Out and about: June 2011

A roundup of this month's best neighborhood events.

06.15.11-07.23.11 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK $7-$10

The Bard is back this summer, living on through Shakespeare in the Park. Now in its 40th year, the event draws thousands of visitors annually. However, this year’s live theater series kicks off with a non-Shakespearian play, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, by Edmond Rostand. The decision came after much discussion, concurring that the play carries the same spirit that Shakespeare lovers would enjoy. The story follows the unattractive, big-nosed Cyrano who’s in love with Roxanne. But she fancies the more handsome Christian, so Cyrano selflessly agrees to help him win her heart by writing beautiful poetry that Christian presents to her as his own. For Shakespeare purists, the festival also features “As You Like It”, the famed story of forbidden love. All performances run at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday in the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater. 1500 Tenison Parkway, shakespearedallas.org

THROUGH 06.04 LOTERIA, LOTERIA FREE The Bath House Cultural Center presents 54 local artists who created artwork based on the Mexican board game, “La Loteria”, which resembles Bingo. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749

La Loteria

06.02-06.30 CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN $9-$17 The Dallas Arboretum continues its spring/summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, featuring a range of musical genres, beginning with Brave Combo June 2. Season passes start at $88 for members. 8525 Garland, 214.515.6518

06.04 DALLAS CLOTHING EXCHANGE FREE Trade gently worn clothes during the Dallas Clothing Exchange noon-5 p.m. at First United Lutheran Church. The selection includes clothes for men, women, tweens, toddlers and infants as well as accessories. Early drop-off is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30-June 3 at the church. After the sale, leftover clothes will be donated to local charities. 6202 E. Mockingbird

06.05 FAMILY FUN KITE DAY FREE As part of the White Rock Centennial Celebration, families can fly kites at Flag Pole Hill and participate in kite-making workshops with trophies for the most creative designs. 8100 Doran Circle

Dallas Summer Musicals presents a one-week run of “Stomp”

06.07-06.12 STOMP $15-$70 Dallas Summer Musicals presents a one-week run of “Stomp” at Music Hall at Fair Park. The show features percussion routines, using everyday objects such as brooms, matchboxes and garbage cans. Performances run at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 909 First Avenue, 214.565.1116

Heroine Addiction improv

06.10 HEROINE ADDICTION IMPROV $7-$11 The Lakewood-based comedy troupe Heroine Addiction performs improv at 7 p.m. at Ad-Libs. Admission is $7 in advance and $11 at the door. 2626 Main, 214.754.7050

06.10-06.11 IGAYTINO! $15-$20 The Latino Cultural Center presents Dan Guerrero’s one-man autobiographical play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, exploring Chicano history and the gay experience. 2600 Live Oak, 214.671.0045

06.11 & 06.25 WHITE ROCK LOCAL MARKET FREE On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, the White Rock Local Market features food and craft vendors, including products from local farmers, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spot Market & Fuels. 702 N. Buckner

06.14 SYMPHONY IN THE PARK FREE The Friends of Exall Park hosts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and East Dallas’ Kenny and the Kasuals 6-9 p.m. at Exall Park. The fifth annual event includes a petting zoo, face painting, a magician, bounce houses, snow cones, a wine garden and food. Proceeds from concessions benefit the Friends of Exall Park. 1355 Adair, 214.460.1667

The Dallas Children’s Theater presents The Pied Piper’s Magic

06.17-07.17 THE PIED PIPER’S MAGIC $14-$25 Based on Steven Kellogg’s book, the Dallas Children’s Theater presents the tale of an elf who uses his magic pipe to transform a town. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Kellogg will visit DCT for a book signing after the opening performance and before the 1:30 June 18 show. 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

06.18 DEEP ELLUM OUTDOOR MARKET FREE This month’s Deep Ellum Outdoor Market runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. under the covered pavilion behind Café Brazil. The market features local artists and businesses. 2820 Indiana, 972.898.9227

06.25 SAILING CLUB OPEN HOUSE & WOODEN BOAT SHOW FREE The Corinthian Sailing Club and White Rock Boat Club host an open house, featuring the Wooden Boat Show Association of North Texas. The event showcases antique and vintage powerboats. 304 E. Lawther

06.25-06.26 BEACH PARTY OF THE CENTURY $5-$15 For the Love of the Lake hosts Beach Party of the Century, the grand finale of the Comerica White Rock Centennial Celebration, at the Bath House Cultural Center. The event features food, beer and wine, music, pools, an antique car show, boat rides and fireworks. The event runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Admission is free for children under 5. Free parking is available at Norbuck Park, Flagpole Hill and the White Rock DART Station. 521 E. Lawther

he 100 Days of White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration concludes with a concert featuring Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night.

06.26 100 AND ROCKIN’ CENTENNIAL CONCERT $20 The 100 Days of White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration concludes with a concert at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Arboretum, featuring Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night. Guests can bring blankets, picnics and coolers. 8525 Garland


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