LOCKING UP THE BOOKS: The weather was so perfect yesterday that if you weren’t outside, you were missing out. But that’s not the case every Sunday (hello, August) and soon we’ll be looking for indoor pursuits for the end of the weekend. If you’re a reader, don’t plan on wasting away the day at a library. Only two Dallas Public Library branches are open on Sunday, and as dallasnews.com reports, the ones that are open do a brisk business.
FRET PLAY: Did you make it out to the Dallas International Guitar Festival over the weekend? If not, Observer photographer Danny Hurley put together a slide show of all that noodling.
THE NEW FEST ON THE BLOCK: It was actually a pretty big weekend for music. In addition to the guitar festival, Kenny Chesney turned Cowboys Stadium back into a music venue and a diverse lineup took the stage at the Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival. With all that competition, you wouldn’t think it would be a good time to launch a new music event. But organizers of the West Berry Block Party in Fort Worth don’t think that way. And as dfw.com reports, the event went so smoothly that it may be here to stay.