Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, July 7-13
The last space shuttle launch, the launching of The Wiz, and launched baseballs are your best bets this week.
If you're feeling like you've exhausted all your cool summertime activities in just the first month, no worries! The coming week is chock-full of events that should appeal to a wide variety of people. Being bored is not an option.
You can witness history if you head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Friday for their Last Space Shuttle Launch Watching Party. Sure, it's not as good as being at the actual launch of Atlantis in Florida, but it's the next best thing. Celebrate the end of an era and find out what's next in space exploration.
You can channel your inner Dorothy or Tin Man later on Friday at the Ease on Down the Road Block Party at Annette Strauss Artist Square in Dallas. This event immediately precedes the first showing of Dallas Theater Center's The Wiz at Wyly Theatre, a performance that is "Pay What You Can." The block party will celebrate the opening with games, music from Le Freak, and an inside peek of the theater.
The Reebok 2011 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, taking place on Saturday at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, gives you the opportunity to see local sports celebrities try their hand at an unfamiliar game. This year's squads will include Bradie James of the Dallas Cowboys, former Dallas Stars captain Mike Modano, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who will have the Larry O'Brien Trophy in tow (does he ever put it down?). For you American Idol fans, David Archuleta will sing during the 7th inning stretch.