Film Noir detective Dirk Spatula is called out of retirement to help find a space alien on the run. Mix in a host of vixen spies, teleportation, shape shifting, voodoo and a werewolf. Don’t forget to throw popcorn at the stage.
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25
All weekend: ‘Frog and Toad’ at the children’s theater
This whimsical musical, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” follows two best friends and their quirky egos from hibernation to planting, to swimming, to sledding.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $15-$28
Feb. 5: Food Truck Friday at Lake Highlands Elementary
Lake Highlands Elementary’s fourth-grade class hosts Food Truck Friday on the school grounds, and all proceeds help send students on a trip to Sky Ranch.
Choose from three of Dallas’ most popular food trucks: Easy Sliders, Yummy Pizza or Ssahm Korean BBQ. Dine anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Lake Highlands Elementary, 9501 Ferndale (click the above links for menus and prices)
Feb. 5: ‘Snail and Hummingbird’ at the children’s theater
Teatro Dallas brings a show to the Dallas Children’s Theater for one night only, at 7:30 p.m. “Caracol Y Colibri (Snail And Hummingbird)” tells the story of two characters that take time to listen to each other and create their own music and dreams.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, dct.org, $15-$20
Feb. 6: Love The Loop 15k at White Rock Lake
The Dallas Running club hosts this 8 a.m. race around White Rock Lake beginning at Winfrey Point. Register through Wednesday night here, or on race morning before 7:30 a.m. inside the building. The race is $10 for nonmembers and free for members. If you aren’t running, the club always needs volunteers (more info on the website). Winfrey Point, 950 E. Lawther, dallasrunningclub.com, $10
Feb. 6: Works of heart at the Bath House Cultural Center
“El Corazon” art exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center is now in its 22 year. The show allows local artists to offer their interpretations of the human heart. It opens with a reception for the artists from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 6 and runs through March 5.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, free