11.19.10-11.21.10 ART MART FREE More than 35 artists and vendors will set up shop at the Bath House Cultural Center for the 2010 Winter Art Mart and silent auction. The event features artwork for sale such as paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, glass, jewelry and mosaics. It’s not just a sale but also a juried exhibition — the artists are selected by a committee that looks for the most unique items. All proceeds from the sale and auction benefit year-round arts programs at the Bath House. The event runs 7-9 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. For more details, visit dallasculture.org.

11.04-01.08 THE ZOOKEEPER’S JOURNAL $8-$10 Triple J Productions presents a play that explores similarities between humans and animals, dealing with love, conflict and mortality. Performances run Nov. 4-6 and Jan. 6-8 at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. For tickets and details, visit triplejproductions.org.

11.06-11.07 DALLAS TOUR OF HOMES $25 The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects will hold its fourth annual tour of homes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The citywide tour includes two Lake Highlands homes at 25 Vanguard Way and 33 Vanguard Way. For details, call 214.742.3242 or visit hometourdallas.com.

11.10 LHAECPTA MEETING FREE The Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree Road. Members will discuss preschool and parents’ day out programs. For details, call 214.503.0107.

11.11
LITERARY SYMPOSIUM $50-$100
The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will present another Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring authors Rhys Brown (“Her Royal Spyness”), Carolyn Rapp (“Garden Voices”) and Kathy Phillips (“The Pulpwood Queen’s Tiara Wearing Book Sharing Guide to Life”). For details, call 214.797.5966 or visit womenscouncildallasarboretum.org.

11.13 RISD SPIRIT RUN $30-$35 The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation launches its inaugural Spirit Run fundraiser at Galatyn Park. Richardson Mayor Gary Slagel, Garland Mayor Ron Jones and Dallas City Councilman Jerry Allen will serve as honorary chairs. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The one-mile fun run is at 8 a.m., and the 5k will begin at 8:30 a.m. For details, visit risdspiritrun.com.

11.19-12.23 JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS $14-$25 In this holiday children’s production, a sassy first grader, Junie B., contemplates what kind of secret Santa gift she should get for her arch nemesis Tattletale May. Performances run at the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman. For showtimes, call the box office at 214.740.0051 or visit dct.org.

11.26-12.23 THE SNOW QUEEN $14-$25 Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts presents Hans Christian Andersen’s story adapted for the puppet stage. In this winter wonderland, the evil Snow Queen casts a spell on a young boy, causing his heart to turn to ice. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays; 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman. For details, call the box office at 214.740.0051 or visit dct.org.