Day of the Dead artwork: Advocate stock photo

Day of the Dead artwork: Advocate stock photo

Through Nov. 14, artists from all over Dallas show Day of the Dead-related artwork at the Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.670.8749 or go to for more. The event is free.

On Nov. 8 is Praise the Lake. White Rock Lake Foundation will feature a brunch with a Bloody Mary bar, silent auction and performances by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Proceeds benefit efforts to preserve and enhance the lake. The event is at the White Rock Lake Filter Building at 2810 White Rock Road. Call 214.725.9300 or go to Entrance is $100.

Home tour: Advocate stock photo

Home tour: Advocate stock photo

On Nov. 8 is the Junius Heights Historic Home Tour, featuring the former St. John’s Methodist Church plus six craftsman- and prairie-style homes, the 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tour also includes a backyard art exhibit and two craft beer stops, plus an arts and crafts fair at the Lakewood Library. Locations vary. Go to for more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on tour day.

On Nov. 7 and 8, Greenland Hills United Methodist Church is hosting Global Village Market, a two-day event that brings together charitable organizations and fair-trade retailers. The Market has raised almost $200,000 for non-profits locally and globally in the past eight years. Ten Thousand Villages, Heifer Project, and Habitat for Humanity will be among the 30 non-profits represented. They’ll have homemade pie, food trucks and live music.

This weekend on Nov. 7, Promise of Peace Community Garden is turning 7. To celebrate, six of the Okra Palooza chefs (Chefs Graham Dodds, Ken Patrick, DarNecia Bennett, April Barney and Pagi) will serve up some garden-grown food during a garden-to-table tea and luncheon. The event is from 2-4 p.m. in the Imagine Garden next to White Rock United Methodist Church at 1435 San Saba Dr. Learn more online.

This Saturday, Nov. 7, Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense in Lakewood is hosting a Brew Ha Ha at the new Oak Highlands Brewery at 10484 Brockwood. It’s a brewmaster’s workout course where you exercise by lifting kegs and dragging grain, etc. The hour workout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. is conducted by studio owner Nick Chamberlain, a ninth degree black belt, and is open to the public for a $20 entry fee. It benefits the charity Genesis Women’s Shelter. Call 214.351.5367 for more.

Running through Nov. 14, don’t miss “Jack the Ripper-Monster of Whitechapel,” a play that follows the theater’s melodramatic/comedic/terrorizing style. This show could be too scary for little kids. Pocket Sandwich Theater is at 5400 Mockingbird. Call 214.821.1860 or go to for more. Tickets are $12-$25.

Through Nov. 25 the Dallas Arboretum features Autumn at the Arboretum with 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus 150,000 fall blooms, including chrysanthemums and impatiens. Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. Go to for more. Entrance is $10-$15.

Retro look Video tapeStill 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.

Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District. Go to the website for more.

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