8643 Groveland, which will be featured on the White Rock Home Tour

8643 Groveland, which will be featured on the White Rock Home Tour

It’s a weekend for home tours in East Dallas.

On April 26-27, the Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association has selected five historic homes to be showcased during its 23rd annual home and garden tour. The tour runs from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hollywood-Santa Monica neighborhood. Call 214.712.0222 or go to hsmna.org for more. Tickets are $15.

From noon–5 p.m. on April 26-27, the ninth annual White Rock Home Tour, benefiting Hexter Elementary, embarks on another year with a tour of five modern homes. Architects and designers are on hand for meet-and-greets at the homes they designed. Tickets are $15 in advance (White Rock Coffee, Green Spot, Tom Thumb, Hypnotic Donuts), or $20 at the door (cash or check only).

Yesterday, April 22, was Earth Day and this weekend is the Earth Day Texas celebration, which features hundreds of exhibitors from around the globe. The event is April 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fair Park. Admission is free. Go to the website for more.

Also this weekend, Dallas Children’s Theater is kicking off “Charlotte’s Web,” which runs from April 25-June 1. Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles during the retelling of this classic story. Get caught in Charlotte’s web to save Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, and make friends once again with all his lovable barnyard neighbors. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up. Dallas Children’s Theater is located at 5938 Skillman. Tickets are $13-$26.

From April 24-27, join Woodrow Wilson High School for its rendition of “Funny Girl,” the entertaining story of famous comedienne Fanny Brice, from her start in New York vaudeville to her rise to fame as star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Fanny falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein, a handsome gambler whose luck eventually runs out. The musical includes memorable songs such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and the iconic hit “People.” Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium at 100 S. Glasgow, tickets are $10-$18.

If that isn’t enough, next Tuesday, April 29, is the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s season finale, as well as its first Sight of Sound film competition, which will feature selections of classical music set to new, short, silent films. Independent filmmakers from across the country submitted original films and at the finale, and Dallas Chamber Symphony is showing the best. The performance is downtown in the Dallas City Performance Hall at 2520 Flora Street. Call 214.671.1450 for more or visit the websiteIt will begin at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $19-$49 each, $12 for students.

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