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DFW Events Calendar for June 2013

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It's hot--but not as hot as the parties and events going on in DFW this June.

First Fridays at The Modern

The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring live music and cocktails in the Museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and dinner in Café Modern. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 p.m., regular gallery admission applies. Gallery admission is free for Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders during First Fridays at the Modern.

June 7: Nick Kithas and Friends. Signature cocktail: The Hotty.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 817-738-9215.

Through June 3: Mama Mia

June 7-12: Mama Mia, Music Hall at Fair Park. 800-982-ARTS or ticketmaster.com. DallasSummerMusicals.org.

June 7-9: Texas Motor Speedways

Winstar World Casino 400 series race weekend.

June 7: Josh Abbott Band at LSP

What: The Lone Star Music Series continues with the Josh Abbott Band. The stage for the concert will be outdoors, just outside the racing surface, in front of the sun-shaded Courtyard of Champions. The lawn area is first come, first served, and there is limited patio table seating in the Courtyard. Blankets and folding chairs are permitted outdoors. The concerts is free with the regular $5 general admission price before 9 p.m. Admission will increase to $15 after 9 p.m. 

When: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.     

Where: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
1000 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX  75050
972-263-RACE

June 7: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Fresh off six Super Bowl performances, Trombone Shorty brings his signature mix of funk, soul and hip-hop beats to kick off the FWSO's 23rd annual summer music festival. Don't miss out on this electrifying night of "Supa-funk-rock" with one of Fort Worth's favorites. Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. Fort Worth Botanic Garden

June 7: Beastro

Beastro, the 7th annual tasting and music event, returns to the Fort Worth Zoo.

When: June 7, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Entertainment: Starship, Time Machine

Tickets: $99, $150 VIP; $10 off for Zoo members.

*All guests must be 21 years old. No exceptions. The event is rain or shine.

The Colony Parks & Rec: Summer Cinema Clubhouse

The Colony Parks and Recreation is proud to present Summer Cinema Clubhouse, a three-month summer movie series for kids. Children of all ages can catch the latest flick at The Colony Recreation Center starting at 1 p.m. The doors open at noon, so come early to get a good seat! The event is free with concessions available for purchase. The next showings will be on July 11 and August 8. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 12 noon - 3 p.m.

Where: The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 N. Colony Blvd., The Colony, TX 75056

Cost: Free

June 13: Crafting from the Collection at the Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering Crafting from the Collection, a FREE adult workshop, on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6–8 p.m.

Join Amy Hendrix, owner of MadelineTosh and MadTosh Crafts, as she finds connections between fiber arts and works of art on view in the museum. Then watch a spinning demonstration, explore knitting techniques, and try your hand at felting! Enjoy refreshments with fellow crafters. No reservations are required.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76107. 817-989-5064

June 14: Flag Day

Don't forget to fly your flag on June 14.

June 4-16: Sister Act

June 4-16: Sister Act, Music Hall at Fair Park. 800-982-ARTS or ticketmaster.com. DallasSummerMusicals.org. Tickets start at only $20.

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