Get Out

Kids show off their extracurricular activities

4/17

It's no secret that today's kids are just a little more chunky than they should be. According to the American Obesity Association, about 15.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese as well as about 15.5 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19. Giving youths something to do besides eating and working out their fingertips on a computer keyboard or PlayStation game controller is one solution, especially when their creativity is challenged. Dallas ArtsPartners provides public school students access to arts and cultural programs and trains teachers to integrate those programs into the curriculum. Awesome Arts showcases the talents of students who have participated in Dallas ArtsPartners after-school programs. Awesome Arts, which is a free event, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at the Latino Cultural Center. Students will perform dances ranging from Ballet Folklorico to East Indian and will display their skills in several musical mediums. Some will even perform Shakespeare and show off their skills in such arts as photojournalism and ceramics. That's much better than wasting a Saturday plopped on the couch flipping television channels. The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak St. at Good-Latimer Expressway. Call 469-916-9802. --Jenice Johnson

Friday, I'm in Love
4/21

Listen up, you fellow '80s-born miscreants who have never seen the cinematic greatness that is His Girl Friday. The Lone Star Film Society is making its noble goal to educate the masses about this film starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as former lovers and co-workers at a newspaper. The screening is April 21 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $7.50 ($5.50 for members) for the 7 p.m. show. Call 817-738-9215 or visit www.lonestarfilmfest.com. --Mary Monigold

Walk in His Shoes
Track Lee Harvey Oswald's final days

4/17

When we go to heaven, our first question will be "So, who really shot JFK?" We'll try not to be suspicious when St. Peter (or whoever mans the Afterlife Information Desk) tells us that it wasn't the CIA or aliens or the mob, but Lee Harvey Oswald. Right, Pete. If you're still on the "lone gunman or scapegoat" fence, take a few steps in Oswald's shoes. Dallas Historical Society's latest tour highlights many of Oswald's haunts during the last few days of his life, including his Oak Cliff boarding house, the intersection where J.D. Tippit was gunned down and Oswald's final resting place. The tour runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the $45 fee ($35 for DHS contributors) includes lunch at El Fenix. Call 214-421-4500. --Michelle Martinez

Play Dates
Fort Worth's four-day weekend of arts and music
4/15

Call it a movable feast for the senses: fine art, fabulous music and funnel cake, all in a nine-block area in downtown Fort Worth. One of the top-rated juried art fairs in the country, the 19th annual Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival takes place over four days, features more than 200 artists and showcases hundreds of musicians performing on three main stages and on the streets. And talk about eclectic. Catch British bluesman John Mayall, the Austin-based rockabilly band The Derailers, Bowling for Soup--surely the greatest pop/punk band ever to come out of Wichita Falls--and Hiroshima, a Japanese-American jazz/rock/fusion combo. Admission is free. The art is not. It's 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.msfwaf.org. --Glenna Whitley

 
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