EDITOR’S NOTE:Send in your items for “This Weekend’s” arts and entertainment calendar to Lana Sweeten-Shults by email, [email protected], or by mail to P.O. Box 120, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76307. You may also drop your arts and entertainment news at the office, 1301 Lamar St., downtown. Include the name of the event, date, time, place, ticket prices, description of the event and contact information for readers. We are sorry but we cannot take listings over the phone. For more information, contact Sweeten-Shults at 940-720-3462.
“CATS”: Through Aug. 12, Wichita Theatre, Ninth and Indiana. $ 24, $ 21 and $ 13. 723-9037 or www.wichitatheatre.com.
SUMMER YOUTH MUSICAL PRESENTS “13, THE MUSICAL”: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 29, Main Stage, Backdoor Theatre, 501 Indiana. Follows the preteen Evan Goldman as he moves from the big city of New York to small-town Indiana. He has a new school and new hometown. Will he fit in and stand out or will he be left out? 322-5000 or backdoortheatre.org.
RACE NIGHT AT THE WICHITA SPEEDWAY: 6-10 p.m. July 28, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 at 1633 Farm-to-Market 369 North. Gates at 6 p.m., racing at 8 p.m. $ 8 to $ 12 940-257-7936.
SHOW BY JUDITH BATEMAN: July 28 to Sept. 23, NorthLight Gallery, Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar St. 767-2787 or www.kempcenter.org.
HOOP FOR HOPES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 29, MPEC Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. 24/7 Fatherhood Engagement, a program of the North Texas Are United Way will present the tourney. It’s free to attend and to participate. Food, drinks, games, prizes, music. 940-757-1662.
WATERMELON FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29, Wichita Falls Downtown Farmers Market, Eighth and Ohio. Free watermelon slices, seed-spitting contest, watermelon to buy. 322-4525.
IOWA PARK ROBOTICS CLUB FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29, Red River Harley Davidson, 4514 Northwest Freeway. Hamburgers, hot dogs, robots for the kids to play with. Baked goods available. No cost, but donations accepted.
DANIELLE SCOTT, DREAMS TO REALITY, KEYS TO OLYMPIC SIZE SUCCESS: 5-8 p.m. July 29, D.L. Lion Coliseum, MSU. A talk by the five-time Olympian. She is giving the keynote address for MSU volleyball’s fundraiser for the team’s first trip abroad to Argentina. $ 40 ($ 500 for a table of eight). 940-397-6212.
DURING THE WEEK
CINEMARK SUMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE SCREENS “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE”: 10 a.m. Aug. 1-2, Cinemark 14, Parker Square. $ 1.
WICHITA FALLS ART ASSOCIATION PHOTO EXHIBIT OPENING: 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery, 600 Eighth St. Free admission. 720-2545.
AFTER HOURS ARTWALK: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3, downtown Wichita Falls. Artists at the Downtown Farmers Market, Eighth and Ohio. Galleries, restaurant and other businesses open late. Free to attend. The next Artwalk is Sept. 7.
SCULPTURE GARDEN AFTER DARK w/ BRODY WEST AND REED DONALDSON: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar St. Free to attend. Bring chair/blankets for seating. BYOB (beer and wine only). Picnics welcome. 767-2787 or kempcenter.org.
“SPRING FLING REMEMBERED”: Through August, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. This exhibit pays tribute to the art festival that helped the museum establish strong roots in Wichita Falls. Free admission. 940-397-8900.
LAUREN PINSON, IMAGES OF PARIS AND ROME: Through Aug. 12, The Galleria at the Forum, 2120 Speedway. 766-3347.
WICHITA FALLS ART ASSOCIATION SHOW: Through Sept. 16, West End Studio of the Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar St. Opening reception is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. 767-2787 or www.kempcenter.org.