04.06.11 CIRCUMCISE ME $20-$30 Yisrael Campbell should be an expert on Judaism by now — he converted three times. First, he tried Reform Judaism, then Conservatism, and finally joined the Orthodox movement and now lives in Jerusalem. Campbell brings his one-man comedy show to the Jewish Community Center, recounting his journey through jokes, stories and slideshows. Born in suburban Philadelphia and raised Roman Catholic, Campbell pokes fun at religion in general while chronicling his own quest for a relationship with God. He’s no stranger to theater and stand-up comedy, having studied at Circle in a Square Theater Company in New York City. Campbell also works with the Palestinian-Israeli Comedy Tour, a group that uses comedy to advocate peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Keep an eye out for an upcoming documentary film about Campbell. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center’s Zale Auditorium, 7900 Northaven. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Senior citizens receive a $5 discount. 214.739.2737. jccdallas.org or circumcisemetheplay.com.
04.01 JIM POST AS MARK TWAIN $15 Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse presents Jim Post, who will perform from his 1997 album, “Mark Twain and the Laughing River”, inspired by the late 19th century author. The show begins at 8 p.m. Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central. 214.363.0044 or unclecalvins.org.
04.02 W.T. WHITE COMMUNITY STREET FAIR FREE W.T. White High School PTSA hosts a noon-5 p.m. fair featuring 30-50 booths, a tamale and chili cook-off, and live performances by school groups. The event aims to strengthen community bonds. 4505 Ridgeside. 469.546.0501.
04.02-04.03 SPRING HERB WEEKEND FREE North Haven Gardens presents two days of programs from the Heritage Herb Club and Herb Society of America. Events begin Saturday with Herbs 101 at 11 a.m. and Enhance Your Life and Your Garden at 1 p.m. Sessions continue on Sunday with the Texas Worm Ranch at noon and Soil Health at 1 p.m. 7700 Northaven. 214.363.5316. nhg.com.
04.11 WINGS OF SPRING $150 Vickery Meadow Learning Center presents violinist Chee-Yun at 8 p.m. at the Harlan Crow Library performing a concert, “Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy”. All proceeds benefit VMLC’s award-winning adult literacy program and early childhood program for non-English speakers, founded by Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. 4818 Bengal. 214.265.5057. vmlc.org.
04.16 HEALTHY KIDS DAY FREE Town North YMCA hosts a children’s health fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring nutritional advice, a fitness camp, face painting, Dallas police and fire departments, McRuff the Crime Dog, performances by the Episcopal School of Dallas and other activities. 4332 Northaven. 214.357.8431. townnorthymca.org.
04.29 YOUNG LIFE SPORTING CLAY SHOOT FREE North Dallas Young Life hosts a Sporting Clay Shoot 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Elm Fork Shotgun Sports to benefit the organization. Admission is free, and sponsorship levels range from $900 to $10,000. 10751 Luna. 214.369.4930. elmfork.com.
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