Pictured: Glow Yoga
by Sheila Ellis
Don’t beat the heat; embrace it. Kick-off the beginning of summer with our favorite events this weekend.
Thursday, June 21
Midsummer Mingle, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate the longest day of the year with Society 1949 at this summer solstice party on Amon Carter’s front porch. Sip cocktails, try bites from Esperanza’s and listen to live music as everyone says farewell to the sun. Tickets are $50 for non-members.
Glow Yoga, 7-8 p.m.
The sun may be getting most of the attention, but June 20 is also the International Day of Yoga. For this free event, you’ll want to break out your fluorescent paints — yoga will be guided under a blacklight by City Surf Fort Worth while Pop Boy Etc. spins some real vinyl jams in The Foundry District.
An Evening With Helena Deland, 7:30-9 p.m.
Montreal-based “sincere pop” artist Helena Deland is performing new hits from her upcoming LP, Altogether Unaccompanied, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. These powerful songs recall '60s Parisian pop, fuzz rock and indie folk vibes. Tickets are $12,.
Friday, June 22
Fort Worth Market Trail, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Be among the first to welcome Fort Worth Market Trail. Republic Street Bar is hosting a new monthly event to highlight local vendors, artists and musicians. This month’s offerings include music from Soy Capaz and Black Sinatra and merch from vendors like Everything Living and Blake Sabboth Glass.
Saturday, June 23
4th Annual Salsa Cook-Off and Lotería, Noon-3 p.m.
Eat all of the salsa you can stomach for $10 at this cook-off hosted by Americado and the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. While the judges are deciding on winners, you can also play Lotería (a game similar to bingo) and enjoy a cooking demonstration. Don’t forget to cast your own vote for the People’s Choice award.
Cornhole Tournament, 1-6 p.m.
Gather a trusted team of expert corn bag tossers for this event benefiting Heroes for Hope. Cash prizes are at stake, but if you don’t win, there’s still beer, an 8-foot long pizza, games, a silent auction and live music to enjoy at Wild Acres Brewing Company.
Sunday, June 24
Sunday Brunch with Scotty Scott and Ben Milam, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Proper is hosting its first pop-up brunch with Scotty Scott, a local personal chef with a loyal Instagram following (@cookdrankeat). Tickets are $40 and include a three-course meal with a cocktail featuring Ben Milam whiskey.
Lola’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rummage Sale, Noon-7 p.m.
Spend an afternoon at Lola’s Trailer Park wandering through all of the cool, rare, vintage and strange items this rummage sale has to offer. The live music, food and drinks will power you through it all. Plus, children (dog or otherwise) are always welcome!