Aug. 12 Hottest Half & 10k

Hottest Half & 10k

At 7:30 a.m., runners face the heat at the Hottest Half & 10k. The average high for this date is 96 degrees, so pack on the sunscreen and join other athletes on the north side of White Rock Lake. Afterward, enjoy a cooling tent, beer, food vendors and more. Awards will be announced at 10:30 a.m. Norbuck Park,, $50–$80


Through Nov. 5 Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

The highly anticipated Chihuly exhibit is now open with dramatic, colorful glass sculptures in more than 15 locations throughout the garden. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings mark “Chihuly Nights,” a rare opportunity to stroll the garden at night and enjoy these illuminated works of art. Artist Dale Chihuly’s spectacular sculptures have been showcased in 97 exhibitions in seven countries in the last decade. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500,, $9 (child)–$15 (adult); Chihuly Nights $9–$20


Aug. 2 Go Van Gogh: Searching for Faces

Skillman Southwestern Library welcomes children ages 6–12 to look for clues about figures in various works of art. After the art exploration, each participant will create a self-portrait. The class begins at 2:30 p.m. Skillman Southwestern Library, 5707 Skillman, 214.670.6078,, free


Aug. 18 Paint your pet

Paint your pet

From 7–10 p.m., learn how to create a portrait of your favorite furry friend. Pinot’s Palette has improved the process, so the picture of your pet will be directly on the canvas. Pinot’s Palette, 6465 E. Mockingbird, 214.827.4668,, $60


Aug. 11, 25 White Rock Local Market

From 8 a.m.–1 p.m., join local farmers, artisans and more for a neighborhood market. Aug. 25 will feature farmers, growers and artisan foods, while Aug. 11 is the “everything” market with arts and crafts as well. Green Spot Market & Fuels, 702 N. Buckner,, free


Aug. 11 Smile Smile album release

Local indie duo Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme blend folk, pop and rock in their band Smile Smile. Hirunrusme’s classical piano background and Hamilton’s guitar combine to create a unique Smile Smile sound. The opening act is Jaret and Erik from Bowling for Soup. Doors open at 7 p.m. Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.827.5514,, $16


Aug. 13 Kids camp

From 1–5 p.m., Pinot’s Palette encourages customers to drop off their kids for four hours of painting and craft fun … while the adults get some back-to-school errands run. Participants will paint “Day Dreamer.” Pinot’s Palette, 6465 E. Mockingbird, 214.827.4668,, $60/ $35 painting only


Aug. 19 Sharky Sunday: Life in the Deep Ocean

As part of the “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey” exhibition, the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park welcomes SeaWorld San Antonio’s Kelly Morales from 1–3 p.m. Adults and children will enjoy shark facts, films and fun. Science building, 1318 S. 2nd, 214.428.5555,, $13–$18


Aug. 29 Indigo Girls with the DSO

As part of The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert series, the Indigo Girls will take the stage. This folk rock duo is known for its intricate arrangements and touching songwriting. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora, 214.692.0203,, $30–$105


Aug. 30 Reckless Kelly

With a cult following, Texas-based Reckless Kelly has stayed on top with its raw, country-rock sound. The King Bucks and Collin Herring will open. Doors open at 7 p.m. Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.827.5514,, $15

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