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August Datebook

5 ways to up the ante on date nights, girls nights and just-because nights this month

August 2, 16 Thursday on the Rocks

Last chance to enjoy The Foundry District’s unique summer series. Head to Inspiration Alley for local brews, live music, shopping and picnic tables lined with grown-up friendly arts and crafts. $7.
2625 Whitmore St., Fort Worth // thefoundrydistrictfw.com

August 4, 11, 18, 25 Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

If date night could use a little zhushing up, we have just the thing. Billy Bob’s Texas is taking guests back to the Wild West every Saturday this month with a lighthearted murder mystery show during which actors interact with the audience, and everyone has a chance to solve the crime. $60.
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth // 817/624-7117 // billybobstexas.com

August 7-12 Love Never Dies

Bass Performance Hall presents a sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic The Phantom of the Opera as part of the Broadway at the Bass series. Set in 1907, Love Never Dies imagines the Phantom living in Coney Island—yet still yearning for his beloved Christine. Tickets start at $44.
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth // 817/212-4280 // basshall.com

August 13-17 Aparna Nancherla

See the comedian known for her musings on anxiety and depression at Amphibian Stage Productions—she’s appeared on Comedy Central’s Corporate and Inside Amy Schumer and Netflix’s The Standups. In 2017, Rolling Stone named the New Yorker one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now.” $25.
120 S. Main St., Fort Worth // 817/923-3012 // amphibianstage.com

August 17-19 Texas Home and Garden Show

Take a break from HGTV and meet industry experts in person at Will Rogers Memorial Center. In its 28th year, the Texas Home and Garden Show brings together hundreds of home and garden vendors for workshops and complimentary talks by Tarrant County master gardeners and miles of design inspiration. $10 admission.
3401 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth // 713/285-5067 // texashomeandgarden.com