This weekend, May 9-10, don’t miss the annual Mother’s Day home tour. Take a peek inside some of the city’s most beautiful and historic homes on the Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. The weekend also includes an English garden tour, art fair, antique car show, live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides and a $25-per-person Sunday brunch. Tickets are available online, at area Whole Foods stores and at Talulah Belle Lakewood. Swiss at Bryan, sahd.org, $20-$25
Starting today, May 6, and running through May 23, One Thirty Productions presents “Heroes,” a 2005 comedy by French playwright Gerald Sibleyras, set in 1959 in a home for World War I veterans. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org, $12-$16
On May 8, The Woodrow Wilson High School robotics club and Young Life Lakewood offer a 6:30 p.m. screening of the documentary, “SlingShot,” about engineer Dean Kamen’s water purification system, the SlingShot. The system could significantly reduce illness worldwide by making clean drinking water available. Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, slingshotdoc.com, $8-$10
Also on May 8, attend the Art to Beat Cancer event benefiting Children’s Medical Center Research Institute from 6-8 p.m. just across Central at the Miller Special Event Center in Moody Coliseum on the Southern Methodist University campus. Southern Methodist University alumnus, Doyle Glass, will host the inaugural event in Dallas in honor of his late wife, Kim Hazelwood Glass. The event, previously held in Louisville, Kentucky has raised $250,000 for cancer research to date. The Kim Hazelwood Glass Endowment will match all sales from works of art sold at the event. Proceeds will go directly to cancer research at CRI Foundation.
Through May 17, see “Jackie and Me.” Travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn and the harsh realities of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. The Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $17-$26
Through May 10, enjoy “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild,” a play that tells the story of a woman who escapes reality in her cramped Greenwich Village apartment by conjuring up the thousands of movies she has consumed over 40 years. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears, 214.828.0094, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com, $35-$40
Through May 16, see ‘Laserfinger,’ a spoof of James Bond films features the exploits of super spy Hardy Flynt, the world’s most inept master of disguise. Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25
The Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual concert series. Every Thursday night, the Arboretum hosts a different band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Bring your family and friends and your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a concert overlooking White Rock Lake. All fall concerts are from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or call 214.515.6615. Tickets are $15-$17 for adult members, $25-$27 for adult nonmembers, and $10 for children ages 3-12. Package deals are also available.
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.
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.
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