Out & about: August 2011

A roundup of this month's best neighborhood events.
On Aug. 20 area attorneys and judges will showcase their musical talents.

08.20.11 LAW JAM 3 $25-$36
They‘re not quitting their day jobs, but on Aug. 20, area attorneys and judges will showcase their musical talents and rock the stage of the Granada Theater. All comprising legal folk, seven bands — including Big Wheel, The Usuals, Black Dirt Tango, The Catdaddies, Blue Collar Crime, The Wrecking Crew and Texas Rock Association — will perform to benefit the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. The organization, a joint effort between the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, offers pro bono legal assistance to those who could not otherwise afford counsel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are available online for $25 or $36 after Aug. 6. 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933,

DALLAS CITYSCAPE EXHIBIT

07.30-08.28 DALLAS CITYSCAPE EXHIBIT $12-$15 An exhibit at the Museum of Nature and Science features a replica of the Dallas skyline made exclusively from LEGO bricks. After marveling at the Dallas skyscrapers (and even Cowboys Stadium), visitors can try their hand at their own LEGO constructions. 1318 S. Second,

08.01-08.31 DOLLAR DAYS $1 Instead of the usual $12 for adults and $8 for kids, admission to the Dallas Arboretum is only a buck all month long. Be prepared to pay extra for parking. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6500

08.03 MAYOR’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM FREE The Lakewood Library will host two events for the young and the young at heart. At 10:30 a.m., spy magician James Wand will perform followed by a presentation by Urban Bee Wranglers at 2 p.m. 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376

08.03 THE FIXX $20-$25 To celebrate its seventh anniversary, the Granada Theater features The Fixx. The English music sensation boasts three No. 1 hits and millions of albums sold over the years. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933

08.04-08.06 FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATERS $12-$16 The 13th annual event closes at the Bath House Cultural Center. The festival features one-act performances by eight of the city’s independent theaters: Second Thought, Rite of Passage, MaCa, WingSpan, Triple J Productions, Churchmouse, One Thirty and Upstart. 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749

08.10 DALLAS STORYTELLING GUILD MEETING FREE On the second Wednesday of each month, members of the Dallas Storytelling Guild gather to share stories at The Point at C.C. Young retirement community. 4847 W. Lawther

08.13 & 08.27 WHITE ROCK LOCAL MARKET FREE Located behind Green Spot Market & fuels, the market hosts local vendors with wares ranging from seasonal fruits to fresh breads to handmade jewelry on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. 702 N. Buckner

08.14 THE HOTTEST HALF $40-$75 Run On Texas presents The Hottest Half 10k and half marathon at White Rock Lake. The course begins at 7:30 a.m. from Norbuck Park, and organizers promise plenty of water to be stationed along the path. Registration costs $65 for the half or $40 for the 10k before Aug. 10, when prices increase to $75 and $45, respectively. E. Northwest Highway & Buckner

08.17 DAYLIGHT TO DARKNESS The 5-mile Daylight to Darkness race at White Rock Lake starts at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bath House Cultural Center. Those interested in participating can register at Run On Texas at 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, #114. Registration closes 10 minutes before the race. 500 E. Lawther, White Rock Lake, 972.231.1111

08.20 DEEP ELLUM OUTDOOR MARKET FREE Take a stroll through the booths of this monthly event, which features handmade crafts, vintage items, live music and food vendors. 2820 Indiana, 972.898.9227

LAKEWOOD SUMMER ARTS FAIRE

08.26-08.28 LAKEWOOD SUMMER ARTS FAIRE $1-$2 Lakewood United Methodist Church hosts a fine arts show, live music, children’s entertainment and more. Tickets are $2 for ages 13 & up, $1 for ages 4-12, and free for children younger than 4. 2443 Abrams, 214.823.9623


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