Photo of Samuell-Grand amphitheater.

Sept. 19-30


Shakespeare Dallas presents the tragic story of Othello the Moor and his secret marriage Desdemona, a daughter of the senator Brabantio. Shows are at 8 p.m.
Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, 214.559.2778,, $10

Sept. 1-29

Venezuelan art

Liberation: Art from Venezuela” is a mixed media exhibition featuring works from several Venezuelan artists whose art captures the current conditions where freedom is scarce in their home country.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.904.0500,, free

Sept. 9


This is the ninth-annual fundraiser for Promise of Peace Community Garden and includes an okra cook-off with live music, beer, wine and specialty okra dishes. The party runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Lot, 7530 E. Grand Ave.,, $50

Sept. 15

Tour des Fleurs

The 13th annual Tour des Fleurs quarter- and half-marathon races benefit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The start and finish line are located on the White Rock Trail behind the arboretum, and there will be a post-race party with live music, complimentary food and beverages, massages and yoga. Staging for the race begins at 6:45 a.m.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615,, $45-$95

Sept. 15


The Lakewood Library Friends June Leftwich Book Sale will include free activities for kids including face painting and a Batman costume celebration. The book sale features thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audio-books — with all proceeds benefitting the library.
Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth St., 214.670.1376,, free

Sept. 20

North Texas Giving Day

This will be the tenth year for the nation’s largest giving day. Donations can be made from 6 a.m. to midnight to all 2,500 certified nonprofits, more than a dozen of which are located in East Dallas. 214.346.5500,

Sept. 23

Mike Drake Trio

Enjoy University of North Texas jazz professor and drummer Mike Drake with other top jazz musicians from 4-7 p.m. at this local wine spot.
Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave., 214.824.9463, free

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.