7 things to do in Lake Highlands this August

Aug. 1-29
Joy of painting
The Art Gallery at the Point will host a collaboration art showcase of paintings done by students of Mary Anne Whittle. Visitors may tour it during normal business hours.
C.C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, 214.827.8080, ccyoung.org, free

Aug. 1-31
Dollar days
August is the cheapest time of the year to head over to the Dallas Arboretum with $1 admission and $5 parking.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $1

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Aug. 1-31
Moving Dallas
VisitDallas presents still images from the short film “Moving Dallas,” which captures dancers of various styles set against a backdrop of movement, city life and transportation.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.751.3471, northparkcenter.com, free

Aug. 5
Bharatanatyam
This style originated in southern India and is considered one of the oldest documented classical dances in the world. Inspired by sculptures in ancient temples, this class is meant for those who are unfamiliar with the form.
Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia Road, 214.670.1350, dallaslibrary.org, free

Aug. 10-26
Ladies of Hamlet
The Bath House Cultural Center offers “Women Playing Hamlet,” a play about a hopeful actress in New York trying to figure out how “to be or not to be.” The play features an all-female cast in multiple roles and is for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8722, bathhouse.dallasculture.org, $15-$25

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Aug. 13
Tai Chi 
Learn a graceful way to move both inside and out. Tai chi is said to loosen muscles, lubricate joints and improve one’s center of balance. It will be taught for all levels
of experience.
White Rock Hills Library, 9150 Ferguson Road, 214.670.8443, dallaslibrary.org, free

Aug. 25
Shake Russell
Texas Country great Shake Russell and Michael Hearne will perform their Americana sound mixed with Texas Country and Southwest influences.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $18-$22

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