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Give it up for Mother Nature
This weekend is Earth Day and there are many ways to celebrate, but the biggest event is going to be Earth Day Texas at Fair Park. This three-day event includes a tiny house exhibit, a scuba pool where people can go diving, and fun zone with science crafts. New this year is an environmental film festival.
All that happens Friday through Sunday, and best of all, it's free.
Tunes, tunes and more tunes
This weekend is also a big one for music lovers. Record Store Day is Saturday, which means almost every record shop in the area is going to have a party.
Live music kicks off at Good Records in Dallas at 11 a.m. and bands playing include the Texas Gentlemen and Cure for Paranoia, which are two excellent local bands. Over at Spinster Records, tunes start at 10 a.m. with Kirk Thurmond, who is also local.
Josey Records will have DJs throughout the day, but the biggest attraction here will be a limited release vinyl from rapper Astronautalis, who grew in North Texas. That album is called The Texas Years and will be available only at Josey Records Saturday.
The day caps off with a huge concert. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bring their 40th anniversary tour to American Airlines Center in Dallas Saturday. Tickets are almost sold out, but there are plenty available on secondary market websites like StubHub.
Fest so hard
There are a couple of festivals worth a mention happening this weekend. First is the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival. From Thursday to Sunday, expect to find artists lined up and down the street, as well as live music, beer, food, all that good stuff.
Over in Las Colinas, folks will be celebrating Canal Fest. This is more a cultural festival with belly dancing, hula dancing, as well as Indian and African dance performances. It also includes an art exhibit and live music. But it takes place along the Mandalay Canal there, so it's nice and scenic.
Both those events are free to attend.
Lastly, I'll mention that Chelsea Clinton is going to be in town on Sunday at the to talk about her book, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going! That event, however, is sold out.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on 570AM KLIF.