06.18.10-07.25.10 GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK $14-$25

It’s no surprise that “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” is the sequel to “Clack, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type”, which was a hit for the Dallas Children’s Theater last summer. One is about literary cows, and the other is about a duck that writes notes. The musical plays are based on books written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. In “Giggle, Giggle, Quack”, Farmer Brown takes a vacation and leaves his city-slicker brother, Bob, in charge with instructions for care of the animals. But Duck rewrites the instructions, demanding “pizza for the hen”, “bubble baths for the pig” and “movie night for the cow”. What a sneaky mallard. Cronin will attend performances on June 19 and sign copies of her books. Baker Theater, Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. 214.740.0051 or dct.org.

05.26-06.27 WICKED $35-$145

This is the story of wicked and good witches, and how they got to be that way. And it’s one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. 214.421.5678 or dallassummermusicals.org.

05.29-08.22 WATER EXHIBIT $7-$10

“Water”, an internationally touring exhibit, stops at the Museum of Nature and Science this summer. The exhibit explores sources of water from raindrops to oceans, water conservation, and how plants and animals adapt to a lack of water. Fair Park Science building, 1318 S. Second. 214.428.5555 or natureandscience.org.

THROUGH 07.31 ACRYLIC BLOOMS $4

Sharen Chatterton’s “The Nature of Flowers”, a series of acrylic paintings depicting bright flowers and lifelike butterflies, is on display at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 214.428.7476 or texasdiscoverygardens.org.

06.05 Garden Tour FREE

The Alger Park/Ash Creek neighborhood association will host its fifth annual garden tour featuring eight homes in the area bordered by Peavy, Buckner, Dixie Creek, and Santa Fe railroad. “I think visitors will be surprised to find a little corner of heaven here,” organizer Curtis Fesser says. The tour is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pick up a map of the homes at Dales Garden, 9501 Mercer or Unity Garden, 9803 Coldwater.

06.05 CLOTHING EXCHANGE FREE

The Dallas Spring Clothing Exchange is from noon-5 p.m. at the First United Lutheran Church on Mockingbird. Every bag of clothes can be traded for an empty bag to fill. Bring early donations to the church, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 6202 E. Mockingbird.

06.08 SYMPHONY IN THE PARK FREE

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs with Kenny & the Kasuals from 5-9 p.m. at Exall Park, Hall & Live Oak. The event also features a petting zoo, jump houses, dog grooming, face painting, snow cones, a magician and clowns. Food and beverage proceeds benefit the Friends of Exall Park, exallpark.org.

06.16-07.23 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK $10

This year’s offerings from Shakespeare Dallas include “Cymbeline” and “The Comedy of Errors”. Performances begin at 8:15 p.m. at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 6200 E. Grand. 214.559.2778 or shakespearedallas.org.

06.20 FATHER’S DAY AT THE ARBORETUM $7-$10

Do it dad’s way with a Frank Sinatra tribute from 1-3 p.m. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. 214.515.6500 or dallasarboretum.org.


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