Sept. 19-Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum
Fall arrives at the Dallas Arboretum with 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus 150,000 fall blooms, including chrysanthemums and impatiens.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

Sept. 3
Comedy for a Cure
About 30 neighborhood marathoners are raising $3,000 apiece for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which supports blood cancer research and cures, by running the Portland Marathon on LLS’s Team In Training. Participant and neighborhood resident Davette Kemp says many of her teammates are White Rock area residents. Fundraising efforts include a night of standup at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, from which proceeds go toward the collective $37,000 goal. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Hyena’s at Mockingbird Station, 5307 East Mockingbird, hyenascomedynightclub.com, teamintraining.org, 214.823.5233, $30

Sept. 5
Myths and folktales
Master storyteller Alfreda Rollins tells the Vietnamese folk tale of how tigers got their stripes. Kids can learn “trust games” and make “courage stripes” to take home in this 3 p.m. event, sponsored by Big Thought.
Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood, 214.670.8403, dallaslibrary.org, free

Sept. 12
Book club
“The Art Forger” by Barbara Shapiro is this month’s selection for the Lochwood Library book club, which meets at 3 p.m.
Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood, 214.670.8403, dallaslibrary.org, free

Sept. 16 and 20
Harry Potter
Studio Movie Grill screens “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” as part of its “family rewind” series.
Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central, 214.361.2966, studiomoviegrill.com, $3

Sept. 18-Oct. 25
Fancy Nancy
The girl with impeccable manners, Nancy, is not selected for the lead in the school play. But her best friend is. “Fancy Nancy the Musical” contains fun and heartwarming life lessons for kids and adults.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $22-$28

Sept. 19
Tour des Fleurs
The 10th-annual Tour des Fleurs raises money for the arboretum and offers 10k and 20k racecourses around White Rock Lake. The races start at 7 a.m., and there are 16 cash prizes for the top runners.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, toursdesfleurs.com, $50-$65

Sept. 24–Oct. 4
Art competition
On My Own Time, the annual art competition by the Business Council from the Arts, showcases artistic talents of business professionals throughout the Dallas area. Winners get to display their work at NorthPark Center.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.7441, northparkcenter.com, free

Sept. 25
Muscle Shoals review
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is a blip on the map, but it’s a metropolis in the world of music. Amy Black and Wendy Colonna, two artists with ties to Muscle Shoals, showcase the town’s musical wonders.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

Sept. 30
Six Sisters
Meet the sisters behind the online DIY phenomenon Six Sisters’ Stuff, who will be signing copies of their new cookbook, “Sweets and Treats,” starting at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, 214.739.1124,
barnesandnoble.com, free