Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 5.34.57 PMComedienne, talk show host and New York Times Bestselling author Chelsea Handler is coming to East Dallas this weekend. She’ll be signing her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, on Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at the Half Price Books Flagship store off Northwest Highway. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

On March 29, Lindsley Park Community School, a 14-year-old open-enrollment public charter school in East Dallas, is hosting a garage sale from 9 a.m.–1 p.m at the playground across the street from Lindsley Park, at 7130 Lindsley. Go to the website for more.

Also on March 29, don’t forget the Stonewall Jackson Elementary School’s Food Truck Field Day, which will include the White Top Book Sale this year. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be food trucks, live music, book browsing, and other fun. All proceeds will benefit Stonewall Gardens. Stonewall Jackson Elementary School is at 5823 E. Mockingbird. Visit or call 972.749.7200 for more.

The Deep Ellum Big Folkin Festival is this weekend, March 28-29 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 2548 Elm Street. Check out the Facebook event page for more information, or call 214.742.3667 or email

Through March 30, join Dallas Children’s Theater for the North Texas professional premiere of “Mariachi Girl,” a bilingual musical about young Carmencita. She dreams of being a mariachi singer and one day joining in a performance with her father, but he clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand his view of the world? Dallas Children’s Theater is at 5938 Skillman. Go to or call 214.978.0110 for more. Tickets between $17-$40.

beauty&thebeastA young girl, a beast, a rose, a curse. Sounds familiar? Also through March 30, Dallas Children’s Theater is running their rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” 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. Go to or call 214.978.0110 for more. Tickets between $17-$26.

Through April 6, St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts is hosting 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.

blooms3This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival Dallas Blooms, with the theme “Birds in Paradise.” Through April 6, 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, $10-$15, plus $10 for onsite parking.

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