As July comes to a near close, there are a slew of fun and interesting events on tap in Dallas-Fort Worth. Among the offerings this weekend are concerts featuring both current and classic performers, a visit from the Bionic Woman, a film about history we should never forget and more.
Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, July 23
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents 9/11 documentary screening
Greatness can often be a combination of skill and luck. The Naudet brothers achieved it when they unwittingly found themselves capturing the events of 9/11 as they happened during a planned New York firefighter documentary. The result is heroic, gut-wrenching and unmissable. You can see this free screening at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
Kid Rock in concert with Foreigner
A big-name concert being truly affordable is almost an impossibility these days, but somehow Kid Rock is making it happen. This date at Gexa Energy Pavilion, with classic rockers Foreigner as the opening act, guarantees that every ticket is $24 at most, with many being less. That's a deal that's hard to pass up, whether you're a fan or not.
Friday, July 24
More than a Bionic Woman: An Evening With Lindsay Wagner
Between a supporting role on The Six-Million Dollar Man and a starring role on The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner only played her most iconic part for a total of 67 episodes. But it's one that's stuck with her for 40 years, an experience she'll recount along with many others from throughout her life and career at this special event at the Courtyard Theater in Plano.
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire in concert
More than one fan base will be served during this concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion, as classic rockers Chicago team up with multi-genre group Earth, Wind & Fire for a throwback concert. Both bands refuse to rest on their laurels, as each has released a new album as recently as 2014, providing a treasure trove of musical material to make this event a memorable one.
Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum hosts weekly concerts during the spring and fall, but this will be its first full-blown music festival. Local musicians Salim Nourallah, John Lefler and Camille Cortinas, and Sudie will perform intimate sets at sundown in several gardens. A variety of food trucks will be on hand for the event, which is also BYOB.
Stephen Stills in concert
A year ago we welcomed in the full Crosby, Stills & Nash for a concert, and now Stephen Stills returns solo to deliver more classic rock. In addition to his time with Crosby, Nash and occasionally Neil Young, Stills was also a founding member of another classic band, Buffalo Springfield. He'll play selections from throughout his solo and group careers at the Majestic Theatre.
Saturday, July 25
Texas Musicians Museum BIG Opening
The history of music in Texas is long and rich, and now there's a museum in Irving to appreciate what Texas musicians have contributed to society. The Texas Musicians Museum, which feature items from artists and groups like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Destiny’s Child, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin and Waylon Jennings, will hold its grand opening with two sessions of live music, tours and more.
Fall Out Boy in concert with Wiz Khalifa
Rockers Fall Out Boy have been on a roll these past few years, scoring No. 1 albums with both 2013's Save Rock and Roll and 2015's American Beauty/American Psycho thanks to hits like "Centuries." They'll team up with rapper Wiz Khalifa, who's riding high on his No. 1 hit "See You Again," for this concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
Sunday, July 26
WaterTower Theatre presents Sweet Charity
The musical Sweet Charity had some high-powered talent behind it when it originally premiered, with Neil Simon writing the book and Bob Fosse directing and choreographing the show. WaterTower Theatre will attempt to do justice to that history with its 2014-2015 season-ending production, which will run at Addison Conference Centre through August 16.