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DFW August Calendar 2014

It's Summer! Have Some Fun Dallas-Fort Worth!


It's hotter than blue blazes in August but there are plenty of cool things to do in DFW. 

Aug 2: 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.

August 2: Texas Gypsies. Signature cocktail: Modern Cooler.

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

FIG Finale

FIG Finale
FIG Finale is a spectacular sale open to the public where shoppers can find designer deals up to 75% off retail from top stores and brands. FIG Finale features women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. It is a shopper’s paradise, with numerous esteemed retailers offering designer merchandise at unbeatable prices. Ticket are available online and at the door.


Dates & Times for the August 2014 FIG Finale

Thursday, August 21: VIP Shopping Party, 6-9 pm

Friday, August 22: 10am - 8pm

Saturday, August 23: 10am – 4pm

Tickets & Pricing: VIP Ticket $50 (online, pre-purchased) – this admits you to the VIP Shopping Party and ALL days of the sale. Day Pass $5 (online, pre-purchased) – this will admit you to EITHER Friday or Saturday of the sale. Discounts available for groups of 10+, please email info@fashionindustrygallery.com for more information

Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Angela Patterson

As part of August Dollar Days, the Dallas Arboretum will offer $1 general garden admission and $1 Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden admission to all visitors for the entire month of August.

During the month of August, there will be $1 food items, including hot dogs, small drinks and smoothies. The Dallas Arboretum also offers a number of additional dining options for guests to choose from, such as Café on the Green, Restaurant DeGolyer, Children's Adventure Garden Café by Two Sisters or a formal seated tea.

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. 214-515-6500

Take in a Concert at the Arboretum

Here is the Cool Thursdays Concert Schedule.

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.

Aug 8: Free Lecture at the Amon Carter Museum

On Thursday, August 8, from 6–7 p.m., the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering Romare Bearden's Improvised Art, a lecture presented by Dr. Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University and curator of Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.


Listen to exhibition curator and Romare Bearden scholar Dr. Robert O’Meally share insights into the artist’s life and work with emphasis on the Black Odyssey series. This series expanded Bearden’s earlier explorations of historical narratives by presenting his own reinterpretation of the subject.

Call 817-989-0030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register for this free event.

Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76107. 817-989-5065.

August 11-17: KRLD's Restaurant Week

It's the greatest time of the year to try out a new restaurant (or an old favorite) and donate to charity at the same time. I tried Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Five Sixty for the first time a couple of years ago. I went on opening night. The wait was long but the amazing corn chowder was well worth the wait. If you go on the first night of Restaurant Week, please know that some restaurants report record crowds. So be patient and enjoy. Remember, you're helping a charity. August 11-17, 20134 and beyond.

Here are a few restaurant reviews to check out. Make a reservation today!

Max’s Wine Dive

Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen


3 Stack Smoke & Tap House New Menu

Aug 8-10: Tax-Free Shopping Weekend

When: It's moved!!! It's early again in 2014 -- moving to August 8-10, 2014.

Where: The great State of Texas

What: Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 9-11, 2013 - the state's annual tax-free weekend. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which saves shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the tax-free weekend.

Aug 15-23: North Texas State Fair and Rodeo

When: August 15-23, 2014.

Where: 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201. 940-387-2632 

What: A great rodeo, livestock show, parade, midway rides, carnival, concerts, trackless train, pony rides, petting zoo, barbecue cook-off, fantastic food and much more. 

Music lineup: .

Aug 16-17: Dallas Home Show

What: The 23rd Annual Fort Worth Home Show is a great place where you can learn how to go green and see what's new in home building. Maybe you'll want to start a renovation project yourself.

When: August 16-17, 2014

Where: Fort Worth Convention Center – Halls A-C, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Admission: $10adults, $9 seniors, children 14 and under are free.

Fridays/Saturdays in August: Mesquite Pro Rodeo

Angela Patterson

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 2014.

Where: Resistol Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149. 972-285-8777

It's Hot: Visit a Water Park

Face it, it's time to cool off. Time to visit a water park.


August Festivals

Several festivals formerly held in August have been moved to September. I wonder if the weather had anything to do with that? ; )


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