This weekend: Woodrow’s homecoming parade and pep rally, a benefit concert for Mark Pollock and more

Woodrow pep rally: Photo from Facebook
Woodrow pep rally: Photo from Facebook

Tonight Sept. 23, is the The Woodrow Wilson High School homecoming parade and pep rally starting at 5:45 p.m. Woodrow Wilson High School is at 100 S. Glasgow. Go to the Facebook page for more. The event is free.

Sundown at Granada offers a free movie and half-price whiskey every Wednesday. Tonight, Sept. 23 is “Ferris Buellers Day Off” at 8:30 p.m. Then tomorrow, they’re hosting a special feature, “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls,” which is a documentary about the horrors of sex trafficking across the globe. Sundown at Granada is located at 3520 Greenville. Call 214.823.8305 or visit the website for more. The viewing is free.

Through Sept. 26, Shakespeare Dallas presents the Bard’s tale of King Lear’s descent into madness; all shows start at 8:15 p.m. Samuell Grand Amphitheater is at 1500 Tenison. Call 214.559.2778 or go to shakespearedallas.org for more. Tickets are $10-$15.

This weekend, Sept. 26, is a benefit concert for Mark Pollock of Charlie’s Guitar Shop and co-producer of the Dallas International Guitar Festival who was recently was diagnosed with cancer. His friends are throwing a benefit to offset his medical bills. Performers include Rick Derringer, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Anson Funderburg, Rick Vito of Fleetwood Mac, Andy Timmons, Jimmy Wallace & The Stratoblasters, Van Wilks, Mike Morgan, Quinten Hope, Lance Lopez, Alan Haynes, Buddy Whittington, A Band of Brothers and Smokin Joe Kubek. The concert is at Granada Theater, which is at 3524 Greenville. Call 214.824.9933 or go to granadatheater.com for more.

Running through this weekend, Sept. 26, is “Bride of Frankenstein: The Musical” at Pocket Sandwich Theater. It has monsters singing, dancing and telling jokes. What more do you need? Pocket Sandwich Theater is located at 5400 E. Mockingbird. Call 214.821.1860 or go to pocketsandwich.com for more. Tickets are $12-$25.

Another play ‘Catholic School Girls’ is running through Sept. 27. Journey back to the 1960s where plaid-skirted Catholic schoolgirls are learning the difference between venial and mortal sins. Casy Kurtti rolls out the Catholic high jinks as four Yonkers school-mates attempt to navigate the curious world of saddle oxfords and go-go boots. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas is located at 5601 Sears. Call 214.828.0094 or go to contemporarytheatreofdallas.com for more. Tickets are $22-$32.

See the photo exhibit “Wild and Peaceful” running through Sept. 26. Neighborhood artist Anna Palmer has been photographing wildlife and landscapes at White Rock Lake for several years. Her photos are on display at the White Rock Museum, inside the Bath House at 521 E. Lawther. Go to the website for more, or call 214.670.8749. The exhibit is free.

Through Nov. 25 the Dallas Arboretum features Autumn at the Arboretum, with 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus 150,000 fall blooms, including chrysanthemums and impatiens. Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. Go to dallasarboretum.org for more. Entrance is $10-$15.

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. Go to the website for more.


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