This annual art show — a White Rock area favorite for more than 20 years — features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and mixed-media works by local artists, inspired by the heart. The opening reception, participating artists in attendance, welcomes the public from 7-9 p.m. The show runs through March 7.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free
Through Feb. 22
The Dallas Children’s Theater presents this new musical adaptation of Judy Schachner’s book, with music and lyrics by Nick Martin. Tickets cost $17-$28.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $17-$28
Through Feb. 14
‘Attack of the Killer Mutant Leeches’
The title says it all. This spoof by the Pocket Sandwich Theatre asks, “Will popcorn rid us of these pesky critters, or are we destined to be latched onto?”
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$28
Feb. 10-March 7
Faculty art show
The Richland College annual faculty art exhibition opens this month. A reception for the artists is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Brazos Gallery at Richland College, 12800 Abrams building C room 140, 972.238.6100, rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery, free
Great American songs
Echo Theater performs selections from the great American female songbook. The shows feature the original Echo Room Crooners and the Matt Tolentino Quartet.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, $30-$40
This modern folk trio brings its harmonies back to town for an 8 p.m. performance. Singer/songwriter Dan Weber opens.
Uncle Calvin’s, 9555 N. Central Expressway at Walnut Hill, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
This steamy bit of “Twilight” fan fiction turned bestseller turned feature film opens on Valentine’s Day.
Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway at Royal, 214.361.2966, studiomoviegrill.com, $8.50-$10.50
Feb. 20-March 1
‘Teen Brain: The Musical’
Resident playwright Linda Daugherty and composer Nick Martin created this witty reflection on the simplicity of childhood and teen angst, including the numbers “Like Me, Like Me” and “When I Was Small.”
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $12-$14
Feb. 28-April 12
Get ready for the Dallas Arboretum’s biggest annual floral festival, Dallas Blooms. The garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and the beloved peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, 214.515.6500, $10-$15, plus $15 on-site parking