Things to do: Beer and grill displays, pirates, Shakespeare, Casa View Art, community rowing and more this Father’s Day

“How I Became a Pirate” (photo by Karen Almond).

The Dallas Arboretum has a number of Father’s Day activities, including samples from Pegasus City Brewery and Legal Draft Beer Company, a grill display from Elliot’s Hardware, live music, smoothies, popsicles and baked goods. Events run all weekend and are free with admission.

The Taming of the Shrew” opens this week at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater and runs through July 13 as part of Shakespeare Dallas’ summer shows. Enjoy Shakespeare’s comedic tale of Baptista, who wants to find suitors for his daughters. Their temperaments make the task difficult. Performances start at 8:15 p.m. and tickets are $7-$15.

The Dallas Children’s Theater’sHow I Became a Pirate” will head to the stage this week and run through July 8. Jeremy Jacobs makes new pirate friends who take him on an adventure on the high seas while they look for a place to bury their treasure. Enjoyed by ages 4 and older. Tickets are $23-30.

The Casa View Art Association’s exhibition will run all month at Half Price Books, but on Friday night there will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. The art includes portraits, printmaking, abstract paintings, photography, collage and sculpture by 15 neighborhood artists. 

Dallas United Crew is hosting a free day of rowing and dragon boating on Saturday at White Rock Lake. Register by Thursday to make sure they have enough equipment for you.  The free Community Row and Paddle will include rowing from 9-10:30 a.m. and dragon boating from 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Head to Flagpole Hill on Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to take part in the The Kindness Rocks Project. The family friendly event will allow children to decorate their own kindness rock, and is from Peacemakers United, who plan events to celebrate kindness.

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