Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 7.11.27 AMAside from the 35th Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade, which never fails to bring half the city to our doorsteps, here are some other weekend shenanigans you should keep in mind:

Until March 22, check out “Finishing School” at Bath House Cultural Center. Is assisted living like high school all over again? In a two-act comedy by Dallas playwright Elaine Liner, new guy Al is the ‘’freshman’’ and Wizzer is the wiser senior. Laugh at late-in-life lessons about fitting in, flirting and finding new reasons to live it up. Starring Larry Randolph and John Davies. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.675.6573. Tickets are $18-$20.

Staring this weekend March 16 through April 6, St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts hosts the traditional fine-art photography of J.B. and Susan Harlin, which is an expression of the beauty of the world as seen through the classic view of the camera. This husband-wife duo is on a lifelong mission of seeing, learning and doing. All the photographs are produced solely in the darkroom using traditional materials and processes, exploring the beauty and craft of traditional film photography. St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 5100 Ross, 214.887.6552. The event is free but call to schedule visit.

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 7.41.48 AMNow until March 30, Dallas Children’s Theater is hosting its rendition of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ about a young girl, a beast, a rose, a curse. Can love break the spell? The classic French fairytale passed down for generations is brought to life through the magic of Kathy Burks’ renowned company of artists. Dallas Children’s Theater is at 5938 Skillman. Call 214.978.0110. Tickets are $17-$26.

Through April 6, Dallas Blooms 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival Dallas Blooms, with the theme “Birds in Paradise.” Every year, the garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and the beloved peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500. Entrance into the park is $10-$15, plus $10 for onsite parking.

Now in its sixth year, White Rock Local Market (WRLM) kicks-off the season Saturday, March 15 at Lakeside Baptist Church.  The popular farmer’s market operates on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lakeside Baptist Church and at The Green Spot on North Buckner Boulevard on the second and fourth Saturdays. The inaugural market welcomes back growers, ranchers and artisans for an “Everything Market” with live music by Dave Burris from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the website for more.


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