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JUNE

Mesquite Events

MESQUITE: June 1-30 Bobby Chitwood Art Exhibition Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: June 4 Mesquite Rodeo Road Rally Cyclists choose from 20-mile (33 K), 42-mile (65 K) or 65-mile (100K) routes. Mesquite Exhibit Hall, 1750 Rodeo Drive. www.RodeoRoadRally.com 972/284-9411

MESQUITE: June 6, 13, 20, 27 Music in the Park The Mesquite Community Band outdoor summer concert series is free and features the sounds of marches, show tunes, classical numbers and contemporary music. Begins at 7 p.m. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquitecommunityband.com

MESQUITE: June 7, 14, 21, 28 JazzBreaks on the Plaza Begins at 7:30 p.m. Artists include the Mesquite Jazz Repertoire Ensemble with Curt Bradshaw and others. Mesquite Arts Center north lawn, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 "Red, White and Tuna" This is the third installment of the side-splitting series spoofing life in small-town Texas. Presented by Mesquite Community Theater. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

MESQUITE: June 11 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. At 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: June 11 Summer Sizzle Festival Enjoy live music from local and regional performers, vendors, a barbecue cook-off, people's choice wings contest, mud volleyball tournament and fireworks. Paschall Park, 1001 New Market. www.cityofmesquite.com/summersizzle 972/216-6499

MESQUITE: June 14 Summer Nationals at Devils Bowl Speedway Gates open at 6 p.m., laps begin at 7 p.m. and auto racing starts at 8 p.m. Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road. www.devilsbowl.com 972/222-2421

MESQUITE: June 17-18 Texas Cornhole League Signature Series Games Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1750 Rodeo Drive. www.texascornholeleague.com 817/797-3361

MESQUITE: June 25 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: June 26 - Sunday / 1 pm - 5 pm Romancing the Chrome Car show! Twin Peaks Restaurant – Mesquite. 28 Classes! Hot Rods, Cars, Trucks & Cycles produced by MSP CAR SHOWS. 18995 L B J Frwy, Mesquite, TX 75150. Still only $10 Entry Fee. Show: 1 - 5 pm. Registration: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Commemorative Dash Plaques for first 50 Registrants! Full Class Show. Also featuring Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Cycle, Twin Peaks Mesquite Best of Show and Outstanding Club Participation. Trophies awarded on Participant Voting System. Rock 'n Roll to the DJ Sounds of 50's - 90's music. Fun for individuals, families, car, truck and cycle clubs. Invited: Classic, Antiques and Newer Model Show Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles.

Garland Events

GARLAND: June 11 Urban Flea At 701 W. Avenue A. www.resurrecteddesigns.com 469/298-0042

GARLAND: June 17-19, 24-26 "Fiddler on the Roof" Presented by Garland Summer Musicals. Granville Arts Center's Brownlee Auditorium, 300 N. Fifth St. www.GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com 972/205-2790

GARLAND: Saturday / June 18 / 1 pm - 5 pm / Garland Bass Pro Shop "Cherish the Legacy" Car, Truck & Cycle Show, 5001 Bass Pro Drive, Garland, TX 75043. Free to the Public. Participant Registration: 12:00 pm - 2:45 p.m. This is another Garland Bass Pro Car Show you don't want to miss! We're expecting upwards of 80-100+ cars, trucks and cycles at this Full 27 Class Show! Also features Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Garland Bass Pro Best of Show and Outstanding Club Participation. Excellent huge paved parking for all your vehicles. Rock 'n Roll to the DJ Sounds of 50's-90's music. Family fun for everyone including Contests and Prizes for kids and adults. Refreshments, Food, Beverages, Snacks and Restrooms available inside Garland Bass Pro.

 

Dallas Events

DALLAS: September 18-July 31 "Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art" Assembled through five decades by the noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918–2011), the Keir Collection is recognized by scholars as one of the most geographically and historically comprehensive of its kind. It includes almost 2,000 works spanning three continents and 13 centuries of Islamic cultural production—from rock crystal to metalwork, ceramics, textiles, carpets and works on paper. Dallas Museum of Art. www.DMA.org

DALLAS: January 17-August 21 "Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting" The great 17th-century Dutch painter Vermeer created fewer than 40 paintings during his lifetime, and "Young Woman Seated at a Virginal" from the early 1670s is thought to be one of his last. The masterpiece is the inspiration for this exhibit, which includes seven additional loans from The Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries—artists Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, Jacob Adriaensz Ochtervelt, Eglon van der Neer, Gerard Dou and Frans van Mieris—whose paintings also portray key aspects of 17th-century musical culture. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: March 1-October 9 "Path to the Presidency" Step into the candidates' shoes during this special, nonpartisan exhibit that explores the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Learn about landmark elections of the past, how technological and cultural advances are changing the way leaders are elected, and glimpse life on the campaign trail. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd. www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu 214/346-1650

DALLAS: April 9-June 4 "The Harvest of Leisure" Samuel Taylor Coleridge's intoxicating and religious depictions of nature illuminate the artist's objects, as Sybren Renema transposes Coleridge's poetry into visual form. CYDONIA Gallery, 167 Payne St. www.cydoniagallery.com 214/296-4848

DALLAS: April 15-September 5 "Eye of the Collector" This exhibit brings together amazing personal collections of nine very different people—from the exquisite to the quirky, from historical artifacts to pop culture. Not only can visitors marvel at the items themselves, they'll also get a glimpse into the minds of the collectors and find out what inspired them to see the magic in these items. Perot Museum of Nature and Science. www.perotmuseum.org

DALLAS: May 5-June 12 "Historic Dallas Through Photography" A class of skilled photographers taught by professional photographer Carolyn Brown will showcase their work on documenting historically significant buildings, structures and neighborhoods in Dallas in this exhibition. Saint Matthew's Cathedral Arts, 5100 Ross Ave. http://cathedralartsdallas.org

DALLAS: May 21-November 13 Special Exhibit: A Time For Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign This election year, The Sixth Floor Museum presents a new temporary exhibit that showcases campaign memorabilia, photographs and film from the museum's collection. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St. www.jfk.org 214/747-6660

DALLAS: June 2-12 2016 U90C SuperCopa Week This celebration of competitive youth soccer is highlighted by the Premier SuperCopa boys tournament. The week's activities include 3v3, Futsal and an invitational tournament. It concludes with the second annual Premier SuperCopa girls tournament. MoneyGram Soccer Park, 2200 Walnut Hill. www.premiersupercopa.com

DALLAS: June 3-4 Red Bull Global Rallycross Dallas Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars driven by star drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt and tabletop jumps. Fair Park, 1121 First Ave. www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/events/2016-season/dallas-tx

DALLAS: June 3-5 Taste of Dallas Taste of Dallas celebrates its 30th annual festival of all things food, art, music, family and fun this summer at Fair Park. Restaurants from across the region offer up tastes of their best dishes along with food trucks, live cooking demos, shopping, local and regional artists showing their inspired works, street-chalk artists, live music and children's activities. Dallas' Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. www.tasteofdallas.org 972/587-6090

DALLAS: June 4 "Sherman Alexie: The Power of a Name" The National Book Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker talks about his first picture book, "Thunder Boy Jr.," which celebrates the special relationship between father and son and the process of picking out a name. Begins at 11:30 a.m. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: June 6 BORNS in Concert Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. www.granadatheater.com 214/824-9933

DALLAS: June 10 "Justin Cronin: Literary Super Thrillers" The author of "The Passage" and "The Twelve" completes his apocalyptic trilogy this year with "The City of Mirrors." Begins at 7:30 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: June 17-July 17 "Pinkalicious: The Musical" When Pinkalicious doesn't heed her parents' warnings and indulges in too many pink goodies, she has to make some healthy choices to fight off a bad case of Pink-i-tis. Dallas Children's Theater. www.dct.org 214/740-0051

DALLAS: June 18 Selena Gomez in Concert American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. www.americanairlinescenter.com 800/501-9983

DALLAS: June 20 "Vinh Chung: Rescue to Redemption" In conjunction with World Refugee Awareness Day, Vinh Chung talks about his powerful and poignant memoir "Where the Wind Leads," which has garnered more than 250 five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Chung's book serves as a tribute to the courage and sacrifice of his parents, a testimony to his family's faith and a reminder to people everywhere that the American dream, while still possible, carries with it a greater responsibility. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: June 21-25 "Tappin' Over Texas" This complimentary performance before "Bullets Over Broadway" is an entertainment bonus for audiences on their way into the Music Hall. Some of the most outstanding dance studios from the Metroplex are performing Tuesday through Saturday night. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. 214/219-2290

DALLAS: June 24 "Emily St. John Mandel: Hope and Art After the Apocalypse" In Emily St. John Mandel's bestselling novel "Station Eleven," a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors and musicians roam a post-apocalyptic North America in the aftermath of a flu pandemic. It was nominated as a 2014 National Book Award Finalist. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: June 28-July 2 USA Boxing Prep National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. www.usaboxing.org

DALLAS: June 29-July 8 USA Fencing Summer National Championships The world's largest fencing tournament features nearly 100 events. Both individual and team events will be contested in all three weapons: epee, foil and saber. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. www.usfencing.org

DALLAS: June 29-July 6 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. www.usavolleyball.org

July

Mesquite Events

MESQUITE: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mesquite Championship Rodeo Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive. www.mesquiterodeo.com 972/285-8777

MESQUITE: July 2-30 Texas Area Artists Art Exhibition Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza and Devil's Bowl Sprint Car Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway. www.devilsbowl.com 972/222-2421

MESQUITE: July 6-8 Yorkshire Terrier Club of America (YCTA) 2016 Roving National Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1750 Rodeo Drive. www.theyorkshireterrierclubofamerica.org

MESQUITE: July 9 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. At 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: July 23 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. At 701 E. Kearney St. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: July 27-31 American Darters Association National Championship XXV Features traditional "steel-tip" and electronic "soft-tip" games. Hampton Inn and Suites Mesquite. www.adadarters.com

Garland Events

GARLAND: July 4 Star-Spangled Spectacular Enjoy children's activities, strolling entertainers, main stage entertainment from 7–9 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Drive. www.firewheeltowncenter.com 972/675-1041

GARLAND: July 16 The Marketplace Browse local produce and artisan vendors. Hours are 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Downtown. www.themarketplacedfw.com

GARLAND: July 22-24, 29-31 "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Granville Arts Center. www.GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com 972/205-2790

Dallas Events

DALLAS: September 18-July 31 "Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art" Dallas Museum of Art. www.DMA.org

DALLAS: January 17-August 21 "Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th Century Dutch Painting" Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org

DALLAS: March 1-October 9 "Path to the Presidency" Step into the candidates' shoes during this special, nonpartisan exhibit that explores the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd. www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu 214/346-1650

DALLAS: April 15-September 5 "Eye of the Collector" This exhibit brings together the personal "collections of nine different people—from the exquisite to the quirky, from historical artifacts to pop culture. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St. www.perotmuseum.org

DALLAS: May 21-November 13 "A Time For Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign" The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. www.jfk.org 214/747-6660

DALLAS: June 17-July 17 "Pinkalicious: The Musical" Dallas Children's Theater. www.dct.org 214/740-0051

DALLAS: June 28-July 2 USA Boxing Prep National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. or www.usaboxing.org

DALLAS: June 29-July 8 USA Fencing Summer National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. www.usfencing.org

DALLAS: June 29-July 6 USA Volleyball Boys Jr. National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. www.usavolleyball.org

DALLAS: July 16 "Weird Al" Yankovic in Concert Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. 214/880-0202

 

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