Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
12 The fourth annual Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Rocker B Ranch Amphitheater in Graford. The concert, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue and Josh Weathers, raises funds for volunteer fire departments in the Palo Pinto County area. Tickets: $25 (advance), $35 (at the gate); age 12 and under, free. 817-984-8532, www.bucketsandboots.com.
16 Colleyville Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Empowered Women event at 10:30 a.m. at Piazza in the Village. Guest speaker is Perot Museum of Science and Nature CEO Colleen Walker. Tickets: $50; sponsorships: $750-$2,500. 817-488-7148, www.colleyvillechamber.org.
20 The fourth annual Dinner Party for Life benefiting Cuisine for Healing is 6:30 p.m. at the historic YWCA in downtown Fort Worth. Tickets: $125; tables: $875; sponsorships: $1,500-$5,000. 817-921-2377, www.cuisineforhealing.org.
24 The 2014 American Cowboy Gala is 6 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The evening includes dinner, auctions and music by Whitney O’Neil. Tickets: $100; sponsorships: $1,500-$5,000. 817-336-4373, www.cowboygala.com.
Museum and Art Events
5 Led by the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts a Star Party beginning at dusk in the museum’s south parking lot. Free. 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org.
8 The Sid Richardson Museum, in partnership with the Fort Worth Library’s Worth Reading program, hosts a children’s workshop called Art of Story at 10 a.m. Registration required. Free. 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.
2-5 Concerts in the Garden wraps up at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. From July 2-4, celebrate Independence Day with fireworks accompanied by patriotic and military tunes. On July 5, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of The Beatles. Lawn passes: $21-$26; table tickets: $13-$51. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
3-11 The 17th annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival includes seven concerts and three master classes over eight days at PepsiCo Recital Hall at Texas Christian University. $10-$30. 817-257–5443, www.mimirfestival.org.
5 The 2014 Lone Star Music Series at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie continues with a concert by Justin Moore. Music begins after the last race of the day. $5 before 8 p.m., $20 after. 972-263-7223, www.lonestarpark.com.
3-20 Prism Theatrics presents Thoroughly Modern Millie at Will Rogers Auditorium. $45-$100. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
5 Jubilee Theater debuts its version of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors, through Aug. 3. $20-$30. 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org.
10 Stage West’s 2013-14 season continues with Gerald Sibleyras’ Heroes through Aug. 10. $15-$32. 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org.
11 Hip Pocket Theatre continues its 38th season with Rose Nose Rhapsody, through Aug. 3. $5-$20. 817-246-9775, www.hippocket.org.
11-20 Theatre Arlington opens its production of the comedy The Three Musketeers All Swash and No Buckle. $10. 817-275-7661, www.theatrearlington.org.
11-25 Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth hosts its 11th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Free. 817-922-0944, www.cdfw.org.
25-27 Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program presents the musical Jekyll & Hyde. $21-$31. 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org.
31 Kids Who Care presents its original musical District XI, through Aug. 3. $15-$28. 817-737-5437, www.kidswhocare.org.
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sundance Square’s Movies in the Plaza continues with screenings of Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Mary Poppins, The Muppets and Back to the Future, respectively, each starting around 8:30 p.m. Free. 817-255-5700, www.sundancesquare.com.
3 Part of the Magnolia at the Modern series, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night with an outdoor screening at 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $6-$9; regular tickets: $7-$10. 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
11 Part of the Movies at the Museum film series, the Sid Richardson Museum screens the 1956 Western The Searchers at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Free. 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.
11-13 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Magnolia at the Modern series continues with Paul Haggis’ The Third Person. $6-$9. (Sunday 11:30 a.m. show is half-price.) 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
13 In conjunction with the special exhibition “Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” the Kimbell Art Museum shows Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire — The Return of the Barbarians at 2 p.m. in the Kahn Building auditorium. Free. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.
18 The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ’Til Midnight at the Nasher presents a screening of Bringing Up Baby at 9 p.m. Before the movie, Foxtrot Uniform will be in concert at 7 p.m. Free. 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
18-20 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens Ida as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. $6-$9. (Sunday noon show is half price.) 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
25-28 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth shows Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. $6-$9. (Sunday noon show is half price.) 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
30 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present two broadcasts of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business. Screenings are at 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianproductions.org.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
3 The 2014 Texas Rangers Sleepover and Fireworks Show takes place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The annual event includes a live screening of that night’s Rangers game, family-friendly activities, a fireworks show and a sleepover on the field. Sleepover tickets: $30-$40; activities-fireworks show tickets: $5-$10. 817-273-5100, http://texasrangers.com/sleepover.
3 Celebrate the Fourth of July with the city of Southlake’s Stars & Stripes celebration. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes food, live music and fireworks. Free. www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/stars-stripes.
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Held on the banks of the Trinity River, the Rockin’ the River concert series continues with performances by Eleven Hundred Springs, Cody Jinks, Josh Grider, Dirty River Boys and Uncle Lucius. Free. 817-698-0700, www.rockintheriverfw.com.
4 Trinity River Vision Authority presents Fort Worth’s Fourth 2014 at Panther Island Pavilion. The event begins at 2 p.m. and includes live music, food, family-friendly activities and a fireworks show. General admission: free; VIP passes: $25. 817-698-0700, http://fortworthsfourth.com.
4 Willie Nelson hosts his annual 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas. The all-day show includes Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Josh Abbott Band. Advance tickets: $40; day of show: $60; VIP and sky-box tickets: $125 and $250. www.williespicnic.com.
18 Presented by Camp Bowie District and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Neighborhood Bar Crawl is 5-9:30 p.m. and includes stops at Showdown Saloon, Sarah’s Place and The Mule Pub. First beer is $10 (includes complimentary pint glass) and refills are $3. http://campbowiedistrict.com.
Coming in August
1 Benefiting communities in schools, the second annual Man Auction is 8 p.m. at the historic YWCA in downtown Fort Worth. Spectator tickets are $25 and VIP seats are $100. 817-875-6654, www.cistarrant.org/events.
2 The 22nd annual Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation Black & White Gala is 6 p.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The event includes dinner, auctions, live music and more. Tickets: $175; sponsorships: $1,750-$10,000. 682-236-5240, www.texashealth.org/bwgala.