7 things to do in East Dallas in May

Color run
Color run

May 2-31
Lakewood art
See the talent of your friends and neighbors at the 53rd annual Lakewood Library Art Show. Local residents contributed all the pieces for this exhibit, which can be viewed any time the library is open.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth St., dallaslibrary2.org, 214.670.1376, free

May 5-27
‘James and the Giant Peach’
The Dallas Children’s Theater tackles Roald Dahl’s whimsical tale about a boy who escapes his cruel aunts in a giant peach. The performance is recommended for children ages 5 and older.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., 214.978.0110, dct.org, $15-$28

May 6
Bugs and Brews
Spend the afternoon in Lower Greenville at an outdoor party featuring a Louisiana crawfish boil and live music from noon-8 p.m. Expect the vibe of a New Orleans jazz festival but with more eclectic music. The event benefits Promise of Peace Garden in East Dallas.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., 786.271.9033, bugsandbrews.com, $15-$75

May 6
Art for the ages
C. C. Young’s Spirit is Ageless Awards & Celebration highlights the creativity of local artists and writers, regardless of their age. Lily Cabatu Weiss, executive director of the Dallas Arts District, is the guest speaker. RSVP is required.
The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, suite 100, 214.841.2831, ccyoung.org, free

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May 6
Plants and Prairies
Learn all about the wild and natural things that live and grow around White Rock Lake during the fifth annual Native Plants and Prairies Day. Take a nature walk led by experts, see local artwork and get up close with raptors and snakes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, ntmn.org, free

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May 19-June 21
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
Homicide isn’t typically hilarious, but the dark comedy has entertained audiences for 76 years. Watch the wacky antics of Mortimer Brewster and his bloodthirsty aunts in this romp.
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25

May 20 
Color run
Bring the youngsters out for a colorful day of fun and exercise. Be sure to wear white to this school fundraiser that involves a mile run through plumes of powder. The run steps off at 10 a.m.
Robert E. Lee Elementary School, 2911 Delmar Ave., releepta.org/colorrun, $12


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