Crayons (Photo by Taller de Imagen (TDI)/Cover/Getty Images)

Aug. 1-31
Dollar Days
August is the cheapest time of the year to head over to the Dallas Arboretum with $1 admission and $5 parking.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615,, $1

Aug. 2
National Coloring Book Day
What better way to celebrate National Coloring Book Day than by spending your day at the Lakewood Public Library? Grab your markers and crayons and head on over.
Lakewood Public Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376,, free

Aug. 4-20
Herbbits, Wizards & Borks
Back by popular demand, the Pocket Sandwich Theater’s “Herbbits, Wizards & Borks, Oh My!” finishes its summer run this month with its satirical take on “Lord of the Rings.”
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird,, $12-$25

Aug. 6
Are you ready for the responsibility of a new dog? White Rock Dog Rescue sets up shop at the Whole Foods Market in Lakewood with adoptable dogs to add to your family.
Whole Food Market, 2118 Abrams, 214.824.1744,, free

Aug. 11-27
World premiere
The Pegasus Theatre features its world premiere of “The Coarse Actor Rises” at the Bath House Cultural Center. The hilarious show runs for three weekends.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8749,, $15-$25 

Aug. 12
Midnight showing
It may not be new, but there’s always a reason for a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Head on over to the Angelica Film Center and join fans of the cult classic — don’t forget the toast.
Angelika Film Center & Café, 5321 E. Mockingbird suite 230,, $10

Aug. 18
Meet our new DISD trustee
Dustin Marshall, who won the Dallas ISD District 2 runoff election, is hosting a series of casual discussions throughout the district, which includes much of the Preston Hollow and East Dallas areas. The events are come-and-go with no planned agenda. He invites residents to “share ideas, ask questions and brainstorm solutions together.”
Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect, 5-7 p.m.,

Aug. 27
Down Under to Dallas
One of the biggest duos, BROODS, from the Land Down Under headline a show at the Granada Theater at the end of the month. Australian singer Jarryd James opens the show.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933,, $27.50

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