Annie. August 17-29. The whole gang’s back-Daddy Warbucks, Sandy, Mrs. Hannigan. all the orphans and the little red-headed moppet herself-to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of America’s best-loved musicals. Casa Mariana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth. 972-647-5700.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos. August 29. Even the punishing August heat won’t keep real Cowboy fans from catching a pre-season glimpse of their team as the Boys take on the reigning Super Bowl Champs. Texas Stadium. 214-373-8000.
Susie Rosmarin. August 1-7. Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of abstract art, the works of this Houston artist will make you pause. These deceptively simple designs transcend the genre, and even the most casual aficionado will appreciate this exhibit. Angstrom Gallery, 3609 Parry Ave. 214-823-6456.
Off the Page: M AC Invitational. August 7-29. Everyone loved “show and tell” back in elementary school. The MAC continues the tradition with its annual multi-disciplinary member’s exhibition. Everyone from poets to painters will be on hand. 3120 McKinney Ave. 214-953-1212.
Dixie Youth World Series. August 14-21. Summer just isn’t summer without the sounds of Little League baseball. So, if you have time to catch only one Little League game this season, be on hand to watch championship teams from 11 states vie for the tide of “Dixie Champion.” Ben Gill Park, Terrell 972-563-5703.
AI Green and the Isley Brothers. August 14. Remember “Let’s Stay Together”? How about “Love and Happiness”? Remember how they made you feel? Slow drag with the one you love and recapture those moments as Al Green and the Isley Brothers take to the stage. Six Flags Amphitheater. 817-530-6000.
It’s a Blue Planet Day: Family Festival Day. August 21. For the price of a seashell, kids 12 and under can spend the day learning about oceans, rivers, and lakes. After being landlocked most of the summer, an afternoon among the waves should be refreshing for the whole family. Dallas Museum of Natural History, Fair Park. 2I4-421-DINO.
1999 Texas Open State Championship Chili Cook-Off. August 14. Just when you thought summer couldn’t gel any hotter, the folks in Lewisville turn up the heat. Bring a spoon and plenty of bottled water-samples are encouraged. Lewisville Lake Park. 972-219-3550.
Ragtime. August 17-Sept 5. E.L Doctorow’s tale of three American families at the turn of the century recalls an era when every-thing was new and anything possible. Mum Hall at Fair Park. 2/4-691-7200.
Barenaked Ladies. August 15. Add a little humor to an otherwise mundane day. The lyrical originality and humor of this Canadian alternative band provides a welcome relief after “One Week” of the hustle and bustle of life. Starplex Amphitheater. 214-373-8000.