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MESQUITE: April 13-28 "Becky's New Car" Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and a middling marriage with no prospects for change when suddenly she stumbles into a situation that could give her nothing short of a new life. Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre, this thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones will grab your attention and won't let go until the final scene. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway.
MESQUITE: April 13 Rockin' Rhapsody Concert Series: Downtown Fever Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Friday evening through the month of April. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Downtown Fever, a high-energy, 11-piece party band with a musical range that spans decades of classics to the music of today. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway.
MESQUITE: April 14 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc. on the second Saturday of every month. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468
MESQUITE: April 14, 28 Marketplace Mesquite: Farmers' and Artisan's Market Come and shop in downtown Mesquite for local fare from artisans, growers, and craftsmen. The Mesquite Marketplace is held the second and fourth Saturday from April through October. Heritage Square in Downtown Mesquite, 150 W. Main St. themarketplacedfw.com 214-793-6121
MESQUITE: April 20 Rockin' Rhapsody Concert Series: Back in Black Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Friday evening through the month of April. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Back in Black, an AC/DC tribute band. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: April 27 Rockin' Rhapsody Concert Series:Texas Flood Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Friday evening through the month of April. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Texas Flood, one of the premier blues bands in North Texas. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: April 28 Kidfish A free event for children 16 and younger; all fishing participants must register for the event. Poles and bait are provided, or participants may use their own fishing gear. Prizes and trophies are awarded immediately following the final measuring and weigh-in of the fish. City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972-216-6260
MESQUITE: April 28 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Tours also available by appointment. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org
GARLAND: April 20 Garland Symphony Orchestra Concert: Mahler's Symphony No. 1 For the spring performance of GSO's 17-18 season, "Vienna, City of Music!," the orchestra will feature Mahler's "Symphony No. 1." Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
DALLAS: Through May 6 "Journey to Space"
The exhibit features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong's helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired playspace for young cadets. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214-428-5555
DALLAS: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Taste of Bishop Arts Food and Historical Tours Sample the fun and fare of this unique neighborhood, following in the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde and other notorious residents. The tour does not include a lot of walking, and it stops at some great eateries—including one of the top barbecue venues in Dallas and a place where you can make your own tableside s'mores. Veracruz Cafe, 408 N. Bishop. dallasbitesfoodtours.com 972-814-5997
DALLAS: April 5-18 Down for #TheCount One-Act Play Festival: A Celebration of Female Voices
Now in its third year, this one-act play festival features six short plays by women of all backgrounds. This event brings to life onstage the female voice in exciting, funny, and heartbreaking stories that only live theater can do. Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St. bishopartstheatre.org
DALLAS: April 14 Most Good 5K The race will start and finish at Klyde Warren Park in the heart of downtown Dallas, where there will be a mix of pre- and post-race food, music, and entertainment. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. 214-637-8229
DALLAS: April 14 Walk To End Lupus Now Experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Raise money for research, increase awareness, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease's brutal impact. Verizion Theatre in Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place. chapters.lupus.org/dallas 469-374-0590
DALLAS: April 15-Aug. 12 "The Power of Gold:
Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana" Be dazzled by more than 200 gleaming gold items of regalia, colorful and intricately woven silk, kente cloth, ceremonial furniture, state swords, linguist staffs, and other significant objects related to Asante royals from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. dma.org
DALLAS: April 21-May 6 "Blue" Pale Blue and Inky Blue are very happy in their blueness. When a red sock enters their kitchen, Pale and Inky—and the audience—are surprised by the way their world is turned upside down. This play introduces the idea of acceptance in an age-appropriate, soft-hearted theatrical experience. It is filled with fun, humor, and whimsy—and at the end of the show, you will be too. Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org 214-978-0110
DALLAS: April 21 March of Dimes March for Babies Walk alongside more than 18,000 friends, family members, caregivers, and supporters with the beautiful Dallas skyline as your backdrop. Annually, more than 6 million participants in 450 communities raise $80 million to support the lifesaving research to find causes and preventions to premature births and birth defects. The Lawn at Reunion Tower, 692 Sports St. 972-232-1358
DALLAS: April 21 The Hidden Dallas Tour Cruise to some secret places in Dallas, and check out extraordinary scenic, cultural, and architectural treasures—from giant teddy bears to hidden rooms. Discover some great neighborhoods and historic landmarks, stopping along the way for delicious snacks at "insider" culinary gems. Krispy Kreme, 5118 Greenville Ave. dallasbychocolate.com 972-814-5997
DALLAS: April 26 Tony Bennett in Concert
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning more than 60 years, includes 19 Grammy awards. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org 214-880-0202
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