Getting Around

DFW events calendar for August

Compiled by Laura Woodside and Melody Shreve

John Mayer performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of his The Search For Everything Tour.
John Mayer performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of his The Search For Everything Tour. Photo by Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post.


13 Couples can plan every aspect of their wedding at the Star-Telegram Bridal Show, running 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The show features more than 100 vendors from around the Metroplex catering to all wedding needs. A fashion show at 2 p.m. showcases attire for the entire wedding party. Tickets: $10, available online or cash only at the door.

Benefits, fundraisers and galas

5 The 25th Annual Black & White Gala at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel features a reception, silent auction, big board and raffle, followed by dinner, a live auction and music. This year’s proceeds will support the HOPE Clinic and purchase of a Cardiac package for Texas Health Cleburne’s CT scanner. Individual tickets: $175. 682-236-5202,

25-26 The North Texas Honoring Our Wounded Military event kicks off Friday night with a VIP Gala at the Marriott Solana in Westlake with music by 70s band, Le Freak. A Military Heroes 5K/10K and golf tournament follows on Saturday. Gala tickets: $200. Individual golfers: $260; active military: $100. 5K/10K/Fun Run tickets: $15-$35,

26 The 25th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Fort Worth Clay Shoot takes place at Alpine Shooting Range on Shelby Road. Entry fee: $150 per shooter; $225 for parent/child team.

30 The 2017 Flowserve Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon starts 10 a.m. at AT&T Stadium. The fundraiser benefits the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. Tickets: $225. 254-897-4822,


5 John Mayer plays at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The show, which begins at 7 p.m., also features The Night Game. Mayer invited the band to join him on the road after hearing their single, “The Outfield” this summer. Tickets: $93-$301,

18 Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience perform classic rock favorites at 7 p.m. at the outdoor amphi-theater — Starplex Pavilion — in Fair Park. Tickets: $47 to $474.

19 ABBA The Concert, an ABBA tribute show, begins at 8 p.m. at Strauss Square in Dallas. Tickets: $34-$59, 214-880-0202,

26-27 During the final year in a three-year cycle of the Classical Masters Festival, The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Haydn’s “London Symphony” on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Beethoven’s Fourth at a 2 p.m. matinee on August 27. Music from all three titans of classical music — Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart — will be featured during both performances. Concert tickets: $34-$136. The festival starts on Friday, August 25 with a screening of the movie “Amadeus” at 9 p.m. in Sundance Square. The film is free.

28 An Evening with Lyle Lovett starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The Texas-based musician will perform with His Large Band. Tickets: $60-$90, 214-880-0202,

On stage

1-6 Based on the hit-film, “The Bodyguard” premieres as part of Broadway at the Bass series at Bass Performance Hall. The romantic thriller includes such hits as "I Will Always Love You” and “I Want to Dance with Somebody.” Tickets: $113-$474, 817-212-4200,

25 Onstage in Bedford opens the Tarrant County premiere of the production, “Shiloh Rules.” Tickets: $15-$20. 817-354-6444,

30 Dallas Theater Center’s “Miller, Mississippi runs through Oct. 1 at Wyly Studio Theatre. Tickets: $20-$101. 214-880-0202,

31 Titas presents a dance illusion production entitled “MOMIX: Opus Cactus beginning at 8 p.m. at Winspear Opera House. Tickets: $12-$135. 214-880-0202,


4-6 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth offers multiple showings of “13 Minutes as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. Tickets: $6-$9 (Sunday noon showing is half-price). 817-738-9215. For a list of other films, visit

18 Part of the Movies at the Museum film series, the Sid Richardson Museum screens the 2010 version of “True Grit” at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Free. 817-332-6554,

18 The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher presents a screening of “Soapdish at 9 p.m. Before the movie, Reinventing Jude will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Free. 214-242-5100,

25 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Masters Festival starts on Friday, August 25 with a screening of the movie “Amadeus” in Sundance Square at 9 p.m. The film is free. The festival concludes with concerts performed at Bass Performance Hall on August 26-27.

31 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth celebrates food and film with FILM FEAST. After a 6 p.m. reception of film-inspired cocktails and cuisine, “Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers and “Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking will be screened. Runs through Sept. 3 and different films are shown each day. Full festival passes: $210-$225, individual day pass: $76-99, some single showing tickets available: $5-$9, 817-738-9215,