Feb. 27-April 10
Get ready for the Dallas Arboretum’s biggest floral festival, Dallas Blooms. The garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and life-size bronze sculptures of American’s “great contributors.”
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, 214.515.6500,$10-$15, plus $15 on-site parking
Chinese New Year
Children’s author Kena Sosa explores Chinese New Year through the art of illustration. Children can participate in the dragon dance, listen to traditional music and learn how to draw authentic Chinese characters. The program is from 6-7 p.m.
Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood, 214.670.8403, dallaslibrary.org, free
‘Snail and Hummingbird’
Teatro Dallas brings a show to the Dallas Children’s Theater for one night only, at 7:30 p.m. “Caracol Y Colibri (Snail And Hummingbird)” tells the story of two characters that take time to listen to each other and create their own music and dreams.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $15-$20
Hot Chocolate run
The Hot Chocolate 5k and 15k includes an all-chocolate post-race party and activities for children. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dallas. The 5k starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 15k starts at 8:15 a.m.
Fair Park, First Avenue at Parry, hotchocolate15k.com/dallas, $54-$74
Works of heart
“El Corazon” art exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center is now in its 22nd year. The show allows local artists to offer their interpretations of the human heart. It opens with a reception for the artists from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 6 and runs through March 5.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free
The voice of Creed
Scott Stapp has had a rough go. He had a public meltdown in 2014 and did a stint in rehab last year. But then in October, the voice of Creed released a dramatic video announcing that he’s back, and he wants to help anyone who has shared similar struggles on his “Proof of Life” world tour.
The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $30-$59
Feb. 12-March 6
Clothing, accessories and theater
“Love, Loss and What I Wore” tells women’s stories through the frame of their outfits. This Nora Ephron play is based on Ilene Beckerman’s bestseller as well as the stories of Ephron’s friends.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears, 214.828.0094, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com
For the Love of the Lake invites neighbors to join its monthly Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake. They meet at 8 a.m.
For the Love of the Lake, 1152 N. Buckner, 214.660.1100, whiterocklake.org, free
Master Gardener Roseann Ferguson from Texas Discovery Gardens gives tips on how to plant a garden that will attract butterflies. The program starts at 2 p.m.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, lakewoodlibraryfriendsdallas.org, free
Ballet and Bach
Neighborhood-based Contemporary Ballet Dallas premieres “Untold Tale of the Chevalier” with the New York Baroque Dance Company, guest Marcea Daite and music from the Dallas Bach Society.
Montgomery Arts Theater, 2501 Flora, 214.821.2066, contemporaryballetdallas.com/season
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