It's hot -- but there are lots of cool things to do in DFW.
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.
July 5: Bruton and Price Swingmasters. Signature cocktail: Roman Candle.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 817-738-9215.
Just about every city in the metroplex offers an amazing fireworks display. Check out your area and see if there are parades or festivals in addition to fireworks.
What: The Lone Star Music Series continues with Pat Green on July 5 and Billy Currington on July 6. 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. The concerts is free with the regular $5 general admission price before 9 p.m. Admission will increase to $20 after 9 p.m. VIP packages are available.
When: July 5 and 6, 2013 at about 10:30 p.m.
Where: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
1000 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
What: Culinary delights from Dallas' top chefs and most popular restaurants. It's also a shopping mecca for foodies with cookware, spices, cutlery, homemade olive oil, jams, sauces and more. The event benefits the American Heart Association/American Stroke Assocation.
For the kids: Bounce houses, slides, interactive games, balloon artists, jugglers, magicians and more entertainment.
When: July 12-14, 2013
Where: Fair Park, 1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX.
Cost: $8 admission; free children under 12. Parking $12. Save 35% on advance tickets at Kroger.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218. 214-515-6500. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concert packages are available.
July 27-28: Dallas Bridal Show
Cowboys and cowgirls (and those who pretend to be): be sure to make it out to the Mesquite Pro Rodeo Series. It's a PRCA World Championship event with big name cowboys, bull riding and lots of fun. The arena is air conditioned so it's the perfect event when DFW's experiencing triple digits. There's everything from individual tickets to suites available and nightly group specials. It's the most fun you can have with your boots on.
When: 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in June, July and August 2013.
Where: Resistol Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149. 972-285-8777