Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum

Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum

April 9, 16, 23 and 30
Cool Thursdays
The Dallas Arboretum kicks off its spring concert series with Elton John Tribute band Rocket Man on April 9. Asleep at the Wheel performs April 16. Emerald City and Billy Joel tribute band Turnstiles perform on the 23rd and 30th respectively. Bring blankets or low beach chairs and a picnic (beer and wine are allowed). Or buy dinner from a food truck on site. Tickets for the 13-performance season, which runs through July 2, cost $130 for arboretum members and $156 otherwise.
The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6520,, $10-$27


April 2
The second-annual Celebration White Rock is a fundraiser for the White Rock Conservancy that includes 5k and 10k races, music, food and drinks, including beer from Lakewood Brewing Co.
Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake Trail,, $25

April 2 and 14
Shakespeare on the big screen
The Angelika offers “Love’s Labour’s Won,” also known as “Much Ado About Nothing,” from the Royal Shakespeare Company at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2. “King John,” from Canada’s Stratford Festival, shows at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird, 214.841.4713,, $20

April 3-May 16
This spoof of James Bond films features the exploits of super spy Hardy Flynt, the world’s most inept master of disguise.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860,, $12-$25

April 10
Yonder Mountain String Band
This progressive bluegrass band has released 10 albums since 1999, and they play the Granada this month. Ben Sollee opens.
The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933,, $30

April 10-11
‘Shoe Confessions’
The Wingspan Theatre Co. presents a two-day staged reading of neighborhood-based filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell’s play “Shoe Confessions.” The shows start at 7:30 p.m.
The Bath House Cultural Center, 512 E. Lawther, 214.675.6573,, $10

April 10-19
Theater for the little ones
“Balloonacy” is the story of a lonely old man who is set in his ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on being his friend. The show is appropriate for children as young as 3.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051,, $12-$14

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Bishop Lynch spring market
Local vendors offer gift ideas for graduation and Mother’s Day at this annual fundraiser for Bishop Lynch High School’s Brigade Drill Team. The market is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bishop Lynch High School, 9750 Ferguson,, free

April 17-May 10
‘The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild’
This play tells the story of a woman who escapes reality in her cramped Greenwich Village apartment by conjuring up the thousands of movies she has consumed over 40 years.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears, 214.828.0094,, $35-$40

April 18
Record Store Day
Good Records celebrates its 15th anniversary and International Record Store Day with a day of live performances, local beer, food trucks and special-edition vinyl.
Good Records, 1808 Greenville, 214.752.4663,, free

April 23
A Way With Words
National Public Radio’s Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett of “A Way With Words” come to Dallas for an appearance at the Majestic Theater. Proceeds benefit neighborhood-based nonprofit Aberg Center for Literacy.
The Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm, 214.826.6501,, $42.50 to $62.50

April 23-26
Woodrow spring musical
The Woodrow Wilson High School theater department presents “Annie” in its 57th-annual spring musical.
Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, 972.502.4400, $10-$18

April 24-26
Hollywood homes
Don’t miss the 24th annual Hollywood Home Tour. The candlelight tour is on Friday from 6-7 p.m., followed by the auction party from 7:30-11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the home tour is from noon-5 p.m.
Lindsley Park, Santa Monica Dr.,, $15-$65

April 25-26
White Rock Home Tour
The 10th-annual White Rock Home Tour features a mix of mid-century modern and new modern homes in our neighborhood. Proceeds from the home tour benefit Hexter Elementary School, and tickets are available at Tom Thumb, White Rock Coffee, Green Spot Market and Fuels and Hypnotic Donuts.
Various locations,, $15-$20

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