Music events are the highlights in this edition of the Weekend Round Up. Get the details on those events and more below.
Thursday, June 4
Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.
Twilight Tunes: Kick off the weekend early and visit downtown Denton to hear live music by local bands. This Thursday, hear the country tunes of The Bird Dogs. The concert is held on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, so remember to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE.
First Thursday Late Nights: On the first Thursday of the month, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosts Late Night, a themed-evening (related to science, of course) that extends past the museum’s normal business hours. This Thursday, discover Creepy Crawlers. Get the chance to explore what entomologists do and how bugs fit into our ecosystem, along with access to special programming. 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, June 5
Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.
Saturday, June 6
21st Annual Dog Day Afternoon: Join Operation Kindness at Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas this Saturday, and don’t forget the dogs! The afternoon will feature vendors, free microchipping, performances, demonstrations, and contests. Adoptable animals will also be on site. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. View the schedule of events here.
Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.
Belmont Stakes Day: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes live. Witness American Pharaoh, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, go for a Triple Crown sweep. In addition, enjoy live music. Kids are free to enjoy the available bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo in the Family Fun Park. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
PantherFest: Happy birthday to Fort Worth! In celebration of its 166th birthday, the city’s Main Street will turn into a festival, featuring live music on two stages, food for purchase, craft beer, and a 2,000-foot water-slide event. Be sure to stick around for the evening fireworks. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. FREE admission. View the schedule of events here.
Sunday, June 7
Disney in Concert: Visit the Allen Event Center to watch projected video clips from some of the most beloved Disney films as the soundtrack comes to life right before your eyes. Four leading vocalists and a symphony orchestra will perform the Disney concert, featuring classic songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and more. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Concerts in the Garden: Join the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for an evening of symphonic masterpieces. Sunday evening’s concerts presents Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to jaw-dropping fireworks. Guests have the option to pack their own picnic, purchase food from on-site concessions or pre-order appetizer trays. Bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. Chair rentals also available for $2. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.