‘Cycles of the Fig Tree’ by Carlos Cazares

‘Cycles of the Fig Tree’ by Carlos Cazares

Through Nov. 23
‘The Cycles of the Fig Tree’
Carlos Cázares, a Mexican visual artist specializing in the disciplines of painting, sculpture and graphics, seeks to expose his heart to the light of the Creator and constantly seeks a way to impress the life of God on his canvases. Through his experimentation with pigments and mineral deposits, he has found that materials such as gold and silver offer a beautiful refraction of light that enriches his work. His abstract works reflect an appreciation of ancient techniques applied in a contemporary setting.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts center, Justus Sundermann Gallery, 5100 Ross, cathedralartsdallas.org, call 214.887.6552 to schedule a visit, free

Through Nov. 26
Autumn at the Arboretum
It’s pumpkin season! The Dallas Arboretum uses more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash every year to form its nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village, which is on display through Nov. 26.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, dallasarboretum.org, 214.515.6615, $10-15, plus $10 onsite parking

Nov. 1-29
Art exhibit
Lakewood Library presents an exhibit by Texas artist Guinn Powell called “Imagine: A Retrospective of Artwork.” It will feature 21 pieces by Powell, including works from his Cotton Field series. There will be a meet and greet on Nov. 15 from 4-6 p.m.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary2.org, free

Through Jan. 31
‘The Art of Nature’
The Bath House Cultural Center presents a mixed-media art exhibition that features recent works by Silvia Thornton and Anne Neal. The works in this exhibition show what happens when an artist’s inspiration is applied to gifts from nature and earth.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free

Nov. 1
Free legal advice
Rizo and Associates, a local Lakewood-area law firm, is teaming with the Lakewood Library to host a clinic offering free basic legal advice to the public from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary2.org, free

Nov. 1-2
Home tour
Join the 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. This year’s tour features nine homes, including the public debut of the much-anticipated PV14 house made from shipping containers and overlooking White Rock Lake.
hometourdallas.com, $25 in advance, $30 at the homes

Nov. 6
Book talk
Want to know what it’s really like to be an author? Visit the Lakewood Library as author Tracy Lawson answers that question and talks about why she decided to become one. She’ll also share a little about her new dystopian thriller, “Counteract.” The event is from 6:30-8 p.m.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary2.org, free

Nov 6-9
Film fest
Enjoy a weekend of 11 films during the Stars & Stripes Film Festival.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird, sonsoftheflag.org, festival pass $250

Nov. 6
Silent auction
William Lipscomb PTA’s sixth annual silent auction will be held at Times Ten Cellars. Support the school by donating an auction item, gift certificate or through sponsorship.
Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect, facebook.com/lipscombpta, call Amy Tate at 214.228.1392 for more

Nov. 7 & 9
Paint for charity
Pinot’s Palette Lakewood is dedicating two painting classes to charities. First, for every guest that attends Pinot’s Palette on Nov. 7, it is donating $15 to National Breast Cancer Foundation. Then, on Nov. 9, Pinot’s partnering with DFW Rescue Me for a Paint Your Pet class and will donate $10 for every painter to DFW Rescue Me.
Pinot’s Palette Lakewood, 6465 E. Mockingbird, 214.827.4668, pinotspalette.com/Lakewood

Nov. 8
School 5k
Join Bryan Adams High School for its second annual “Cougars Running Wild” 5k and one mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Instruction for Texas and the Cougar Athletic Department. Registration at 6:30 a.m.
Bryan Adams High School, 2101 Millmar, 972.502.4900, dallasisd.org/bryanadams, $10-30

Nov 9
Dallas Bach Society
Distinguished Cellist Eric Smith plays J.S. Bach’s “Suite for Unaccompanied Cello” and Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata in G minor.” Plus, “Adagio” from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts center, 5100 Ross, cathedralartsdallas.org, 214.887.6552, free

Nov. 15
Apple cider
Greenland Hills Preschool hosts its annual Apple Cider Stand, featuring delicious apple cider and yummy baked treats from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit The Stewpot, which offers assistance and support to the homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas.
Greenland Hills United Methodist Church and Preschool, 5835 Penrose, greenlandhills.org, 214.826.2060

Nov. 21-Dec. 21
‘Miracle on 34th Street’
A single mother and her young daughter, Susan, have given up on Christmas, until they meet a mysterious gentleman at Macy’s claiming to be Santa Claus. This jolly Kris Kringle brings them hope and unleashes waves of goodwill throughout New York City. Could he be the real Santa Claus?
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28

Nov. 21-Dec. 21
‘Frosty and Friends’
Join Frosty, Santa and their friends for an all-new revue that blends a variety of musical and puppetry styles. In the magical world of Kathy Burks’ celebrated troupe, ornaments spring to life and dance along to carols, kittens frolic under the Christmas tree, and angels dance in the snow.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28

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