Get ready for back-to-school with the Texas Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend, August 8 through 10 – Take advantage of the state’s annual tax holiday by paying no state or local sales taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100.
Pop-Up Pastry Bake Sale, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Empire Baking Company will host its second Pop-Up Celebrity Pastry Chef Bake Sale benefitting Duck Team 6 at its Lovers Lane location. Laurel Wimberg of Consilient Hospitality will be the featured pastry chef.
Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, now through October 5 – A major retrospective of American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, exploring his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. Daywear and evening dresses worn by Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan are on display, as well as garments worn by members of First Families. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard.
CASA Parade of Playhouses, August 1 through 17 – Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses will feature imaginative children’s playhouses on display at NorthPark Center. Raffle tickets for chances to win each of the playhouses will be sold online and at ticket tables throughout NorthPark Center. Level One, NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway.
August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum, August 1 through 31 – The dog days of summer bring Dollar Days to the Dallas Arboretum. All visitors can take advantage of $1 general garden admission and $1 Children’s Garden admission for the entire month of August (available on site at the Ticket Booth only). Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road.
DFW Restaurant Week, August 11 through 17 – Dine at more than 130 participating restaurants who provide incredible three-course meals for a set price. For each meal purchased, participating restaurants will make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth to assist families in need. Reservations required.
’til Midnight at the Nasher, August 15, 6 p.m. until midnight – Grab a blanket and head to the Nasher for a special live outdoor concert featuring Whiskey Folk Ramblers and an outdoor screening of Where the Wild Things Are in the Garden. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck will offer an all new menu including picnic dining for two and grab & go snacks. You can also participate in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and view the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Admission is complimentary. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street.
LEGO KidsFest, August 29 through 31 – The LEGO KidsFest is filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family! There will be hands-on educational fun for all ages: LEGO & DUPLO Construction Zones, dozens of large-scale and miniature LEGO models and displays, LEGO Games, group builds, LEGO Master Builders and much more! Dallas Convention Center, 650 South Griffin Street.
Good luck on back to school! More juggling and lots of crazy fun!
Check back the first week of September for our next “Dallas Right Now” post to see what we love about Dallas next month!