George Takei spent his childhood in a Japanese internment camp and now advocates for human rights. The “Star Trek” actor will lead the first talk of the 2017 Upstander Speaker Series, coordinated by the Embrey Human Rights Program and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
McFarlin Auditorium at SMU, 6405 Boaz Lane, dallasholocaustmuseum.org, $25
Best Date Ever
Best Date Night Ever is a fundraiser for the Jewish Community Center’s Goldberg Family Early Childhood Center. Proceeds will be used to create an interactive library and upgrade literacy resources.
Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, 214.239.7178, jccdallas.org, free
Release aggression while practicing your hand/eye coordination. The all-day dodgeball tournament is open to anyone ages 16 and older.
Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, 214.670.7112, dallasparks.org, $150
Brother Sun has a knack for fusing genres, so expect to hear everything from rock to jazz to Americana during this performance. The trio — composed of Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks — formed in 2009.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee Shop, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18
The 1980s are alive and well with this showing of “Dirty Dancing.” The film starts at midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Inwood Theatre, 5428 W. Lovers Lane, 214.352.5085, landmarktheatres.com, $8.25-$10.50
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and encourage your kiddos’ love of reading. Children will listen to the books “The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story” and “Valentine’s Day Is Cool.”
Barnes&Noble, 5959 Royal Lane, suite 616, 214.363.0924, barnesandnoble.com, free
Inside the Secret Service
Former secret service agent J. Walter Coughlin reminisces on serving former presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. The President’s Day event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane, 214.670.7128, dallaslibrary.org, free
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