Jonathan_Byrd_high-res_1Renowned Folk/Americana songwriter Jonathan Byrd performs at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse this Friday at 8 p.m. Named “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years,” by the Chicago Tribune, Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s son, and a Gulf War veteran. Concert-goers can expect a dash of musical theater as Byrd synthesizes the Texas songwriting tradition with southern storytelling and hot guitar picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice. A stalwart of modern folk music, Byrd has released five solo albums with a surprising variety of musical directions, and an acoustic collaboration with fellow songwriter Diana Jones. Purchase tickets here; cost is $15-$18.

Purchase a piece of work or simply get inspired by the creations from over 50 local and regional artists at the Art Mart and Silent Auction, held at the Bath House Friday-Sunday. The weekend starts with a preview reception from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Or, visit from noon-6 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday and enjoy music, demonstrations by artists, and great food vendors while you browse. Silent auction bidding ends at 5 p.m. Free

From noon–5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, the ninth annual White Rock Home Tour, benefiting Hexter Elementary, embarks on another year with a tour of five modern homes. Architects and designers are on hand for meet-and-greets at the homes they designed. $15 in advance (White Rock Coffee, Green Spot, Tom Thumb, Hypnotic Donuts), $20 at the door (cash or check only)

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Etsy Spring Bash 2014 goodies/ photo via Facebook

Peruse goods from select artists and crafters 11 a.m.-6 p.m. this Saturday, just in time for graduation, Mother’s Day, and spring weddings at the free Etsy Dallas Spring Bash, held at The Shops at Park Lane. Patrons can meet the artists, enjoy free DIY crafts and snap pictures in a photo booth for charity. Free

Run the Highlands, the annual 5k and 1-mile race hosted by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League benefitting neighborhood improvements, will be held this Saturday at Lake Highlands High School. Meet at 8:45 a.m. for the 5k or come after for family-friendly fun from bounce houses to pony rides, plus a petting zoo. Cost is $10-$25 per person; register online here.