Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
What: Find out what happens when a little girl overindulges in rose-colored cupcakes.
Why: A party with cotton candy, lemonade, and other pink treats follows each performance.
When: Fri.-Mar. 6. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Creative Arts Theatre & School, 1100 W. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington. Tickets at 817-861-2287 or online at buy.ticketstothecity.com. Adults, $6-$8; children 4 years and up, $6; lap seats for 3 years and under, $2. Party is an additional $5 per person (cash only).
DFW Family Expo
What: Get info on camps, family-friendly businesses, and more at the sprawling venue.
Why: The rock climbing wall and carnival games make it twice as fun.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Fair Park Centennial Hall, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. (214-670-8400). Info at 817-913-0558. Tickets online at dfwfamilyexpo.com. Adults and children 12 and over, $3; children 2-12, $2; under 2, free.
Winnie the Pooh
What: See Eeyore, Christopher Robin, and the rest of the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood.
Why: He can’t get enough of the mischievous bear cub.
When: Fri.-Mar. 6.
Where: The ArtCentre Theatre, 5220 Village Creek Dr., Plano (214-810-3228). Tickets online at artcentretheatre.com. Adults and children, $12 in advance/$15 at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew