"Charles V and the Empress Isabella" by Peter Paul Rubens from "Treasures from the House of Alba" exhibit

“Charles V and the Empress Isabella” by Peter Paul Rubens from “Treasures from the House of Alba” exhibit

Sept. 11-Jan. 3
Treasures from the House of Alba
An art collection spanning five centuries comes to Dallas this fall and winter. The exhibit includes more than 130 works of art curated from three palaces where the Spanish House of Alba displays and stores its extensive collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative arts.
The Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516, meadowsmuseumdallas.org, $4-$10

Sept. 6-30
Jewish film festival
The Jewish Community Center of Dallas and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs bring us a month of films at three theaters in our area. This year’s 11 selections include Brooklyn Film Festival Winner “Paradise Cruise,” a thriller about the relationship between a French photographer and a former Israeli soldier; a documentary about vaudevillian Sophie Tucker; and the short film “Aya,” about a woman who pretends to be a chauffer at the Ben Gurion Airport. A free screening of “Blue Tattoo: Dina’s Story, Joe’s Song,” a documentary about the friendship between a Holocaust survivor and a musician, starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, in the community center’s Zale Auditorium.
Various locations, 214.739.2737, jccdallas.org, $12 per screening or $100 for a film festival pass

Sept. 3
Book club
The library’s “Great Books Book Club” selection for September is Erich Maria Remarque’s 1945 novel “The Arch of Triumph.” Meet at 6 p.m. to discuss it.
Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest, 214.670.6333, dallaslibary.org, free

Sept. 11 and 25
Yoga for young ones
Take a literary journey through yoga breathing, stretching, story and shavasana, for kids under 5; bring a yoga mat for this 10:30-11:15 a.m. class.
Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381 dallaslibrary.org, free

Sept. 16 and 20
Harry Potter
Studio Movie Grill screens “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” as part of its “family rewind” series.
Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central, 214.361.2966, studiomoviegrill.com, $3

Sept. 22
Urban Education
Guests of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s “The Future of Urban Education” forum include former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and former Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Moses.
Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa, 12230 Preston, 214.368.6485, $40-$60 per person or $300-$450 for a table of eight.

Sept. 24–Oct. 4
Art competition
On My Own Time, the annual art competition from the Business Council from the Arts, showcases the artistic talents of business professionals throughout the Dallas area. Winners of art contests at businesses throughout Dallas get to display their work at NorthPark Center.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.7441, northparkcenter.com, free

Sept. 25
Muscle Shoals review
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is a blip on the map, but it’s a metropolis in the world of music. Amy Black and Wendy Colonna, two artists with ties to Muscle Shoals, showcase the town’s musical wonders.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

Sept. 30
Six Sisters
Meet the sisters behind the online DIY phenomenon Six Sisters’ Stuff, who will be signing copies of their new cookbook, “Sweets and Treats,” starting at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy., 214.739.1124, barnesandnoble.com, free

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