June 2011 DFW Cultural Calendar

Wondering what to do or where to go in DFW? Wonder no more. Your DFW Cultural Calendar is here.

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Wed JUNE 22: New Works FestivalnThe Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas | 8:00 p.m. | $15-$30 | Through June 25.nThis year's festival will feature the work of emerging playwrights including staged readings of plays, short plays by local high school talent and a performance of Ponzi.
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Thur JUNE 23: “Wild Ocean” – A Spectacular Underwater AdventurenFort Worth Museum of Science and History | 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | $6-$7 | Dive underwater through the action-packed, inspirational giant Omni screen documentary that explores the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem.
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Fri JUNE 24: George Lopez – “I Can Never Do Nuthin”nVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 8:00 p.m. | $29.50-$59.50 |nHost of his own late night talk show, George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer here to tickle your funny bone at his stand-up comedy show.
Sat JUNE 25: The Oak Ridge Boys at Bass HallnBass Performance Hall | 8:00 p.m. | $35-$68 | Known for four-part harmonies and upbeat songs like country hits "Elvira” and "Bobbie Sue", don't miss these Grammy Award-winning artists live in concert!
Sun JUNE 26: Stolen Shakespeare FestivalnFort Worth Community Arts Center | 2:00 p.m. | $10-$20 | June 10-26.nThe Stolen Shakespeare Guild features productions of King Henry V and the regional premiere of the lost Shakespeare play Double Falsehood.
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Mon JUNE 27: The Sound of MusicnArtisan Center Theater, Hurst | 7:30 p.m. | $7-$16 |nThe last great success of Rodgers & Hammerstein will charm you once again. This classic heartwarming musical is a joy for the whole family!
Tue JUNE 28: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Director’s Cut EventnParticipating AMC Theaters | 7:00 p.m. | They’re releasing the director’s cut of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King! Won’t you come and watch it tonight….my precious?
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Tue JUNE 28: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Director’s Cut EventnParticipating AMC Theaters | 7:00 p.m. | They’re releasing the director’s cut of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King! Won’t you come and watch it tonight….my precious?
Wed JUNE 29: Jennifer Hudson ConcertnVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 7:30 p.m. | $39.75-$85.75 |nThe former American Idol contestant and Academy Award winner for her unforgettable role in “Dreamgirls” is in DFW to flex her smooth vocal skills and rich soulful style.
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Thur JUNE 30: Lyle Lovett and John HiattnMyerson Symphony Center | 8:00 p.m. | $175-$208nMix Lovett's modern, eccentric country sound with Hiatt's rock guitar, piano and vocal skills and you've got yourself one mighty fine show.
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Wed JUNE 1: Eddie Coker Kid-Friendly ShownLevitt Pavilion Arlington | 10:30 a.m. | Free |nTake the family out for an outdoor show. Eddie Coker is known for his kid-friendly songs about life, happiness and purple ducks!
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Thur JUNE 2: Peter, Bjorn and John at the GranadanGranada Theater | 7:00 p.m. | $18 |nThe Swedish indie trio might have fallen off your radar since their 2006 hit “Young Folks” but they just dropped Gimme Some and they’re now ready to give DFW some.
Fri JUNE 3: Michael Winslow at Hyena’snHyena’s Comedy Night Club, Fort Worth | 7:30 p.m. | Through June 4.nHave a laugh tonight with actor and comedian Michael Winslow who is best know for his wacky sound effects as officer Larvell Jones in the Police Academy film series.
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Sat JUNE 4: The Charlie Daniels Band Benefit ConcertnLevitt Pavilion Arlington | 9:00 p.m. | $25-$150 |nEnjoy rebel anthems from the Grammy-award-winning long-haired country crooner.
Sun JUN 5: Bring Your Horde Outdoor Family FestivalnIrving Arts Center | 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Free |nThe center celebrates the opening of Genghis Khan: The Exhibition with a Mongolian-themed festival: Mongolian art, food, live performances, demonstrations and more!
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Mon JUNE 6: Deftones with The Dillinger Escape PlannVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 7:00 p.m. | $28.50-$40 | Enjoy the haunting and evocative tunes of the Deftones. Since 1988, the five-man band has sold over three million tickets and made four million albums.
Tue JUNE 7: Stomp at Fair ParknFair Park Music Hall | 8:00 p.m. | $15-$432 | Through June 12 | The international percussion sensation utilizes a variety of drums, objects, house-hold items and even bananas to express their artistic craft.
Wed JUNE 8: BoomerJack’s Live Band Karaoke BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar, Arlington | 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. | Free | Wednesdays |nEnjoy Live Band Karaoke with HouseQuake every Wednesday with drink specials: $3 Tito’s Vodka and $12 Buckets of Bud, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.
Thur JUNE 9: The Killdares Rock the PationAT&T Performing Arts Center | Part of the center’s Patio Session Series, The Killdares blend traditional Celtic playing skills, power-pop accessibility and rock ‘n’ roll hooks to create a fresh new sound. Check ‘em out!
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Fri JUNE 10: Brian McKnightnVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 8:00 p.m. | $39.50-$85.00 |nThere's a good reason why McKnight has earned 16 Grammy nominations throughout his career. Buy a ticket, head to the Verizon Theatre, and enjoy the show!
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Sat JUNE 11: Kenny Rogers Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:00 p.m. | $55-$100 | Kenny Rogers is known now for his tasty chicken but in years ago, it was his tasty country music that we ate up like ”The Gambler”. Travel back and hear his classics live!
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Sun JUNE 12: Don Quixote presented by Texas Ballet Theater Bass Performance Hall | 8:00 p.m. | $19-$99 | Sure to delight audiences of all ages, come watch Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in this full length Company and North Texas premiere.
Mon JUNE 13 Dollar Taco Night at Lee Harvey’snLee Harvey’s | 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. | Mondays |nSay goodbye to Monday blues! Lee Harvey’s offers dollar tacos on Monday nights and happy hour all day.
Tue JUNE 14: Tradition Transformed – Tibetan Artists RespondnCrow Collection of Asian Art | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Free | Through September 11.nSee the contemporary artwork of eight artists with ties to traditional Tibetan painting and the use of traditional ground mineral pigments to reflect the changes of their homeland.
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Wed JUNE 15: Peter Gabriel and the New Blood OrchestranVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 8:00 p.m. | $49.50-$149.50 | Following the success of last year's sell out concerts Peter Gabriel returns to DFW as part of his 12 date tour with the New Blood orchestra throughout the US and Canada.
Thur JUNE 16: Monty Python’s Spamalot at Fair ParknFair Park Music Hall, Dallas | 8:00 p.m. | Watch the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail in song with dancing divas, men in tights and killer rabbits!
Fri JUNE 17: Father’s Day Flight Packages on Vintage AircraftnFort Worth Meacham Airport | 7:00 p.m. | $85-$650 | Through June 19.nTake Dad out for a flight he won’t forget! Take a scenic flight in a B-25, Bomber or DC-3/C-47. Flight package includes lunch, t-shirt and a commemorative coin.
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Sat JUNE 18: Chelsea Handler Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 8:00 p.m. | $59.50-$69.50 |nLate-night talk show host of E!’s“Chelsea Lately”, Chelsea Handler returns to her roots of stand-up comedy full of fearless honesty, ironic quips and self-deprecation.
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Sun JUNE 19: R. Kelly – The Love Letter TournVerizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 7:30 p.m. | $49.50-$149.50 | Kelly stops in DFW as part of his tour across the U.S. to support "Love Letter". On tour with him will be Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius.
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Mon JUNE 20: Texas Rangers vs. Houston AstrosnRangers Ballpark in Arlington | 7:00 p.m. | $7.00 to $168.00 | Through June 22.nTake me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd! But instead of the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, how about a 3 lb. pretzel and bottoms-up beer?
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Tue JUNE 21: $2 Tuesdays at Hacienda on HendersonnThe Hacienda on Henderson | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. | TuesdaysnAlready need a happy hour but your wallet took a beating over the weekend? No worries. Enjoy $2 house margaritas and $2 drafts all day with your chips and salsa!
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