[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Chances are “Love Yourself” has turned you into a late-blooming “Belieber,” especially because you know that Justin Bieber’s mother would definitely like you. Take the plunge and get your ticket to prove it to the Biebs himself. April 10. American Airlines Center. $50.50 and up.

2. Follow Pope Francis’ advice and give the earth some love at Oak Cliff Earth Day. Pet animals, enjoy live performances and learn about green trends like tending bees or buses that run on grease. April 10. Lake Cliff Park. Free.

3. Escape impending finals by stepping back a few centuries at the Renaissance Festival when it opens this weekend. The fair also makes an affordable wedding venue for those who want to get married with knights and a dress six feet wide. April 9-May 30. Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. $23.

4. As the Mexican Revolution was ending, Octavio Medellin moved to San Antonio. Now his works, including sculptures and bright stained glass windows, bring art to buildings all over Dallas. The Latino Cultural Center hosts a retrospective of his work. Latino Cultural Center. Through April 16. Free.

5. “A mix of singer songwriter goodness,” is the self-assigned epithet of the brothers behind Jaxbros. Mark and Pierre Jax have been performing together since high school and will bring their chill, simple melodies to Dallas’ favorite lawn. If you can’t make this performance, the brothers also frequent Dallas bars. Klyde Warren Park. April 7. Free.

6. Cut a rug for Dance Planet’s 20th Anniversary with free dance classes of every kind and performances from Broadway stars. While there, enjoy the surrounding Arts District. April 9-10. Booker T. Washington High School. Free.


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