Like, I said, we're back, and ready to party. (Sorta.) Since I have a random cold while it's 103 degress outside, this weekend might be spent mainly watching movies and catching up on bad tv. And since it’s too hot to really do anything anyway, head to the movies to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, My Sister’s Keeper, Away We Go, The Hangover, The Proposal, or Up. More on that in a bit. Anyhoo! Here's a roundup of just some of the stuff going on around town this weekend. As always, let me know if you have something to add.
The Taming of the Shrew $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, free for children 12 and under Through July 25. Shakespeare Dallas brings a battle of the sexes to the stage with their production of The Taming of the Shrew. This classic comedy is part of their 38th summer season. shakespearedallas.org.
Neverending Story $12-$22 June 19-July 26, 2009 See this ultimate fantasy tale bought to life on stage this month with showtimes Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. 214.740.0051 or dct.org.
Friday Night Films at The Nasher Activities in the series include: Dining at Nasher Cafe: 6–10 p.m. Sunset viewings of James Turrell’s Tending, (Blue) Movie: 9 p.m. June 12: Shrek PG June 19: Mamma Mia PG-13* June 26: Sleepless in Seattle PG July 3: Top Gun... 6:00 to 11:00p
The Neverending Story 7:30p As a boy named Bastian begins to read a mysterious book, he begins to wonder if he can influence the outcome of the events he is reading about in The Neverending Story, a production by Dallas Children's Theater at Rosewood Center...
Ben Kweller 8:00p Granada Theater
Cirque Artania Show 8:00p Kantemirov Productions and Fma, Inc.Advertising present the Dallas segment of the National Tour for ArtaniaEquestrian Circus Extravaganza! Cirque Artania Show
Movies in the Square 9:00p Frisco Square and NBC 5 will host family movies Fridays at 9 p.m. from June 5 through July 31 (no screening July 3). There’ll also be live, pre-show entertainment on most screening nights at 8:30 p.
Ad-Libs Comedy Improv Troupe 10:00p Ad-Libs is an American Comedy Improv Troupe performing since 1986. Ad-Libs has entertained and amazed crowds, at its cabaret style theater in Dallas and across the country.
Free Outdoor Yoga 9:30a Some shoppers may not venture out of the air conditioning, but here's a good reason to do just that-- NorthPark Center has a lovely 1.4-acre landscaped garden called CenterPark.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 10:30a to 11:15a Slappy and Monday (Dick Monday and Tiffany 'Slappy' Riley), the married clowns behind Slappy's Puppet Playhouse, will be guiding their preschool audience over the rainbow with a new marionette production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Summer SolstiCelebration 12:00p to 10:00p The SolstiCelebration, celebrating the long summer days when the sun shines late into the evening, returns after a five-year hiatus and is set for June 27 at the Bath House Cultural Center and its grounds on White Rock Lake.
Dallas Symphony Family Concert 2:30p Meyerson Symphony Center DSO music director Jaap van Zweden is in town this weekend and is conducting one of the orchestra’s Family Concerts on Sunday afternoon. And he’s actually including excerpts from the Mahler and Wagenaar to illustrate the Greek...
Dance Lessons at Gilley's Dallas 6:00p Weekly C&W dance lessons at one of the best dance venues in the metro area - Gilleys Dallas. Lessons from 6:00 to 8:00 every Saturday, no cover before 8:00.
Free summer concert and movie series 6:30p Firewheel Town Center kicks off summer with FREE concert and movie series in the Park called "Movies Under the Stars." Each movie evening will include great local bands and family friendly movies plus concessions and kids crafts.
Dallas Symphony Casual Classics Concert 7:30p Meyerson Symphony Center The Dallas Symphony is kicking up its heels, at least musically, with this weekend’s Casual Classics concert. Incoming assistant conductor Rei Hotoda returns to pace dance-inflected works by Dvorák (four Slavonic Dances), Gershwin...
Cinema in The Circle and Symphonic Saturdays FREE 8:00p On Saturdays in June, enjoy Dallas and Richardson symphony concerts at Esplanade Park, between Quorum and Dallas Parkway. All concerts are from 8-10 p.m. addisontexas.net.
The Tiny Tin Hearts 9:00p All Good Cafe The Tiny Tin Hearts go down to Deep Ellum. The pop-rock-classical-folk-bluegrass octet (voted one of 2009's Best New Austin Bands) play an extended set before heading back south for their San Antonio debut.
Central 214's Sunset Movie Series FREE 8:30 p.m Sundays through June 28. Take in an outdoor movie before the summer swelter kicks in. Executive Chef Blythe Beck is offering movie-themed plates and cocktails (many under $7). Central 214, 5680 North Central Expwy. central214.com