Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, June 21-27
An African morality tale, celebrating local history, and One Direction are your best bets this week.
As we've said before, variety is the spice of life, and since summer events provide for more variety than usual, your lives should be pretty spicy right about now. We'll highlight that assortment of activities by giving you three events that have nothing in common except for their ability to entertain.
Dallas Children's Theater will debut their latest production, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, on Friday at the Rosewood Center in Dallas (running through July 15). The show, which is a continuation of DCT's national tour that showed at Winspear Opera House last September, is based on the book of the same name and is a morality tale of a father and his two opposite-thinking daughters. Set in Africa but containing universal truths, the play is a must-see.
Firefighters help to keep us safe on a day-in, day-out basis, and Plano will honor their past and present on Saturday at the Plano Fire Department's 125th Birthday Bash at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Kids will be able to participate in a slew of firefighter-related activities, along with other festival-style activities. So pick up a bucket and pitch in!
Finally, the unstoppable pop quintet known as One Direction will be stopping by the Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday night. Unfortunately for procrastinating fans, the show appears to be sold out, but you can still get your fill of 1D by tuning in to Radio Disney (620 AM) on Friday afternoon when the band "takes over" the airwaves for a short while.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.