National Geographic’s Boyd Matson is a throwback to ye olde days of the adventurer, when men wrestled lions in the Sahara, went deep into the Amazon and climbed mountains in Nepal, all while keeping death in their back pockets. The journalist and National Geographic Weekend host will be stopping by the Dallas Arboretum (8525 Garland Road) to share some of his experiences, and offer a “virtual” tour of his wild travels, so you can live vicariously through him. The lecture starts at 7 p.m., with a reception at 6. Tickets are limited and cost $40, or $36 for Arboretum members. Call 214-515-6540 or visit dallasarboretum.org for more info. And while you’re there, check out the last week of the Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms festival.
Thu., April 4, 2013