The half dozen

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. For less than the cost of a Cap Bar drink, soak up the sun amidst Dallas’ finest greenery during the Dallas Arboretum’s Dollar Days. For the rest of the month, general admission is just a buck. Dallas Arboretum. $1. Valid until Aug. 31.
  1. Make your mother happy and get your vegetables at Mockingbird Station’s Hand-Picked Farmer’s Market. The event also includes live music and shopping. At Mockingbird Station, directly off the DART. Free. Aug. 27.
  1. Enjoy the prints of German master Albrecht Durer at “Saints and Monsters: Prints by Albrecht Durer.” While there, make sure to become a “Friend of the DMA” to easily gain free entrance to special exhibitions and enjoy other perks. Dallas Museum of Art. Free. On view until Nov. 15.
  1. Channel your inner Huck Finn by renting a tube and floating down the Trinity River. Play watersports, eat or listen to music at Sunday Funday, or come to Rockin’ the River for beer, live music and fireworks. Panther Island Pavilion. Free admission ($5 for a tube). August 27 (Rockin’ the River) and 30 (Sunday Funday).
  1. Belle & Sebastian headline KXT’s Summer Cut joining Fantastic Negrito, Sarah Jaffe, Israel Nash, Doug Burr, Repel the Robot, Jessie Frye, Calhounand Catamaran on stage. As most of the artists are local, you will also acquaint yourself nicely with the Dallas music scene. South Side Ballroom. $39.50 (plus taxes and fees). August 29.
  1. If you need an introduction to Texan culture, visit the North Texas Fair and Rodeo — livestock, music, food and games all in one place. North Texas Fairgrounds. $15. Now through Aug. 29.


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