March 31

‘Seussical Jr.’

The little thespians at Aaron Family Jewish Community Center have been working hard for the past couple of months on “Seussical Jr.” Catch what the JCC describes as a “pop musical caper” based on characters from Dr. Seuss stories on opening night. 

GFECC at Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven, 214.239.7157,

March 6

Spicy times

The Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off celebrates its 23rd birthday this month. An estimated 50 teams will collectively prepare 940 gallons of chili under rabbinic supervision. If sweets are more your thing, you’ll find those too. Plus there will be games, carnival rides, live music and more. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the Abuse Support Group for Women at Jewish Family Services of Greater Dallas. 

Tiferet Israel, 10909 Hillcrest, 214.691.3611,, free

March 9

What a hoot

Hootybee, who looks to be an orange tiger with pink pig ears, is the star of this puppet show, presented by The Brothers Gromm. He has a habit of enlisting the help of audience members, so arrive at 10:30 a.m. ready to participate.

Bookmarks in NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381,, free

March 11

Bernice Lewis

This singer-songwriter has nearly three decades of performing experience. She’s studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson. Noel Tardy opens the show at 8 p.m.

Uncle Calvin’s Coffee Shop, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044,, $15-18

March 18

In the garden

See what’s new in the Gallery at North Haven Gardens — and enjoy some complimentary sips and snacks while you’re at it. This month’s reception begins at 5 p.m. Expect the walls to be filled with works by local artists.

North Haven Gardens, 770 Northaven, 214.363.5316,, free

March 23-27

Flying high

The National Wings of Freedom Tour brings four World War II aircrafts to our neighborhood this month — a Boeing B-17G, a Consolidated B-24J, a North American B-25J and a North American P-51C. Tour the planes for a small fee or ride in one for $400 to $450. Want the full experience? Buy a flying lesson. Half an hour will cost you $2,200 while 60 minutes will run you $3,200, but you’ll actually get to fly the P-51C. Don’t worry; it’s dual-controlled and the flight instructor will serve as your co-pilot.

Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemon, 214.350.3600,, the basic tour is $12 for adults and $7 for kids

Through June 5

Between Paris and Texas

The Meadows Museum hosts two exhibits this spring. “Between Paris and Texas” features the work of Marie Cronin. The Texas-bred artist studied in Paris and then returned to the Lone Star State in the early 1900s to paint portraits of Texas statesmen that now hang in the Capitol. The other exhibit, “Process and Innovation,” shows the work of two mid-20th century Texas artists, Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner.

Meadows museum, 5900 Bishop, 214.768.2516,, $4-$10

Through April 15

Tax assistance

Tax returns can be tricky. Get help from AARP Tax-Aide and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. Make sure to bring your W-2, a photo I.D., last year’s tax return and Social Security cards for all dependents. Hey, it might not be fun, but it’s useful.

Preston Royal Library, 3421 Forest Lane, 214.670.6333,, free

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