08.28.11 JEWISH ARTS FEST $15-$20 The Jewish Community Center showcases the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Judaism at its 13th annual Jewish Arts Fest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The event features a juried art and craft exhibition, which includes a range of works such as ceramics, glass, metals, gem stones, paintings and mixed media from highly acclaimed artists through the United States and Israel. Several performers will take the stage, including comedian Elon Gold who was a “Tonight Show” regular. Musicians and children’s choirs from neighborhood synagogues also will perform. The festival features four different speakers, crafts, booths from local Jewish organizations and Simcha Kosher catering. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 15 are $8-$10. Kids under 2 are free. 214.239.7115, 2301 Flora.

08.05 THE LOST PINES $12-$15 Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse presents The Lost Pines in concert at 8 p.m. The Austin-based band performs traditional bluegrass tunes. The Border Blasters will open the show. 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044.

08.05 & 08.12 MAYOR’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM FREE The Mayor’s Summer Reading Program features two events this month at the Preston Royal Library — a fairytale puppet show at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 and a dance program at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12. 5626 Royal, 214.670.7128

08.27 STEPHANIE’S DAY FREE NorthPark Center hosts live children’s entertainment, music and face painting 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to raise awareness about kids with autism and other special needs. 8687 N. Central.

08.28 FALL GARDENING FREE North Haven Gardens hosts a program on fall vegetable gardening at 1 p.m. Kato Dixon will explain how to grow broccoli, cilantro, dill, cauliflower and salad greens. 7700 Northaven, 214.363.5316.

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