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Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas

14 The third annual Dinner Party for Life, benefiting Cuisine for Healing, will begin at 6 p.m. at 3024 Acme Brick Plaza. The event includes cocktails, a six-course dinner and wine. $125 for individual tickets; $1,125 for a table of 10. 817-231-2377 or www.cuisineforhealing.org.

17 The Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Empowered Woman event, featuring guest speaker Sharon Schieffer Mayes, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Colleyville Center. Individual tickets are $35-$40. 817-488-7148 or www.colleyvillechamber.org.

25 The 2013 American Cowboy Gala is 6 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The night includes dinner, wine, auctions and a musical performance by Sonny Burgess. $100 for individual tickets. 817-336-4373 or www.cowboygala.com.

Museum and Art Events

5 First Friday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will feature a live performance by Bruton & Price Swingmasters Revue and the “Roman Candle,” July’s signature cocktail. The event is free; a tour of the galleries is available for $4-$10. 817-738-9215or www.themodern.org.

13 Relax and socialize after hours at the Kimbell Art Museum with a live performance by Nick Kithas and Jazz Café at 5:30 p.m., plus cocktails, appetizers, museum tours and more. $30 for non-members. 817-332-8451 or www.kimbellart.org.

18 In conjunction with its exhibition “We the People: Picturing American Identity,” the Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites you to read Susan Sontag’s In America: A Novel and join a book club discussion at 6 p.m. 817-989-5030 or www.cartermuseum.org.

23 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will open the exhibition “June Wayne: The Tamarind Decade,” through Jan. 19. It contains about 15 of her works from when she was in charge of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. 817-738-1933 or www.cartermuseum.org.

Concerts

3-6 Concerts in the Garden finishes with a bang at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. On July 3 and 4, celebrate Independence Day with fireworks accompanied by patriotic and military tunes. Then, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones and the Eagles on July 5 and 6, respectively. Tickets are $20-$50, with discounts for reserving in advance. 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org.

14 Local ensemble Of Many Colors will give two performances at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, inspired by the museum’s current exhibition of Romare Bearden’s works. Performances at 2 and 3:30 p.m.; free, but registration is required. 817-989-5030 or www.cartermuseum.org.

19 Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas at 8 p.m. Also performing is singer/songwriter Zach Heckendorf. Tickets are $32-$47. or 214-880-0202 or www.attpac.org.

26 Tommy Malone of the Subdudes will perform at McDavid Studio at 8 p.m., featuring songs from his recently released solo album, Natural Born Days . For tickets, $22, call 817-212-4280 or visit www.basshall.com

Onstage

5 Stage West opens The Fox on the Fairway, through Aug. 11. Tickets are $28-$32, with discounts for seniors and students. 817-784-9378 or online at www.stagewest.org.

5-7 South African performance troupe Africa Umoja will perform at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. Performances at 8 nightly, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, $40-$90, call 214-880-0202 or visit www.attpac.org.

11 Amphibian Stage Productions presents The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), an irreverent ride through one of history’s most famous books. Through Aug. 11. Tickets: $15-$30. 817-923-3012or www.amphibianproductions.org.

12-21 Theatre Arlington is staging Charlotte’s Web, based on the popular children’s book by E.B. White. Tickets to Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $19. 817-275-7661 or www.theatrearlington.org.

12-28 Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will hold its 10th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum over the course of three weekends. Events include films and concerts in coordination with Leif Inge’s “9 Beet Stretch,” which is Beethoven’s 9th Symphony stretched to a length of 24 hours. Free. www.cdfw.org.

12-28 Hip Pocket Theatre continues its 37th performance season with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at its outdoor performance space in Fort Worth. Tickets: $10-$15, $5 for kids. 817-246-9775 or www.hippocket.org.

19 Mirandy and Brother Wind opens at Jubilee Theatre, through Aug. 11. Tickets are $15-$25. Preview shows, with $12 tickets, begin July 12. 817-338-4411 or www.jubileetheatre.org.

26 The Stolen Shakespeare Guild opens Guys and Dolls, a show based on The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon. Through Aug. 11. Tickets: $10-$18. Call TheaterMania at 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

Film

25 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will show The Great Muppet Caper as part of its summer “Sunset Cinema” outdoor movie series at 8 p.m. on the museum lawn. The lawn opens at 6 and free tours are offered before the movie. (On July 11, on the same schedule, come out for Rear Window, rescheduled from its original date because of bad weather.) 817-738-1933 or www.cartermuseum.org.

14 Ausangate, a documentary depicting daily life for the Quechua, a group of indigenous peoples who live near the sacred Ausangate Mountain of Peru, will be shown in the auditorium at the Kimbell Art Museum at 2 p.m. Free. 817-332-8451 or www.kimbellart.org.

19 ’Til Midnight at the Nasher presents a screening at 6 p.m. of Pixar’s Cars along with a live musical performance by local band Oil Boom on the lawn of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. or 214-242-5100 or www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

28 The Kimbell Art Museum and the Lone Star Film Society present the second in a three-part series of films in conjunction with “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.” Aguirre: The Wrath of God will screen at 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Free. 817-332-8451 or www.kimbellart.org.

Festivals and Outdoor Activities

4 Celebrate Independence Day Cowtown-style at Fort Worth’s Fourth, hosted by the Trinity River Vision Authority. Activities include live music, personal watercraft shows, pony rides, mini-golf and more. The evening ends at 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks display celebrating the 25th anniversary of Fort Worth’s partnership with sister city Nagaoka, Japan. For more info, visit www.trinityrivervision.org.

4 Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will be at Billy Bob’s Texas. The day includes 17 acts playing on two stages, plus food trucks and more. Tickets are $55, $35 in advance; VIP and sky box tickets are available for $110 and $250, respectively. www.williespicnic.com/.

12 Fort Worth South, Inc. hosts a monthly concert series on the lawn at Magnolia Green Park, at 1100 Lipscomb St., between Rosedale Street and Magnolia Avenue. Guests to the event, which lasts from 7 to 10 p.m., can enjoy live music, food trucks, beer from local breweries and more. www.fortworthsouth.org.

Coming in August

1-4 Kids Who Care opens its summer musical, Deep in the Heart, in the W.E. Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. $15-$18. 817-737-5437 or www.kidswhocare.org. Saturday’s performance will be a KWC 25th Summer Celebration and will include a cast party afterward; $20-$25.

2 Join the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for its August First Friday event, sipping the month’s signature cocktail, the “Modern Cooler,” and hearing a performance by the Texas Gypsies. Free; take a tour of the Modern galleries for $4-$10. Call 817-738-9215 or visit www.themodern.org for more info.

3 The 21st annual Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation Black & White Gala will take place beginning at 6 p.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, and will include dinner, auctions, dancing and more. This year’s proceeds will purchase an ultrasound system for the hospital in Cleburne. $175; tables of 10 start at $1,750. 682-236-5249 or www.texashealth.org/bwgala.

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