The 8th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas runs July 17-23 at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre. Times vary. Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204. 214.764.9106.

The Festival of Independent Theaters runs Friday, July 17 through Saturday, August 8. Created in 1999 as an outlet for smaller companies without a permanent performance space, this festival is a chance to check out new or avant-garde works in our neighborhood. 521 E. Lawther. 214.670.8749.

The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare in the Park at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 8 p.m. Saturday. Don’t miss this southern take on  one of the bard’s best-loved comedies.

Neighborhood Ice Cream Social FREE Sunday, July 19. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Beat the heat with ice cream, hot dogs, and all the trimmings. 4:30 p.m. St. Andrews, 3204 Skillman.

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