“Texas Longhorn” by Lori Cusack

“Texas Longhorn” by Lori Cusack

April 25-26
Studio tour
The 12th-annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour features 32 studios in and around our neighborhood. The artists include painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters and woodworkers, plus collage, mixed-media and glass artists. It’s an opportunity to experience the work of local artists in intimate, revealing settings.
Various locations, northdallasart.com, free


April 11
Poetry society
The Poetry Society of Texas hosts its monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m., featuring guest speaker Terry Jude Miller.
Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal, 214.670.7128, dallaslibrary.org, free

April 11
St. Michael’s Farmers Market
The neighborhood farmers market opens for the season and runs through Aug. 29, featuring local produce and food purveyors.
St. Michael and All Angels Church, 8011 Douglas, saintmichaelsmarket.com

April 11
W.T. White 50th Anniversary
W.T. White High School invites current and former students and teachers, and community members to celebrate its 50th anniversary, beginning April 10 with a morning golf tournament followed by gatherings among specific classes. At 3 p.m. April 11, guests can “walk the halls” and attend an assembly featuring performances from the band and choir, plus a few surprises from alumni. The celebration gala is at 7:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Country Club. Go online for a full schedule and to buy tickets.
4505 Ridgeside, 972.239.7957, wtwhite.org, prices vary

April 12
Home tour
Six glamorous Turtle Creek high-rise homes open their doors for the 14th-annual Turtle Creek Tour of Homes from 1-5 p.m. Purchase tickets by March 31 for a 10 percent discount.
Various locations, 214.526.2800, turtlecreekassociation.org, $50-$60

April 14
Just Say Yes
The 2015 Just Say Yes luncheon benefits the nonprofit’s mission of equipping teens to succeed by saying “yes” to their dreams and “no” to destructive behavior.
The home of Lisa and Kenny Troutt, 10595 Strait, 972.437.0002, justsayyes.org, call for ticket prices

April 16
Author event
Texan Jan Jarboe Russell brings her new nonfiction book, “The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II,” for a reading and book signing at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy., 214.739.1124, barnesandnoble.com, free

April 17
Sean Watkins
Americana musician Sean Watkins, founder of Nickel Creek, performs behind his new solo album, “All I Do Is Lie.”
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central at Walnut Hill, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $9.50-$18.50

April 18
Community art fair
The sixth-annual ARTsPARK community art fair includes performances and work from local arts organizations. This year’s centerpiece is “gallery row,” an exhibit from various Dallas art galleries. Discover how to make art a bigger part of your life through participation, membership and volunteering with the city’s arts organizations. Participants in the event, from 1-5 p.m., include the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Dallas Historical Society, among many others.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, northparkcenter.com, free

April 18-Aug. 2
The Abelló collection
The Juan Abelló art collection is one of the top private art collections of Spain, and it’s showing at the Meadows Museum as part of its yearlong 50th-anniversary celebration. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters includes masterpieces from El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, as well as Lucas Cranach, Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon.
The Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop, 214.768.2516, meadowsmuseumdallas.org, $4-$10

April 24
Big D BBQ Battle
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce pits neighborhood businesses in a battle of meat and beans at Valley View Center, the site of Beck Ventures’ planned $3.5 billion Dallas Midtown development. Taste the barbecue and beans from 5-9 p.m., and vote for your favorites while listening to live music and sipping beer from Four Corners Brewing.
Valley View Center, 13331 Preston, 214.368.6485, ndcc.org, $35-$30

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