A list of July happenings you won’t want to miss
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July 2-Aug.18 ‘Fly’
Dallas Theater Center presents “Fly,” a new musical based on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.” For the 30-person play with both child and adult cast members, three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller wanted to re-create one of his childhood favorites. “My mind always went back to my childhood and, ultimately, Peter Pan,” he says. “This vision became so compelling to me that I soon realized I had my next musical. There’s a version of Peter Pan that’s in my head that sounds different, looks different, and feels different than any I’ve seen before.”
Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center,
2400 Flora, 214.880.0202, $15-$85
July 8-31 We Yogis’ camps
We Yogis’ kids summer yoga camp lets kids work out, explore their emotions through yoga, read stories, learn about gratitude, make crafts and eat healthy snacks. The camp for children ages 3 to 13 takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There’s a new theme each week, such as “feeling good,” “gratitude” and an animal camp.
We Yogis, located in The Pavilion at 5600 W. Lovers, Suite 150, 214.351.1229, $90 a week
July 9, 11 Teen Collage
Youth are invited to create collages about themselves at Churchill Recreation Center’s “Teen Collage” event. At the event, teenagers will share what makes them unique and talk about famous artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Max Ernst — all men whose collages can be found in museums across the world. The 6-7:30 p.m. event is for teens 13 to 17 years old.
Churchill Recreation Center,
6906 Churchill, 214.670.6477, $5 plus a City of Dallas recreation card ($15 if you don’t already have one)
July 12 A trio of Texas music
Texas singer-songwriter George Ensle’s tunes will remind you of Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson, while Brian Kalinec’s award-winning songwriting and 18-year-old Kathryn Hallberg’s American music will tune you up as the opening acts at 8 p.m.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, $18
July 19 ’Til Midnight at the Nasher
The concert/movie event features a picnic with snacks from the Nasher Café and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Garage-rock band Oil Boom will perform from 7-9 p.m. Bring a blanket to watch “Cars” following the band, from 9-11 p.m. in the garden. Admission is free.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora, 214. 242.5100
July 29-Aug. 2 Destination Dallas: Summer Architecture Workshop
Architect and educator Peter Goldstein hosts a weeklong workshop for high schoolers concerning Dallas’ innovative architecture. At the 9 a.m.-3 p.m. classes, students will visit buildings designed by leading architects and experience behind-the-scenes tours of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Wyly Theatre and Rachofsky House. Students also will visit architecture firms and recently completed projects such as Klyde Warren Park and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
The Rachofsky House, 214.442.2878, 8605 Preston, $250 including lunch and supplies
July 28-Aug. 2 JCC Maccabi Games
The Jewish Community Center hosts “Team Dallas Maccabi Games,” where Jewish teenage athletes will compete among 750-1,500 visiting athletes
from across the world in various sports. Athletes must be 13 to 17 years old, a member of JCC of Dallas, and have a Jewish background. Athletes will compete in sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, dance and more.
Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven, call Cathy Kinder at 214.239.7147, $150
Through Sept. 1 Beautifully dirty
Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse created two new large installations for the Nasher Sculpture Center. Grosse sprayed brightly colored acrylic paint on piles of dirt, ceilings, walls, and sculpted plastic foam and fiberglass to demonstrate how painting can “appear in space.”
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora, 214.242.5100, $5-$10