Out & About: Events for March 2011

03.26.11 RAISE THE WOOF PUP RALLY $5 White Rock Lake Dog Park will transform into a canine carnival during the Raise the Woof Pup Rally, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For a $5 donation to the park, neighbors can browse scores of vendors and local rescue organizations, plus the Dallas Agility Working Group (DAWG) will perform. Beth Bowers of Power to the PawZ Pet Services will demonstrate CPR techniques for dog owners, offering insight on what to do in a pet emergency. Other groups plan to provide dog training tips, low-cost vaccinations and microchipping on site. The fundraiser also features a cookout and live music from ’90s cover band Grand Theft Audio. Since the dog park has limited parking, a shuttle bus will pick up participants and their pups starting at 9 a.m. at Dallas Bike Works, 6780 Abrams. For details, visit whiterockdallas.org. To volunteer at the event, call Lisa Stabler at 214.448.7860.

THROUGH 03.26 PAJAMA TOPS $10-$18 The Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents “Pajama Tops”, a comedy about a husband who becomes trapped on a weekend trip with his wife and his mistress. Performances run Thursdays-Sundays at 5400 E. Mockingbird, Suite 119. The show includes adult content and is rated PG-13. For reservations, call 214.821.1860.

03.05-12.31 FAIRY TALE CASTLE EXHIBIT $12 The Dallas Arboretum presents an outdoor exhibit by local architecture firms, featuring castles from classic fairy tales such as “The Princess and the Pea” and “Beauty and the Beast”. Visitors also can view the floral festival, Dallas Blooms, March 5-April 10. Park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for children age 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under 2. For details, call 214.515.6500 or visit dallasarboretum.org.

03.13 CHEFS FOR FARMERS $85 Chefs celebrate local farms during a benefit dinner at 4 p.m. at Highland Park Cafeteria, 1200 N. Buckner. They will prepare farm-fresh meals, and DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes will provide music. A portion of proceeds will go to The Family Place, a nonprofit that supports domestic violence victims. For details, visit chefsforfarmers.com.

03.04-03.05 SPRING FIESTA $15 The Dallas Black Dance Theatre II presents the 11th annual Spring Fiesta series at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak. The performances feature choreography by Millicent Johnnie and new works by DBDT II director Nycole Ray. For details, call 214.880.0202 or visit dbdt.com.

03.04-04.03 THE FROG PRINCE $12-$23 The Dallas Children’s Theater presents “The Frog Prince”, which adds a twist to the popular fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 11, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the theater, 5938 Skillman. For details, call 214.740.0051 or visit dct.org.

03.04-03.06 NORTH TEXAS IRISH FEST $10-$30 The Southwest Celtic Music Association will present a weekend of Irish culture at Fair Park, 1121 First Avenue. The event features world-famous Celtic bands, educational workshops, crafts, food and vendors. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 972.943.4616 or visit ntif.org.

03.15-03.20 STEPS IN TIME $27-$89 The Music Hall at Fair Park presents “Steps in Time”, featuring Broadway singer and dancer Tommy Tune. Performances run at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 909 First Avenue. For details, call 214.421.5678 or visit dallassummermusicals.org.

03.18-03.20 ARTSCAPE $12 Nearly 100 artists will display and sell their artwork at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. The sale spans all mediums such as sculpture, woodwork, paintings and jewelry. Park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children and free for Arboretum members and children 2 and younger. For details, call 214.515.6539 or visit dallasarboretum.org.


03.20 WRITER’S BLOCK FREE
The Writer’s Garret, a neighborhood club that fosters reading and writing education, hosts a 1-3 p.m. event at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista. The group is still confirming speakers and topics. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For details, visit writersgarret.org.


03.23 LAKEWOOD LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOK REVIEW FREE
The Lakewood Library Friends present Rose-Mary Rumbley, who will speak 1:30-3 p.m. about “Brooklyn: A Novel” by Colm Tolbin. For details, call 214.670.1376.
03.25-04.10 TUCK EVERLASTING $12-$23 The Dallas Children’s Theater presents the classic story of a young girl who meets a family with a big secret. Performances run 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For details, call 214.740.0051 or visit dct.org.


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