From improv to a pop-up festival, here’s five things to do this weekend

In its second season at the Dallas Arboretum, “Garden Gigs” will be happening every Friday night this July. This Friday, July 8, watch Zach Coffey and Ray Johnston Band from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your own picnic or savor in some of Dallas’ food trucks. Tickets are available for members at $8 and $10 for non-members.

“The J.I.M. Experiment” returns to the Pocket Sandwich Theater this weekend on Friday and Saturday night for its fifth anniversary. The improv troupe will begin at 11:30 p.m. Information regarding ticket prices is available on the website.

A pop-up reading festival that promotes summer reading is taking place this Tuesday, July 12 from 4-6 p.m. at the Half Price Books on Northwest Highway. The event is free to the public and will provide opportunities for kids to meet their favorite authors, make crafts and be in the company of fellow readers.


The Bath House Cultural Center’s Festival of Independent Theatres begins this weekend on Friday, July 8. Single-day tickets are $18 while festival passes range in price.

The Broadway classic “42nd Street” will be at the Music Hall at Fair Park this weekend. Come and enjoy the vibrant music and lively dancing on Friday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are still available on the website.

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