There’s a free jazz concert Saturday from 4-5 p.m. at Mudhen in East Dallas, organized by longtime Lake Highlands resident Robin Korevaar and featuring Ahmad Azizi Baset, the trumpeter whose story we told you about a few months ago. 900 S. Harwood St.
Saturday, shop the mother of all garage sales while supporting neighborhood high schoolers. More than 50 families contribute to this fundraising event that supports the Lake Highlands High School Highlandettes and runs from 8 a.m.-2p.m. Early bird shoppers can pay $5 for first dibs on Friday from 8-10 p.m. Find it at the Lake Highlands High School gym, 9449 Church Road. More at highlandettes.com.
At the NorthPark Center ABCs of Back-to-School event Saturday there will be plenty of activities to get your kids ready for the first bell of the year. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway. More at 214.363.7441, northparkcenter.com.
Visit the cool interiors of White Rock Lake’s Bath House Cultural Center for a Pegasus Theater production of The Coarse Actor Rises, a spoof of Michael Green’s book, The Art of Coarse Acting. You’ll be in for an evening of mistakes, miscues, and mayhem, goofs, gaffes, and guffaws, with all the actors forging ahead, convinced the audience won’t notice a thing. Say promoters, “It’s a celebration of inept but terribly earnest theatre at its finest.” Tickets run $10-$25. Shows are at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3 p.m. Visit the page for schedules and tickets.
The Dallas Arboretum knows you and you family don’t really want to be outdoors for extended periods this time of year unless you’re inside a cool body of water, which is why they offer Dollar Days all August, which makes the idea slightly more appealing. During no other month can you enjoy the arboretum’s fully bloomed beauty for such a bargain. Even sizzling temps don’t change the fact that it’s “one of the world’s most breathtaking gardens,” right? Visit dallasarboretum.org for details. The park is located at 8525 Garland Rd. Parking is still $5, by the way.