9 things to do in East Dallas in July

July 10
Too Hot To Handle
Gives Dallas runners a challenge with this 5k or 15k. Do you think you have what it takes or is it “too hot to handle?”
Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake, runproject.org, $24-$64

July 1-24
For anything and everything pink, look no further than “Pinkalicous, The Musical.” Based on the book, the musical returns to Dallas Children’s Theater by popular demand.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $22-$28

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Family Fun Fridays
It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. Each Friday, the Arboretum has face painting, a petting zoo, silhouette artist Micki Triggs and music.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

July 2-July 23
‘Richard III’
What pairs wells with a nice picnic on the grass? Shakespeare in the Park’s “Richard III.” Prepare yourself for a night full of “the all-consuming nature of the desire for power.”
Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway, 214.559.2778, shakespearedallas.org, $7-$15

July 4
Fourth of July parade
One of Lakewood’s biggest events of the year, the Fourth of July parade, is all about dreaming big. Enjoy the floats, old vehicles and dancing troupes on Lakewood Boulevard at 10 a.m.
Lakewood Boulevard and Cambria, lakewoodparade.com, free

July 4
Happy birthday, America
Little Forest Hills offers its own Independence Day  parade and festival beginning at 9 a.m. Floats head out of the parking lot of the Promise of Peace Community Garden and make their way to Casa Linda Park.
San Saba, lfh4thofjulyparade.webstarts.com, free 

July 8
Disco fever
Eager to introduce your kids to classic tunes and for your kids to give you a taste of modern pop? Head to Disco Kids where there will be music, food trucks and even silly string.
It’ll Do Dallas, 4322 Elm, 214.827.7236facebook.com/ItllDoClub, $5+

July 12
Pour yourself into history
Drink up a little bit of Dallas history while sipping on cocktails. The Dallas Historical Society offerings this chance to learn about Dallas’ most interesting places.
San Francisco Rose, 3024 Greenville., 214.826.2020, sanfranciscorose.net, free 

July 19
‘The Audience’
In a rare appearance, catch Helen Mirren as the queen, live and on the big screen, in her Tony-winning performance of “The Audience” at the Angelika Film Center & Café.
Angelika Film Center & Café, 5321 E. Mockingbird, Suite 230, 972.943.1300, angelikafilmcenter.com, $20

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