Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum

Through Aug. 31
Summer at the Arboretum
Enjoy floral displays and fun activities at discounted prices at the Dallas Arboretum. Don’t miss $1 general admission for the entire month of August. The beds will be bursting with ageratum, impatiens, petunias, cleome, begonias, salvia, marigolds, lobelia and zinnias. As the temperatures warm, caladiums, lantana, pride of Barbados, variegated tapioca, elephant ears and coleus will be added to the gardens.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $1

Aug. 1
Mayor’s Back to School Fair
Join other parents for the 18th annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair, presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, for one-stop shopping for all your needed school supplies from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., call 311 for information, free

Through Aug. 2
Art festival
The Festival of Independent Theatres, sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, marks its 16th season. Eight companies, all native to the Dallas area, will present eight world premieres by seven local authors for this summer’s festival, which takes place at the Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 Lawther, 214.670.8749, $20-$73

Through Aug. 2
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
In an effort to encourage the whole family to read, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is hosting the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, an eight-week program powered by community participation and featuring weekly incentive prizes.
All 29 Dallas Public Library locations as well as the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmobile will participate, 214.670.1671

Through Sept. 27
Life at the lake
The White Rock Lake Museum in the Bath House Cultural Center presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake from Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition depicts scenes from life at the lake — images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, free

Fashion Show webAug. 9
Fashion show
Pretty Smart Girls, a foundation dedicated to empowering and equipping girls, launched a 50-day campaign in which girls participate in monthly cultural, social and academic activities, while also promoting community advancement and involvement. The campaign will culminate with a fashion show that highlights the members of Pretty Smart Girls.
Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville, $25+

Photo by Benjamin Hager

Photo by Benjamin Hager

Through Aug. 17
Summer by the pool
Enjoy hot summer days by the pool at Tietze Park, open 1-8 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Tietze Park, 2700 Skillman, 214.670.1380, $2 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

Through Aug. 17
‘From the Streets’
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas hosts its second exhibit featuring self-taught artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest homeless service center. “From the Street” features the work of 15 artists and includes drawings, paintings and jewelry, all of which will be for sale with all proceeds going to the artists.
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin, 214.320.1275, free


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