Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: July 2

The Fort Worth Symphony begins a three-night stand at the Botanic Garden; Twilite Lounge hosts a tribute to the Stones.

Danny Balis in love performance, February 2009. Credit: Karen Wright for D Magazine.
Danny Balis in love performance, February 2009. Credit: Karen Wright for D Magazine.

I know yesterday’s World Cup loss hurt, and those of us watching were enthralled until the painful conclusion, at least according to our Twitter activity. The actual regional viewership however, left something to be desired. I couldn’t gauge how our staffers were reacting; the office cleared out significantly come game time.

Luckily we have cause for some optimism, in regard to one of our local sports, at least. Carmelo Anthony is in town today, to speak with the Mavs about our mutual possibilities should he sign with Dallas. Zac Crain has an extensive take right here.

It’s pretty convenient that the soccer-induced outburst of national pride has taken place just before Independence Day. You can get the jump on this weekend’s festivities by heading to Fort Worth tonight. The celebrated Botanic Garden is hosting a concert accompanied by fireworks, and you are encouraged to have a picnic while taking in the 1812 Overture as performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. For a preview of all the other events leading up to, and including the 4th, go here.
The Twilite Lounge in Deep Ellum has gotten into the habit of hosting “hoot nights,” or shows which feature a variety of local artists taking on the songwriting canon of a specific beloved act. Last time around it was Dylan, and tonight’s featured cover target is the Rolling Stones. Their considerable body of work will be tackled by Twilite Owner and radio personality Danny Balis, as well as local musicians Chad Stockslager, Amber Farris of Somebody’s Darling, and singer-songwriter Madison King. The music starts at 9:45 pm.

For more things to do, go here.