[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. Don’t miss this semester’s mainstage, Life is a Dream, directed by drama professor Kyle Lemieux. Oct. 26 is opening night, with performances until Nov. 5. Make sure to grab your tickets to see a cast of only seven actors stage Calderon’s masterpiece at the Margaret Jonsson Theatre. Free for UD students, faculty and drama department alumni — be sure to reserve your tickets before performances sell out.


  1. On Sunday, Temple Shalom is hosting the Fifth Annual Dallas Food Truck Palooza in Dallas from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy food from 18 different food trucks, face painting, music from local bands and much more. Proceeds benefit Literary Instruction for Texas (LIFT) and Guns & Hoses. $5. Oct. 30.


  1. Catch Kitchen Dog Theatre’s final performances of A Stain upon the Silence: Beckett’s Bequest Thursday through Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Trinity River Arts Center. The performance consists of two of the great 20th-century author’s minimalist monologues, along with four short pieces inspired by his works. $15-$30. Oct. 27-29.


  1. This month’s Deep Ellum Wine Walk takes place tomorrow night at 5 p.m. at Kettle Art Gallery. For $5, you get a specially designed wine glass, great wine and the rustic scenery of the neighborhood and its stores and galleries. Oct. 27


  1. The Frontiers of Flight Museum hosts Star Wars Day on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dress up as your favorite character for a chance to win prizes, build your own starship and more. $10 for admission, free for kids in costume. Oct. 29.


  1. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path for your Halloween night, Dallas Dodgeball is hosting its Halloween 2016 Dodgeball Bash in Campbell Green Rec Center, complete with spooky songs, treats and a costume contest. 7-9 p.m. $6 or $1 with a Dallas Rec Card. Oct. 31.



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