Cover photo: Lee Chastain Cover design: Louis Dixon

Don’t even start. Yes, it’s summer in Texas. No –– unless you’re a construction worker or some other kind of person who makes his or her living outdoors – you don’t have the right to complain about the heat. As grueling as going from air-conditioned home to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned work may be for some of us, summer in the Fort is a blissful time of year. As your spiritual cicerones, we proudly present our second annual Summer Guide. There’s lots to love. Looking for places to visit for a day or maybe long weekend? We’ve got you covered. How about things to do for young adults on a budget? We have that, too. We also offer a rundown of all the great shows coming to Fort Worth museums, galleries, and stages, a list of all the noteworthy local music on tap, and which festivals and big concerts are worth your time, plus the skinny on the best underrated patios in town and cocktails for the teetotaler and imbiber alike. Roll up the issue, put it in your back pocket, and take it with you wherever you go. You never know when you’re going to need some summer guidance.