7 things to do in Lake Highlands in April

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Photo by Dana Driensky)
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Photo by Dana Driensky)

April 1
Magical Moment
ACME Magic brings a series of wacky stunts only seen in cartoons to life. Portable holes, giant magnets and dynamite sticks are part of Brett Roberts’ repertoire.
Bookmarks at NorthPark, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381, dallaslibrary.org, free

April 21-May 7
‘Blue’
This production written by Annie Cusick Wood aims to teach children about acceptance in lighthearted way. “Blue” follows two characters, Pale Blue and Inky Blue, who encounter a red sock.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., 214.740.0051, dct.org, $16

April 22-23
White Rock Home Tour
The 12th annual home tour serves as a fundraiser for Hexter Elementary. Explore six of East Dallas’ and Lake Highlands’ best mid-century residences from noon-5 p.m.
White Rock area, whiterockhometour.org, $15-$20

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April 24-30
Lake Highlands Restaurant Week
Sample our neighborhood’s favorite restaurants while helping Feed Lake Highlands, Forerunner Mentoring, Healing Hands Ministries and Pamper Lake Highlands. Twenty percent of the participating eateries’ profits will be donated to these four local organizations.
Various locations, helpinglakehighlands.org/lake-highlands-restaurant-week, prices vary

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April 27
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Wear your most extravagant hat and vote for the most beautiful at the “Under the Tuscan Sun”- themed party hosted by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. The whimsical event raises funds for the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and A Woman’s Garden.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, womenscouncildallasarboretum.org, $350-$50,000

April 29
Run the Highlands
The Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League hosts this 5k run, family trail walk and carnival. Snacks, a petting zoo and balloon houses all are part of the fun.
Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Road, lhjwl.org, $15-$90

April 29
Lake-a-Palooza
The Bath House Cultural Center partnered with the Texas Musicians Museum for an afternoon filled with live music and activities. While you’re there, grab a snack or drink and view Texas Musicians memorabilia at an art exhibition.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter, free

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