GERMAN POLKA, BRAUTS, AND PAULANER BEER – yes, it’s time for Oktoberfest. The 19th annual celebration is returning this month to Addison. Modeled after the original festival in Munich, Addison’s Oktoberfest is one of the largest in the country with more than 50,000 polka fans and beer-lovers expected to turnout. The four-day festival will feature live German music, folk dancing, clowns, mimes, food, and of course, lots of beer, Admission is $5. For more information about Addison’s Oktoberfest call 1-800-ADDISON or visit addisontexas.net.
arts & entertainment
Jewish International Film Festival Thursday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., “Don’t Hang Up!”; Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 p.m., “Go, See and Become”: Sunday, Sept. 10, double feature; 3 p.m., “Molly” and 7 p.m., “The Ritchie Boys”; Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., “Papa”: Thursday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., “The Schwartz Dynasty”; Sunday, Sept. 17, double feature: 3 p.m., “The Syrian Bride” and 7 p.m., “Monsieur Batignole,” Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, eight films depict the diversity of the Jewish experience in this 10th annual event. Angelika Film Center, Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Rd., Plano. Ticket information, 214-739-2737 or jccdallas.org.
Nashwood Winery Events Saturday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by for free cheese, chocolate, tours and of course, wine, at this Labor Day celebration and tasting; Sept. 16, anniversary party; Sept. 30, taste fall wines paired with gourmet chocolates and select cheese. Nashwood Winery, 11661 Preston, Suite 240, 214-346-9932, email@example.com.
Dallas Arts District Free Monthly Stroll Saturday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. The hour-long, docent-led walking tour highlights architecture, tradition and history of the district. Tour begins in front of the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora. RSVP 214-953-1977, or visit artsdistrict.org.
“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages” Through Sunday, Sept. 3. Exhibit features more than 120 works including selections of the artist’s classic stained-glass windows and Tiffany lamps. Free admission Thursdays after 5 p.m. and the first Tuesday of each month. Closed Mondays. J.E.R. Chillon Galleries at the museum, 1717 N. Harwood, 214-922-1200 or DallasMuseumofArt.org.
Giovanni Ballista Piranest Exhibit Through Sunday, Sept. 10 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: Noon-5 pm. Sundays; closed Mondays “Piranest: A View of the Artist Through The Collection of Engravings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos (Valencia, Spain),” features 23 works by the 18th century Italian artist. $8, children under 12 free. Free admission Thursdays after 5 p.m. SMU, Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214-768-2516 or meadowsmuseumdallas.org.
Featured Artists Series 2006 Through Sunday Sept. 17. Exhibit highlights diverse images in glass by artists Greg Fidler, David Leppla, Kenny Pieper, Cathy Richardson and Nancy Tobey. Kittrell/Rillkind Art Glass, 5100 Belt Line. artglass@kittrell/riffkind.com.
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design” Through Sunday, Sept. 24. Exhibit features more than 200 works, mostly from DMA’s Jewel Stern American Silver Collection. It explores the aesthetic richness and cultural significance of modern silver design in America between 1925 and 2000. Free admission Thursdays after 5 p.m. and the first Tuesday of each month. Closed Mondays, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, 214-922-1200 or DallasMuseumofArt.org.
16th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m. Entire exhibit runs through Saturday, Oct. 28. Kittrell/Rillkind Art Glass presents “One of a Kind” show featuring national artists. Opening day reception includes door prizes, special workshops and demonstrations. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 972-239-7957 or artglass@KittrellRillkind.com.
Fridays at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Sept. 1, closed; Sept. 8, The Hudsons; Sept. 15, Lu Mitchell; Sept. 22, Darden Smith ($12/$15); Sept. 29, Lucy Kaplansky ($15). All shows start at 8 p.m. A smoke-free, alcohol-free venue for live music. $12 unless otherwise noted. Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central. 214-363-0044 or unclecalvins.org.
Arboretum After Dark Last Friday of each month through October. Sip, stroll, and schmooze in the gardens after hours. Signature cocktails inspired by a blooming flower are accompanied by live music and the gorgeous gardens at twilight. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland. 214-515-6521 or dallasarboretum.org.
Oil Painting Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 a lesson with ID card. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway. Contact Mary Ann, 214-352-7366.
One-Act Play Ages 5-8 on Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Ages 9 and up on Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Young children of all ages will perform in seasonal holiday plays. Participants will learn how to memorize lines and create costumes. Each play is performed in a dinner theater setting. Participation is free, reservations for shows are $6. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Carol Burris, 214-670-6477.
Ramblin’ Round Dance Lessons Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Dancing in the round with cues given by a professional. $50 per couple per quarter. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Christine Hixon at 972-270-7292.
Duplicate and Party Bridge Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for duplicate bridge; and Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon for party bridge. Duplicate players will need a partner. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Bill Frye, 972-247-5619.
Big-D Barbership Harmony Chorus meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Town Village North at 12271 Coit. Men of all ages who love to sing are invited to participate. Experience not required. 972-247-4345.
Storytime Saturday Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. for ages 4-7, and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8 and up. Self-defense and anti-kidnapping classes brought to you by the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. $8 per class with a $12 registration fee. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway. 972-578-7555.
Alert Child of Texas Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. for ages 4-7, and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8 and up. Self-defense and anti-kidnapping classes brought to you by the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. $8 per class with a $12 registration fee. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway. 972-578-7555.
health & fitness
Osteoporosis Prevention Month Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m. special seminar includes presentations by Dr. Ron Overberg and Alice Ann Dailey on bone building exercise and nutrition. Bring blood test results for personal osteoporosis evaluation. $5 Oasis students, $15 guests. During September, teachers will focus on movements to prevent osteoporosis and regain bone density. Oasis Mind-Body Conditioning Center, 11661 Preston Rd., Suite 184. 214-692-6613.
Jazzercise Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Dance and get fit at the same time. $10 per session for JCC members; $15 for non-members. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holistic Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. This class focuses on the mind/body connection while increasing flexibility, strength and balance. $85 a month or $10 per class. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Greg Moffett, 214-769-3889.
Tai Chi Wednesdays, 10-10:45 a.m. Gentle movements release stress by relaxing and rejuvenating the body while refreshing the mind. Participants of all ages and physical conditions can do the 20 simple movements. $6 per class, $5 for those 60 and over. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Sister Bernice Eidt, 214-350-5860.
Leukemia Society Every fourth Wednesday. All patients, family members and friends affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s and myeloma are invited to attend these support group programs. Free. Texas Oncology at Medical City Dallas, 7777 Forest, Ste. 400, 972-354-8303.
Hispanic Heritage: A Children’s Drawing Contest Saturday, Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic heritage with a special program and crafts. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh, 214-670-6376.
Computer Classes Mondays, 5 p.m. (except Sept. 4) and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh, 214-670-6376.
Storytime at the Library Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for children ages 18 months to 5 years. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. Free. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.
Infant/Toddler Development Time Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Children and parents/caregivers learn fun, inexpensive ways to practice speech, motor, cognitive and social development. For infants and toddlers. Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest, 214-670-6333.
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest, 214-370-6333.
Preschool Storytime Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 Royal, 214-670-7128.
Toddler Time Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers. Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 Royal, 214-670-7128.
Urban Engagement Book Club Thursday, Sept. 7, noon. Sponsored by Central Dallas Ministries, the September book is “American Theocracy,” by Kevin Phillips. Open to the public, free admission. Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird. Contact Jeremy Gregg, 214-823-8710, ext. 127, or Jgregg@CentralDallasMinistries.org.
Exercise for Older Adults Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m. A stretching and low-impact group exercise class for seniors, led by instructor Dorothy Glass. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven, email@example.com.
Senior Aerobics Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15-9:15 a.m. A vigorous workout with less of the jumping, twisting and impact of traditional aerobics. $56 for eight classes. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Charles Plafcan, 214-954-0777.