Photo courtesy of White Rock Dog RescuePhoto courtesy of White Rock Dog Rescue

It’s back by popular demand beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Pocket Sandwich Theater. “Herbbits, Wizards & Borks, Oh My!” finishes its summer run this month with its satirical take on “The Lord of the Rings.” You have until Aug. 20 to catch it. Buy tickets at the box office at 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, call 214.821.1860 or visit pocketsandwich.com. They run $12-$25.

Competitors outfitted in cooky getups will overrun Norbuck Park Saturday morning during Dallas Running Club’s annual Cross Country 6-mile Relay, which involves members of three-person teams running two miles each. Some compete to be the fastest, while others vie for best “island-themed” or team-themed costumes. Sign your trio up online today (Wednesday before midnight) or race morning between 7-7:30 a.m. No team? No worries, you can be matched with one on race morning — just show up ready to run. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the southeast corner of Northwest Highway and Buckner Blvd. Registration is free for DRC members and $10 for non-member teams.

White Rock Dog Rescue is setting up shop at the Whole Foods Market at 2118 Abrams with adoptable dogs on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m-3 p.m. If you’re ready for a new pooch to add to your family bring a leash and swing by. Call 214.507.4016 or email adoptions@whiterockdog.org for more information.

Catch Cordelia Bailey’s new exhibition, “The Essence of Élan,” at the Bath House Cultural Center during the opening reception on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Bailey grew up in the Lakewood area before attending the University of Illinois, where she earned a PhD. When she retired a few years ago she became a full-time artist. She initially focused on oil-on-canvas but, for the past 15 years, photography and digital art have been her primary media. She moved back to Dallas in 2012 and now lives in Uptown. The exhibition on display through August 27. The reception is free to attend.

The Dallas Arboretum knows you and you family don’t really want to be outdoors for extended periods this time of year unless you’re inside a cool body of water, which is why they offer Dollar Days all August, which makes the idea slightly more appealing. During no other month can you enjoy the arboretum’s fully bloomed beauty for such a bargain. Even sizzling temps don’t change the fact that it’s “one of the world’s most breathtaking gardens,” right? Visit dallasarboretum.org for details. The park is located at 8525 Garland Rd. Parking is still $5, by the way.

 


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