08-ED-CalSpot-_-Trees-_optHelp the trees please! Grab your loppers, your work gloves and your water bottles, and join For the Love of the Lake this Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 a.m. to help prepare the Big Thicket at White Rock Lake for the hundreds of trees that will be planted there this fall. The number of volunteers who can help plant trees later this fall will be limited, so if you help prepare now, you can also help plant later. Afterward, Peninsula Neighborhood Association will provide lunch. Big Thicket at White Rock Lake (near the Corinthian Sail Club, north of the Bath House Cultural Center), 430 E. Lawther, 214.660.1100.

994245_570828249629692_2017633652_nGeneration Wasted is having an EP release party at the Curtain Club at 2800 Main this Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets are available for only $10 and $15 at the door. With admission, you also get to check out these supporting bands: RivetheadSHuND, The Truman Syndrome and the Reaper Crew.

148196_10151299766417697_1084326388_nJudy Chamberlain is playing at the Balcony Club on Saturday from 9:30 to 1:30 a.m. If you haven’t been in lately, lots has changed. Let an old-time favorite jazz you in a newly remodeled space. The Balcony Club is at 1825 Abrams, above the Lakewood Theater.

White Rock Coffee is hosting a “date night” with Ben Travera King on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a book signing with Robert Slaughter and Jerry Brown for their new book “Beyond the Soul” at 1 p.m., and then Keith Rea is coming to play at 7 p.m. White Rock Coffee is at 10105 E. Northwest Hwy.

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