Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 15-21
Hip-hop, St. Patrick's Day, and a puppet King Arthur are your best bets.
Since it's Wednesday during Spring Break week, chances are many parents would still appreciate a little help planning activities in which their kids can partake. Fortunately, Spring Break also happens to coincide with St. Patrick's Day, meaning event planners are out in force, even if they're not specifically Spring Break or St. Patrick's-related.
Continuing through Friday is The School of Hip-Hop, taking place at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Aimed at high school students, the camp of sorts allows teenagers to interact with local artists, learn about the history of hip-hop, and even try to come up with their own songs. The school is free, but you must register ahead of time.
This year is the rare occasion when St. Patrick's Day lands on a Saturday, so in addition to the usual parade in Dallas, there will be plenty of other options from which to choose. Among others, you can run the bases, listen to music, and, oh, buy Grand Prairie AirHogs tickets at the St. Patty O'Party at QuikTrip Park on Friday, ooh and ahh at the Pickle Queen at St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Pickle Palooza Run at Steven's Garden & Grill in Mansfield on Saturday, or take in another festival in the Fort Worth Stockyards with Cowtown Goes Green, also on Saturday.
Finally, Dallas Children's Theater debuts their new show, Young King Arthur, on Saturday at Rosewood Center (running Saturdays and Sundays through April 1). The production is another one of their puppet shows, and a world premiere at that. Come to see the familiar tale in a whole new format.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.