Start Some Drama at the Diorama-O-Rama
It's the freakin' weekend — and, for some students, it's the first Saturday of summer. Celebrate your newfound freedom by gazing at dioramas during the third-ever Diorama-o-Rama, which will be sure to satisfy all of your diorama needs. If that (inexplicably) isn't your thing, drink it up at the NTX Beer Festival. Or satiate your appetite for cultural events at the Asian Festival. Also? Local photographer Jeremy McKane will also be opening up his new art exhibition. Oh, and Natasha Leggero will inspire laughter at Granada Theater.
North Texas Beer Festival at Irving Convention Center
If your love of beer is much greater than the occasional “Hi, nice to drink you” greeting, then the North Texas Beer Festival is the event for you. Yes, there will be beer to drink. But if you're into more of the nuts and bolts (or the hops and barley) of a brewery, then you can quench your thirst with their lectures.
Jeremy McKane Art Exhibition
Prepare to be impressed with the latest work by acclaimed local photographer Jeremy McKane, as his new photography and video installation opens up for viewers. The exhibition features a series of underwater fashion photography — something that you certainly don't see every day.
Natasha Leggero at Granada Theater
Hear that? That's you from the future, chuckling heartily at risque jokes! If you want my incredibly intuitive prediction to come true, head out to Granada to enjoy the comedic stylings of frequent Chelsea Handler collaborator Natasha Leggero. She's as foul-mouthed as they come, so leave the babies (and baby-faced friends) at home.
Diorama-o-rama at Bolt Studios
If you who frequently say things like, “I like this, but I wish that it was smaller” or “Toy train sets are the best!” you'll find yourself at home at the Diorama-o-rama, where “cool” is measured in inches. Contestants will bring their own dioramas to auction off, and, for a small donation, you will get to witness the majesty of multiple dioramas in one place. Yes, I said multiple dioramas! If you didn't just get incredibly excited by that thought, you can talk to a miniaturized model of my hand.
Home By Hovercraft and galleryCat at Magnolia Lounge
This is not just a concert, but a fundraiser for the musical On the Eve. You can watch galleryCat and Home by Hovercraft while participating in an auction, where items up for grabs include original artwork, dance lessons and a one-of-a kind gun replica.
MetroPCS Asian Festival at Main Street Gardens
While the name “Asian Festival” is a little vague, you can benefit from the lack of specificity with a wide variety of cultural performances and cuisine. A quick look at the itinerary reveals an impressive amount of festival participants, including dance troupes and martial artists. To top it off, the list of food vendors is equally extensive, so you definitely won't go hungry.