Party for a good cause, Woodrow football, Art Mart, chili cook-off and more to do this weekend in East Dallas

Take in an art show and auction with professional and student artists from the area. The show, called ArtBOOM!, is organized by Woodrow Wilson High School senior Annabelle Furrh, and named for her two grandparents who died of pancreatic cancer (their last name was Boom). Proceeds from the art and donations will go to the Lustgarten Foundation, a pancreatic research organization. Nearly $10,000 has been raised so far. ArtBOOM! is Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Filter Building on White Rock Lake, 2810 White Rock Road.

The fourth-annual Praise the Lake fundraiser includes a brunch, Bloody Mary bar and silent auction on Sunday. Members of the Booker T. Washington High School choir will perform at the event, a benefit for the White Rock Lake Foundation, held from noon-3 p.m. at the White Rock Lake Filter Building. Tickets are $100 and available here.

Art Mart is a three-day showcases of work by local artists in a plethora of styles, from painting and photography to jewelry and pottery. There is also a live auction. Founded in 2003, Art Mart benefits the nonprofit Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, and runs Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Woodrow Wilson Athletic Booster Club

The 12-5A district champion Woodrow Wilson High School football team will play their Bi-District playoff game Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Kimball High School at Forester Field, 8233 Military Pkwy.

The season story “Frosty and Friends” runs Nov. 17-Dec. 3 at Dallas Children’s Theater. This puppet troupe tells the heart-warming tale of Frosty, whose holiday spirit triumphs over his friends’ busyness. The performance is recommended for children ages 4 and older. Tickets are $23-$30.

The Lake House’s Stache Party will be Saturday to support men’s cancer awareness. There will be live music, food and beverage specials along with a mustache contest, the winner receiving a Bonafide Barber Shop men’s package. Lake House will donate 15 percent of all food sales between 2-4 p.m. and $1 for each Real Ale Beer purchased at Lake House between November 1-18 to the Movember Foundation. Local artist Justin Pickard and Fire House will perform from 3-5 p.m.

JJ’s Cafe will treat 50 Dallas families to a full Thanksgiving dinner this season, so if you know of a family that could use a holiday meal, email Jose at jose@jjscafe.net with the name and cellphone of the family, along with some details as to why you have nominated them.

Elizabeth Dry, founder of Promise of Peace community gardens (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Celebrate the Promise of Peace Garden with a Fall Harvest dinner featuring Chef Janice Provost of Parigi, Chef Anastacia Quinones of Oddfellows and Okrapalooza 2017 Champion, Chef Daniel Pittman of Luck, Chef Keith Cedotal and Chef Acenette Gonzalez of the Mirador, and Chef Katherine Clapner of Dude Sweet Chocolate. All funds support the garden, which helps fight hunger and feed children in Dallas. The dinner is Sunday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the food pantry and garden at 4311 San Jacinto. Tickets are $70.

The grand opening of Kitchen and City Crew will take place Thursday night. Kitchen, a food hall and takeout market, will be serving bites, with drinks at City Crew, the new rowing studio next door. The event will be from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at 6039 and 6042 Oram St. RSVP to rachel@thegentryagency.com.

This year’s Truck Yard Chili Cook-Off will feature recipes from the Dallas Fire Department. On Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., attendees can sample chili, and five dollars of every ticket sold will go toward the Local 58 Relief Fund, which supports firefighters who have suffered injuries or other catastrophes on the job. Tickets are $25, which includes two beers and four chili samples.


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