Paint the town…
Visit the George W. Bush Presidential Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or from noon-5 p.m. Sunday to view the 43rd President’s highly anticipated exhibit, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy.” Featuring more than two-dozen paintings of world leaders, the exhibit provides a personal perspective on Bush’s relationships with the leaders. Exhibit runs through June 3; cost is $16.
Upstander Speaker Series
The Upstander Speaker Series, presented by the Dallas Holocaust Museum, consists of three lectures held throughout the year featuring speakers who will offer remarkable stories of courage, reconciliation and the power of simple human dignity. The first in the series, to be held at SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center Thursday at 6:30 p.m., features speaker Philip Gourevitch. The nationally known journalist and author’s award-winning book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, is considered one of the best accounts of the Rwandan genocide and its consequences. Gourevitch will examine how 20 years later, many survivors and perpetrators of the genocide are living peacefully side by side. Admission is $10; no charge for Museum members and SMU students with ID. Email communications@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org to reserve a seat.
Texas Tough Perennials
This Saturday at 11 a.m. Carrie Dubberley, experienced north Texas landscape designer of Dubberley Landscapes, will be at North Haven Gardens to present a free, lecture on the benefits of using native and adapted plants in the home landscape. Call 214.363.5316 to register.
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