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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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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