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MESQUITE and surrounding Area Events.

 

 

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North Texas Events & Texas Chili Cook Offs

 

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JULY

Mesquite

MESQUITE: Jul. 1-31 Mark Nesmith Art Exhibition Enjoy an exhibit of art by Nesmith. Galleries are open Monday through Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mesquite Championship Rodeo Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers, and bulls in the country. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding—all of the traditional rodeo events, in air-conditioned comfort. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr. mesquiterodeo.com 972/285-8777

MESQUITE: Jul. 22 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are held every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique, painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

Garland

GARLAND: Jul. 3 Star-Spangled Spectacular Families will enjoy face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, strolling entertainment, and more. The event will culminate with a patriotic fireworks display sponsored by the city at 9:15 p.m. Free and open to the community. Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Dr. firewheeltowncenter.com 972/675-1041

GARLAND: Jul. 8 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and homemade vendors, live music, and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. resurrecteddesigns.com

Dallas

DALLAS: May 20-Aug. 20 "Roni Horn" This new summer show features large-scale, cast-glass works by the American artist. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale cylindrical cast-glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum's main gallery. It will be the artist's first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first to focus specifically on her cast-glass sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Jun. 23-Jul. 9 "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale" When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro's pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit. Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org 214/740-0051

DALLAS: Jul. 18-30 "The Bodyguard" Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical stars Grammy nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former secret service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. dallassummermusicals.org 214/565-1116

DALLAS: Jul. 18 Neil Diamond in Concert The music icon, Grammy Award winner, and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member will celebrate his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. americanairlinescenter.com 469/708-4367

DALLAS: Jul. 19 Shawn Mendes in Concert In support of his sophomore album, "Illuminate," multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes brings his first-ever headlining arena world tour to Dallas. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. americanairlinescenter.com 469/708-4367

DALLAS: Jul. 27 Texas Queerlesque Festival The second annual festival will feature more than 60 performers, six headliners, unicorn school, networking socials, parties, vending, and charity raffles. Queerlesque is the space where burlesque and cabaret-style performing arts meet the wild, vibrant, culturally rich queer community of Texas. Viva's Lounge, 1350 Manufacturing St. No. 120. texasqueerlesquefestival.com

 

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AUGUST

Mesquite

MESQUITE: Aug. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 "Once Upon a Mattress" Mesquite Community Theater presents a hilarious and raucous adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea" with a teenage cast. This delightful musical puts an entirely new spin on the original fairy tale by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshal Barer. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

MESQUITE: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mesquite Championship Rodeo Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers, and bulls in the country. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding—all of the traditional rodeo events, in air-conditioned comfort. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr. mesquiterodeo.com 972/285-8777

MESQUITE: Aug. 12 Doggie Splash Day All dogs and their owners are welcome at this annual event. This event is a great opportunity for dogs and their owners to cool off, compete for prizes, or just play at the pool. All dogs will be required to show proof of current vaccinations and must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 and older. Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Dr. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972/216-6260

MESQUITE: Aug. 26-27 Halloween and HauntFest Show If you love Halloween, this family-friendly convention is for you. Learn how to throw the scariest Halloween party, make the coolest costume, and have the best decorated home in the neighborhood. Enjoy demos, activities, sellers and exhibitors, presentations, classes, and more. Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1750 Rodeo Dr. halloweenandhaunt.com 949/427-0255

DALLAS

DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org

DALLAS: May 20-Aug. 20 "Roni Horn" This new summer show features large-scale, cast-glass works by the American artist. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale cylindrical cast glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum's main gallery. It will be the artist's first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

 

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Chili Cook Offs

June to November 2017

                 
6/10/2017 VFW West Tawakoni West Tawakoni TX 75474 100 East Highway 276 1:00 PM Chili Grind The Auxiliary will serve breakfast for all the chili cooks. Date changed.
6/11/2017 VFW West Tawakoni West Tawakoni TX 75474 100 East Highway 276 12:00 PM Chili Grind See cookoff day before.
6/17/2017 Knights of Columbus Irving TX 75060 2906 Rock Island Rd 1:00 PM Chili Grind In case of bad weather cooks can cook inside. RV parking available no hookups.Trophies for top 3 chilis and 1st shows. Beans $5 turn in 12 pm.
6/24/2017 Garland Elks CCO Garland TX 75040 3825 Duck Creek 1:00 PM Chili Grind Beans $5  turn in 12 pm. 50/50 raffle.There is also a Texas State ELKS Championship CCO the same day. Entry in the ELKS CASI CCO allows the cook to enter the State CCO free. As Michelle Kirk won the last Texas state ELKS CCO and the Garland ELKS lodge 1984 is her home lodge it is required to host this event. If you only cook the ELKS state CCO then the fee is $15. The State ELKS CCO turn in time is 1 pm. If you cook CASI CCO then you can dip out of the same pot and add what you want to for the ELKS cup of chili. The CASI chili CCO cup has to follow the CASI rules. All ELKS in the state of Texas are invited.
6/25/2017 DAM Pod FOC CCO Garland TX 75040 3825 Duck Creek Dr 12:00 PM Chili Grind There will be a 50/50 event.
10/14/2017 Our Sunflower Friends Of Ellis County Family Festival Chili Cookoff Waxahachie, TX 75167 2300 US 287 12:00 PM Chili Grind We  will have Red Beans (Pinto Beans and Chili Beans), and a Brisket cook offs. There is also a category for open chili and red beans if you like.   Turn in times: Red Beans - 1:00 p.m., Brisket 2:00 p.m.  Camping Available for self contained units starting Friday, October 13th and can stay through Sunday. Come early and get your special spot.   Live music Friday night. Saturdays events will start at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K walk/run, followed by car show, bike show, balloon release, live and silent auctions, tons of kids activities and raffle for a 2017 Jeep or $25,000 cash.  Raffle tickets are $100 each with only 500 tickets to be sold.  Children Sponsored this year are 2 little boys, Adam and Parker.  Both 2, both battle a form of childhood cancer.  Please feel free to check out our website at oursunflowerfriends.org for more information.  100% of all proceeds will go to the families.  Raffle tickets will be available starting May 1st through our webpage.
10/21/2017 Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch Farmers Branch TX 75234 2540 Farmers Branch Lane 9:30 Chili Grind Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch Event # 2179 Farmers Branch TX 75234 Auto Qualifier No Qualifier Type Address 2540 Farmers Branch Lane Contact: Kristen Nowak Phone: 972-919-2622 Email: kristen.nowak@farmersbranchtx.gov Turn in time: 2:00 pm Meat Requirement: Chili Grind Additional Information: Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival with live music, large crowds and People's Choice Chili with great prizes. Pre-registration available at w.bloominbluegrass.com. Onsite registration will start at 9:30 am. Cooks can enter starting at 8:30 am and MUST be parked by 10:00 am. Located at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX. People's Choice - Free with CASI Chili or $20 ~Serving 12:00 Noon until we run out ~Bring 200 samples for People's Choice (space will be limited to 200 tasters). ~Awards: People's Choice 1-3 is $250/$200/$150 Gift Card Beans - $5 ~Turn in 1:00 pm.~Awards: Pay out 50/30/20 ~Awards: Show 1-3 is $100/$75/$50 Gift Card. Chili is 1-3 $100/$75/$50 Gift Card, 4-10 is $25 Gift Card. Announcements around 3:30 pm. Fire Extinguisher required. Farmers Branch is a no smoking/drinking in city park. No RV parking. Plenty of cooking areas. Directions for cooks: From I-35 take the Valley View exit and go east. Turn south on Denton Drive and turn east on Farmers Branch Lane. Enter Park just after the train tracks.
11/18/17 FOE 3108 Dallas TX 75228 8500 Arturo Dr 9:30 Chili Grind Dallas FOE 3108 Event # 2180 Dallas TX 75228 Auto Qualifier No Qualifier Type Address 8500 Arturo Dr Contact: Ben Stewart Phone: 214-674-0582 Email: bds@benjaminstewart.com Turn in time: 2:00 pm Meat Requirement: Chili Grind Additional Information: Come help us as we continue our 18 years of supporting the DCAC. Bean entry fee is $5.00, with 50-30-20 split. Bean turn in is Noon. We will also have a Locals Chili (must be a member of the FOE to enter) division-turn in at 1pm. Grounds will open at 8:00 am. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as silent auction. There is plenty of room on tennis court for pop ups as well as under the trees. RV parking available. No hook ups. Come Friday night for dinner. Be aware that if it's rainy the week before, our grounds can get quite muddy and limit RV parking. Call beforehand if you have any questions. For more info Dave Hewlett at davehewlett@msn.com or call FOE 3108 at (214) 327-9563.
11/19/17 DAM Pod CCO Dallas TX 75228 8500 Arturo Dr 9:30 Chili Grind DAM Pod CCO Event # 2191 Dallas TX 75228 Auto Qualifier No Qualifier Type Address 8500 Arturo Dr 75228 Contact: Dave Hewlett Phone: 214-695-3806 Email: davehewlett@msn.com Turn in time: 12:00 pm Meat Requirement: Chili Grind Additional Information: Grounds will open at 8:00 am. There will be a 50/50 raffle. There is plenty of room on tennis court for pop ups as well as under the trees. RV parking available. No hook ups.

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