Fete for a King: Symphonic Elvis Tribute
Touted Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker performs the King's hits, backed by a 30-piece orchestra.
Right puff: Make the evening even more exotic with a visit to Richardson’s Casanova Hookah Lounge after the show.
Sat 8p. Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson (972-744-4650). $25-60 here.
Nearby: Soulfish Grill; Main Street Bistro and Bakery; Tabouli Mediterranean Grill
Big Bang Theory: Friday Night Fireworks
Indulge your inner patriotic pyromaniac at this live DJ garage party that’s sure to deliver a post-4th of July firework fix.
Wine, oh: Get the night going with a three-flight wine and cheese pairing ($20) at the Old Hickory Wine Bar from 4-6:30p.
Fri 8-10p (fireworks 9:30p). Gaylord Texan Resort, Resort Parking Garage 5th Level, 1501 Gaylord Trl., Grapevine (817-778-2610). Free. Parking $12.
Nearby: Back Porch Grill & Tavern; Bo Bo China Restaurant; Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Fin Fun: Dive-in Movie Screening of Jaws
Float in the wave pool or bask on the beach at this open-air screening of that shark movie with the catchy theme song.
Too cool for pool: Make a day of your visit to the water park by renting a private cabana (fits six people) or a luxury lounger.
Fri 10a-10p (movie starts 8:30p). NRH20 Water Park, 9001 Blvd. 26, North Richland Hills (817-427-6500). $21 here.
Nearby: Jerry’s Italian Bistro; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop; Anglers Pro Tackle & Outdoors
Steam Power: Too Hot To Handle 5K
Find out if victory is sweet or just sweaty during this 5K race in the infamous Texas heat benefiting Protective Animal League.
Wrapped up: Reward yourself with a delicious breakfast treat from Good 2 Go Taco.
Sun 7:30a. Norbuck Park (White Rock Lake), E Northwest Hwy. at N Buckner Blvd., Dallas (317-846-0078 ext 611). $35 here. Registration closes Sat.
Nearby: Keller’s Hamburgers; Alligator Café; Barbec’s