Jan. 17

Reaching nirvana

Do you find your happy place listening to ’90s grunge? The Nirvana tribute band Nevermind will play hits from the group’s five albums. Grab your cardigan and sing along.

Where: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave.

Cost: Free

More info: granadatheater.com

Jan. 18

Blood drive

In exchange for your blood, you’ll receive an exclusive Dallas Mavericks T-shirt, a BOGO ticket voucher and a free dress pass for students. The Carter BloodCare bus will be in the Mockingbird Elementary parking lot from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Mockingbird Elementary, 5828 E. Mockingbird Lane

Cost: Free

More info: dallasisd.org/mockingbird

Night at the museum

Wake up next to a T-Rex at this Perot Museum sleepover for Lakewood Elementary students and their dads.

Where: Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St.

Cost: $80-$320

More info: foldallas.org

Jan. 19

From books to the big screen

Enjoy book signings and film adaptations of popular children’s books at the 35th annual KidFilm Festival. The event also hosts illustrators and authors, including this year’s special guest, “Arthur” creator Marc Brown.

Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane

Cost: Free

More info: angelikafilmcenter.com

Cornbread country

Stuff yourself with Southern cuisine — including Texas red chili cornbread, brown sugar pulled pork and buttery rolls — from the Garden Cafe’s chef Graham Dodds. Tickets include access to a concert by Elaina Kay and access to a silent auction.

Where: Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius St.

Cost: $45

More info: prekindle.com

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