Lakewood Fourth of July parade

July 4
Lakewood parade
The Lakewood Fourth of July parade, a decades-long tradition, starts at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Lakewood honors heroes.” It starts on Lakewood Boulevard and jogs to Lakeshore before finishing at Winsted.
Lakewood Boulevard and Cambria, lakewoodparade.com, free

Through July 25
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Dallas performs the Bard’s most famous tragedy on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in July, starting at 8:15 p.m.
Samuell Grand Amphitheatre,
1500 Tension,
shakespearedallas.com, 214.559.2778, $7-$10

July 3-Aug. 1
‘Irrational City’
Dwayne Carter curates this exhibit of paintings, digital art, video, interactivity, installations and performance art that “focuses on constructions of identity amid an imagined post-apocalyptic cultural landscape.” An opening reception is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 3.
Bath House Cultural Center,
521 E. Lawther,
dallasculture.org/athhouseculturecenter, 214.670.8749, free

July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Fun Fridays
Summer at the Arboretum includes fairy tale flower houses with a Texas twist, a replica of the Rio Grande, a covered chuck wagon, two topiary longhorn cattle and a hay-bale maze. On Fridays, the arboretum also has face painters, a petting zoo and music for the little ones.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

July 4
Little Forest Hills parade
This year’s parade starts at 9 a.m., and it ends at Casa Linda Park where the Tap Dazzlers will perform.
White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Oldgate, littleforesthills.com, free

July 9
Building challenge
Kids can learn about bridges and build their own using drinking straws and tape, then test it to see how much weight it will support, in this 2 p.m. event that’s part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Program.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary.org, free

July 11
Bob Schneider
Austin-based pop/folk musician Bob Schneider plays an 8 p.m. show at the Granada.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $25

July 12
Too Hot To Handle
Can you handle the heat? If so, run this race — 5k or 15k — with the Dallas Running Club.
Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake, runproject.org, $20-$65

July 15
Live from the Astroturf
Wreckless Eric and Salim Nourallah give a preview of their July 19 show at the Kessler Theater with a free performance in the record store, starting at 7 p.m.
Good Records, 1808 Greenville, 214.752.4663, goodrecords.com, free

July 15-17
Junior golf tournament
The Exchange Club of East Dallas presents its 91st-annual Dallas Junior Golf Championship, part of which takes place at Tenison Golf Course on East Grand.
dallasjuniorgolfchampionship.com, 214.670.1403

CASA celebrates its 20th-annual Parade of Playhouses

CASA celebrates its 20th-annual Parade of Playhouses

July 20-26
Parade of Playhouses
East Dallas-based CASA celebrates its 20th-annual Parade of Playhouses. The event at NorthPark features a magnificent display of custom-built children’s playhouses, which are entered in a raffle. Raffle tickets cost $5-$20.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, dallascasa.org, free

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