top 10 things to do in June

Hoop It Up. June 26-27, The nation’s largest three-on-three basketball tournament got its start in Dallas 11 years ago. This month, join the crowds of players and spectators on the asphalt courts in the West End. 888-997-PLAY.

On the Border Charity Round-Up. June 19. Prove to the rest of the world-and those naysayers in Fort Worth-that Dallasites aren’t all flash by joining actor Barry Corbin on OTB’s second annua] western cattle drive. Leave the J.R. Ewing persona behind-and help raise money for some worthy causes-while dancing the night away undem a Texas sky. Silverado Ranch, Weatherford. 214-904-0224.

House of Sculpture. June I-Aug. 8. Critics call the 1990s “the decade of sculpture,” so a visit to one of the most extensive and provocative collections of postwar sculpture will ensure that you remain in step with the times. New York artist Bruce Nauman’s “Left or Standing” serves as the centerpiece of the 15-artist exhibit. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 1309 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. 8I7-7S8-9215.

4 Porgy and Bess. June 3. Those who missed last year’s critically acclaimed run now have (he opportunity to see the produc- tion and experience the magical melodies of jazz great Miles Davis, whose 1958 recording serves as the production’s score. Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. 214-8804137.

5 Footloose. June 22. Kevin Bacon first danced into moviegoers’ hearts in 1984 as a troubled youth in a small conservative town-who knew the same story would translate into a Broadway hi! 15 years later? Relive those forgotten moments of teen angst along with the music of ’80s pop dynamos Chaka Khan and Kenny Loggins. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-565-1116.

6 Juneteenth Celebration. June 19. Since 1866, the day Major General Granger rode into Galveston and proclaimed all enslaved African-Americans free, this day has been celebrated in Texas with food and festivities. This year the Martin Luther King Center again commemorates “Texas Emancipation Day” with its annual outdoor party. Martin Luther King Center, 2922 MLK Blvd. 214-670-8355.

7 Charlotte’s Web. June 12. A childhood classic comes to life as the tale of Wilbur and his arachnid friend takes to the stage. Like Wilbur himself, this production promises to be “Terrific.” Piano Repertory Theater, 102815th Place. 972422-7460.

8 Vince Gill. June 26. Although the 13-time Grammy winner hails from the other side of the . Red River, Gill is still considered one of Texas’ favorite sons. His traditional brand of country music is a refreshing change from the saccharine Nashville sound. Music Mill Amphitheater, Six Flags. 817-530-6000.

Dallas Burn v. New England. June 26. In late June and early July, the searing Texas heat makes most outdoor activities unbearable. So save yourself the trouble and potential heat stroke: Watch someone else exert themselves as Dallas’ favorite soccer team takes on New England. Cotton Bowl. 214-373-8000.

Cher. June 20. The 70s diva’s latest elec-tronica hit. “Believe,” is worlds away from her old standards such as “I’ve Got You Babe.” But despite the style change, Cher remains one of the most phenomenal female performers of her time. Coca-Cola Starptex. 214-421-1111.


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