Rain, rain go away! Looks like we’ll have a mixed bag this weekend. Here’s hoping it’s more sun than rain. Here are some fun things to do with your family this last weekend of Spring Break. For more ideas check the PAM Calendar.


Museum Day Live!
Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine you can visit these two museums for free on Saturday, you just need to get a ticket online first.
Frontiers of Flight Museum – 10am-2pm
Heritage Farmstead Museum – 10am-4:30pm events include Family Engineering Challenge (build a marble machine from a limited list of allowable materials), NEW SR-71 “Blackbird” Gallery and Open Cockpit Day. More info

Hansel and Gretel
Dallas Children’s Theater
Saturday & Sunday
You don’t always need a prince and princess for your heroes to live happily ever after. Two children in search of food for their hungry family get lost in an enchanted forest. They must depend on all their powers of imagination to save them from the crafty, mysterious old woman in the candy house and (in this less “grim” version) lead them back to the loving arms of their parents. The familiar, melodic music of Engelbert Humperdinck brings an inventive theatricality to the retelling of this beloved fairy tale ad-venture. Hansel and Gretel brings another feast for the eyes and ears to the stage from Kathy Burks’ Master Puppeteers. Recommended for ages 4 and up

Bancroft Family Concerts
Saturday 3pm, doors open at 2:30pm
Dallas Museum of Art
The Soldier’s Tale. In Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), find out what happens when one man makes a deal with the devil. This miniature version of the story of Faust features seven instruments and narration performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Free.

The Amaze-ing Race
Haggard Library
Saturday 3pm
See if you can master our life-sized box maze, and earn prizes along the way! All Ages, free.

Family Connection Night
Hughston Elementary School
Saturday 6-8pm
The Understudies serve up heaping portions of laughter – improv style! If you’re hungry for some family-friendly fun see you at COMEDY NIGHT! (The Understudies is a hilarious Improv group trained and sponsored by HimProv.) Kids and adults will enjoy this fun night of laughter and fun together! We’ll send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool, too. Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional). Free

Rossini and Company Family Performance
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Sunday 12:30pm lobby activities, 2pm performance
Sung in multiple languages with English supertitles, no intermission. From “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” to “The Lone Ranger Theme,” the music of Rossini has formed the soundtrack of your life. Share Rossini’s fast-paced, razzle dazzle with the next generation of music lovers through “Rossini & Company,” presented by The Dallas Opera. Thrilling young artists perform selections with the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, as kids learn more about Rossini’s life and work-from the wise witty, and opinionated composer himself! Fun for all ages! $5

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is making its Dallas RETURN to the Music Hall at Fair Park. So dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea.