Wed 1 – This year, the Farmers Market has announced it will be open on Wednesday mornings as well as Saturdays. Getting there early will not only help you beat the summer heat but also give you access to the best selection of summer produce, including peaches and berries. The market is open 8am-noon Wed & Sat until further notice at 3821 Southwest Blvd, FW. Admission is free.
Thurs 2 – There’s something weird about seeing a play or a movie that’s set in the dead of winter when it’s high summer outside (or vice versa). You can experience that when Onstage in Bedford puts on Almost, Maine. John Cariani’s sometimes touching, sometimes cloying play about the denizens of a small New England town during a magical night runs thru Jul 12 at Trinity Arts Theatre, 2819 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-354-6444.
Fri 3 – Why, oh why, didn’t Jake and Elwood take Aretha Franklin with them when they left that diner? The Blues Brothers may not be a good movie in any regard, but it does have a number of R&B legends playing their music, plus Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi when they were in the flush of their Saturday Night Live fame. For its 35th anniversary, the movie screens outdoors at 7:30pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-12. Call 817-738-9215.
Sat 4 – Because of rising water levels, the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza won’t be held at its usual location on Lake Grapevine. However, there will still be an Independence Day celebration, with viewing points in the parking lot at AMC Grapevine Mills. The show starts at 9:30pm at 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine. Admission is free. Call 817-410-3100.
Sun 6 – Concerts in the Garden signs off for the year with the Texas Tenors. Having performed with FWSO last year, Marcus Collins, JC Fisher, and John Hagen return to sing their usual mix of classical, country, gospel, and pop music at 8:15pm at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Tickets are $30. Call 817-665-6000.
Mon 5 – Genetic research indicates that the populations of humpback whales in the north Atlantic, north Pacific, and southern oceans are so distinct that some marine biologists think they should be grouped as different subspecies. You can learn more about these animals (who sing for reasons that are still unclear) at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s IMAX film Humpback Whales. It runs indefinitely at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $6-7. Call 817-255-9300.
Tues 7 – After pushing Houston for the lead in the AL West, the Texas Rangers have fallen back to the pack, but they have a chance to improve their lot (and their subpar home record) by taking two games from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a team that has bounced back after a 2014 season almost as nightmarish as the Rangers’. The series runs today thru Jul 8 at Globe Life Park, 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Tickets are $13-210. Call 817-273-5100.