May 9

Hear the soul of a Spaniard

The Orchestra of New Spain is taking a page out of Frederic Chopin’s book. The composer performed mostly in small venues and homes, which was the inspiration for this home and garden concert. The performance will take place at neighbor Barbara Bradfield’s White Rock home and feature Spanish pianist Patricia Garcia Gil playing a Chopin-era fortepiano.

Where: 3535 W. Lawther Drive

Cost: $60

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May 11

Calling all artists

Drop off your art to be part of the 55th annual Lakewood Art Show. Visitors can view neighbors’ work when the library is open.

Where: Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth St.

Cost: Free-$30

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May 12

Stroll down Swiss

Peek into a romantic Spanish Revival home, an Italianate villa and a prairie foursquare at the annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour. Browse local artisans’ wares as you amble down the avenue or travel between tour stops in a horse-drawn carriage.

Where: Swiss Avenue Historic District

Cost: $30-$35

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Let’s talk

During the Swiss Avenue Home Tour, attend a series of free lectures about sustainability, gardening, preservation and more at the Aldredge House. Guest speakers will provide insights into how to save energy in historic homes and how to add color to architectural design. Also learn how some of Dallas’ most prominent mansions were created. 

Where: Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Ave.

Cost: Free

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Funny females

Jan Norton and Linda Stogner headline this Mother’s Day comedy show. All moms receive a box of chocolates and a ticket to a future show.

Where: Backdoor Comedy Club, 8250 N. Central Expressway

Cost: $15

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Flowers for mom

The first 100 moms to walk through the gates receive a complimentary rose. Guests can enjoy live music, plus wine and beer samples Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Cost: Free with paid admission

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