highlandetterevue_optApril 19-20
Fashion! Head to Toe Highlandette Revue
The high-kickin’ Highlandettes will take the stage Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. The 2013 show promises feats of remarkable agility, electrifying choreography, special guests and more costume changes than a Lady Gaga concert. Lake Highlands High School auditorium, 9449 Church, $8-$10  

April 4
National Geographic lecture

National Geographic explorer Boyd Matson will speak at the Dallas Arboretum from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
 His lecture, “The Adventure Begins When Things Go Wrong,” will take you on a virtual trip around the world and share a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get the in-depth stories from the far corners of the world. A reception for Matson will be held 6-6:45 p.m. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, reception $30 or $27 for members, lecture $40 or $36 for members

April 6
Tour Dallas bike ride

No need to stress about who’s in the lead with the Tour Dallas bike ride. Grab your friends and your gear and cycle routes of 8, 20 and 30 miles to benefit the Promise House. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Routes start at 8 a.m. Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla,  $40 at the event, $20 for children 12 and younger

Through April 7
Dallas Blooms
During Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum brims with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other annuals and perennials. First, more than 100 cherry blossom trees bloom over a 10-day period, and during the second month of the festival, the park’s 6,000 azaleas flourish. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $9-$20

Through April 7
‘Rumpelstiltskin’

Watch as this Brothers Grimm show comes to life with the puppetry of Kathy Burks & Co. at Dallas Children’s Theater. The play was adapted by B. Wolf for children ages 5 and older. Studio Theater at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, $16-$25

April 13
LHAECPTA Home Tour and Auction
Tour four Lake Highlands homes, lunch with neighbors and bid on one-of-a-kind packages during this event, which benefits our neighborhood’s early childhood PTA. See our Modern family home story for more details.

April 20-April 21

Brentwood Drive home Photo by Jeanine Michna Bales

Brentwood Drive home Photo by Jeanine Michna Bales

White Rock Home Tour
The 8th annual White Rock Home Tour will showcase mid-century modern, new modern and sustainable homes. Proceeds from the White Rock Home Tour benefit Hexter Elementary, supporting campus technology and the literacy library. White Rock Lake area, $15 in advance, $20 during show

April 27
Run the Highlands

Double-knot those Nikes. Fire up the “Rocky” theme song and hit the road in the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League’s 9th annual Run the Highlands 1-mile fun run at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:45 a.m. Stick around after the run for a carnival complete with bounce house and pony rides. The league plans to put proceeds from this year’s and next year’s event toward a Lake Highlands Town Center play-sculpture project. Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White Rock Trail, lhjwl.org, $25 or $60 for family of four