Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
The Do It For Durrett Foundation hosts Do It For Durrett ’80s Night at 7 p.m. at the Cholula Porch at Globe Life Park. Tickets: $35; VIP: $100. http://doitfordurrett.com.
The fifth annual Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert, benefiting volunteer fire departments in Palo Pinto County, takes place at Rocker B Ranch. The musical lineup includes Hudson Moore, Cody Johnson, Travis Tritt and the Casey Donahew Band. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate. 817-984-8532, www.bucketsandboots.com.
Cowboy Santas celebrates its annual Christmas in July event 5-7 p.m. at Rahr & Sons Brewery. The event will feature music, food and more. Free (suggested donation is $15). www.cowboysantas.org.
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Empowered Woman event, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Piazza in the Village. Guest speaker is Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. Tickets: $60. 817-488-7148, www.colleyvillechamber.org.
The 2015 American Cowboy Gala takes place at 6 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. This year’s honorees include Jim Lane and John and Diann Chase. Tickets: $100. 817-336-4373, www.cowboygala.com.
Museum and Art Events
Inspired by the special exhibition “Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From the National Galleries of Scotland,” the Kimbell Art Museum presents Kimbell Fest: Scotland. The festival includes art, activities, films, food, live entertainment and more. Free. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.
Paying homage to Paris’ famed Le Chat Noir cafe, the Arlington Museum of Art hosts Le Chien Noir: Paris Jazz & Performance Cafe. The family-friendly event will feature performance artists and free coffee, tea and pastries. $4 (children 12 and younger are free). 817-275-4600, http://arlingtonmuseum.org.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts a Star Party led by the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society in the museum’s south parking lot. Free. 817-255-9300, http://fortworthmuseum.org.
Concerts in the Garden comes to a close at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. From July 2-4, “Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic” celebrates Independence Day with traditional patriotic songs performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. On July 5, the orchestra welcomes The Texas Tenors. $22-$50. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
The 18th annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival features five Mimir Artists’ concerts and two Mimir Emerging Artists’ Concerts in PepsiCo Recital Hall at Texas Christian University. Noted performers include pianist Alessio Bax, violinist Jun Iwasaki and violist Joan DerHovsepian. $10-$30. 817-257-5443, www.mimirfestival.org.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the Sanders Theatre. $15-$19. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.
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Sundance Square continues its annual Movies in the Plaza series with screenings of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Despicable Me 2; Frozen; and The Little Rascals. Free. 817-255-5700, www.sundancesquare.com.
Part of the Movies at the Museum film series, the Sid Richardson Museum screens the 1993 Western Geronimo: An American Legend at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Free. 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ’til Midnight at the Nasher presents a screening of Big Eyes at 9 p.m. Before the movie, Valise will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Free. 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
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Held on the banks of the Trinity River, the Rockin’ the River concert series continues with The Land Sharks, Shane Smith & The Saints, The Dirty River Boys, Dolly Shine and The Damn Quails. Free. 817-698-0700, http://rockintheriverfw.com.
Light Up Arlington begins at 6 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion and features food, fireworks and live entertainment. Musical acts include Brad Thompson and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. Free. 817-543-4308, http://levittpavilionarlington.org.
Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks — Independence Day Celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. at Roanoke Community Park. The event includes children’s activities, food and live entertainment by Professor D. Free. 817-837-9930, www.roanoketexas.com.
Celebrate Independence Day in Southlake at the annual Stars & Stripes celebration. The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and includes food trucks, activities, fireworks and live music. Free. 817-748-8019, www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/296/Stars-Stripes-2015.
The July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza starts at 9:30 p.m. at Lake Grapevine. Great viewing areas are available at a number of parks around the lake, or in the parking lot on the west side of Grapevine Mills. 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com.
Trinity River Vision Authority presents Fort Worth’s Fourth 2015 at Panther Island Pavilion. Gates open at 2 p.m. and fireworks start at 10 p.m. General admission: free; VIP tickets: $10-$40. 817-698-0700, http://fortworthsfourth.com.