Dallas blooms (Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum)

Dallas blooms (Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum)

Feb. 3- March 17
Art for lovers
“El Corazon” art exhibit celebrates its 24th year of works from local artists. This year’s theme, “Hearts and Music,” explores the connection between sound and emotion.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, bathhouse.dallasculture.org, 214.670.8749, free

Feb. 7
Parent talk
Learn helpful strategies for parenting young children with purpose. These tips help parents learn how to discipline, communicate and build relationships to equip kids for the future.
Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, 9015 Plano Road, lhumc.com, 214.348.6600, $10-$15

Feb. 9
Masquerade dance
Masks and ball gowns are the dress code for this masquerade daddy-daughter dance (Dad, dresses are optional). Daughters of all ages are treated to dinner, dancing and photos, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
KayCee Club, 10110 Shoreview Road, kc799.org, 214.348.7940, $50 per duo

Feb. 10
Paw palooza
Bring the whole family, including pets, out to White Rock Lake for food, animal adoptions and low cost vaccinations. The event is free but donations to Texas Coalition for Animal Protection are encouraged.
White Rock Lake Dog Park, 8000 E. Mockingbird Lane, texasforthem.org, 940.566.5551, free

Feb. 11
Film Contest
Students from across Dallas showcase their work during a film contest hosted by the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens. All proceeds go toward reducing teenage pregnancy and supporting teen mothers.
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, info@ntarupt.org, 214.717.6477, $5-$50

Feb. 14
Valentine’s serenade
As a Valentine’s Day treat, The Singapore Slingers are back to woo guests with dinner and a show. Reservations in advance are recommended.
Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 Mockingbird Lane, pocketsandwich.com, 214.821.1860, $25

Feb. 24-April 8
Dallas blooms
The largest flower festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms returns with “A World of Flowers.” Each week will feature flowers, food and activities from all over the planet, in addition to hundreds of thousands of spring blooms.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, 214.515.6615, $5-$15