Editor’s Picks: Calendar for June 30 – July 7


We scoured the internet to find events that will boost your brain and keep you entertained. Plus, we found the largest fireworks show in DFW so you can enjoy a Texas-sized Independence Day celebration!   


ASTEROID DAY —  All day at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. The second annual Asteroid Day activities include a presentation on Near Earth Asteroids and discussions on current NASA missions. Exhibit admission is required. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

B.R.A.I.N. ORIENTATION 5 to 6 p.m. at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., in Dallas. This session provides an introduction to the entrepreneurial ecosystem so participants can develop their businesses. Learn more about the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. (Business Resource and Information Network) here.  

VITRUVIAN NIGHTS LIVE — 7 p.m. at 3966 Vitruvian Way, in Addison. This concert series features live music, food trucks, and 106.1 KISS FM radio station will be on-site for giveaways. Country music fans can enjoy Ray Johnston Band perform for free. Find more information here.

3-D PRINTER TRAINING — 8:30 to 10:30pm at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Lecture Hall, in Carrollton. This Dallas Makerspace event is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about 3-D printing. More information can be found here.


METRO FEST Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 2823 St. Louis St., in Dallas. This new event combines Dallas music and Dallas brew for an all-day music festival. Attendees must be at least 21 years old and can purchase tickets here. 


FORT WORTH’S FOURTH — Doors open at 2 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St., in Fort Worth. Celebrate this Independence Day at the largest July 4th fireworks show in North Texas, according to its website. Regular admission is free. Find a full list of activities and prices for reserved seats and parking here

FAIR PARK FOURTH — Doors open at 9 a.m. at Fair Park, 1121 First Ave. in Dallas. Spend the Fourth of July at Fair Park with Midway games, food, and a performance by the Dallas Winds. The firework display begins at 9:37 p.m. Admission to the Fair Park grounds is free. Parking is $10. Visit fairpark.org for a full schedule of events. Here’s a list of other area firework displays


TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSICS  7 p.m. at Harkins Theatre at 1450 Plaza Place, in Southlake. Classic films are coming back to the big screen, and tickets are $5 for this week’s showing of Top Gun starring Tom Cruise. To purchase tickets visit the Harkins website.  

WEB APP TRAINING 7 p.m. at Dallas Training Center, 16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 110 in Addison. Learn how to produce a web app in one hour using Google’s Polymer and Firebase. Visit the event page to learn more.

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RETROCOMPUTING MEETUP — 4 to 7pm at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Interactive Classroom, in Carrollton. Pull out your vintage computers for this Dallas Makerspace event, which will include demonstrations and discussion on the old systems. Find more information here

Julia Falcon and Amanda Hayes contributed to this report.

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