Folk musician Carrie Newcomer

Sept. 19
Carrie Newcomer
Folk musician Carrie Newcomer performs at 8 p.m. Her latest album is accompanied by Newcomer’s first book, “A Permeable Life: Poetry and Essays.” Twangtown Paramours open the show.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse,, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, $20 advance/$25 door

Sept. 6
Dallas Elks Ladies garage/craft sale
More than 50 families participate in this gargantuan parking lot sale, which also features a coffee bar, cake wheel, bakery, jewelry and more. It all benefits the Lake Highlands area Elks Lodge, which supports neighborhood education and community improvement.
Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 8550 Lullwater Drive (near Northwest Hwy. and Plano Road), free

Sept. 10
‘Father of the Bride’
Revisit this ’90s classic starring Steve Martin and Martin Short on the big screen at 7:30 p.m.
Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central, 214.361.2966,, $2

Sept. 13
Parent party
Join the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA at the 2014-2015 kickoff party. Open to the public, this event is an opportunity to learn more about the organization while the kids enjoy bounce houses, train rides, music and more. It runs from 10 a.m. – noon. If you can’t make it, learn more about membership at
Merriman Park Elementary, 7101 Winedale, free

Sept. 17
Tonier Cain signs ‘Healing Neen’
For two decades Tonier Cain was caught in the cycle of crack addiction, chronic incarceration and abuse. Meet the author as she signs copies of her book chronicling her source of inspiration and road to recovery.
Barnes and Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway #300, 214.739.1124,, free

Sept. 20- Oct. 26
Dallas Children’s Theater hosts its hilarious musical take
on the classic fairy tale, “Rapunzel.” The princess must find a way to escape the wicked Lady Za Za. The handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman,, 214.978.0110, $17-28

Through Sept. 27
Art exhibit
Visit the Bath House Cultural Center and peruse, “Split Seconds,” an exhibit presented as part of the center’s Curate+Collaborate Exhibition Series. Marilyn Waligore and Emily Loving are the co-curators of this exhibition, they hope the exhibit will encourage audiences to “rethink the emphasis on a single moment in time.”
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther,, 214.670.8749, free

Sept. 20
Children’s ball
Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of knights and princesses for a Dream Ball. The ball will follow the season opener for “Rapunzel,” where kids can try their hands at swordplay, play dress up in the beauty room and enjoy a meal fit for nobility before everyone takes to the floor for a stately dance.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman,, 214.978.0110, $50 per person

Sept. 20
Autumn at the Arboretum
Every year, the Dallas Arboretum uses more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash to form its nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village, which is on display through Nov. 27.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $10-$15, plus $10 for onsite parking and $5 for offsite parking.

Autumn at the Arboretum

The print version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA 2014-2015 kickoff party.