by Sheila Ellis
You deserve to wind down after the hubbub of Independence Day, but it’s a lot more fun to keep the party going this weekend with our top picks.
Thursday, July 5
Fort Worth Fire Beats, 8 p.m.-midnight
If you can’t stand to wait another year for explosives and fire, this event at Shipping & Receiving Bar should be your next stop. Expect a drum circle, DJ Scott Stanley, art vendors, and performances from FemPyre. Tickets are $5.
Friday, July 6
Vision of the Future, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Make your way over to this curated selection of local art and music at the Twilite Lounge. Bands like the soulful IAMYU and Texture Map are providing good vibes while you browse pieces from artists like Sarah Magill and Ben Goldteeth. As always, there’s no cover charge for this event.
Saturday, July 7
Improve Your Landscape Photography, 10 a.m.-noon
Fort Worth Camera on Montgomery Street is offering you the chance to avoid any more landscape photos that look like they came from Google Street View. For $50, this class is going to leave you with tips on how to use camera settings, equipment, composition and editing software for the best landscape photography.
Race Street Rollick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Race Street in the Riverside Arts District features local artisans and virtuosos lining the street during Race Street Rollick. Permanent shops and restaurants are also open during this event.
Pie Pop Up, 12:30-8 p.m.
Support two local eateries in just one stop this weekend. Sweet Lucy’s Pies is setting up shop at Gypsy Scoops for one of life’s exceptional matches: pie and ice cream. New summer pie flavors will be showcased.
Red, Write & Brewed, 6:30-9 p.m.
Keep the patriotism coming with this calligraphy class at Brewed on West Magnolia Avenue. For $65 you’ll receive treats from local vendors, a take home kit, dinner courtesy of Brewed and all the materials needed for your class. Craft beer and coffee are on tap for the night.
Space Jam: Silent Disco, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Pick up your headphones and don’t worry about noise curfews at Fort Worth Blackhouse’s first silent disco. You’ll get to jam until 2 a.m. with a set by DJ Asa Ace, and blame your offbeat dance moves on a laggy connection. Tickets online are $20, but you can wait until you’re at the door for $25.