I’m about to pack up and head out to see my favorite kiddos—my baby cousins who live in San Antonio. Okay, so they are not so much babies anymore. But they are the best. If I had them here this weekend, this would be our itinerary.
Friday, don’t miss SMU alum William Joyce’s triumphant return to his alma mater. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and author will host a special screening of his animated short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, complete with milk and cookies. Joyce will also sign copies his latest books, “The Mischievians” and “The Sandman and the War on Dreams.” The event is free and family-friendly, so all ages are invited to attend and play pretend.
As you might know, the Dallas Opera opens the powerful, not so kid-friendly opera Carmen this weekend. But young ones are not left out. Saturday afternoon offers cultural enrichment with the classic children’s tale Jack and the Beanstalk, combining the production power of the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Children’s Theater. The simple storyline combined with the over-the-top theatrics of drama of the opera should delight any child.
Finally, make sure you visit Klyde Warren Park at least once this weekend to help celebrate the park’s first birthday. Nearly a million people have stomped through Klyde Warren Park in its inaugural year, and now that burger stand Savor has opened its doors, the whole thing is officially dunzo. Celebrate with activities that include al fresco yoga, an instrument petting zoo, the Dallas Opera simulcast of Carmen, and concerts galore.