DFW entertainment: Cinco de Mayo, Dallas Wings, Fairmount,

In this file photo, Folklórico dancers perform at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.  On Thursday, May 5 in North Richland Hills, Ballet Folklórico DFW presents its Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

In this file photo, Folklórico dancers perform at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. On Thursday, May 5 in North Richland Hills, Ballet Folklórico DFW presents its Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

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Cinco de Mayo has turned into a huge fiesta in North Texas and beyond, complete with bar crawls, margarita specials and big gatherings.

And this year’s celebration promises to be bigger than ever, especially with Cinco de Mayo falling on a Thursday with the party extending through the long weekend.

But what about celebrating more authentic Mexican culture?

You can right here in Dallas-Fort Worth by attending the Ballet Folklórico DFW Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

The performance is scheduled for 7 pm Thursday, May 5 at Grand Hall at NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave. in North Richland Hills.

Ballet Folklórico refers to traditional Mexican dances that reflect folk culture and heritage from different regions and states of the country.

It also includes lively music and beautiful costumes such as bright ribbon-decorated skirts and embroidered hats. Dance moves are choreographed and are highlighted by intricate footwork using the front and heel of the shoe.

General admission tickets for ages 3 and older for Thursday’s performance are $12; children under 2 are $2. Parking is free for the event.

Go to balletfolkloricodfw.com/news and click on the tickets link.

Dallas Wings tip off 2022 season at College Park Center

The WNBA is back in Arlington as the Dallas Wings open their 2022 season at College Park Center on Saturday, May 7 at 7 pm against the Atlanta Dream.

The Wings are led by former Notre Dame standout Arike Ogunbowale, who averaged 18.7 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game last year.

In April, Dallas drafted Northwestern point guard Veronica Burton with the seventh overall pick. Burton averaged 17.8 points, 6.4 assists and 5.5 rebounds a game as a senior, and led the country with four steals a game.

The Wings, who feature one of the youngest rosters in the WNBA, hope to improve on last year’s performance when they finished 14-18 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

For single game or season tickets, call or text 817-469-9464, go to wings.wnba.com/tickets/ or email tickets@dallaswingsbasketball.com.

Fairmount returns to full house tours for annual historic event

The Fairmount National Historic District in Fort Worth presents its 40th annual tour of historic homes in the neighborhood on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7-8.

And this year’s event marks a return to full house tours following two years of outdoor-only viewing during the pandemic.

The tour features six preserved homes, highlighted by the MA Benton House, a Victorian-style house and Registered Texas Historic Landmark built in 1898 and one of the oldest houses in Fort Worth. You can also peek inside four bungalow-style homes and a work-in-progress renovation.

Most of the houses on the tour were built between 1890 and 1930, and share many of the same characteristics such as beamed interior ceilings, colonnades, antique hardware and prominent wide front porches.

The tour is scheduled from noon-5 pm both days. Attendees are asked to check in at the welcome pavilion located at SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Avenue. Tickets can be picked up or purchased at the welcome pavilion, and a map and information will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at historicfairmount.com/home-tour/, or for $20 on the day of the tour at SiNaCa Studios.

Proceeds benefit the Fairmount Neighborhood Association along with its mission to preserve and restore the neighborhood and surrounding historic district.

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