7 things to do this Memorial Day weekend

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    Discounted tickets
    1. Fort Worthians are going to really feel the heat this weekend. So, grab a Pink Thing and hop on Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, Six Flag Over Texas’ newest ride. Students can get discounted tickets at the Information Desk in the Brown-Lupton University Union for $35. Other local attractions have discounts too.

    National Tap Dance Day
    2. It’s time to hear those happy feet for the 23rd celebration of National Tap Dance Day with the Arts on Fifth Avenue event on Friday night. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. with appearances by a variety of characters including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. If you can’t make it out on Friday night, on Saturday night the studio will hold tango lessons for $10 a person starting at 8:15 p.m. with an open dance floor from 9 p.m. until midnight.

    Theater
    3. The theater, the theater: The 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival is going on downtown at the Bass Theater. Lysistrata will play Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Ticket and show information can be found here.

    Joe Nichols
    4. It’s time for another concert at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk Saturday night! Joe Nichols will play  at Billy Bobs on Saturday night. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved seating.

    Country jam
    5. If 20 bands for $20 sounds appealing to you, Memorial Jam Texas Style 2011 is the place for you. The line up includes country artists like Josh Abbott and Casey Donahew. The doors open on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets are $30 at the door.

    Texas Rangers
    6. You can put your antlers up this weekend! The Texas Rangers play at home this weekend but if you can’t make it out to Arlington, stop by Buffalo Bros across from campus. They have daily specials which can be found here. Game times are 7:05 p.m., 2:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Friday through Sunday respectively.

    Amon Carter Museum
    7. Want a bit more of a quiet and relaxing event? Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark will be at the  Amon Carter Museum of American Art until June 17. Hours and other visitor information can be found here.