7 things to do in East Dallas in July

July 1-9
‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’
Take the family to see a Cinderella story set in Zimbabwe based on a Caldecott Honor Award Book.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $23-$30

July 1-21
‘Merry Wives Of Windsor’
Watch this lesser-known Shakespearean work in which a disreputable nobleman chases after two housewives who outwit and outclass him.
Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tennison Parkway, 214.559.2778, shakespearedallas.org, $10-$15

July 1-22
‘Quixote’
Adapted from the classic Spanish novel and set in present day West Texas, this work celebrates Texas’ cultural history.
Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tennison Parkway, 214.559.2778, shakespearedallas.org, $10-$15

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Family Fun Fridays
It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. Each Friday, the Arboretum has face painting, a petting zoo and music.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500,  dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

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July 9
Too Hot To Handle
This sells itself as the hottest race out there this summer, with 15k, 10k and 5k options for all running levels. Race starts at 7 a.m.
Norbuck Park, 200 N. Buckner Blvd, runproject.org/toohottohandle $35-$65

July 14, 28
Disco kids
Eager to introduce your kids to classic tunes and for them to introduce you to the latest hits? Head to Disco Kids where there will be music, food trucks and even silly string at 6 p.m.
It’ll Do, 4322 Elm, 214.827.7236, facebook.com/discokidsatitlldo, $5+

July 20
Creature Teacher
Zookeeper Belinda Henry entertains and awes with wild animals knowledge about their habitat and fun facts at 1 p.m.
Skillman-Southwestern Library, 5707 Skillman, 214.670.6078, dallaslibrary.org, free


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