9 things to do this weekend: Wine Walk the neighborhood, tour gardens plus adoption events for homeless pets

Vickey Place Wine Walk.

What’s a better way to get to know your neighboring neighborhoods than walking with wine? The popular Vickery Place Wine Walk marks its seventh year this Saturday starting at 7 p.m., as attendees stroll the blocks, stopping in beautiful backyards and front porches along the way. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association and a fun way to meet other locals. Tickets are $60 and available here.

White Rock East Home Tour (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Hankering to see the homes east of the lake instead? Casa Linda Estates, Forest Hills and Little Forest Hills join together to offer a peek inside some of the most beautiful backyards on the White Rock East Garden Tour, set for Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get tickets and all the details in our May feature on the 16th annual event.
Homicide isn’t typically hilarious, but this dark comedy has entertained audiences for 76 years. Watch the wacky antics of Mortimer Brewster and his bloodthirsty aunts in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” opening Friday at Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. The show runs through June 19, with performances every weekend. Tickets are $12-$25 and available here.

Get some exercise and support Robert E. Lee Elementary School during the inaugural Color Run beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday. In case you’re not familiar with this increasingly popular concept, the mile-long fun run involves jogging through plumes of colorful powder. Wear white to look like tie-dye at the finish line. Participation is $12 and registration is available here.
All right, ladies, want to meet some sexy men and adoptable dogs? The nonprofit rescue Dallas DogRRR will unveil their annual “Hunks and Hounds” fundraising calendar at LG Taps, 3619 Greenville, on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The “hunks” will be on hand along with homeless pets who are looking for families. Get all the details here.

(Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

If you want to help homeless pets without the shirtless guys in tow, there are a few options for you. The dog rescue Cody’s Friends will bring its rescue bus to Stapp Realtor, 3404 Greenville, for an adoption event on Saturday from noon-4 p.m. (see the details here]. If Sunday is better for you, head over to Pet Supplies Plus, 6060 E. Mockingbird, where DFW FurGotten Friends will have their own bus filled with fuzzy friends looking for homes from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (get the details here].

Celebrity chef John Tesar continues his Sunday Cinema Series with the 2010 foodie film “The Trip” this week at 8 p.m. Held at his restaurant Knife, the night includes dishes specially paired with the film along with a drink. Tickets are $35, with $10 of every one sold donated back to the Dallas Film Society.

Dr. Mariya Barnett and Dr. Arvind Shanadi celebrate the opening of their new family dental practice at 5510 Abrams on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. During the event, you can tour the new office, have a snack and win raffle prizes such as free teeth whitening.


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