Swiss Avenue Home Tour

Swiss Avenue Home Tour

May 7-8
Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour
Treat your mom to a tour of six East Dallas residences built in the early 20th century. Horse-drawn carriage rides are included in the ticket price. There’ll also be tours of Munger Place Church, an art fair, a vintage auto show, live music and food and drinks. The event takes place May 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 8 from noon-6 p.m. Sunday brunch is an additional $25 for adults and includes an omelet station and yogurt bar.
Various locations,,$20-$25

May 1
Bugs and Brews
Granada Theater opens up its back lot for this event, which features a crawfish boil and live music by the likes of Oil Boom, Roxy Roca and Rebirth Brass Band. Arrive at noon and stay until 7:30 p.m.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville,, 214.824.9933, $15-$39

May 1
Hollywood Heights Home Tour
This tour of historic homes in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood has something for everyone, including a 1929 Tudor and a 1912 prairie-style abode. Arrive at noon and peruse the houses until 5 p.m. There’s also the related Hollywood Art in Lindsley Park event at noon, featuring goods by local craftspeople and live music.
Various locations,, 214.712.0222, $15

May 12
This unique film festival features only short films, all of which are produced by women. The six films to be featured that night cover a range of topics, from body image and women’s health to aging and cultural barriers. The event is hosted by and for the benefit of the Zonta Club of Dallas, which is the oldest women’s organization in the city, which focuses on improving the lives of women politically, educationally and economically.
Angelika Theater, 5321 E. Mockingbird,, $40

May 14
Alumni Festival
The O’s take the stage at The Pour House for this second annual event, put on by Woodrow Wilson alumni. Enjoy pizza and beer while you listen to the tunes. Proceeds provide college scholarships for Woodrow students.
The Pour House, 1919 Skillman,, 214.824.1170, $30 in advance or $35 at the door

May 17
Sons of Hermann Hall
Sons of Hermann Hall opened in 1911, so the walls have seen a lot. A couple of our neighbors — including John Slate, an archivist for the City of Dallas — will discuss the history of the hall and share some of their favorite memories at 6 p.m. Stick around for open mic night.
Sons Of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm,, 214.747.4422, free

May 17
‘Curse of the Flamingo’
This reading of a play by our neighbor Nancy Munger investigates how we make peace with the past and move forward with our lives. It was a finalist in Echo Theatre’s New Play Contest. See why at 7:30 p.m. and stay for a post-show discussion.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther,, 214.670.8749, free

May 25
Nature Night
It’s Wednesday, which means the Dallas Arboretum is open late. Visitors are invited to explore the garden and get tutorials from Booker T. Washington art students until 8 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland,, 214.515.6615, $15 for adults

May 20-June 18
‘Moon Over Buffalo’
George and Charlotte Hay, a married couple, are the protagonists of this comedic play, set in the 1950s. Both are wannabe actors, hoping to impress director Frank Capra.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird,, 214.821.1860, $10-$40 (depending on seat)

Through May 22
‘The BFG’
Dallas Children’s Theater brings Roald Dahl’s novel “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) to life this month. Though he looks scary, this giant has a heart of gold and hopes to give his kind a better rap.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman,, 214.740.0051, $22-26

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