Don’t spend a dime to have a good time in Dallas this summer.
The Bomb Factory is hosting a free show this Thursday, June 11, featuring country success Charlie Robison. Country up-and-comer Jason James and Dallas’ own Texas soul band Charlie’s Bow Tie open. Doors are at 7:30 pm, and all ages are welcome.
If you’re looking for a great show that also happens to be free, The Wild Detectives will host an outdoor screening of the Spanish cult movie Arrebato on June 12 at 9:30. It’s presented as part of the Oak Cliff Film Festival (but free).
The 2015 National Tap Dance Celebration will kick off June 9 and run through June 13. This free event will be held at The Music Hall at Fair Park from 6:30 to 7:15 each night. The website calls for performers, so if you’re tap savvy and want to show your skills, this may be your chance for fifteen minutes of fame.
Go museum-hopping June 19 for the Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party, when the DMA, the Nasher, and the Crow Collection all open their doors for free admission. Find food trucks, live music, and activities throughout the arts district. It’s an evening that highlights some of the regular great (and often free) programming at several museums.
Accompany Dr. Matthew Brown, assistant professor of philosophy and history of ideas at the University of Texas at Dallas, in discussing the history of superheroine and feminist icon Wonder Woman. You can catch this component of the free Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art series at the Horchow Auditorium on June 19 at 8:30 p.m.
‘Til Midnight at the Nasher is everything you could want out of a Friday night: a concert, a movie, and a picnic. June’s event will feature musical performances by The Walden Twins as well as Quiet Company, followed by an outdoor screening of A Fish Called Wanda. The event itself is free, but picnic tickets must be purchased in advance.