02.04.10-02.20.10 TEEN SCENE FESTIVAL $10-$75 The Dallas Children’s Theater tackles more serious subjects this month in its two-week-long program geared toward teenagers. From dating and relationships to self-esteem and peer pressure, several productions will shed light on issues that affect kids’ daily lives. The series begins with “hard 2 spel dad”, which explores the world of dyslexia; “dont u luv me?” illustrates the downward spiral of an unhealthy relationship; “The Secret Life of Girls” shows the destructive nature of gossip, cliques and cyber bullying; “EAT (It’s Not about Food)” uses candid vignettes to analyze eating disorders. Since the plays include mature subject matter, DCT recommends the productions for audiences 13 and older. The festival runs at the DCT Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. A festival pass is $75, and individual tickets are $10-$23. For showtimes and details, call 214.740.0051 or visit dct.org.

02.02 VALENTINE TEA $50-$100 The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum presents the next program in its literary series, A Writer’s Garden, hosting a Valentine Tea 2-4 p.m. Caroline Rose Hunt, author of “Primrose Past”, will speak. For reservations, call 214.797.5966, email Linda Spina at linda.spina@sbcglobal.net or visit womenscouncildallasarboretum.org.

02.03-02.19 THE EXECUTIONER’S SON $15-$25 Echo Theatre presents this dark comedy set in 1483 London. The story follows the king’s executioner as he struggles to raise his children and make ends meet. Performances run at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $15 for matinees. For details and tickets, call 214.670.8749 or visit echotheatre.org.

02.11 HUGS, SNUGGLES AND LOVE FREE The Audelia Road Branch Library hosts an interactive storytime for pre-schoolers led by Kindermusik at 10:30 a.m. at 10045 Audelia Road. For details, call 214.670.1350.

02.13 KERON JACKSON FREE Scofield Church, 7730 Abrams, presents music by renowned singer Keron Jackson during the 10:40 a.m. worship service. Jackson has performed with the Dallas Opera, Lyric Stage and venues across the country. A lunch with Jackson will follow the concert at noon with a $10 admission. For more details or to reserve a lunch spot, contact the church at 214.349.6043 or email receptionist@scofield.org.

02.17.11-02.20.11 RISD USED BOOK FAIR FREE The Council of PTAs hosts its 29th annual sale with items ranging from 25 cents to $2. It includes all types of genres, collectible books, DVDs and CDs. The sale runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 17-19 and noon-6 p.m. Feb. 20 at its new location in the Dal-Rich Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Coit and Belt Line. Proceeds benefit the Dr. JJ Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund and local PTAs. For details, visit risdcouncilptas.org.

02.17-02.26 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO $5-$8 The youth group at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church will present the musical “Breaking up is Hard to Do” as part of the Artists of Christian Talent. Performances will run at 7 p.m. each night, except for a 2 p.m. production Feb. 20 at the church, 9015 Plano Road. For more details, call 214.546.4886 or visit lhumc.com.

02.26 MOSS HAVEN AUCTION $45 Moss Haven Elementary PTA will host its annual dinner and auction — its biggest fundraiser of the year — at Double Tree Hotel Campbell Center, 8250 N. Central. This year’s theme is “Reality TV at MHE”. For more details, call 469.593.2200 or visit mosshavenpta.org.