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July 11, 2014
WHAT TO DO IN DALLAS FORT WORTH THIS WEEKEND JULY 11-13 2014
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2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas
PHONE: 214-841-4713
WHEN: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 atnoon 
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at noon
WHERE: Angelika Film Center & Café at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.  Dallas, TX 75206
DESCRIPTION
The annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas is the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema. Now in its 13th year, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 400 Asian and Asian American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas. This year’s edition will feature 54 screenings of features and short films over the course of eight days.
FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATERS
WHEN: JULY 11 – 8 p.m. Friday, 
JULY 12 – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 
JULY 13 – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.  
WHERE: Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Drive Dallas, TX
214-670-8749
DESCRIPTION
Find a theater company without a theater to call its own is sort of like searching for a bathroom close to your departing gate in an airport terminal. You’re going to have to go out of your way to find it, but you’ll be so happy you did. Luckily, the folks of the Festival of Independent Theatres are a little more kindhearted than most airport architects. They make it easy to find what you’re looking for at least once a year during this annual four-week event that brings together the very best in Dallas-area drama. This year’s festival pulls together eight companies, each putting on a world premiere one-act play starting Friday and running through Saturday, August 2, at the gorgeous Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive. This weekend’s offerings include Playtime, produced by Prism Co., Nouveau 47’s Metamorphosis II, Echo Theatre’s Mania/Gift, and Churchmouse Production’s The Watch. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Single tickets to shows are $18, and festival passes are $60 for two-weeks admission and $80 for all four weeks of the festival. Visit festivalofindependenttheatres.org to purchase tickets and for a full schedule.
2014 DFW Summer Boat Expo
WHEN: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Dallas Market Hall
2200 Stemmons Fwy.  Dallas, TX 75207
PHONE: 214-655-6100
DESCRIPTION
The DFW Summer Boat Expo is the largest boating event in North Texas, featuring more than 450 boat and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers. It is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of dealers’ incentives on 2014 models to make room for 2015 models.
2014 Taste of Dallas
WHEN: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Fair Park  3809 Grand Ave.  Dallas, TX 75210
PHONE: 214-421-8737 
DESCRIPTION
Taste of Dallas, the largest tasting event in Dallas-Fort Worth, will feature an expanded indoor restaurant tasting experience to complement everyone’s favorite restaurants along the esplanade.
The event will also include music from The Spazmatics and Vanilla Ice, plenty for the kids to do, and lots to eat, shop and see make for a great weekend for eaters of all ages.
Proceeds from Taste of Dallas will benefit the American Heart Association.
2014 White Rock Local Market
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Green Spot Market and Fuels
702 N. Buckner Blvd. Dallas, TX 75218
PHONE: 214-319-7768
DESCRIPTION
At White Rock Local Market, you can find the best local produce, meats and cheese, bread and pastries, pickles, jams, tamales and more. The market is at Lakeside Baptist Church on the first and third Saturday of the month and the Green Spot on the second and fourth Saturday (no markets on fifth Saturdays). On the first and second Saturday you can also find handmade furniture, toys, clothes, soaps and more, all made by North Texans.
FIFA World Cup Third Place Game Viewing Party
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street Garden
1920 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201
PHONE: 214-744-1270
DESCRIPTION
Main Street Garden will host a free viewing party of the third place game from the FIFA World Cup on a 9×12 mobile LED screen. Food, beer & wine will be available for purchase onsite from City Park Café.
Friday Night Drags Fort Worth
WHEN: Friday, 07/11/2014
WHERE:  Texas Motor Speedway, FORT WORTH
PHONE: 817-215-8500
DESCRIPTION
Your Friday nights just got hotter at Texas Motor Speedway! Friday Night Drags is heads up, street style drag racing. Racing is held on the one-eighth-mile pit road and the events are open to any automobile and any driver. Gates open nightly at 6:00 p.m. Drag Racing or Show-N-Shine entry fee is $20. Spectator entry is $7 at gate 6. Parking is free outside gate 6 in the PSL lot or $20 for infield parking. BYOC – bring your own cooler, just remember no glass!
Sunset Concert Series The Colony
WHEN: Friday, 07/11/2014
WHERE:  Stewart Creek Park
3700 Sparks Rd., The Colony, TX 75056
PHONE:  972-625-1106
DESCRIPTION
Come on out to Stewart Creek Park to enjoy a sunset concert. Relax to the sounds of the band as we enjoy the beautiful sun setting on Lake Lewisville. Free admission but regular vehicle rates apply to enter the park. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

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