Here is a list of upcoming events in and around the Lake Highlands and Lakewood areas over the next several weeks.

Dec. 7-31: Take a DeGolyer House historical tour

Visit the DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for a tour while listening to guides speak about the family and history of the home. The tour of the home that was elaborately decorated by renowned designer Michael Hamilton is included with garden admission or membership. Free (members), $12-$20 (nonmembers). 214-515-6615. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

Dec. 10: See an early rock tribute act play live

Sweet Crooner plays the Bowlski’s main stage in the historic Lakewood Theater. Sweet Crooner plays a mix of the best rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950s and early 1960s, ranging from mid-‘50s Elvis to the sounds of The Beatles in 1964. 9 p.m. $10. Bowlski’s, 1825 Abrams Parkway, Dallas. 214-434-1113.

Dec. 11: See ‘The Happy Elf’ in American Sign Language

Dallas Children’s Theater presents an American Sign Language interpretation performance of the holiday jazz musical “The Happy Elf” by Grammy Award winner Harry Connick Jr. The show is recommended for attendees age 5 and up. 4:30 p.m. $20-$35. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas. 214-978-0110.

Dec. 12, 19, 26 & Jan. 2, 9: Get on stage at open mic night

People are invited to take the stage and express themselves through music, comedy or poetry at this weekly open microphone night. The show is held on the Live Sound Stage in The Brewers Arms Pub adjacent to the eatery. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Free to attend. BuzzBrews Kitchen, 5815 Live Oak St., Ste. 102, Dallas. 214-370-5815.

Dec. 13: Network at breakfast

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce hosts its Rise & Shine Networking Breakfast. This business networking event, which has free coffee, is open to the public, and no RSVP is needed to attend. 8-9 a.m. Free. Dream Cafe, 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 380, Dallas. 214-649-1773.

Dec. 15: Network in ugly Christmas sweaters

Community organization East Dallas Networking was created specifically for East Dallas small-business owners. This networking event features an ugly Christmas sweater contest. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $2. JJ’s Café, 10233 E. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 434, Dallas.

Dec. 16: Relive 1990s country radio

Straight Tequila Night is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a show back at the Lower Greenville neighborhood landmark Granada Theater, which was established in 1946. The Dallas-area tribute band plays a selection of songs from country radio in the 1990s, including a selection of hits from Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn and John Michael Montgomery. Straight Tequila Night band members Ryan “Buffalo Sack” Thomas, Christian “Tumbleweed” Rios, “Scarlett O” Tara Cesario, Chris “Hamm-Fist” Kinsey and “Achy Breaky” Jake Murphy provide a recreation of a ‘90s country show of a lifetime, according to the band’s website. 8 p.m. $16-$20. Granada Theater, 3424 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 214-824-9933.

Dec. 17: Let the children make a penguin craft

Children ages 6-11 are invited to make an origami penguin as part of Crafternoons at the Forest Green Branch Library. The program is done thanks to the work of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. 2-3 p.m. Free. Forest Green Branch Library, 9619 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 214-670-1335.

Dec. 17: Join in theater activities while outdoors

A teaching artist from the Dallas Children’s Theater leads participants in an exploration of creative dramatics and theater at the Sheila and Jody Grant Children’s Park. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Ste. 403, Dallas. 214-716-4500.

Dec. 19-24: Discover the stars and the galaxy

Children of all ages have the opportunity to explore the galaxy and beyond at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s The Magic of Stars event. Attendees can gather at the Walne Family Discovery Lab’s Exploration Center. 10 a.m.,

1 p.m., 3 p.m. Free (members), $12-$20 (nonmembers). 214-515-6615. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

Dec. 20, 27 & Jan. 3: Play trivia

Host Jorshy leads Monotone Trivia at Vector Brewing every Tuesday evening. Teams of up to six people are welcomed for the contest, which features prizes for every round. 7-9 p.m. Free to play. Vector Brewing, 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 405, Dallas. 469-676-0797.

Dec. 24-26 & Dec. 31-Jan. 2: Check out the Dallas Public Library online

All Dallas Public Library branches are closed for the Christmas holiday from Dec. 24-26 and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on Dec. 31-Jan. 2. However, patrons can still use online library services.

Jan. 5: Join a science fiction book club

This adult book club aims to read a wide selection of science fiction and fantasy works from diverse authors, according to the event’s description. For this meeting, the club is reading and discussing ”The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin. 7-8 p.m. Free. Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia Road, Dallas. 214-670-1350.

Jan. 5: Challenge friends to ‘Harry Potter’ trivia

White Rock Ale House hosts its monthly “Harry Potter” trivia night with tough questions for people from every house. 6:30 p.m. Free to attend. 7331 Gaston Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas. 214-989-7570.

Jan. 7: Celebrate David Bowie’s birthday

David Bowie tribute band Thin White Dukes will play the 8th annual celebration of the rock legend’s birthday. Tears for Fears tribute act Mad World will also perform as part of the show. 7 p.m. $15-$23. Granada Theater, 3424 Greenvillle Ave., Dallas. 214-824-9933.