White Rock garden tour
Find inspiration on a self-guided tour of nine creative gardens in Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda Estates. The White Rock East Garden & Artisans Tour also offers wares from seven neighborhood artisans.
Various locations, whiterockgardentour.org
‘Jackie and Me’
Travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn and the harsh realities of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier.
The Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $22-$26
Native plants and prairies
Learn how to incorporate disease- and drought-resistant Texas native plants into your garden plans at the North Texas Master Naturalists’ third-annual native plants and prairies day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event includes activities for children, demonstrations, and wildflower and prairie walks.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, ntmn.org, free
The Dallas Running Club’s White Rock-n-Roll 5-mile and 10-mile races start at 8 a.m. and are expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes. The races include live entertainment and an after party with snacks and local craft beer.
Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake Trail, whiterocknroll.com, $30-$70
One Thirty Productions presents this 2005 comedy by French playwright Gerald Sibleyras, set in 1959 in a home for World War I veterans.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8751, dallasculture.org, $12-$16
May 7, 14, 21 and 28
Tribute bands take the Dallas Arboretum stage this month with outdoor concerts for the whole family. On tap are the music of Billy Joel, Journey, Bon Jovi, the Eagles and Motown. Bring a picnic and a blanket or beach chair.
The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$27
Singer/songwriter Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Ala., has songwriting in her blood. She brings her straightforward style to Uncle Calvin’s for an 8 p.m. show.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18
May 9 and 23
Good Local Market
The White Rock Local Market is now Good Local Market, but it still has the same great local vendors. The original White Rock market is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The new Lakeside market, at 9150 Garland Road, is on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The Vickery Meadow market is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday at Half Price Books, 5803 Northwest Highway.
Good Local Market White Rock, 702 N. Buckner, goodlocalmarket.org, free
Meet author Sophia Rivka Rossi, co-founder of HelloGiggles, starting at 7 p.m. The event includes HelloGiggles-themed activity stations followed by a discussion of Rossi’s new book, “A Tale of Two Besties.” Also expected are two yet-to-be-announced special guests — will they be some of Rossi’s Hollywood-elite besties? Numbered passes for the event will be given out starting at 9 a.m.
Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Highway, 214.379.8000, hpb.com, free
This third-annual conference from the Dallas Parks Foundation offers a day of speakers on parks, trails, bike infrastructure and urban planning.
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, 972.803.1555, dallasparksfoundation.org, $13
Lake Highlands High School alumna Annie Clark is the Grammy-winning musician St. Vincent. She performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center Strauss Square, 2389 Flora, attpac.org, $35
May 22-June 20
‘Always a Bridesmaid’
This comedy portrays four high-school friends who keep their promises, more than 30 years later, to be in each other’s weddings.
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25
Art and play festival
The Lake Highlands Art and Play Festival, on Memorial Day, includes 5k and 1k races starting at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Camp Sweeny, which serves children with diabetes.
Lake Highlands Town Center, 7100 Wildcat Way, campsweeny.org, $35