Concerts at the Arboretum
Every Thursday night, the Dallas Arboretum hosts a different band on the lush Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Bring your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a concert overlooking a beautiful view of White Rock Lake. All summer concerts are from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum, contact email@example.com or 214.515.6615, $15-$17 adult members, $25-$27 adult nonmembers, $10 children ages 3-12, package deals available
Through June 1
Meet Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, his savior Charlotte, and all their lovable barnyard neighbors, as envisioned by the pros at Dallas Children’s Theater. Enjoyed by ages 5 and older.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $13-$26
CONFAB: A Dallas Parks Foundation Conversation
City insiders and advocates discuss the strides being made to grow the public green space and hike-and-bike trails at 7 p.m. during an event hosted by the Dallas Parks Foundation. Topics include the Trinity corridor, historic park pavilions, upcoming trail connections and the case for tearing down I-345.
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2502 Flora, dallasCONFAB.org, $13
DRC Bloomin’ 4-mile
The Dallas Running Club hosts a monthly race at Winfrey Point. This month marks the annual four-miler, which starts at 8 a.m. Runners and volunteers should register in advance online. Race day registration is available from 6-7 a.m.
Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake, dallasrunningclub.org, non-members $10, members free
Susie Black Holamon, the author of “My Five Moms,” hosts a book signing at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit foster children through Ebby House.
Barnes and Noble Lincoln Park,
7700 W. Northwest Highway, 214.739.1124, free
Attend Hugelkultur Horticulture at White Rock Local Garden from 9 a.m.–noon. Texas Worm Ranch’s Heather Rinaldi teaches attendees to use twigs, branches, logs and leaves to make a hugelkultur garden bed, the centerpiece of a fertile, water-efficient plot capable of cultivating fruit, herbs and vegetables.
White Rock Local Garden, 10222 Galway, $30 per person
June 13-July 13
It’s big excitement for a little mouse when Stuart leaves his human family in New York and travels across the country in search of the bird that helped save his life. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $17-$26
Dallas Indie Fest
Artists of all disciplines show off their work at White Rock Lake: painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, digital, sculpture, fashion, wood and more.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, contact Adam Zoblotsky at 214.908.6990 or firstname.lastname@example.org, $10
Texas folk music
At 8 p.m. two University of North Texas grads perform: Lisa Markley, a singer-songwriter with a folk/blues/jazz sound, and White Rock-area resident William Foley, a pianist and composer with more than 30 years’ experience.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18
Gardenlicious Kids Cook-off
Kids cook and submit a healthy dish, which celebrity chefs judge. The contest is open to first- through eighth-graders with any healthy three-ingredient recipe. The deadline for submitting an entry form, available on the Dallas Arboretum’s website along with instructions and rules, is June 8. Entrants must be available to attend the June 29 event; finalists present their dishes to the judges at noon, and the contest runs 1-3 p.m. Funds raised support the Children’s Garden programs.
Dallas Arboretum Camp House, email@example.com, 214.515.6512, dallasarboretum.org, $30 to enter contest and attend the cook-off event with parents, cook-off audience tickets $5-$8