Dallas Solo Fest, a jazz trio, a big band, Memphis Soul and Johnny Cupcakes this weekend in East Dallas

Drunk Lion (Image courtesy of Chris Davis)

The Bathhouse Cultural Center is in the middle of its run of “Lilies,”  a French-Canadian play by Michel Marc Brouchard. It’s about a man who meets with his incarcerated childhood friend. The story takes him on a journey into their childhood memories, performed by the friend’s fellow inmates. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. and run through June 9. Tickets are $29.

This weekend is the Dallas Solo Fest, a collection of one-person shows in the Rosewood Center for the Family Arts. The shows run Wednesday through Sunday, and tickets to each show are $15. In “Drunk Lion,” one of the performances by Chris Davis, an alcoholic lion in Mexico meets Chris, a young foreigner learning Spanish. The odd couple forges an unlikely friendship. Dallas Solo Fest also features “Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking,” where the young performer uses magic and storytelling to talk about how autism has shaped him.

The Dallas Arboretum will continue its Cool Thursday concerts Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Memphis Soul, a favorite Dallas Motown band.

St. Matthew’s Cathedral will host The Damon K. Clark trio on Friday night. Damon Clark is a jazz vocalist who D Magazine called “the most gifted male vocalist in DFW.” Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and tickets are $15. The show is Friday, June 8, night at 7 p.m.

For the Love of the Lake invites neighbors to join its monthly Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake June 8. Meet at 8 a.m. at the nonprofit’s office to grab breakfast munchies and the needed clean-up supplies.

Saturday, June 8, is the third annual Pops in the Park Music Festival at C.C. Young, featuring big band music from Matt Tolentino and The Singapore Slingers. This family event is free and open to the public, 11 a.m-1 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, head to Snowbaby in Lakewood for a Johnny Cupcakes Cake Dealer pop-up shop. From 2-4 p.m., guests can pick up Johnny Cupcakes apparel. No, they don’t make cupcakes, but pop culture-inspired cupcake themed shirts, hats, bags and other swag. Enjoy a raffle, Snowbaby shaved ice, face painting and more.

Neighbors can head to Half Price Books Sunday afternoon for a couple of book signings. Leon Robertson will sign copies of “ARF & Soul” which includes 50 illustrated dog breeds and their thoughts on love and life. Carole Fowkes will be signing copies of her “Terrified Detective” series, which are murder-mystery novels.

 


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