7 things to do in Lake Highlands in May

Play date, Run the Sweeney
Play date, Run the Sweeney

May 5-27
‘James and the Giant Peach’
The Dallas Children’s Theater tackles Roald Dahl’s whimsical tale about a boy who escapes his cruel aunts on a giant peach. The performance is recommended for children ages 5
and older.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., 214.978.0110, dct.org, $15-$28

May 5
Acoustic show
Houston-based musician Brian Kalinec performs after up-and-coming artist Amy Vanessa Goloby shares her sentimental folk songs. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee Shop, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

May 6
Art for the Ages
C. C. Young’s Spirit is Ageless Awards & Celebration highlights the creativity of local artists and writers, regardless of their age. Lily Cabatu Weiss, executive director of the Dallas Arts District, is the guest speaker. RSVP is required.
The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, suite 100, 214.841.2831, ccyoung.org, free

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May 10
‘Are You My Mother?’
Mrs. Pocket’s Puppet Playtime reimagines the beloved children’s book “Are You My Mother?” Bring the kiddos to see the performance at 10:30 a.m.
Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381, dallaslibrary2.org, free  

May 19-June 21
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
Homicide isn’t typically hilarious, but the dark comedy has entertained audiences for 76 years. Watch the wacky antics of Mortimer Brewster and his bloodthirsty aunts.
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.821.1860, pocketsandwich.com, $12-$25

May 26
Refugee stories 
Three teenagers from the Vickery Meadow area share incredible stories of survival and resettlement. A panel of community experts discuss the realities of transition and daily struggles that refugees face. The event, from 6-8 p.m., is presented by World Affairs Council and Dallas ISD.
Conrad High School, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave., wacdfw.org, free

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May 29
Play date
Run the Sweeney 5k or 1k and spend the day with family. Camp Sweeney partnered with the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District for Play for the Day to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes.
Lake Highlands Town Center, 7100 Wildcat Way, campsweeney.org, $35 for 5k, otherwise free

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