Through April 7 Thomas Evans: Landscapes & Jerry Skibell: Different Points of Contact Norwood Flynn Gallery presents the work of Texas artists Thomas Evans and Jerry Skibell. Both artists create landscapes, but their points of view vary greatly. Norwood Flynn Gallery, 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318, free

April 5 Easter egg hunt The neighborhood YMCA hosts a festive Easter egg hunt at 5:30 p.m. starting in the lobby. Town North YMCA, 4332 Northaven, 214.357.8431, free

April 11 Birds Call Back! Learn about the state bird of Texas, the mockingbird, with author Rochelle Rabouin. Known for her special “mocking” talent, Rabouin will introduce everyone to her bird friends. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. Bookmarks Library at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.671.1381, free

April 13 & 14 The Last Picture Show As part of Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness series, the theater presents the director’s cut of “The Last Picture Show.” Peter Bogdanovich’s tale about high school kids in a dying Texas town in the 1950s has become a cult classic and features well-known actors Jeff Bridges, Cybil Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, Randy Quaid and Cloris Leachman. This film is rated R. Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers, 214.764.9106, $10; $8 seniors

April 14 Dallas iris show From 1–4 p.m., the Dallas Iris Society presents a gorgeous selection of iris plants. Irises are known to be hardy, drought-tolerant blooms. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven, 214.363.5316, free

April 20 Earth Day at the J The Jewish Community Center of Dallas is celebrating Earth Day all day long. The event includes paper shredding, exploration of the J Naturescape, a “Bongo Boogie in the Park” exercise class and more fitness activities. Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven, 214.239.7115, free

April 20 & 21 The Thing As part of Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness series, the theater presents John Carpenter’s original 1982 film “The Thing.” This terrifying story about a group of servicemen haunted by a shape-changing alien from outer space is a must-see film. This film is rated R. Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers, 214.764.9106, $10; $8 seniors

April 21 Edible Festival Gardening enthusiasts and novices alike are invited to this daylong event at North Haven Gardens. The festival begins with a class on hatching and incubating chickens, followed by lessons on canning and pickling. From 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Dan Probst of Bageniece Farms will host a backyard chicken sale and Q&A. An edible ornamentals class will be followed by bee charmer Janet Rowe’s class on how to attract bees to a garden. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven, 214.363.5316, free

Through April 22 Calatrava and SMU: A Decade in Motion Coinciding with the opening of Calatrava’s new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, this exhibit highlights the works and ephemera of Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava’s sculpture, Wave (2002), continues to be one of the most prominent and recognizable pieces on display at the Meadows Museum. Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop, 214.768.2516, $4–$10

April 27 North Dallas Young Life clay shoot This event helps make it possible for middle and high school students in North Dallas to participate in Young Life and YL Camps. The day includes shooting, barbeque, prizes and a concert. Register by April 9. Elm Fork Shooting Range, 10751 Luna, 214.369.4930,, $250 per person or $1,000 for a team of four

April 28-29 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour The ninth annual tour takes visitors inside the studios of 28 neighborhood artists in Preston Hollow and North Dallas. It features new work across a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, fused glass, jewelry, woodworking, mixed media and ceramics. The self-guided tour runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Go online for a map. Free

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