This morning and afternoon, Aug. 1, is the 17th annual Mayor’s Back To School Fair at Fair Park. Presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, join Dallas parents for one-stop shopping for all your needed school supplies until 2 p.m. today. Fair Park is located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Call 311 for more information. The event is free.

Stoney'sDid you know Stoney’s Wine Lounge, at the southwest corner of Oram and Skillman, now hosts live music? This Friday, Aug. 2, Mike Drake Trio with Stefan Karlsson and John Adams will be playing jazz. And on Saturday, Aug. 3, Heather Paterson and Straight Ahead Jazz Quintet will perform.

Post-its-and-lettersThere’s a fine, and funny, line between hate and love. At least, that’s the conclusion Churchmouse Production draws in its show “Hate Mail,” opening this weekend. “Hate Mail,” a comedy by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, opens on Aug. 2 and runs through August 17. The show takes us stamp-by-stamp through a roller coaster relationship as seen through correspondence. Preston, a 1-percenter, and Dahlia, a starving New York artist, go from strangers to mortal enemies to lovers and everything in between. Tickets are $20 and reservations are suggested. For tickets by phone: 1-800-838-3006, option 1. Or you can buy tickets online.

82This Saturday, Garden Cafe is hosting a showing of “Slacker 2011.” Years ago, Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of that iconic movie, 24 of Austin’s top filmmakers banded together to update “Slacker” with their own perspectives on the city. “Slacker 2011″ is a stream-of-consciousness chronicle of a day in Austin, presenting the city-dwellers, dragworms, proto-hipsters and locations that give the city its modern identity. The film showcases a transformed town next to things that never change. Doors open at Garden Cafe at 6 p.m. A la carte dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., and the film starts at 8 p.m. BYOB with no charge. RSVP HERE.


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