Wednesday, June 5, 2013
12 rockin’ events for your weekend in DFW, June 6-9
Darius Rucker's gonna rock you, mama, like a wagon wheel.
- When JFK visited Dallas in 1963, a group of art collectors created an art installation for the president in his suite. Those pieces will be on view at the DMA through September in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
- Grab a boogie board and get ready to boogie! Thursdays at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, you'll find concerts while you float the river. Admission is free; beer isn't.
- Scottish band Chvrches, an up-and-coming band in Europe, plays at Granada Theater Thursday night. Tickets are $15.
- Support people in West, Texas with a benefit concert at Sons of Hermann Hall Friday. Expect local blues and folk music -- and kolaches while they last!
- Friday before the Oak Cliff Film Festival, check out two fun items: a game of lawn croquet from 5-7 p.m.; and a pop-up beer party from 7-9 p.m. Those crazy Oak Cliffers.
- Country singer behind "(Having) Fun All Wrong," Roger Creager, plays Hank's Texas Grill in McKinney Friday at 9 p.m. Stop beforehand at Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney for a slice.
- If you're the type of person who will drive for beer, head north to Sherman for the grand opening of 903 Brewers. Be sure to taste-test the coconut ale.
- The Oak Cliff Film Festival continues this weekend with a host of shows. We recommend Ain't in It for My Health: Levon Helm. Here's a handy list of taco places near the fest if you're hungry.
- Funny guy Jerry Seinfeld will do two stand-up performances Saturday at the Winspear. Are you still living on re-runs of Seinfeld from the '90s? Bet he'll tell some old favorites.
- Darius Rucker used to be frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish, and now he's a rockin' country singer with several singles that have hit No. 1 on the Billboard country charts. Rucker performs Sunday night at Verizon Theatre.
- Sister Act 2 was one of my favorite movies of the early '90s. A new cast gets "back in the habit" for a stage musical from Dallas Summer Musicals. Expect a singalong.
- It's not too late to see the Elvis photo exhibition in Fort Worth. Heck, make it a date.