top 10 things to do in May

Artfest. May 28-30. Last year, Mayor Ron Kirk labeled this I festival as “the Official Memorial Day Weekend Celebration in Dallas.” Kind of a mouthful, but it’s an endorsement to be reckoned with. The 500 Inc.’s annual spring fund-raiser supports the local art scene-and provides a good time. Fair Park. 214-361-2011

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. May 1-2. Mexico defeated the Spanish more than 200 years ago, but the victory party is still going strong. Word is, this one is the best in Dallas. Tejano music stars Joe Lopez and Elida y Evante will be on hand to celebrate Mexico’s independence at this year’s festival. Fair Park. 214-800-5220.

3 Sleeping Beauty. May 13-16. Fort Worth Dallas Ballet presents the Houston Ballet’s interpretation of Charles Perrauit’s tale of fairies, princesses, and princes-not to mention that ominous spinning wheel. Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets. Fort Worth. 800-654-9545



4 Hootie and the Blowfish. May 7. It’s hard to pigeonhole the music of this formerfrat-house band from South Carolina-is it pop. -rock, or soul? Whatever you label it, it’s ear- candy; The band’s as popular as ever. Coca Cola Starplex. 214-421-1111.

Taste Addison. May 15-16. This event is a tall order, since Addison has the highest concentration of restaurants of any city west of the Mississippi. Booths from 50 restaurants, along with music, rides, and games give you a chance to sample from Addison’s finest. Addison Conference and Theater Center. 800-ADD1SON.

A Chorus Line. May 4-9. Think life is cutthroat in the business world? Well, as Michael Bennett’s Tony Award-winning musical shows, it’s not all glamour and glitz in show business, either. Root for your favorite as 16 dancers tell their life stories while vying for one of eight spots in a Broadway musical. Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Fori Worth. 817-212-4280.

Making Strides Against Cancer 5K Walk. May 22. A little sun, a little exercise, and a worthy cause: What better way to spend a Saturday morning? You don’t have to be an Olympic marathoner to support the American Cancer Society-just jog on over to TeePee Hill and help raise money for cancer research, education, and patient services. White Rock Lake. 214-819-1222.

8 John Goodwin Tower , Center Medal of Freedom Awards Presentation and Lecture. Last year’s recipient. Genera] Colin Powell, will be on | hand to present this year’s medal to Lady Margaret Thatcher, former ( Prime Minister of Britain. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 214-768-8283.



9 Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors. May I. Since the Mavs won’t be appearing in the NBA Finals, this is your last chance to be a fair-weather fan this season, Reunion \ Arena. 214-939-2800.

10 Africa’s Elephant Kingdom.

May I-Nov. 4. Discovery Channel Pictures takes wildlife documenlanes to another dimension as audiences share in the lives of Torn Ear and her extended ele- phant family.After this IMAX production, you may never watch National Geographic again. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. 888-255-9300.

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