7 things to do in Lake Highlands this January

Jan. 1 – 27

Local color

Local and regional works have been assembled to express the power of color. A Celebration of Color features paintings, sculpture, prints, electronic media and kinetic art, all by local artists.

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Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8749, bathhouse.dallasculture.org, free

Jan. 9

Jazz band

The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts Jazz Band showcases its talents at “JazzStand on Abrams” at 7 p.m.

Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams, 214.452.3100, wilshirebc.org, free

Jan. 12


Ordinary Elephant is a husband-and-wife duo that combines songwriting, harmonies, banjo and guitar into heartfelt folk tunes.

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

Jan. 19-31

Puppet show

See the famous children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and others by Eric Carle come to life through puppets as this Off-Broadway hit makes its debut in Texas.

Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., dct.org, 214.978.011, $23-$28

Jan. 25–28

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Musical youth

The Lake Highlands High School Fine Arts Department presents “Little House of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25-27, and 2 p.m. on Jan. 28. The production also serves as a fundraiser for Promise House, which assists teenagers who are homeless or at-risk.

Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Road, lhhstheater.com, $6-$16

Jan. 27

Mystery dinner

Put on your masks and evening wear for a three-course meal at the Arboretum while trying to solve a homicide during the Midnight at the Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner.

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $100-$120

Polar Plunge raises money for Alzheimer research. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Stewart, 2017)
Polar Plunge raises money for Alzheimer research. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Stewart, 2017)

Jan. 28

Polar plunge

Dive into icy water for a good cause at the Hypnotic Donuts Polar Plunge at 3 p.m., hosted by the doughnut shop and the Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles 3018. The fundraiser includes a raffle and heated Tiki bar area, and raises money for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles 3018, 8500 Arturo Drive, hypnoticdonuts.com, $10

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