August is the cheapest time of the year to head over to the Dallas Arboretum with $1 admission and $5 parking.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $1
Studio Ghibli Festival
This festival of films is exclusively dedicated to the magical world of anime. GKIDS, the distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, will host the series with fan favorites.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbrid Lane, 214.841.4713, angelikafilmcenter.com/dallas, $11
Eric Nadel, the voice of the Texas Rangers, reads stories to kids and talks about the sport that made him a legend.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth St., 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary2.org/branch/lakewood, free
DFW Restaurant Week
Support the North Texas Food Bank with more than 130 of Dallas’ best restaurants with unique menus and at prices you can afford. Enjoy several neighborhood favorites.
Location and prices vary, facebook.com/DFWRestaurantWk
Ladies of Hamlet
The Bath House Cultural Center offers “Women Playing Hamlet,” a play about a hopeful actress in New York trying to figure out how “to be or not to be.” The play features an all-female cast in multiple roles and is for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8722, bathhouse.dallasculture.org, $15-$25
Beats and eats
Granada Theater’s dinner-and-music supper club series includes the Blind Butcher’s Oliver Sitrin accompanied by music from Tomar and the FCs.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $85
Metal and bikes
Dog Party, Sneeze Attack, The Bralettes and Flesh Parade brings live music to a unique concert venue on Lower Greenville. Ride on over and listen.
Transit Bicycle Co., 1915 Greenville Ave., 2114.219.2453, transitbikes.com, $9
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