The sign outside of Uncle Calvin’s

Crystal Yates is a country singer-songwriter from McKinney. She performs April 20 at 8 at Uncle Calvins. She was listening to a sermon at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle when she had a musical epiphany. “Stop trying to separate the secular and sacred by treating everything as sacred,” implored the pastor. It’s had a profound effect on how she approached her music — country, spiritual or otherwise. Tickets are $15 and $18.

Author Lawrence Wright will talk about his new book “God Save Texas” April 19 at 7 p.m. at Interabang Books.  NPR’s Terry Gross said the book is a reflection on his home state, its natural beauty, its racial and ethnic diversity, its music and its political culture, characterized by a strong rightward tilt and a cast of characters so colorful Wright says they’re a journalist’s dream.

Here’s your chance to master the Instant Pot. Williams Sonoma hosts Michelle Tam, of Nom Nom Paleo, in a cooking class “10 Things You Should Know about Pressure Cooking”
and her recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew. The class is April 21 at 11 a.m.

NorthPark Presents the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Under the Stars  April 21 at 8. Due to inclement weather, the free concert now takes place at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Renowned Music Director Jaap van Zweden returns to perform a free concert showcasing classical favorites.

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens  features artist Barbara Mason, who will share her story and journey as a local and international artist. Mason speaks April 21 at 1.

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