As Texas slowly reopens, some attractions start coming back to life across North Texas. John Liddle tells you what you can do if you want to grab your mask and venture out Around Town.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Reopening)
Capacity will be limited to 50%. Visitors must wear face masks, practice social distancing, and not enter if experiencing sickness. There are hand sanitizing stations available, and no food or drink is allowed. All interactive gallery elements will be removed, and visitors will use their phones to pull up guides and maps. The Carter will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Current exhibitions include: The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion, Eliot Porter’s Birds, Looking In: Photography from the Outside, Culture Shock: American Artists from Europe, 1913–1953, and Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela
Where: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
When: Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21 (Carter Members Only June 16-18)
More info: www.cartermuseum.org
Billy Bob’s Texas (Reopening)
The World’s Largest Honky Tonk makes its return on Thursday with “Phase I.” Only daytime admission will be allowed on the first weekend. The Honky Tonk Kitchen will be open, as well as the retail store, pool tables and games, bar, and ticket office.
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
When: Thursday, June 18 - Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, June 21 from noon - 6 p.m.
Cost: $3 cover
More info: https://billybobstexas.com/news/safeandclean
After three months of darkness, Plano-based Cinemark is reopening three of its locations in DFW on Friday. Cinemark is experimenting with “Comeback Classics,” featuring films like Jaws, The Matrix, Lego Movie, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Theaters will have reduced operating hours and staggered showtimes. Cinemark put employees through extensive training before reopening, and each team member will wear a mask and gloves during their shift. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online, and use a contactless payment method.
Where: Cinemark 17 + IMAX at 11819 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas; Cinemark West Plano + XD at 3800 Dallas Pkwy, Plano; Cinemark North McKinney + XD at 1701 N Hardin Blvd, McKinney
When: Friday, June 19 - TFN
Cirque de Monte Carlo at Traders Village
The European-style circus features the Rampin Clown Trio, speed juggler Luis Tapia, aerialist Fabrizzio Sette, quick change artists, and more. The producers recommend you bring a mask and gloves. Temperature checks will be done when purchasing tickets. Seats will be spaced six feet apart.
Where: 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie
When: Thursday June 18 - Sunday June 21
Cost: $20 (kids free with paid adult)
Historic Fairmount Home Tour (Virtual)
The 38th Annual tour of the historic Southside district of Fort Worth goes online this year as a video-based experience. You’ll tour four beautiful homes in Fairmount, plus two bungalows currently under renovation, and Southside Preservation Hall. The broadcast is free, and launches on Saturday at noon, but the event is a big fundraiser and the group is asking for donations.
Where: ANYWHERE! (Virtual Online)
When: Debuts on Saturday, June 20 at Noon
Cost: Free, but donations accepted
“How I Got Over” at Jubilee Theatre
Governor Abbott gave the Jubilee Theatre special permission to reopen for performances of a one month run of “How I Got Over.” All attendees will need to go through a temperature screening, and wear a face covering. The musical revue celebrates the legendary Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, and other gospel greats. This is an all ages show.
Where: 3925, 506 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
When: Friday June 19 - Sunday June 21
Cost: $28 - $35
Kimbell Art Museum (Reopening)
Capacity will be limited. All visitors must wear face masks, practice social distancing, and not enter if experiencing sickness. There are hand sanitizing stations available. Drinking fountains are not in operation, and bottled water can be purchased. Audio wands are no longer available. Visitors should download the Kimbell app on their phones, and bring headphones to follow along instead.
Certain exhibitions are closed.
The special exhibition, Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, has been extended through July.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, June 20-Sunday, June 21 (Member Previews June 18-19)
Cost: Kimbell Collection - Free; Flesh and Blood $14 - $18
More Info: http://www.kimbellart.org
Six Flags Over Texas (Reopening)
The iconic theme park will come back to life, for season pass-holders and members this weekend. Because the park can only handle limited capacity, you must make your reservation online. All guests will be screened via thermal imaging to make sure they don’t have a fever. Additionally all guests and team members will wear masks (over nose and mouth), and social distancing will be strictly enforced. Parking reservations are also encouraged. The park reopens for everyone on Monday, June 22.
Where: 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington
When: Friday, June 19 - Sunday June 21 (Season Pass & Members Only)
More Info: http://www.sixflags.com/overtexas
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Reopening)
Just across I-30, Hurricane Harbor is ready for guests as well. Like its sister-park, only season pass-holders and members will be allowed on Thursday through Sunday, with the park opening to the general public on June 22. Reservations are required at Hurricane Harbor. No face masks are required, but social distancing will still be enforced.
Where: 1800 E Lamar, Arlington
When: Thursday, June 18 - Sunday, June 21 (Season Pass & Members Only)
More Info: http://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas
Urban Air (Reopening)
All DFW locations of Urban Air are reopening on Saturday, June 20. The trampoline park, featuring dodgeball, tubes, ropes courses, and climbing walls, is popular with families. A day before reopening to everyone, Urban Air is having a “free day” for all essential workers and their families. You can sign up for a two-hour block of time on June 19.
Where: Urban Air locations in DFW: including Rockwall, Arlington, North Dallas, Southlake, and North Fort Worth
When: Friday, June 19 - TFN
More info: www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com