Photo by Benjamin Hager

Photo by Benjamin Hager

This the the last weekend to enjoy summer by the pool at Tietze Park. Through Aug. 17, doors open 1-8 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Tietze Park, 2700 Skillman, 214.670.1380, $2 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under.

Through August 20, The Dallas Holocaust Museum is hosting an exhibit, Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lesson, which presents the work of two Jewish photographers who, at great personal risk, took clandestine photos of Jewish life in the Polish city of Łódź – a city transformed into a ghetto after the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and sent more than 160,000 Jews to live there. Photography was strictly forbidden; however, the photographers, Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, managed to hide the photos before being deported, and their work ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto, as captured on film by sympathetic observers. This exhibit was made possible due to a generous donation made by an anonymous donor. The exhibit is $10.

Broken_Twitter_400x400Through Aug. 17, “Broken the Musical” is playing at Gilley’s Dallas, South Side Event Center, 1135 S. Lamar, and it will benefit the East Dallas-based organization, the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, whose mission is to provide a comprehensive and compassionate response to individuals impacted by sexual assault through advocacy, education and prevention. “Broken” is a passion project that “sheds light on an all-too-common occurrence of sexual assault and raises awareness about the many issues connected to it from the personal lives of individuals to its treatment within the legal system,” according to a press release. Run of show tickets range from $10 to $35. “Broken the Musical” contains material that may be sensitive for some audiences. No one under 17 is admitted without a parent or guardian present. 

Through Aug. 31, enjoy floral displays and fun activities at discounted prices at the Dallas Arboretum. Don’t miss $1 general admission for the entire month of August. The beds will be bursting with ageratum, impatiens, petunias, cleome, begonias, salvia, marigolds, lobelia and zinnias. As the temperatures warm, caladiums, lantana, pride of Barbados, variegated tapioca, elephant ears and coleus will be added to the gardens. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $1  

 

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

Through Aug. 17, The Creative Arts Center of Dallas is hosting its second exhibit featuring self-taught artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest homeless service center. “From the Street” features the work of 15 artists and includes drawings, paintings and jewelry, all of which will be for sale with all proceeds going to the artists. The Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin, 214.320.1275, free

Through Sept. 27, The White Rock Lake Museum in the Bath House Cultural Center presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake from Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition depicts scenes from life at the lake — images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, free


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