White Rock Garden Tour
Find inspiration on a self-guided tour of nine creative gardens in Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda Estates. The White Rock East Garden Tour & Artisans also offers wares from seven neighborhood artisans.
Various locations, whiterockgardentour.org, $12-$15
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
St. Matthew’s brings dance talent to its Great Hall stage for a performance starting at 7 p.m. Performances include ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic works.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral, 5100 Ross, episcopalcathedral.org 214.823.8134, free
‘Jackie and Me’
Travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn and the harsh realities of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier.
The Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org,
One Thirty Productions presents this 2005 comedy by French playwright Gerald Sibleyras, set in 1959 in a home for World War I veterans.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749,
May 7, 14, 21 & 28
Tribute bands take the Dallas Arboretum stage this month with outdoor concerts for the whole family. On tap are the music of Billy Joel, Journey, Bon Jovi, the Eagles and Motown. Bring a picnic and a blanket or beach chair.
The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$27
The Woodrow Wilson High School robotics club and Young Life Lakewood offer a 6:30 p.m. screening of this documentary about engineer Dean Kamen’s water purification system, the SlingShot. The system could significantly reduce illness worldwide by making clean drinking water available.
Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, slingshotdoc.com, $8-$10
May 9 and 23
Good Local Market
The White Rock Local Market is now Good Local Market, but it still has the same great local vendors. The original White Rock market is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The new Lakeside market, at 9150 Garland Road, is on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The Vickery Meadow market is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday at Half Price Books, 5803 Northwest Highway.
Good Local Market, 702 N. Buckner, goodlocalmarket.org, free
Mother’s Day home tour
Take a peek inside some of the city’s most beautiful and historic homes on the Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. The weekend also includes an English garden tour, art fair, antique car show, live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides and a $25-per-person Sunday brunch. Tickets are available online, at area Whole Foods stores and at Talulah Belle Lakewood.
Swiss at Bryan, sahd.org, $20-$25
Meet author Sophia Rivka Rossi, co-founder of HelloGiggles, starting at 7 p.m. The event includes HelloGiggles-themed activity stations followed by a discussion of Rossi’s new book, “A Tale of Two Besties.” Also expected are two yet-to-be-announced special guests — will they be some of Rossi’s Hollywood-elite besties? Numbered passes for the event will be given out starting at 9 a.m.
Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Highway, 214.379.8000, hpb.com, free
This third-annual conference from the Dallas Parks Foundation offers a day of speakers on parks, trails, bike infrastructure and urban planning.
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, 972.803.1555, dallasparksfoundation.org, $13
This race benefits the Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund, which has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to graduating seniors. This is the first year of the run, which is replacing a golf tournament that had been the main fundraiser. Woodrow alumnus and Heisman winner Tim Brown is the honorary chairman of the race, which starts at 8 a.m.
Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, 972.679.2720, dallasisdscholarshiprun.org, $10-$40
Woodrow Wilson Festival
The Pour House is throwing a party from noon -5 p.m. in support of the Lakewood Exchange Club and our neighborhood schools. A $30 ticket buys pizza, beer and entertainment by The O’s, fronted by Woodrow grad John Pedigo.
The Pour House, 1919 Skillman, 214.824.1170, pourhousedallas.com, $30
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