Girls Night: If the Aura lounge exudes an aura of pretentiousness, it’s with good reason. After all, this is the place where al the beautiful people and celebrities hang—Paris Hilton was even spotted there a couple months ago. So the fact that three former “Bachelorette” contestants — 31-year old Jake, a commercial pilot; 30-year old Tanner, a financial analyst; and 25-year old Michael, a break dance instructor (wonderful) – will be at the club this Friday night, Aug. 7, should come as no shock, but just a nice little perk. Being that none of these guys actually won last season’s contest, they are all still eligible bachelors, and ladies —hold onto your hair extensions — Tanner (pictured) reportedly lives right here in East Dallas. Call 214.220.2872 for table reservations. Complimentary cover. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Playhouse exhibit at Northpark: Get out (inside) and play! Dallas CASA, partnering with Northpark Center, begins the 2009 Parade of Playhouses tomorrow. The 2009 event features 14 playhouses designed by local architects, designers and corporations. A special Garage Playhouse housing a blue SmartCar, donated by Rick and Diana Strauss, and children’s toy car will go to raffle winners — raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The purchase of $50 worth of tickets earns the purchaser an entry into the drawing for the SmartCar Garage Playhouse. This annual event raises awareness and funds for Dallas CASA, the non-profit agency that aims to connect abused and neglected children in Dallas County with safe homes. The playhouses will be on display through Aug. 23.
Casa Linda Community Market: On Saturday, Aug. 8, this outdoor market will feature crafts, paintings, photographs, handmade jewelry, toys, and various garage sale items. 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Casa Linda United Methodist Church, 1800 Barnes Bridge.
Chamber Music Concert: Final Recital is free to the public Sunday, Aug. 9. "Charm & Passion: An Evening of Haydn & Chopin" Haydn’s Quartet Opus 76. Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in arrangement for piano and string quartet. Andrey Ponochevny, piano; Adi Demian and Vesslin Demirev, violin; Andrew Ding, Viola; Oliver Shlaffer, cello. At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Reception follows. 5:00 p.m., 3204 Skillman, Dallas, TX, 75206, 214.821.9989
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