Looking for something to do this month in Lake Highlands and Lakewood? Use Community Impact's to-do list to mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities in your community. The compilation also features three annual Dallas events. See the list of events below. This list is not comprehensive.

Events in January

Jan. 26 | Learn calligraphy for "Galentine's"

Vector Brewing hosts a “galentine” calligraphy class for beginners interested in lettering for stationary. The 90-minute class is an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. Tickets to the class include a beginner calligraphy kit.Jan. 28-Feb. 19 | Enjoy a live theater performance

Dallas Children’s Theater brings a popular children’s book to the main stage. “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!” follows a pigeon left in an identity crisis with a new goal of driving a bus. Tickets are on sale now for the show, which is recommended for audiences age 3 and up.
  • 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $20.
  • Baker Theater, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas.
  • 214-978-0110. www.dct.org/plays
Events in February

Feb. 2 | Attend a Q&A with District 14 council member Paul Ridley

Lakewood Library Branch will welcome District 14 Council Member Paul Ridley. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the council member, who was elected in June 2021 and served the city in various roles for 13 years. The question-and-answer session will be held in the auditorium.Feb. 8 | Have a night at the opera

Opera “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is coming to the Meyerson Symphony Center. The performance is inspired by the upbringing of The New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $20.
  • Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas.
  • 214-849-4376. www.dallassymphony.org
Feb. 9 | Get jazzy at the Meyerson

Terence Blanchard, a six-time Grammy Award winner, brings his jazz quintet to Dallas. The trumpeter and composer is known for making powerful musical statements concerning pivotal moments in American culture, in addition to composing multiple film soundtracks.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $25.
  • Meyerson Symphony Center. 2301 Flora St., Dallas.
  • 214-849-4376. www.dallassymphony.org
Feb. 14 | Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Granada Theater

The Granada Theater will host a Valentine’s Day double feature. A performance by big band-style jazz ensemble Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six will be followed by a screening of the 1942 film “Casablanca.”
  • Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $25.
  • Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas.
  • 214-824-9933. www.granadatheater.com
Annual events in Dallas

April 7-9 | Partake in Easter weekend festivities
April 30 | Attend the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus Concert SpringOct. 7 | Enjoy the annual Oktoberfest FestivalWant to add an event to the calendar? Find more or submit Lake Highlands and Lakewood events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.