Runners tackle the miles and the heat in the Dallas Running Club's Independence Day 5 and 10k. Photo courtesy Dallas Running Club.

Photo courtesy Dallas Running Club.

Saturday
DRC Best of Times Age-Handicapped 5-mile race — the Dallas Running Club hosts its annual staggered race. Based on age and gender, groups of runners get head starts of varying degrees. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at Winfrey Point. It is $10 for non DRC members and free for members. Register online through Wednesday or at the event between 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Artwork by Lauri Tyra Goodley

Artwork by Lauri Tyra Goodley

Saturday (reception), through March 7
El Corazon — 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

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Courtesy Dallas Children’s Theater

Through Feb. 22
Skippyjon Jones
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

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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