010, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia (Colombian Youth Philharmonic) has become an icon in Colombia and the region. FJC is a private social project with a mission to promote culture and support the construction of artistic life projects for more than 250,000 talented musicians. FJC presents a unique social initiative in Colombia and strives to be a prominent symbol of national musical culture abroad. Don’t miss this incredible display of Colombian heritage at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

July 11
#THINKSPEAK Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass
Winspear Opera House
Ira Glass is the creator and host of This American Life, a public radio program that is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations. A true veteran to the industry, Glass has worked on nearly every NPR network news program and has received high acclaim for This American Life as being “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.” For his “3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host” performance, Ira Glass will be joined by dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in a show that combines two art forms for an entertaining evening of mixed talents.

July 18
ATTPAC Presents Colt and the Old 45S
Wyly Theatre
Colt and the Old 45s provides the ultimate experience in bringing unforgettable rock-n-roll music from the 60s back to life. Throw in some from the late 50s and early 70s, and it’s a formula for producing a night you won’t soon forget. Like the songs they play, Colt and the Old 45s is a real treasure. This 11 piece band is loaded with talent, and without even realizing it, you will be tapping your feet and singing right along with them. The music they play has withstood the test of time, and the songs they perform will be recognized by concertgoers of all ages. So join Colt and the Old 45s as they turn back the music clock to provide you the unique sounds of the most influential era in rock-n-roll history.

July 28 through August 16
2014/2015 Off Broadway Series Presents Motown
Winspear Opera House
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. The show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Featuring all the classics you love, Motown The Musical tells the story of the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.

Exhibitions and Happenings

Now through August 1
Matt Clark and Jackson Echols: Mimesis
Conduit Gallery
Mimesis is the title chosen for the collaborative work created by Matt Clark and Jackson Echols begun during the summer of 2014. Combining Clark’s abstract painting methods with Jackson's elementograph process, Mimesis has opened up a new mixed media frontier for the two artists. Mimesis, an imitation of nature, describes both the process by which the artists worked through the series and the end result, large scale two-dimensional works that appear layered and textural.

Now through August 29
Trey Egan – wise with the feeling
Cris Worley Fine Art
Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to announce, wise with the feeling, its second solo exhibition with abstract painter Trey Egan. The exhibition opens with an artist’s reception Saturday, June 27th from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through August 29th, 2015. In Trey Egan’s paintings, channels of rich color intermingle with indefinite organic forms. His lush and abstract oils on canvas exemplify the beauty of pure paint and are made through the artist tapping into his subconscious without the purpose of depicting specific visual imagery.

Now through September 7
Animals: Built to Survive
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Calling explorers of all ages! The galleries in the Amazing Animals: Built to Survive exhibition involves exploration into learning how living creatures cope with the never-ending race to remain alive. Interactive stations allow you to try out the art of flying with different wings, witness how cheetahs have the ability to run so fast and so much more.

July 2 through August 25
Ground Zero 360: Never Forget
Dallas Holocaust Museum
"Ground Zero 360: Never Forget," a critically acclaimed exhibit, commemorates the heroism of police officers, firefighters and other first responders during and after the attack of 9/11. The exhibit showcases photographs of New-York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean, who captured the confusion, panic, and remarkable heroism at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods in the hours and days that followed. Artifacts include the helmets of fallen rescue workers and fragments of granite and steel I-beams from the World Trade Center, which visitors are encouraged to touch.

Family Fun

Now through August 31
Summer at the Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The flowers and exhibits are in full bloom across 66 acres of pure wondrous nature at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Summer at the Arboretum features Family Fun Fridays, which include face painting, a petting zoo, nature art and Kindermusik. This year’s performing acts of the Cool Thursday Concert Series include several new and exciting national cover bands and some of the best food trucks in town!

July 2 through July 30
Evening in the Shed
Dallas Farmers Market
Start your weekend a day early at the Dallas Farmers Market with Evening in the Shed. Speak with the farmers who provide fresh foods to customers at the market, shop artisan vendors, sample local beer and wine, and enjoy live music, vendor demos and more.

July 9
Music Thursday Set List on the Green
Klyde Warren Park
Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy Klyde Warren Park’s local artist series, Set on the Green! The lineup features talented local artists including Herrick & Hooley, Cane and Zach Balch.

July 10
Dallas Stars Party in the Park
Klyde Warren Park
The Dallas Stars are taking over Klyde Warren Park this Friday, July 10. The free live music event will begin at 6 p.m. featuring music from Rise & Shine and concluding with Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights taking the stage at approximately 8 p.m. A Dallas-based "rock band with a twist of blues and country", Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights headline the outdoor summer event for the entire family. Food trucks from local vendors will be on-site along with Dallas Stars mascot Victor E. Green and the Stars Street Squad, which will have inflatables and interactive games for all ages. During the evening, special Stars personalities will address fans in attendance about the team's offseason moves and the upcoming 2015-16 season.

July 14
2015 Bastille on Bishop
Bishop Arts District
The 6th Annual Bastille on Bishop Festival returns on July 14th from 6pm – 10pm. Mussels competition, outdoor markets, wine tastings, Vespa rally, crepe stands, petanque courts, french music, dancing and more will take over 3 blocks of the historic Bishop Arts District in the Oak Cliff region of Dallas, Texas.

July 25
Reunion Lawn Party
Reunion Park
Through September 2015, Reunion Tower will host the Reunion Lawn Party on the last Saturday of every month. The fun will take place at Reunion Park, located near the base of the tower. The party kicks off at 5:00 p.m. and features live music, food trucks, a beer garden, lawn games and much more!

July 29 through August 9
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends
American Airlines Center
Behold the living legends! In an all-new show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends. Experience epic family fun as legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination until now: the Unicorn, Pegasus and Woolly the Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends.


July 13
DFW Restaurant Week Reservations Open
The highly anticipated 18th annual charity-dining event, DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Central Market, will be August 10 through 16. Benefitting organizations North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope, DFW Restaurant Week is North Texas’ top dining experience with more than 125 participating restaurants last year. Reservations and the announcement of this year’s restaurant roster will be released on July 13. The Museum Tower Dallas concierge is happy to assist you in making arrangements for this exciting culinary event.

Major Sporting Events

Now through July 19
2015 Spring Thoroughbred Season
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Exhilarating live horse racing has returned! This year, Lone Star Park hosts its 19th spring season of live thoroughbred racing. Well into the blissful summer, there will be plenty of entertainment at the track including live musical performances by notable artists.

July 3-5, 7-8, 10-12, 27-31
Texas Rangers
Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Texas Rangers look to heat things up this summer at Globe Life Park! This month, the Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants on home turf. Complete schedule and ticket information available online.