COUNTRY BOY: Do not miss the chance to capitalize on a whopper of a down-home experience experience as Walkin' the Line opens at the Plaza Arts Center in Carrollton. Step one: Babe's Chicken, in its comfy little town square corner, with homemade biscuits and whole coconut meringue pies. Then, head on over to see Plaza honor Johnny Cash, June Carter and the Tennessee Three at 7:30PM. Show is $15 per person. Find tickets here.
JERSEYS SHORED: Billed, quite hilariously, as "Lysistrata meets High School Musical," Give it Up! puts the sex-striking women of Athens and their war hungry men in a modern-day college called Athens University. The gals become saucy cheerleaders, and the men morph into basketball players whose team can't win a game. In true Dallas Theatre Center fashion, there's a clever study guide complete with word puzzle and colorful sketches for your note-passing pleasure. Review your birds and bees over fresh (ha!) veggies from Dallas Farmer's Market at AllGood Cafe before settling at the Wyly nearby. Show's at 7PM, find tickets here.
FAMILIAR VOICE: The Color Purple, the feel-good musical of forever based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is at the Music Hall at Fair Park thanks to Dallas Summer Musicals and Oprah Winfrey. And just around the corner is The Meridian Room, where friendly folks at the bar are sure to open your heart for optimized healing (and the Seared Tuna Steak sandwich will do its part, too.) Find tickets here. Show starts at 8PM.