The Master List: The Best Things To Do In Dallas, June 24-26
Tony Collins Art Wish White Rock Lake a happy birthday this weekend.
Sure, centenarians are special. Hell, anyone who makes it to 100 and can still do gardening or enjoy the early bird special is impressive in our book. White Rock Lake turns 100 this year, and even after a slew of festivities that started in March, the lake apparently can still party hard. On Saturday and Sunday, White Rock Lake's birthday bash continues with the Beach Party of the Century, a weekend of food, music and antique cars. Yes, antique cars. The party starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow with an antique car show and continues with an ice cream social at noon.
Of course it wouldn't be a lake party without a little boating, but don't think that White Rock Lake is going to turn into a frat-tastic Lake Travis or anything like that. White Rock's too classy for that. The White Rock Boat Club and Corinthian Sailing Club are hosting the Wooden Boat Show, also starting at noon on Saturday. Vintage boats will be on display, and the little ones can enjoy hot dogs and sodas while you ponder how cool you would look as a boat captain.
The biggest beach party ever continues on Sunday with gospel music and breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Highland Park Cafeteria will host the Chef's Picnic at the Lake at noon, and Bolsa, Restaurant Ava and Pecan Lodge are among the restaurants serving up dishes at the lunch.
Hopefully the lake's not too hungover for its Grand Finale Centennial Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Dallas Arboretum. The longest birthday party even hosted for a lake culminates with a performance by Hard Day's Night. Tickets for the concert are $20 and available at whiterockdallas.org and at the door.
Admission to the Beach Party of the Century is $55. Tickets are available at highlandparkcafeteria.com. The Wooden Boat Show is free to the public. Admission to the Beach Party of the Century is $15 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids under 5. You can purchase tickets at the event. After the jump, see what else is going on this weekend.
Janet Evanovich signs Smokin' Seventeen
Friday, June 24, at Barnes & Noble Frisco
Fans of the Stephanie Plum series won't want to miss the opportunity to meet the author in person when she signs copies of her latest novel, Smokin' Seventeen. Evanovich will be at Barnes & Noble in Frisco at 6 p.m. today, and you'll need to purchase a copy of the book to receive a ticket for the book signing. Visit barnesandnoble.com for more information.
Josh Howard Celebrity Weekend Comedy Show
Friday, June 24, at Palladium Ballroom
Oh, Josh, Josh, Josh. We're still perplexed by the poster for your comedy show, but we know you're doing this all for the kids. Enjoy the comedy stylings of Lil' Duval, Tyler Craig, Double D. and Success at the annual show which starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. This week, Howard's charity hosted a children's basketball camp, and tomorrow his famous friends including Tracy McGrady and Terrell Owens will take to the court for the Charity Basketball Game at P.C. Cobb Complex at 5 p.m. If Lil' Duval snorts a big fat rail of coke on stage tonight, make sure to send us the photos. Tickets are $25 to $50. Visit joshhowardweekend.com for tickets and more information.
Ink on Your Fingers, Color on Your Soul
Saturday, June 25, at McKinney Performing Arts Center
Yeah, the name sounds cheesy, but the all-day art and writing workshop is the perfect chance to put your creativity on paper. Attendees will spend the day making mixed-media projects and experimenting with different mediums. Ink on Your Fingers, Color on Your Soul starts at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The workshop is $150, which includes all project materials. For tickets and more information, call 972-890-6394 or visit expressivehart.com.
Assassination City Roller Derby
Saturday, June 25, at Fair Park Coliseum
There's nothing we'd rather do on a Saturday night then drink beer and cheer on the ladies of Assassination City as they skate around Fair Park Coliseum, throwing elbows, kicking ass and taking names. The Deadly Kennedys face Bombshell Brigade and Viva La Revolucion! takes on the Lonestar Assassins starting tomorrow night at 5 p.m. Like hockey games, it's all about the seats for these bouts, so visit brownpapertickets.com to snag your seats early. Tickets are $15 to $18. Visit acderby.com for more information.
Dallas Fire Heat vs. NYPD Finest
Sunday, June 26, at Dr Pepper Ballpark
The New York Police Department's baseball team, NYPD Finest, visits Frisco for a friendly game of baseball against the Dallas firefighters' team, Dallas Fire Heat. Who doesn't want to see hot firefighters and police officers playing ball? Here's another reason to go: Donations at Sunday's game go to help Dyrk Burcie, a young child with cancer. Purchase a Frisco Roughriders ticket package for $20 at the game, and $5 from each sale will go toward Dyrk's treatment. Admission to the game is whatever you can donate. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Visit dfdheat.com for more information.
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