A bright yellow alien named Gustafer Yellowgold returns to Good Records, 1808 Greenville, to entertain children and adults alike. Grammy-nominated songwriter and illustrator Morgan Taylor is the mastermind behind the animated extraterrestrial, slated to perform at noon. There is no charge to attend. If Taylor’s name is familiar, it’s likely because he is a part of the Polyphonic Sprees, particularly their memorable local Christmas show which used to take place at the Lakewood Theater but has since moved downtown.
The Young Leadership Committee of Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund is hoping to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes while having fun this Saturday. Brew the Cure at Henderson Tap House includes a day of beers, live music, raffles and more merriment from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available here, and all proceeds go toward disease research.
The entire Lakewood Hills neighborhood comes together for one massive garage sale happening this Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Participating neighbors will mark their homes with balloons so shoppers can cruise or walk the blocks looking for treasures.
The library is the place to be this Saturday, whether you want to play or learn. Over at the White Rock Hills branch, 9150 Ferguson Road, a free class will teach participants the basics of coding and software development at 11 a.m. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by calling 214.670.8443. Then, head over to the Lakewood library, 6121 Worth St., from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge with a party that includes Bender the Balloon Guy and face painting. The Lakewood branch will also host local law enforcement from 1-3 p.m., who will be on hand to meet kids, answer questions and get to know the community.
Good Local Market returns with fresh produce, baked goods and artisan crafts every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The event takes place at Lake Pointe Church, 9150 Garland Road.
Alright, pet obsessed readers, this Saturday’s event at Haymaker on Greenville is all for you. From 12:30-2:30 p.m., pet photographer Ziker Barking shares its talents by taking portraits of your favorite four-legged friends (yes, animals other than dogs are welcome, but this will be a dog-heavy event so consider the comfort of your pet). For $30, you get a 6×9 print and all proceeds benefit Dallas Pets Alive. Reserve a time here, and read anything else you’d need to know about the event right here.
Speaking of the Pocket Sandwich, the murderous-comedy “Arsenic and Lace” continues through June 17. Tickets are $10-$12, get more details here.
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