Attractions: What to do This Weekend / 14 Reasons to get out of the House Friday through Sunday
Bring the whole crew along to go dancing at a real club, eat ice cream at a brewery, and more all-ages entertainment at these 15 top events happening this weekend around Dallas-Fort Worth.
Classic Movie Double Feature at Coyote Drive-In
Friday–Sunday, August 25–27, sunset
Pop open your tailgate and watch The Goonies, The Sandlot or Beetlejuice (lineup varies by night) at the Lewisville and Fort Worth drive-ins for only $3.
The Land of Oz After Dorothy
Friday–Sunday, August 25–27, 9pm
Discover the lesser-known second book in the series by L. Frank Baum when Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth presents the live musical on its outdoor stage.
Globe-Trotting Magic Show
Thursday, August 24, 7pm
See puppets and magic tricks from David Hira in the one-man show A Child’s Passport to Wonder for one night only at Irving Arts Center.
Go Clubbing with the Kids
Friday, August 25, 6–9:30pm
An East Dallas night club opens up exclusively for Disco Kids, a kids and parents-only dance party with food trucks, face painting and glow sticks galore.
Juggling on Steroids
Friday, August 25, 10am
Pro stunt juggler Matt Tardy tosses swords, breathes fire, walks on stilts — the works. Watch him work his magic in a free show at The Colony Recreation Center.
Ice Cream Festival at Fort Worth Brewery
Saturday, August 26, 2–6pm
Bring the kids for scoops and popsicles from six local frozen treat creators such as Melt and Alchemy Pops at The Collective Brewing Project.
Free Film with a Downtown View
Saturday, August 26, 8:30pm
Klyde Warren Park screens Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast. Come before sunset to claim a spot on the lawn.
Legos Take Over Haggard Park
Saturday, August 26, 6:30pm
Downtown Plano’s Lego-focused night of fun begins with a mosaic build and Batmobile contest, and rounds out with The Lego Batman Movie under the stars.
Indie Concert for Canines at Bedford Bark Park
Saturday, August 26, 7:30pm
At Woofstock, let your kids run free and your family pets off leash inside Bedford’s dog park while listening to two live bands.
Run, Walk and Roll for the Neuro Assistance Foundation
Saturday, August 26, 6–11am
Register for the Hot Hatch Chile Run at Central Market Southlake for breakfast tacos and a chance to help out the Keller-based nonprofit.
Dallas Mavs Reunion Lawn Party
Saturday, August 26, 6:30–10pm
Dallas Mavericks fans take over the lawn outside Reunion Tower at this free party with live music, food trucks and lawn games, plus hula hoops, bubbles and ribbon streamers.
A Survivor-style Competition for All Ages
Saturday, August 26, 10am–2pm
Meet former players from Survivor, American Ninja Warrior and other reality competition shows at the Lake Highlands Recreational Center. Kids 4 and under compete for free.
Vultures, Nature's Clean-Up Crew
Sunday, August 27, 1–2:30pm
Vultures get a nasty reputation. Discover what’s cool about the species’ adaptations and more by joining the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge’s educational program.
Illusion at the Improv
Sunday, August 27, 2pm
Husband-and-wife team David and Kylie Knight take over the Addison Improv for a special edition of the family-focused Comedy and Magic Show.