The City View Antique Mall is hosting a flea market Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. City View’s flea market features more than 100 vendors selling furniture, art, glassware and many other unique antique items.

Barbecue forms an unlikely twosome with Jewish dietary laws during Dallas Kosher and the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s Dallas Kosher Barbecue Championship.  On Oct. 29, beginning at 10 a.m., teams will gather from across the country to compete for your tasting pleasure.  The festival will be held at Sunnyland Furniture on Spring Valley Road and will feature music, activities for children, and of course, great barbecue.

 The renowned Dallas Black Dance Theatre has curated notable selections from their archives and will have the pieces on display on the first floor of NorthPark Mall until Oct. 30. The exhibit is titled Forty Years Forward: A Retrospective of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Memorabilia displayed include photographs of Patti Labelle and Harry Belafonte, a letter from President Barack Obama and a variety of costumes and conceptual drawings.

 Galleria Dallas and Slappy’s Playhouse partner to present Showtime Saturdays: Halloween Special. This weekend’s edition features a Halloween-inspired costume parade and dance party.  The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Texas Native Plant Week is upon us, and North Haven Gardens is offering two free gardening classes on Saturday, Oct. 28.  The classes are perfect for those who want to learn more about plants unique to Texas.  The first course, scheduled from 10-11 a.m., will be taught by the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Michael Parkey. It will cater to perennial gardeners who are looking for ways overcome onerous soil conditions.  The second course is from 1-2:30 p.m. and is taught by garden advisor Dana Wilson. Get all the details here.

Nicole Krauss is “one of America’s most important novelists,” according to the New York Times. She’ll present her novel “Forest Dark” at the Jewish Community Center’s Bookfest on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.  The novel’s events unfold in both New York and Tel Aviv and deal with complex human conditions such as the perception of personal achievement. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $10 here.

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