The Weekend Guide


Spread your wings.

Peace, Hope & Butterflies
What: Take in local art, music, and food before the release of 250 butterflies by childhood cancer warriors.
Why: All proceeds fund research at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Flagpole Hill, 8100 Doran Cir. Tickets ($15) at clickandpledge.com. Sponsor a butterfly ($15) at clickandpledge.com.

All The News That’s Fit to Click
A book club worth joining, an eavesdropping art exhibit coming out of your speakers, and more quirky finds from the digital stratosphere.
Why: You’ve always wanted to dress like Margot Tenenbaum and hang with Julia Child.
When: You need material for the penultimate summer weekend.
Where: The wild, wild Web.

Traffic LA Women’s Collection
What: Fancy things up with of-the-moment fashion from the first Traffic LA women’s store outside Beverly Hills.
Why: The prices may be indulgent, but scoring a head-turning frock from Kenzo, Isabel Marant, or Michel Klein just might be worth the investment.
When: Mon.-Wed. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1604 Main St. (214-261-4590).

The Book of Mormon Lottery
What: Didn’t get tickets to the most anticipated (and controversial) musical to hit Dallas? There’s still hope.
Why: Join the day-of lottery two and a half hours before each performance by signing up in person at the box office. Wait 30 minutes. If your name is drawn, you can buy up to two tickets for $25 each.
When: Thru Sept. 1.
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora St. (214-880-0202).

Global Street Feast
What: Eat international fare from food trucks, including Taste of Cuba, Salsa Limon, and Little Greek at the all-day downtown party.
Why: Because you worked up an appetite playing Twister.
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 2501 N. Harwood St., in the parking lot across from Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar.

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
What: Cop a squat and bust a gut when Dave Chappelle, Jeff Ross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords lead a cavalcade of comedians across the stage.
Why: It’s produced by Funny or Die.
When: Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 1st Ave. (214-421-1111). Tickets ($41-$114) at livenation.com.

Photo: Werner Van Steen / Getty Images

1604 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center
2353 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
2501 N Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75215
Flagpole Hill
8007 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238
Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 1st Ave
Fair Park
Dallas, TX 75210