Thursday, The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursday concerts series kicks off with ’80s cover band The Molly Ringwalds at Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$27
Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi, a Mumbai slum, to write her book, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” which won the National Book Award in 2012. David Hare turned the book into a play, the performance of which will be broadcast live from the National Theatre in London at Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird, 214.841.4713, angelikafilmcenter.com, $8.50-$11
Saturday, Pamper Lake Highlands diaper drive — know of a family in need of help? Direct them to this event from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Whitehurst and Skillman (near The New Room). If you’d like to help, you can volunteer via Signup Genius or simply show up and get to work. If you’d like to make a donation, click here and your contribution will purchase diapers or other necessities for a Lake Highlands’ little ones. You also can drop off diapers at Nathan Grace Real Estate, Walnut Hill and Audelia.
A reception is Saturday, and all weekend long you can peruse beautifully photographed pollinators and predators at this photography show from Bob Curry, which depicts “the enchanting environment of small creatures.” Artist reception is 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free
All weekend, “Nobody’s Perfect” — this comedy tells the story of a feminist publisher who has a run-in with a cross-dressing talent at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25
Beginning Friday, Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” comes to life in this puppetry performance, which is appropriate for children ages 4 and older at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $22-$28