J.L. Long Run 

Take advantage of cool weather with a 1K family fun run or a 5K race around the J.L Long and Woodrow Wilson campuses. Afterward, join runners, student groups, families and community members for food, refreshments and entertainment. Each entrant will receive a race T-shirt and dinner. Proceeds will go toward International Baccalaureate fees, uniforms, band instruments, science lab equipment, books and transportation costs.

Where: J.L. Long Middle School, 6116 Reiger Ave.

Cost: $25



Red River Rivalry

If you couldn’t snag a ticket to the Texas-Oklahoma football game, you can still yell, “Hook ’em Horns” or “Boomer Sooner” in style at the Granada Theater. Watch the game on giant screens with concert-quality sound.

Where: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave.

Cost: $11


Catholic Laughs

Want to attend a comedy show without feeling like you have to go to confession? Enjoy a night of guilt-free comedy at Bishop Lynch High School. The show features four stand-up comedians who have been featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Proceeds from the event will go toward Bishop Lynch scholarships.

Where: McGonigle Theatre, 9750 Ferguson Road
Cost: $30


Studio Showcase

Explore the places where art is created as you visit more than 50 art studios. Guests are encouraged to talk to artists about ideas, processes and materials.

Where: White Rock area

Cost: Free


Celebrate Columbus Day

OK, it’s a day early, but you can still celebrate the holiday with face painting, a petting zoo and tap dancers at the Arboretum.

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Cost: Free with $15 general admission ticket