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— The Frisco Roughriders’ season opener is here. Thursday at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, see the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers open their 2015 season as they take on the Arkansas Travelers!
Thursday through Sunday, hear The Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at the Meyerson.
— Friday, head over to Six Flags Over Texas for the 47th Annual Family Night. Have fun and help out the great folks at Children’s Medical Center.
— Seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth come together in one show that will feature acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Experience the Illusionists Thursday through April 19 at Music Hall at Fair Park.
— The Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie is happening now through May 25. This weekend, see performers like Topsy Turvy – The Gypsy Jesters and Kamikaze Fireflies. The Guest artisan shoppe is Knick Knachronisms. And my fave — the daily wine tasting event which features the wines of Germany.
— You know it is spring when the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Fest comes around. Thursday through Sunday, check out the largest arts festival with more than 200 of the nation’s finest artists. Downtown Fort Worth will be filled with more than $4.6 million worth of art.
— Be sure to set the DVR Sunday night for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. I say DVR it so you can fast forward through all the stupid speeches. And by stupid speeches, I mean celebrities talking.
— If being on Big Brother has always been your dream, this Saturday may be your lucky day. CBS is looking for Big Brother contestants and they are doing an open casting call in Dallas from noon to 3 p.m. at Levu Discotheque on Pacific Ave. Sorry if I mispronounced the name of the bar. I don’t get out much. By the way, the casting agency is looking for outgoing, intriguing, competitive people.
— Wanna see some extremely smart horses? Now through April 18, The National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes is happening at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. It is a pretty cool thing to watch. Horses…on their own…separate a cow from the herd…and then keep it isolated for a certain period of time.READ MORE: New Texas Rules Requiring Oil And Gas Producers To Winterize Not In Time For This Winter
— Remember the little cheetah baby named Winspear at the Dallas Zoo that got a black lab puppy playmate named Amani? You can see them now in the new Cheetah Encounter. The Cheetah Encounter is equipped with a radar gun and several speed screens to show you how fast the pair can travel as they chase a lure through the 75-yard-long exhibit.
— Looking for some pure energy? I can’t help you there, but I can point you in the direction of a band that sings about it. Check out Information Society at the Granada Saturday night.
— Saturday, rain or shine, check out Arts in Bloom in downtown Mckinney. Over 150 local and regional artists showcase their talents, lining the streets and store fronts throughout the 12-block downtown area. They will also have a farmer’s market and my fave — the Arts in Bloom Wine Garden.
— The 2015 Lone Star Park Music Series kicks off Friday night with awesome Texas Red Dirt Country music. See the Eli Young Band!
— I loved this dude the first time I saw him. He was wearing this awesome black leather jacket…and he sang that cool tune “Straight from the Heart” that we slowed danced to at CYO dances. See Bryan Adams at the Allen Event Center this Sunday.
— You may not be able to afford one of these cool homes, but you can still scope out the inside of them and imagine you live there. The 14th Annual Turtle Creek Tour of Homes this Sunday will give us the chance to see inside of some homes we only see in magazines — and when we peek inside their windows at night. (Did I say that out loud?)
— Take a trip down memory lane Friday night at the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill. See a band that was hot back when both guys and chicks had big, long hair, shoulder pads, and spandex. Check out Y and T and hear all about those Summertime Girls.
— Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our beer festivals. Saturday at Fair Park, check out the Big Texas Beer Fest.
— Friday night, you can see a guitarist who joined the Scorpions when he was only 17, was an influence on Randy Rhoads, and was asked to replace Randy in Ozzy’s band when he was killed, and for most of his career, used a Gibson Flying V guitar. See guitar god Michael Schenker at Trees.
— Speaking of flying things, check out the Duck Commander 500 Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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