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May 23 Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings at the Farmers Branch Historical Park will be filled with the sounds from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Activities leading to the firework fun include tours within historical structures, bounce houses, face paintings and more free activities in the Kidzone, and a photo station to document all the fun! Select concessionaires will be onsite selling a variety of festival fare, beer, wine, and snacks. You can also pre-order one of the many picnic baskets prepared by Central Market. The Park will open its gates on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. with activities for the young and the young at heart including the all-time favorite low level fireworks show. Farmers Branch Historical Park is located at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information: fblibertyfest.com.

May 24 México 2000 Ballet Folklórico presents its newest production, "Festivities of Mexico." This spectacular folk dance concert will feature dance traditions in weddings, carnivals and religious holidays that exemplify the ways in which Mexican people have preserved their dance and musical traditions for centuries. States and dance regions include: Chiapas, Queretaro Serrano, Michoacán Lacustre, Veracruz, Sinaloa Costa, Nuevo Leon Linares, Hidalgo Huasteco, Nayarit, and an authentic Fiesta in Jalisco! Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street. General admission is $15. Information: mexico2000.net.

May 22 Irving's free Friday Evening Concerts showcase live music performances from a variety of genres, with great musicians from across the state. This Friday, enjoy the Buster Brown Band from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This show has been moved indoors to Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. The shows are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month through June and are free and family-friendly. The 2015 Concert Series brings the music of popular bands to Irving. Tribute bands representing top groups from multiple genres will bring well-known songs to the stage. Prepare to sing along with your favorite hits! Information: www.cityofirving.org.

May 22 Chamber Music International is proud to present Jinjoo Cho, 2014 Gold Medalist of the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and pianist Hyun Soo Kim in CMI's 29th season finale. The Friday, May 22 performance is at 8:00 p.m. in the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information: www.cmi-tickets.org.

May 23 Rowlett's Memorial Day Celebration featuring Touch-A-Truck is back! The City of Rowlett comes together at 10 a.m. to honor the brave men and women who dedicated their lives to preserving our freedom. Citizens, friends and family meet at the Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main St. to pay homage to our fallen soldiers. This special day continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Touch-A-Truck, a fun and educational opportunity for children of all ages to touch, climb on and explore over 25 trucks lined up throughout Rowlett Community Centre parking lot. Included will be a fire truck, ambulance, 18 wheeler, school bus and more! Note: in the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Monday, May 25th. Information: www.ci.rowlett.tx.us.

May 23 Launching the second year of Dallas City of Learning (DCoL), Big Thought and Mayor Mike Rawlings are hosting a free Dallas City of Learning summer kickoff at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family to enjoy free hands-on activities including: build a tin box sculpture with Fossil Group designers; join Best Buy's Geek Squad to invent with electronics and turn everyday objects into touchpads using the littleBits and Makey Makey invention kits; climb into the cockpit of a plane with the Frontiers Of Flight Museum; spot counterfeit money with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; join the Trinity River Audubon Center and learn some uncommon facts about your friendly neighborhood pigeon; and much more. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at on-site food trucks. During the event, kids ages 6 to 18 will be able to register for Dallas City of Learning and earn a digital badge for activities they participate in. Information: www.klydewarrenpark.org and RSVP at www.facebook.com/BigThoughtDallas.

May 24-25 Join Carry The Load's vision to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel. The Dallas Memorial March is a 20-hour 15-minute Memorial Day event honoring service members and their families for the sacrifices they make. You can join in the Memorial March at any time during the 20 hours and walk even for just a few minutes. You do not have to carry a weighted pack. The event takes place at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. and on the Katy Trail in Dallas. Information: carrytheload.org.
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  • Note: In observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, DART buses and trains will follow a Sunday schedule and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will not operate between Dallas and Fort Worth.

May 24 In a Salute to the Armed Forces, Jaap van Zweden conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a program of patriotic favorites, in partnership with Carry The Load and Klyde Warren Park. Video artist Monte Laster's DSO commission in collaboration with students at Booker T. Washington High School will also be shown. The free event is at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. starting at 8:30 p.m. (Rain Site will be at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St.) Information: www.mydso.org.

Through July 5 The U.S. premiere of the internationally traveling exhibition on the work of contemporary Belgian artist Michaël Borremans is at the Dallas Museum of Art. Co-organized by the DMA and Center for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR) and curated by Jeffrey Grove, Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets is the first to bring together the artist's paintings, drawings, and films from over the last fifteen years in a single survey. The exhibition is comprised of well-known and rarely exhibited works from private and public collections in Europe and the United States, including 50 paintings, 40 drawings, and five films. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood. Information: www.dma.org.

May 25-31 Dallas native and 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, along with major winners and past AT&T Byron Nelson champions, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, lead the latest commitments to the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, 4400 N. MacArthur Blvd. A field of 156 players will vie for the $7.1 million purse, the $1,287,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points. The tournament is hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and has been a premier PGA Tour event for over 45 years. Information: www.attbyronnelson.org.

Fort Worth:

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Through May 24 The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass is a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. From this collection of Impressionist to post–World War II art, 37 works of painting and sculpture will be on view, including an impressive pair of paintings by Van Gogh - Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888, and Enclosed Field with Plowman, 1889 - and a major still life by Picasso, Fruit Dish, Bottle, and Guitar, 1923. The exhibit will be on view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Admission is free to this special exhibition. Information: www.kimbell.org.

Denton:

May 21 Denton Main Street Association presents the Twilight Tunes concert series in downtown Denton. The concert series will continue every Thursday evening through July 2nd. Join the fun this Thursday and listen to A Taste of Herb, a Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tribute Band on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The concert is held on the lawn, alternating between the east and the west side during the season. Admission is free. Bring your friends and family, get a meal-to-go from one of the many downtown eateries, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton. The 2015 series offers an eclectic assortment of music for all listeners. Thursday Twilight Tunes is the perfect way to kick off the weekend early and listen to some of the best local bands in the Denton area. Information: www.dentonmainstreet.org.


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