This Saturday, April 18, is Record Store Day. Join Good Records as it 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, goodrecords.com, free
On April 19, from 3-5 p.m., Pinot’s Palette – Lakewood, an upscale sip-while-you-paint studio, is hosting its first annual J. L. Long Art Show, which features the artwork of 15 students from J. L. Long Middle School. The students are led by their teachers Heather Collier and Azadeh Dean.
Join J. L. Long Middle School on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the J.L. Long Auditorium for a conversation about how kids build their sense of who they are; how they make friends (or don’t) based on how they see themselves; and most of all, what parents can do to help them through this transition toward being capable, kind, young adults. There will be a presentation by Kathleen M. Fischer, longtime Dallas resident and mother of three, who is a registered nurse with a master’s degree. Her area of interest is adolescent social, emotional, sexual and relational development.
Through this weekend, April 19, see “Balloonacy” at Dallas Children’s Theater. It’s 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, dct.org, $12-$14
April 17 through May 10, enjoy ‘The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild,’ a play that 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, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com, $35-$40
Through May 16, see ‘Laserfinger,’ a 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, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25
The band OK Go is coming back through Dallas, TX to play Granada Theater on April 18. The band released their latest album Hungry Ghosts (recorded with Dave Fridmann and Tony Hoffer) last October on their own label Paracadute. And they’ve been staying busy — from working to encode Hungry Ghosts on actual strands of DNA (as documented by The New Yorker) to recording a new track, “You’re a F-cking Nerd and No One Likes You,” for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
The Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual concert series. Every Thursday night, the Arboretum hosts a different band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Bring your family and friends and your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a concert overlooking White Rock Lake. All fall concerts are from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland. You can email email@example.com for reservations or call 214.515.6615. Tickets are $15-$17 for adult members, $25-$27 for adult nonmembers, and $10 for children ages 3-12. Package deals are also available.
Through April 25 enjoy ‘Pollinators and Predators,’ which features photographs of nature by Bob Curry, at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, for free.
Still have that old VHS player? If you’re looking for a reason to dust it off and give it a whirl, stop by the flagship location of Half Price Books on Northwest Highway on Friday. All VHS tapes in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for $1 on Fridays only, until further notice. Call 214.379.8000 for details.
Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District.
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