Nov. 21-Jan. 3
The Trains at NorthPark
Mini trains follow 1,600 feet of track in the exhibit benefitting Ronald McDonald House. The trains follow miniature cityscapes including Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco, plus the Grand Canyon, the Fall foliage of New England and more.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, thetrainsatnorthpark.com, $3-$7
Through Nov. 14
Día de los Muertos
Artists from all over Dallas show Day of the Dead-related artwork.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free
Through Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum
It’s your last chance to catch fall feelings 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
RISD Spirit Run
Drum lines and jazz bands entertain walkers and runners on the 5k course. The race starts at 8:30 a.m., and afterward, participants can vote to decide which high school wins the spirit trophy. Proceeds benefit Richardson ISD education programs.
Galatyn Park, 2351 Performance, 469.593.0241, risdspiritrun.com, $10-$35
Native American history
Jiaan Powers and her lion puppet, Spike, tell animal stories from Native American cultures, from 6-7 p.m.
Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood, 214.670.8403, dallaslibrary.org, free
Barbecue for vets
A Veterans Day church barbecue honoring servicemen and women starts at noon. Call for a reservation.
Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, 9015 Plano Road, 214.478.5070, free for vets and $7 otherwise
Patriotic film fest
The second annual Stars & Stripes Film Festival, produced by Sons of the Flag, features about a dozen films and a lunch with guest speaker U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks. Proceeds go to the nonprofit’s mission of supporting military, first responder and civilian burn survivors by providing funding for research.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird, sonsoftheflag.org, $250 for a festival pass
AIA home tour
This 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tour of architecturally significant homes all over Dallas includes one in the nearby Urban Reserve.
Various locations, hometourdallas.com, $10-$30
Nov. 14 and 28
Shop Good Local Market’s White Rock market from 8 a.m-1 p.m. The market is behind Half Price Books on Northwest Highway from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday.
702 N. Buckner, goodlocalmarket.org, free
Melanie Safka, stage name Melanie, is known for her legendary Woodstock performance and has released more than 40 albums since 1968.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central, 214-363-0044, unclecalvins.org, $30-$35
Nov. 20-Dec. 30
Miracle on 34th Street
Get into the season with this play by Valentine Davies, based on the classic 1947 holiday film.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28