Film, Culture and Comics
There’s a little bit of something for everyone in DFW this weekend! Catch an independent film in Fort Worth, cosplay and meet comic book artists in Irving, or spend some time catching sun outside in Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Be sure to share pictures from your weekend excursions with #DFWWeekend for a chance to be featured on our site!
Dallas | July 13 through 16
Everyone in DFW has been raving about this exhibit since it opened, and this weekend, it’s coming to a close. I haven’t had a chance to experience it yet myself, so I’ll be taking advantage of the museum’s extended hours this Thursday through Sunday. For those who want to stay and admire the art a little longer, you can visit the exhibit until 9 p.m. this weekend. The Dallas Museum of Art is the only stop this exhibition is making in the U.S., so be sure to swing by the DMA before it leaves Sunday!
Fort Worth | July 14, Noon to 12 a.m.; July 15, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.; July 16, Noon to 5 p.m.
If you’re a fan of independent films like I am, the Fort Worth Indie Showcase is the place to be this weekend. You’ll be able to view around 230 feature, short and micro-short films from local directors and international filmmakers, some of which are only being shown at the Showcase. If you only want to watch a few films, you can buy a day pass for $20, or get more bang for your buck and purchase a weekend pass for $40.
Dallas | July 14, 6 – 11 p.m.
Oui, Oui! Remember Bastille Day and enjoy French food, wine, music and more at this annual, free, family-friendly festival. If you want to sip French wine as you stroll through the market or play on the pétanque court, be sure to purchase a festival souvenir glass in advance. Oh, and don’t be shy about dressing up in your best French outfit for the occasion – stripes and berets are très chic!
Grand Prairie | July 15, 5 p.m.
Yep, you read that right. Everything’s a dollar this Saturday at Lone Star Park! I always love going to watch the thoroughbred races, especially when I can save cash with $1 hot dogs and $2 beer. While you’re there, stop by the Winner’s Circle with your kiddos to watch the jockeys parade their horses before they head off to the races!
Grapevine | July 15, 7 p.m.
An evening outside at Nash Farm is the perfect way to end a summer day. Visit the historic farm grounds this Saturday to enjoy ice cream, Victorian lawn games and old-time music from the Lone Star String Band. Tickets for the event are $5, but you can always stop by Nash Farm earlier in the day for a free self-guided tour of this local favorite historic landmark.
Irving | July 15 and 16
Grab your favorite comics and head to the Irving Convention Center this weekend to meet some of today’s most talented comic book artists. There will be big names like Mark Bagley, Doug Hazlewood and Bob Camp, and smaller artists and cosplayers. If you do dress up, stop by the convention on Sunday for a cosplay contest! You can purchase a one-day tickets for $15, or a two-day ticket for $25.