A glass act.
What: The Dallas Arboretum showcases Dale Chihuly’s mesmerizing glass sculptures throughout its manicured grounds.
Why: The garden stays open late a few nights a week so you can see it all aglow.
When: Thru Nov. 5.
Where: 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6500). Admission is $9-$20.
Raw Food Cooking Class
What: Learn to make cheesecake and brownies without animal products or an oven.
Why: Sounds like an oxymoron; tastes delicious.
When: May 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Sign up now; space is very limited.
Where: Bliss Raw Cafe & Elixir Bar, 6005 Berkshire Ln. To reserve a spot ($40), call 214-368-8585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TX Food Truck Fest
What: The state’s favorite food trucks, including Austin’s Yumé Burger (hamburger patty with seared pork belly strip and creamy wasabi slaw, anyone?), band together to dish mobile bites alongside bands, arts and crafts vendors, and a bounce house.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter.
When: Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Valley View Center, 13331 Preston Rd., south lot. Entry is $5.
What: A food-centric street fair ($5) with tastings from Knox District restos as well as a rock-climbing wall, obstacle course, face painters, balloon artists, and airbrush tattoo booth.
Why: All entry proceeds benefit Children’s Medical Center.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Cole Ave., b/t Knox St. & Armstrong Ave.
Paws on the Plaza
What: Take your pup and appetite to One Arts Plaza for a lazy afternoon of brunch, mimosas, and music at one of the five restos, which are taking over the entire courtyard for the day.
Why: Don’t have a pet? Paws in the City is hosting on-site adoptions.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1722 Routh St.
Photo: Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum