Friday 07.03


Kaboom Town explodes in (and over) Addison

The town of Addison has a 30-year history of celebrating the 4th of July a day early, making its Kaboom Town expo of fireworks, food and fun the best way to be patriotic before anyone else. There will be live music (starting at 5 p.m.) , an air show (7:15 p.m.), fireworks (9:30 p.m.) and an after-party featuring music from Emerald City. And general admission is free (VIP passes available).

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. 5 p.m.–midnight.

Tuesday 07.07


We got magic to do at Fair Park with ‘Pippin’

One of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1970s, the recent revival of Pippin attracted just as much acclaim 40 years later. The show originally starred, in the title role, John Rubinstein (as well as a Fort Worth girl named Betty Buckley); the national tour, which stops at Fair Park for two weeks before heading
to Bass Hall, once again features Rubinstein … only this time as Pippin’s father. Stephen Schwartz wrote the infectious score.

Fair Park Music Hall, 901 First Ave. July 7–19. Ball Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. July 21–26.

Wednesday 07.08


Attend a major celebration of marriage equality … and see a major star perform

The W Hotel Dallas and the HRC have teamed up for Turn It Up for Change, which celebrates marriage equality with an actual wedding and reception — with DJ Lady Bunny spinning. But she won’t be the only star to make music at the party. A major award-winning star will give an intimate concert at the event. Just how major? Well, all we can say is: You don’t wanna miss it.

W Dallas Victory Hotel, 2440 Victory Lane.  7 p.m. welcome reception, 7:30 p.m. ceremony and celebration. RSVP required to

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 3, 2015.