The Dallas Arboretum’s biggest floral festival, Dallas Blooms, is here until April 10. Every year the garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and life-size bronze sculptures of American’s “great contributors.” The Dallas Arboretum is at 8525 Garland Road. Go to dallasarboretum.org for more, or call 214.515.6500. Entrance is $10-$15, plus $15 for on-site parking.
Through April 3, don’t miss “Hansel and Gretel.” You know the story. An elderly woman living in a house made of candy captures a brother and sister and attempts to fatten them up. This time its told by puppets and accompanied by the music of Engelbert Humperdinck. Most appropriate for kids 4 and up. Dallas Children’s Theater is at 5938 Skillman. Call 214.740.0051 or go to dct.org for more. Tickets are $22-26.
Need help navigating your taxes? Through April 15 get help from AARP Tax-Aide and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m. Make sure to bring your W-2, a photo I.D., last year’s tax return and Social Security cards for all dependents. Hey, it might not be fun, but it’s useful. It’s at Lakewood Library, located at 6121 Worth. Call 214.670.1376 or go to dallaslibrary.org for more information. This service is free.
Through April 30, see what White Rock Lake looks like through Kathleen Wilke’s eyes. The Dallas-based photographer, known for her underwater snaps, stayed on dry ground to create this series, which documents life at the lake. Bath House Cultural Center is at 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.670.8749 or go to bathhousecultural.com. Exhibit is free.