Friday, Aug. 20
Live on the Green – stop by Watters Creek shopping center in Allen at 6:30 p.m. to hear an eclectic assortment of five local bands. Free. You can bring blankets, but no lawn chairs.
See BODIES tax-free – BODIES: The Exhibition will be offering an 8.25 percent admission discount this weekend in honor of tax-free weekend. The show is at West End Marketplace in Dallas. Tickets for adults are normally $24.

Saturday, Aug. 21
Live on the Green – see Friday’s entry.
See BODIES Tax-free – see Friday’s entry
Auditions for Kids who Care – if your little one is a budding thespian, bring them to the Scott Theatre in FW (1300 Gendy St.) to audition for the theatre’s Kids Who Care acting troupe. Be there at 9 a.m. to sign up for an afernoon vocal/monologue audition. An information session happens at 10 a.m.
Shop Til You Rock – this free music-inspired mall tour will stop at Hulen Mall from 1-6, and features a performance by Don’t Shoot the Messenger. See for info.
Back 2 School Bash – go to Bear Creek Park in Keller from 8-10 p.m. for a performance by children’s artist Eddie Coker. This event is free. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic. Bounce houses will be there too.
Superbowl Volunteer Auditions see here for details.
Lions Club Balloon Festival– head to Highland Village for a free event that includes carnival rides, watch hot air balloon launches, and enjoy other entertainment. A $5 donation for parking is requested. Visit for info.
North Texas State Fair – in Denton. Adults are $12, kids $5, under 6 free. Enjoy all the traditional aspects of a fair. Visit for more information.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland – go to the Artisan Center Theater in Hurst at 10 a.m. for a delightful production of the Disney classic. Includes all the songs. Tickets are just $5 for adults and kids. Great bargain!
Dollar Day at the Dallas Arboretum – celebrate the end of summer with $1 admission. Parking is $7. Visit for details.
Sanrio Anniversary Party – bring the kids to the Sanrio store in Grapevine Mills from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. for face painting, party favors & games.

Sunday, Aug. 22
See BODIES Tax-free – see Friday’s entry. (On this day from 11-12, you can also go to a class on massage fundamentals for free w/ticket purchase.)
Superbowl Volunteer Auditions see here for details.
Lions Club Balloon Fest – see Saturday’s entry
North Texas State Fair – see Saturday’s entry
Dollar Day at the Arboretum – see Saturday’s entry