"Bee": photograph by Bob Curry

“Bee”: photograph by Bob Curry

On Feb. 7, attend the opening reception for ‘Pollinators and Predators,’ which features photographs of nature by Bob Curry, from 7-9 p.m. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free

On Feb. 7 is the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Gear up for a brisk 15k or 5k run with inflatables and games to occupy the kids and an all-chocolate post-race party. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dallas. The 5k is at 7:30 a.m. and the 15k is at 8:15 a.m. For expo/packet pickup, go to the Fair Park Automobile Building at 1121 on First Avenue on Feb. 5 from 2-7 p.m. or Feb. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fair Park, 1300 Robert B Cullum Boulevard, hotchocolate15k.com/dallas, $44-$74

Starting Feb. 7 through March 7, is the 21st annual ‘El Corazon’ exhibit, which features eclectic and passionate art inspired by the heart, curated by Jose Vargas. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free

Jeremy Begbie

Jeremy Begbie

Feb. 8, join theologian Dr. Jeremy Begbie as he argues that the arts are crucial to faith because they immerse us in this world in a way that is bodily rooted, emotionally engaged and socially uniting. As they do this, they make us wonder if there is anything other than this world. The lecture beings at 5 p.m. and is followed by a reception. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral, 5100 Ross Avenue, cathedralartsdallas.org, 214.887.6552, free

On Feb. 6 at Times Ten Cellars, Open Classical presents an exploration of the moods and emotions associated with light and darkness. Up and coming violinist Chloe Trevor and cellist Joseph Kuipers join Open Classical violinist/violist Mark Landson and pianist Thiago Nascimento in a program of music from Dallas-based composers Margaret Barrett, Adam Eason and Mark Landson. Check out the Facebook page for more

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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