Okrapalooza 2014: Photo by Brittany Nunn

Sept. 13
This sixth annual fundraiser for Promise of Peace Community Garden, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., includes an okra cook-off with live music, beer, wine and specialty okra dishes.
Promise of Peace Community Garden, 1435 San Saba, promiseofpeace.us, $35-$45

Sept. 2
Sundown at Granada offers a free movie and half-price whiskey every Wednesday. The 1986 musical fantasy from Jim Henson, “Labyrinth,” stars David Bowie.
Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville, 214.823.8305, granadatheater.com/sundown-at-granada, free

Sept. 3
Comedy for a Cure
About 30 neighborhood marathoners are raising $3,000 apiece for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which supports blood cancer research and cures, by running the Portland Marathon on LLS’s Team In Training. Their fundraising efforts include a night of standup at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, from which proceeds go toward the collective $37,000 goal. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lineup includes funnymen Paul Varghese, Nathan Anderson and Matt Golightly, and a live auction.
Hyena’s at Mockingbird Station, 5307 East Mockingbird (next to the theater), hyenascomedynightclub.com, teamintraining.org, 214.823.5233, $30

Sept. 4-27
‘Catholic School Girls’
Journey back to the 1960s where plaid-skirted Catholic schoolgirls are learning the difference between venial and mortal sins. Casy Kurtti rolls out the Catholic high jinks as four Yonkers school-mates attempt to navigate the curious world of saddle oxfords and go-go boots.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears, 214.828.0094, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com, $22-$32

Sept. 16-26
‘King Lear’
Shakespeare Dallas presents the Bard’s tale of King Lear’s descent into madness; all shows start at 8:15 p.m.
Samuell Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison, 214.559.2778, shakespearedallas.org, $10-$15

Sept. 19
Tour des Fleurs
The 10th annual Tour des Fleurs raises money for the arboretum and offers 10k and 20k race courses around White Rock Lake. The races start at 7 a.m., and there are 16 cash prizes for top runners.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, toursdesfleurs.com, $50-$65

Sept. 19-Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum
Fall arrives at the Dallas Arboretum with 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus 150,000 fall blooms, including chrysanthemums and impatiens.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

Sept. 19
Book sale
The Lakewood Library Friends’ annual book sale is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale includes 15,000 books, DVDs and other media, plus crafts, face painting and activities for kids.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, lakewoodlibraryfriends.org, free

Sept. 19
Doyle Bramhall II
The son of a West Dallas native, Doyle Bramhall II brings his soulful blues guitar sound to Lower Greenville for a 9 p.m. show. C.C. Adcock opens.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $25-$40

Sept. 23
Pep rally
The Woodrow Wilson High School homecoming parade and pep rally starts at 5:45 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, woodrowwildcats.org, free

Sept. 26
Benefit concert
Mark Pollock of Charlie’s Guitar Shop and co-producer of the Dallas International Guitar Festival recently was diagnosed with cancer, and his friends are throwing a benefit to offset his medical bills. Performers include Rick Derringer, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Anson Funderburg, Rick Vito of Fleetwood Mac, Andy Timmons, Jimmy Wallace & The Stratoblasters, Van Wilks, Mike Morgan, Quinten Hope, Lance Lopez, Alan Haynes, Buddy Whittington, A Band of Brothers and Smokin Joe Kubek.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com

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