Photographer Kathleen Wilke’s Lady of the Lake series captures the beauty of White Rock’s cherished ghost story. The model is Woodrow Wilson High School alumna Katie Shank.

Jan. 25

Be enchanted

Catch the opening performance of Ella Enchanted: The Musical. In this production based on the Newbery Honor book, Ella of Frell sets out to break the curse that requires her to do anything people command.

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St.

Cost: $23-$30

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Dance moms

Mothers, grab your sons and wear your brightest colors for this mother-son neon dance. If you need some inspiration, watch Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon demonstrate the evolution of mom dancing.

Where: Mockingbird Elementary School, 5828 E. Mockingbird Lane

Cost: $15 per couple

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Ghost hunters

If you dare, join this paranormal investigation class and explore White Rock Lake — the sites of several murders and body dumps. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for one of Dallas’ most well-known ghosts, the Lady of White Rock Lake.

Where: White Rock Lake

Cost: $40


Jan. 27

A perfect pair

Catch up on the Oscar-nominated films with Emmy Award-winning film critic Gary Cogill as he lists five of his “Best of 2018″ picks. Founder of Dallas Uncorked, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, will appeal to your palette with wines to match.

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road

Cost: $70-$75

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Take the plunge

Jump into an ice bath for a good cause. Hypnotic Donuts and the Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles host the seventh annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Dallas and Northeast Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Swim the length of the pool and then enjoy some warm food and beverages. If splashing into frigid water isn’t your thing, sign up for a raffle for an office brunch catered by Hypnotic Donuts. 

Where: Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8500 Arturo Drive

Cost: $5-$10

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Brewing for bucks

Lakewood Brewing Company is organizing a fundraiser for Vector Brewing, which has had difficulty opening while the government is shut down. A dollar from each pint served on Sunday will go to Vector Brewing. The owners will also be on site to sell shirts and talk about their business.

Where: Lakewood Brewing Company, 2302 Executive Drive

Cost: Free

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