Feb. 3
‘Too Cold to Hold’

‘Too Cold to Hold’

‘Too Cold to Hold’

Sign up for the 5k, 5-mile or 10-mile run around White Rock Lake. It may be brisk but post-race festivities include a heated beer garden, coffee, massages and more. The first 1,000 participants to pick up their packets get a warm beanie and all participants get a long-sleeve technical shirt. Proceeds benefit the Family Place, which reaches out to survivors of family violence. Norbuck Park, 170 N. Buckner, $40-$60

Through Feb. 28
Friendship tea

Teatime includes a three-course lunch with choices such as soup, salads, pecan clusters, chocolate-covered strawberries, tea and, for a higher price, champagne in the DeGolyer Tea Room. The cost includes admission and parking. Reservations are available every day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6511, $47-$57

Through March 3
‘Goodnight Moon’

Watch the classic bedtime book come to life through singing, dancing and puppetry.
Dallas Children’s Theater,5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, $14-$40

Jan. 31
‘Lost Dallas’ presentation

See a slideshow of old and bygone Dallas buildings and neighborhoods and hear historic preservation officer Mark Doty talk about his book, “Lost Dallas.” The book features images of Lower Greenville, White Rock Lake, the Dr Pepper National Headquarters, the Victorian Gothic Ursuline Convent and other neighborhood landmarks. Book sales benefit the City of Dallas municipal archives.Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, free

Feb. 9
Beatles tribute

A Hard Night’s Day at the Granada

A Hard Night’s Day at the Granada

A Hard Night’s Day, a local tribute band endorsed by the Beatles’ first manager, performs in honor of the anniversary of the Beatles’ first U.S. television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Doors open at 7 p.m. Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, $14-$24

Feb. 9
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

Run for chocolate at the 5k, which kicks off at 7:30 a.m., or the 15k at 7:55 a.m. Race perks include a finish-line chocolate fondue machine, a hot chocolate mug and a technical hoodie. The 5k course makes its way through Fair Park and up South Haskell, and the 15k continues northeast on Lindsley, west on La Vista, down Swiss and back down North Haskell toward Fair Park. Before the race, runners can stop by a hot chocolate expo at the Fair Park automobile building from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. The run raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Fair Park, 1121 First, $48-$68

Feb. 15-24
‘Teen Brain: The Musical’

Explore the humorous, mysterious object called the teenage brain in the Teen Scene Players’ new production. The musical takes place on a Friday as eight youth navigate high school. Audience members ages 12 and older are welcome. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, $10-$12

Feb. 16
‘Heart and Sole’

Run with your heart in the 5k and one-mile fun runs. The post-race party includes a bounce house, live music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Attorneys Serving the Community and Hope’s Door, which helps families affected by domestic violence. Winfrey Point, 950 E. Lawther, $10-$35

Feb. 1
Children’s choir

Made up of kids from East Africa, the Asante Children’s Choir performs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The special event includes a service and a concert, where the children will don colorful clothes, play drums and sing to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities of orphans and other children. Donations will be accepted. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville, 214.826.5683, free

Feb. 19
Kids Who Care

The international musical theater company Kids Who Care performs “Freedom Bound,” which interweaves childhood games and nursery rhymes to tell a story of the quest for freedoms and human rights. The musical begins at noon. Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak, 214.671.0045, free

Feb. 21
Bootlegging book

Local author Matt Bondurant’s book “The Wettest County in the World,” inspiration for the 2012 movie “Lawless,” tells stories of his Prohibition-era bootlegging family. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, free

Feb. 23-24
Dance auditions

Dance auditions

Dance auditions

The producers of “America’s Got Talent” and other top judges will be present at the Open Call auditions, which works to connect dancers with professional dancing opportunities. Full and partial scholarships to dance events will be given out. Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams, 214.821.7469, $35-$115 registration

Feb. 23
Family expo

Head to Fair Park’s Centennial Hall between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the largest family expo in DFW. Activities include camps, classes, product samples, hands-on games, entertainment, giveaways and more. All ticket proceeds benefit Children’s Medical Center. Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Collum, 817.913.0558, $4 adults, $3 children 2 and older

Feb. 26
Knit Wits

Celebrate with the Knit Wits knitting group

Celebrate with the Knit Wits knitting group

Celebrate from noon-4 p.m. with the Knit Wits knitting group at their 10th anniversary party. Some knitting fun follows a potluck lunch. New, current and former Knit Wits are welcome to join the group, best known for knitting baby hats for Parkland Hospital, knitting booties for the Gendercide Awareness Project and yarn bombing. Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376, free

Feb. 27
Meet East Dallas

Network and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the event, hosted by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Last year’s event hosted more than 200 people. Show up at 5:30 p.m. at the Point building at C.C. Young. C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther, 214.827.8080, $5 entry


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