09.23.11-10.23.11 ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY $14-$26 The Dallas Children’s Theater opens its fall season with the comedic story about Alexander, a boy whose day keeps getting worse, from lima beans for supper to kissing on TV. The play, geared toward children over 5, is a musical adaptation of the popular children’s book by Judith Viorst. Performances run at various times Friday-Sunday at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts. 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051
THROUGH 10.01 WHITE ROCK LAKE: AN INSPIRING WORK OF ART FREE The Bath House Cultural Center presents work from three local photographers, highlighting the beauty of White Rock Lake. 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749.
09.03-10.01 BATH HOUSE 30TH ANNIVERSARY FREE The Bath House Cultural Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibit, “From Sandy Beaches to Vibrant Arts,” featuring more than 40 artists who chronicle the building from its origins to present day. The opening reception is 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3. 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749.
09.04-09.29 CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN $17-$25 The Dallas Arboretum continues its live music series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. This month features Asleep at the Wheel, Hard Night’s Day, Dallas Unlimited and Max Stalling. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6524.
09.08-09.24 A MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN $10-$25 Echo Theatre presents the story of Mary Anne, a writer known by her male pen name George Eliot. Performances run at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Bath House Cultural Center. 521 E. Lawther, 214.904.0500.
09.17 TOUR DE FLEURS $45-$55 The Dallas Arboretum hosts 10k and 20k races around White Rock Lake, beginning at 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the arboretum followed by a party at 8:45, featuring an ’80s cover band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Massage therapists also will be on hand for post-race pampering. 8525 Garland Road.
09.23-09.25 THREE SISTERS CONSIGNMENT SALE FREE Three Sisters Consignments host its fall/winter sale 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8-10 a.m. and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Highland Oaks Church of Christ. 10805 Walnut Hill.
09.24 DADA GALLERY WALK FREE-$10 The Dallas Art Dealers Association presents its fall gallery walk, featuring exhibits at all of its member galleries, including the Bath House Cultural Center. This year’s focus is on Oak Cliff, with panel discussions on the neighborhood’s visual art history. 214.914.1099.