A homemade pie contest, ice cream social, kids activities, a band, and dancing will be among the featured activities at the Ryan Place Summer Festival June 13, 1-10 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas.
The event will be held at 2300 6th Avenue and will include a block party where the pie contest judging will take place at 2 p.m.. Categories include Best of Show, Best Fruit Pie, Best Meringue, and Originality.
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. kids activities including a bounce house will be presented and games are included in the fun.
A band and dancing will be held from 7-10 p.m. as part of the BYOB event, which also indicates coolers and chairs.
For more information, see historicryanplace.org/RPIAEventsSummerFestival.html online.
In unrelated event news, “Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian” is being shown through June 23 at the Omni Theater, an IMAX Dome located at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The film, which started May 22 at the facility, features Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams, actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, and Ricky Gervais, and actress Amy Adams, among others. The first “Night at the Museum” film grossed $251 million at the box office with $18.3 million coming from 113 IMAX theatres, according to research.
The museum is at 1501 Montgomery Street in the cultural district and the phone number is 817-255-9300.
For information, visit fortworthmuseum.org on the Web.
In other event news, Pantagleize Theatre Company (1500 Commerce Street, downtown Fort Worth) presents “A Summer Festival of Texas Plays” July 11 and 18 with “Little House of Refuge,” an original play about the earliest Irish settlements in the state, San Patricio de Hibernia and Refugio. (Source: Fort Worth Weekly). The company is a non-profit agency producing plays from around the world. The theatre is open during performances and for tours upon request.
The playhouse was dubbed the name Pantagleize by Belgian playwright Ghelderode who bestowed it on his favorite character, a fashionable man who started a revolution in his native country.
General admission is $7 and there are age-related discounts. The show will take place on the Watergardens Stage.
Reservations are not necessary but you may call 817-472-0032 for details.
“Gutenberg! The Musical!,” the comedy that had the town singing about biscuits and won a “Best Musical 2008” award opens July 8 and continues through the 26th. Voted Fort Worth Weekly’s Reader’s Choice, the show takes the stage at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street.
Tickets are $30, $25, and $15 and reservations may be made by accessing amphibianproductions.org or by calling 817-923-3012.