David Cook

David Cook

Tomorrow, Feb. 19, don’t miss “American Idol” contestant David Cook when he comes to play at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum. The concert starts at 8 p.m. The Prophet Bar, 2513 Main, 214.742.3667, theprophetbar.com, $20 advance, $25 day of show, $70 VIP, $15 parking

The Woodrow Wilson High School band is performing at the Granada Theater again this year, jamming alongside Dallas-based singer/crooner Mikey Dino to raise much-needed funds for the program. Read more about the event.

Also tomorrow, Feb. 19, enjoy ‘Shades of a Rich Culture’ to celebrate African-American History Month at the Lakewood Library with Robin Perry, founder of Bringing the Joy Entertainment, from 7-8 p.m. Take a journey through the poetry of African-Americans from 1851 to the present with a dramatic and musical performance by Perry. Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth Street, lakewoodlibraryfriendsdallas.org, 214.670.1376, free

On Feb. 20 meet neighborhood author Joe Milazzo and hear excerpts from his latest novel, “Crepuscule W/ Nellie,” at the flagship Half Price Books from 7-9 p.m. Joe will sell and sign his book, which was inspired by the relationships of jazz artist Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie and Baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter.

Beginning Feb. 20 through March 1, watch ‘Teen Brain: The Musical’ as it follows the life of eight teens as they navigate the rough waters of high school, and gives an honest, powerful look at the inner workings of the mysterious teenage brain. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $14

Through March 7, is the 21st annual ‘El Corazon’ exhibit, which features eclectic and passionate art inspired by the heart, curated by Jose Vargas. It’s at the Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.670.8749 or visit bathhousecultural.com for more. The exhibit is free.

Through April 25, enjoy ‘Pollinators and Predators,’ which features photographs of nature by Bob Curry, at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, for free.

Running through Feb. 22, ‘Skippyjon Jones’ is playing at Dallas Children’s Theater. Skippyjon Jones is a rambunctious Siamese kitten with big ears and an even bigger imagination. When his loving but exasperated mother puts Skippyjon in time-out, he starts to daydream. His imagination takes him far, far away to Mexico, where he pretends that he is a swashbuckling Chihuahua named Skippito Friskito. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $15-$28

Still have that old VHS player? If you’re looking for a reason to dust it off and give it a whirl, stop by the flagship location of Half Price Books on Northwest Highway on Friday. All VHS tapes in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for $1 on Fridays only, until further notice. Call 214.379.8000 for details

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