C’mon Barbie, let’s go party.
What: A playful-but-edgy exhibit featuring photographs and paintings of Barbie and Ken dressed up throughout the ’60s.
Why: We love the glam interpretations — heavy on the eyeliner and graphic wallpaper.
When: Thru July 31. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Rising Gallery, 4631 Insurance Ln. (214-634-6262). Admission is free.
Rock This Town
What: A five-day music fest with live tunes (Fastball, Boys Named Sue, Le Cure), a rock documentary screening, Guitar Hero contest, raffle, and pool party.
Why: All ticket sales support Love Hope Strength Foundation and Children’s Medical Center.
When: June 23-27. Schedule online at lovehopestrength.org.
Where: La Grange, 2704 Elm St. (214-741-2008); Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave. (214-393-2300). Tickets ($10-$100) online at lagrangedallas.com or at the door for peeps 21 and older.
Thread Social Sale
What: Up to 65 percent off the feminine label’s summer party frocks.
Why: The unexpectedly chic one-shoulder dress in navy mesh (reg. $405, now $189).
When: You’re ready to mingle, but pants look less than friendly.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Picnic on the Plaza
What: Swanky One Arts Plaza resto Dali Wine Bar & Cellar now offers to-go box lunches starting at under $9 (call to order ahead). Or grab take-out specials from neighbors Fedora, Jorge’s, Screen Door, and Tei-An.
Why: You’re so sick of brown bagging it.
When: Noon? Oneish? Your call.
Where: 1722 Routh St. (214-451-0313).
What: Prepare for D-Day by touring Fort Worth’s wedding resources Domain XCIV, De Ma Fille, Sublime Bakery, Byrd & Bleecker, The Enchanted Florist, and Halo Salon & Color Lab.
Why: Discounts on packages, from flowers to invites.
When: You have bride and joy.
Where: See above.
Photo: Courtesy of Rising Gallery