July 4
Hillcrest Forest parade
The Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association and the Kramer Elementary PTA host their annual Fourth of July parade, filling the streets with patriotic fire trucks, convertibles, bicycles, strollers and costumed pets. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and proceeds down Midbury between St. Michaels and St. Jude. A carnival follows, including balloon animals, ice pops and giveaways for pets and children. Organizers also will award the best-dressed pet.
7131 Midbury, hillcrestforest.org, free

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dave Tanner
Musician Dave Tanner performs every week in the Preston Royal Southwest shopping center gazebo, with shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights.
5934 Royal, preston-royal.com, free

July 5, 12, 19, 26
Saint Michael’s Farmers Market
The Saint Michael’s Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays through Sept. 6. The market features products from farmers and growers who practice natural, sustainable and organic farming.
8011 Douglas, saintmichaelsmarket.com, free admission


July 11
Sara Hickman
Texas singer-songwriter Sara Hickman, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Robert Earl Keen and Willie Nelson, performs at 8 p.m. The critically acclaimed musician will be joined by a special opening act: her daughters, Io Hickman and Lili Hickman-Waldon.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, $18 advance/$22 door

July 15
Frontiers of Flight: Space
The history of rockets and missiles, from ancient China to future space missions, will be presented in a multimedia format. The event runs from 2-3:30 p.m. and is intended for elementary-age children.
Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 Royal, 214.670.7128, free

July 4-26
Midnight Madness
Saturdays and Sundays, the Inwood Theatre features classic midnight movies. The month includes “The Blues Brother,” “Princess Mononoke,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Room” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers, 214.352.5085, $10

July 28-Aug. 1
Broadway Boot Camp
A real Broadway performer from New York City’s award-winning studio, A Class Act NY, leads a summer camp for ages 7 to 16 at the Jewish Community Center. Campers work on song and dance combinations, finishing the week with their off-Broadway debut for friends and family.
7900 Northaven, 214.239.7140, jccdallas.org, $550-$660

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