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The Richland Hills Public Library hosts the End of Summer Reading Carnival. Join them for games, a petting zoo, face painting and free In-N-Out Burgers.
Four women dealing with memory loss, hot flashes and night sweats share their stories aided by classic tunes. See the musical parody, “Menopause The Musical” at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
It’s Thirsty Thursday. House Party Theatre performs three short plays tied to a drinking game. Join in on the fun at The Wild Detectives in Dallas. Cheers!
Vitruvian Park in Addison is the place to be tonight for another Vitruvian Nights Live outdoor family event. It’s an evening of free music by the Dave Matthews tribute band Warehouse, and tons of great food.
In Frisco, poet and photographer Chet Tucker shows work from his 17-day trek in the Himalayas. Don’t miss “Himalayan Heights” at thegallery8680.
WaterTower Theatre transports audiences back to 1969 for the Stonewall Riots in New York’s Greenwich Village. See how a routine police raid became a monumental moment for the LGBTQ community. “Hit the Wall” hits the stage at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre.
The Central Branch of the Dallas Public Library commemorates conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp’s 130th birthday on Saturday. Celebrate the artist’s influence with an evening of Dada-inspired performances from Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Bad Trucker with Bad Face, Professor Mutt and his Duchampaphones.
Also on Saturday, the first ever Texas Latino Comic Con kicks off at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. The convention will highlight Latino artists, writers, and creators in the comic book community and will feature local artistic talent, a Latino character centered cosplay contest and special guests.
On Sunday, Fort Worth’s Shipping & Receiving is home to a video game themed art show called “Secret LvL.” See works by local area artists based on their favorite video games. There will also be a cosplay contest, and music from video game theme bands like Kirby’s Dream Band, The Returners, and GIMMICK.
The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will host KidsNotes this afternoon at the Cozby branch of the Coppell Public Library. The program introduces children to music through games and an instrument petting zoo.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center celebrates North Texas Native Americans with the new art show “Concrete Jungle: DNA+Genetics.” The exhibit focuses on breaking the perceptions and deceptions commonly associated with Native Americans.
Stop by Umbrella Gallery in Dallas for artist Liz Housewright’s new show “Mixed Blessings.” The show is a series of works that combine family objects inherited from Housewright’s grandmother with her own contemporary objects and those from her immediate family — books, bibles, clocks, a half pound bag of flour, trophies, toys, and paintings.
Beat the heat by checking out some of the best flicks from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. It’s part of the Modern Kids – Summer Flicks series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.