News Column

A look ahead in local events

May 16, 2014

Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas

May 16--AUTO

SUMMER'S LAST BLAST: Aug. 8-9, Vernon. Car event featuring a car show, Saturday night cruise, burn rubber contest and more.

BAZAARS, EXPOS

WICHITA FALLS COIN & STAMP SHOW: 1-6 p.m.May 30 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.May 31, MPEC's Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. $2 admission for adults (children younger than 12 admitted free with adult). 631-0817.

THE PEDDLER ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Noon to 4 p.m.June 13-15, MPEC's Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $5 for children 5-11; free for children younger than 5. 800-775-2774.

BIG BOY TOY SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.July 12, MPEC's Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. Motorcycles, RVs, ATVs and more. 322-6957.

COMEDY

RON WHITE, "NUTCRACKER TOUR": 7 p.m.Aug. 8, Memorial Auditorium. tickets.com or 716-5555.

CONCERTS, MUSIC

LIVE AT THE LAKE PRESENTS THE BLACK AND WHITE BAND: 6 to 8 p.m.May 22, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU, 2 Eureka Circle. Gypsy Kit on the Go will have limited menu items for purchase. Also coming up will be Ashton Gustafson and Kevin RhineJune 12, Cousin Fuzzy on June 26, Jay Hollis on July 10, Tommy AlonzoJuly 24, Ken Nelson QuartetAug. 14, Ali Holder on Aug. 28. Free admission. 397-8900.

COME TOGETHER FEST: 6:30 p.m.May 24 until 2 a.m., 1409 Lamar St. at P2 The Deuce. Featuring Us Heathens, James Cook and the Audacity, It Hurts to be Dead, Dog Waltz, Dr. Philgood. Bands start at 7 p.m. Presented by VMH Productions.

WICHITA FALLS COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA'S FANDOM TRIBUTE II: 7 p.m.May 27, Akin Auditorium, MSU. To be featured will be music from movies and television. Free admission. wichitafallscommunity orchestra.com.

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY BLUEGRASS BAND: May 29, Kemp at the Forum, 2120 Speedway. Part of "The Sounds of Speedway: Forum Live Music Series." $25. 766-3347 or theforumwf.org.

DAVID CHAMBERLAIN: May 31, Comanche Red River Casino, Devol, Okla.

GARY NICHOLSON/WHITEY JOHNSON: June 12, Kemp at the Forum, 2120 Speedway. Part of "The Sounds of Speedway: Forum Live Music Series." $30. 766-3347 or theforumwf.org.

TED NUGENT: July 3, Memorial Auditorium. 716-5555 or wfmpec.com.

TYLER RUSHING BAND: July 12, Kemp at the Forum, 2120 Speedway. Part of "The Sounds of Speedway: Forum Live Music Series." $15. 766-3347 or theforumwf.org.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS

VETERANS TRIBUTE FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.May 24, J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. Music, car show, food, vendors. 642-0606.

BYERS JUNE FEST: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.June 14, Main Street, Byers. Music, car show, crafts, vendors. 940-529-6227 or 940-733-2979.

LEGENDS OF WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL FEATURING MEL TILLIS, BOBBY FLORES AND MORE: June 19-21, MPEC, 1000 Fifth St.$30June 19-20 and $45 June 21. legendsofwesternswing.com.

FAMILY, YOUTH

CASTAWAY COVE OPENS: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.May 24. 322-5500.

SPLASH DAY: Noon to 6 p.m.June 7, Lucy Park Pool. Free admission to kick off the season. 761-7490.

BUG FEST: 6-9 p.m.June 20, River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St. at the entrance to Lucy Park. 767-0843.

CINEMARK SUMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE SERIES PRESENTS "ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN": 10 a.m.June 10-11, Cinemark 14, Parker Square. $1 ($5 for the 10-film series). Also coming up: "Epic," June 17-18; "The Croods," June 24-25; "Turbo," July 1-2; "The Smurfs 2," July 8-9; "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," July 15-16; "Walking With the Dinosaurs," July 22-23; "The Lego Movie," June 29-30; "Rio 2," Aug. 5-6; an "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," Aug. 12-13. 716-9933.

HOLIDAY (JULY 4th)

MOST PATRIOTIC PARADE AND OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY: July 4, downtown Wichita Falls. Parade begins downtown and ends at the Kell House Museum for old-fashioned games. 723-0623.

PERFORMING ARTS

"SHREK THE MUSICAL": May 24 to June 2, Wichita Theatre, 10th Street and Indiana Avenue. 723-9037 or wichitatheatre.com.

"MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT": Opening June 6, Backdoor Theatre, 501 Indiana Ave., downtown. A musical comedy based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." 322-5000 or backdoortheatre.org.

"LES MISERABLES": In July and August, Wichita Theatre, 10th and Indiana. 723-9037 or wichitatheatre.com.

"GODSPELL": Opening July 11, Backdoor Theatre, 501 Indiana, downtown. The Stephen Schwartz musical that gave us the hit "Day by Day" is a series of parables mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew. 322-5000 or backdoortheatre.org.

RANCH, RODEO

TEXOMA ALL BREED HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION NO. 1 SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.May 24, J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. 716-8610.

TEXOMA ALL BREED HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION NO. 2 SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.June 7, J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. 716-8610.

MRCA RODEO: June 14-15, Vernon.

NATIONAL JUNIOR SANTA GERTRUDIS HEIFER SHOW: June 15-20, J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. 361-592-9357.

DISTRICT 3 4-H SHOW: June 18-21, Vernon.

SPORTS

WICHITA FALLS DERBY DAMES BOUT: 5-10 p.m.May 31, MPEC's Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. Get tickets at the Roller Plex, Digital Deviance or from any Dames member. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for children 6-12.

NIGHTHAWKS VS. TEXAS EAGLES: 7:30 to 10 p.m.May 31, Memorial Stadium. 720-0911.

OIL BOWL CLASSIC: 7:30 p.m.June 15, Memorial Stadium. Charity football game is presented by the Maskat Shriners. oilbowl.com.

TEXASOKLAHOMA JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT: June 16-19, various golf courses in Wichita Falls. tojrgolf.com.

NIGHTHAWKS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY BOUNTYHUNTERS: 7:30 to 10 p.m.June 21, Memorial Stadium. 720-0911.

90 FOR DAD BICYCLE RIDE: July 19, Wichita Falls. Created by Dail Neely in memory of his father, Melvin, and as a thank you for the care Hospice provided the family. Riders will ride 90 miles in memory of Melvin and Clara Nell Neely. 642-6678. http://90fordadbicycleride.com/

VERNON BURNIN' BIKE RIDE: Aug. 16, Vernon.

WALKS, RUNS

JAMES MCCLAIN WOODCARVING EXHIBIT: May 30 to July 26, What's Up Downstairs Gallery, Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar St. Free exhibit. 767-2787 or kempcenter.org.

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