[The half dozen]

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Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Pack a picnic and prepare to juxtapose urban Dallas with turn-of-the-century opera when Puccini’s “Tosca” is shown outdoors alongside the Dallas Opera’s opening performance. Or go simply to reinvigorate your Rome-sickness, since the story is set in the Eternal City. Nov. 6. Klyde Warren Park. Free.

2. For those with a complicated relationship to modern art, Dr. Yve-Alain Bois will give the lecture “Picasso and Abstraction,” explaining Pablo Picasso’s complicated relationship to abstraction. Nov. 5. Dallas Museum of Art. Free.

3. If you dance to “Sail” in the secrecy of your room, make your moves public when AWOLNATION comes to Dallas. Meg Myers opens. Southside Ballroom. Nov. 5. $21.25 and up.

4. North Texas dedicates an entire week to beer in North Texas Beer Week. The week includes loads of events from tastings, brewer meetings, a kick-off party and a ball. Attend one or all, but make sure to enjoy the choice booze. Nov. 9-15. Price and location vary by event.

5. Save the babies and join a multitude of others to pray outside Planned Parenthood with Crusaders for Life’s Hundred’s Day. Nov. 7. Meet at the Tower at 9 a.m. Free.

6. The Boy Scouts of America first employed Norman Rockwell as an artist, and now their museum holds nearly 50 of his paintings, the largest scouting-related collection. National Scouting Museum. Permanent Exhibit. $8 or free Sunday and Monday.

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