Autumn at the Arboretum: Photo by James Coreas

Autumn at the Arboretum: Photo by James Coreas

 
Through Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum
It’s your last chance to bask in the feeling of fall 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


Through Nov. 14
Día de los Muertos
Artists from all over Dallas show Day of the Dead-related artwork.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free

Nov. 8
Praise the Lake
White Rock Lake Foundation will feature a brunch with a Bloody Mary bar, silent auction and performances by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Proceeds benefit efforts to preserve and enhance the lake.
White Rock Lake Filter Building, 2810 White Rock Road, 214.725.9300, whiterocklakefoundation.org, $100

Nov. 8
Junius Heights Historic Home Tour
Featuring the former St. John’s Methodist Church plus six craftsman- and prairie-style homes, the 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tour also includes a backyard art exhibit and two craft beer stops, plus an arts and crafts fair at the Lakewood Library.
Locations vary, juniusheights.org, $15 in advance, $20 tour day

Nov. 10
Native American history
Jiaan Powers and her lion puppet, Spike, tell animal stories from Native American cultures, from 6-7 p.m.
Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood, 214.670.8403, dallaslibrary.org, free

Nov. 12-15
Patriotic film fest
The second-annual Stars & Stripes Film Festival, produced by Sons of the Flag, features about a dozen films and a lunch with guest speaker U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks. Proceeds go to the nonprofit’s mission of supporting military, first responder and civilian burn survivors by providing funding for research.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird, sonsoftheflag.org, $250 for a festival pass


Photo by Rasy Ran

Photo by Rasy Ran

Nov. 13-15
Legacy of Lakewood
Get a peek inside some of the most breathtaking and unusual properties in East Dallas during the 39th annual Lakewood Home Festival, which benefits the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and is sponsored by the Advocate. During the three days of events, attendees can take part in the lavish Auction Night Party on Friday ($125-$250); tour the myriad homes included this year ($15-$20); or upgrade to a candlelight home visit, with a chance to share a glass of wine with the homeowners ($30).
Locations vary, lakewoodhomefestival.com


Nov. 14
The new Buckner Park
Festivities for the groundbreaking of this Old East Dallas park include a bounce house, Ballet Folklorico and Danza St. Edwards performances, music from Restoration Blues, and free hot dogs and chips.
400 N. Carroll, friendsofbucknerpark.org, free

Nov. 13-Dec. 6
Godspell
The musical based on biblical parables comes to the stage for a three-week run.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears, 214.828.0094, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com, $30-$40

Nov. 14
Cougars run wild
Join Bryan Adams High School for its third annual “Cougars Running Wild” 5k, at 8 a.m., and 1-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Instruction for Texas and the Cougar Athletic Department.
Bryan Adams High School, 2101 Millmar, 972.502.4900, dallasisd.org/bryanadams, $10-$25

Nov. 14
Apple cider
Sip cider and taste baked treats at a fall benefit for the Stewpot, which supports the homeless of Dallas. Donate new adult-size socks from 10 a.m.-noon.
Greenland Hills United Methodist Church and Preschool, 5835 Penrose, 214.826.2060, greenlandhills.org

Nov. 14-15
AIA home tour
This 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tour of architecturally significant homes all over Dallas includes one on Briar Creek in the Hillside neighborhood.
Various locations, hometourdallas.com, $10-$30

Nov. 14 and 28
Farmers market
Shop Good Local Market’s White Rock market from 8 a.m-1 p.m. The market at Lakeside Baptist Church is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 21.
702 N. Buckner, goodlocalmarket.org, free


J.D. McPherson

J.D. McPherson

Nov. 20
J.D. McPherson
The rockabilly singer/songwriter from Broken Bow, Okla., performs a 9 p.m. show. Parker Millsap opens the night.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $16-$25


Nov. 20-Dec. 30
Miracle on 34th Street
Get into the season with this play by Valentine Davies, based on the classic 1947 holiday film.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28


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