Woodrow's musical “Funny Girl”

Woodrow’s musical “Funny Girl”

April 24-27
‘Funny Girl’
Join Woodrow 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, 100 S. Glasgow, woodrowwildcats.org, 972.502.4400, $10-$18

April 4
The Big Shootout
Munger Place Church hosts a showing of the film “The Big Shootout: The Life and Times of 1969” by neighbor Mike Looney, starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the needy in the East Dallas area. Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN will narrate, and many players and cast members are expected to attend. Q&A afterwards. Tickets online. Munger Place Church, 5200 Bryan, mungerplace.org/shootout, 214.823.9929, $10

April 5
Woodrow’s 85th Anniversary
Meet and greet begins at 10 a.m. with a display of memorabilia from Woodrow’s eight decades. Afterwards, a presentation and hall of fame induction. Finally, Woodrow will present its new school logo. Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow, 972.502.4400, woodrowwildcats.org, free

April 9
Benefit lunch
Friends of Wednesday’s Child, a nonprofit assisting with education for foster children, is hosting its 30th anniversary luncheon featuring East Dallas resident Darlene Ellison, author of “The Predator Next Door.” Friends of Wednesday’s Child, 2801 Swiss, wedchild.org, 972.231.1433, ext. 202, $175

April 10
Run for park improvements
The White Rock Lake Conservancy in cooperation with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department hosts Celebration! White Rock, a one-night race and festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit improvement projects at the park. Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake, celebrationwhiterock.org, 214.670.8740, $35-$40

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White Rock Games
Cheer on your East Dallas schools at the White Rock Spring Games. Boys and girls from East Dallas area schools will compete in a wide range of individual and team events, ranging from the purely athletic to the wildly funny. There will also be food, beverages and entertainment on hand to create a festive atmosphere of community camaraderie. Lake Highlands Park, at the corner of Buckner and Lake Highlands Boulevard, whiterockgames.com, email questions to pamela@whiterockgames.com, $25-$100 to participate

April 11-12
‘Ropes and Stone’
In a staged reading of “Ropes and Stone,” Derek Ropes and Judy Stone both are successful New York City artists in their mid-60s. As Judy is considering resurrecting her musical career, a mammoth storm is rolling into New York City. Derek and Judy are isolated in their loft apartment and forced to grapple with the next chapter of their lives. The Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.675.6573, wingspantheatre.com, pay what you can

April 25-June 1
‘Charlotte’s Web’
Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles during the retelling of this classic story the professionals at Dallas Children’s Theater. 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, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $13-$26

April 26-27
Home tour
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, 214.712.0222, hsmna.org, $15

April 26-27
White Rock Home Tour
From noon–5 p.m., 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. $15 in advance (White Rock Coffee, Green Spot, Tom Thumb, Hypnotic Donuts), $20 at the door (cash or check only)


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