05.20.11-05.21.11 W.T. WHITE DANCE EXPLOSION $5 Student dancers will strut their stuff once again during the W.T. White Dance Explosion at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. About 300 students will perform 35-40 routines ranging from classic jazz to ballet to hip-hop. “It’s a little bit of everything,” says W.T. White dance instructor Hilary Rinella. “We want to create well-rounded dancers.” Since she joined the staff three years ago, Rinella has helped expand the dance program, reaching out to departments such as choir, theater and other fine arts. This year, it’s bigger than ever. “It also spread by word of mouth,” Rinella says. “In today’s society, I feel like there’s a big response for it now.” The program expanded so much that the school has hired an additional part-time dance teacher. 4505 Ridgeside, 972.502.6200.
05.06-05.07 PLAZA DAYS FREE The Plaza at Preston Center hosts its annual festival and sidewalk sale, offering special deals at local shops. The event also includes children’s activities such as face painting and balloon-making. Several dog rescue groups also will have booths. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive, 469.232.0000, theplazaatprestoncenter.com.
05.07 VANISHING OF THE BEES FREE North Haven Gardens offers a free screening of the film “Vanishing of the Bees” at 3 p.m. with refreshments. The movie sheds light on the plight of bees and how humans can make a difference. 7700 Northaven, 214.363.5316,nhg.com.
05.12 KATY 5K $10-$35 The Katy 5k along the Katy Trail is 6-9 p.m. at Reverchon Park and also features a mini food festival. About 50 local restaurants and food vendors will be on site after participants finish the race. 3505 Maple, 214.303.1180, katytraildallas.org.
05.15 BAGEL RUN $8-$25 The Jewish Community Center hosts its 25th annual Bagel Run beginning at 8 a.m. The race includes a 5k, 10k and 1k for kids. Awards will be given to winners in each age group along with a first-place trophy for the fastest rabbi. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on race day and $8 for the kids’ 1k. 7900 Northaven, 214.239.7147, jccdallas.org.