Sail Away, Sail Away

Mark Andresen

Whether you enjoy water-skiing at Lake Lewisville, bass fishing at Joe Pool Lake or skinny-dipping in your local watering hole, the Dallas Summer Boat Show has something for you.
Even if you can barely afford the mortgage on your house, it's still fun to check out the cavernous giant houseboats that get more outrageous every year. If you're not quite yacht shopping yet, then the show also features the latest in ski and fishing boats, jet skis and skidoos as well as water skis, wakeboards and rafts. Sportsmen aiming to land their "big one" can check out the array of new fishing rods and reels. There's also a stocked tank for the young ones who can't wait to get to the lake to try out their new toys. It takes place 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway. Admission is $7, $3 for children under 13 and free for children 3 and under. Call 469-549-0673 or visit --Jay Webb

Soccer on a Stick

For the frat boys who never grew up, or those of you with nothing better to do, check out the annual DFW Metroplex Foosball Championships. The tournament is open to all skill levels, and entry fees range from $5 to $70. The tournament will be held July 18 through July 20 at Pugsley's Library, 2443 Walnut Hill Lane. Call 214-335-9373. --John Gonzalez

Scoop on the Hoops
The NBA Rhythm 'N Rims, presented by Reebok and Sprite, is coming to the West End from July 18 through July 20. The event will include music and interactive basketball experiences for all ages, including dunking rims, contests and prizes, and special guest appearances and autograph signings. It will be held during Taste of Dallas from noon to 10 p.m. at 208 N. Market St. Call the hotline at 1-866-NBA-JAMS. --John Gonzalez

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