May & June Events

What to do in May and June.

This design by Dallas architect Jay Smith is one of the thirteen tree houses on display at the Dallas Arboretum starting June 14.

May & June Events

Fantasy Tree Houses, Historic Homes, Antique Appraisals

Seven homes in Greenland Hills will be on tour May 6-7.
May 6-7
M Streets Home Tour
Everyone knows the M Streets are filled with charming ’20s and ’30s residences. But did you know the neighborhood boasts the highest number of Tudor-style homes in the Southwest? Seven homes in Greenland Hills, a section of the M Streets, open their doors for the sixth annual home tour. The tour benefits Greenland Hills CrimeWatch and Neighborhood Association and Stonewall Jackson Elementary School. 12-5 p.m. $10 at Kroger (Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue) and homes on tour days. Children under five are free. 214-683-5451.

May 12-14
Taste Addison

More than 50 Addison restaurants will be dishing up generous samples at Taste Addison. Plus, enjoy wine seminars and culinary demonstrations by local chefs. And if you over indulge, feel free to get some exercise by dancing to the live music (Hootie and the Blowfish will be there, among others). 4907 Addison Circle Dr., Addison. Call or check web site for ticket prices and times. 1-800-ADDISON.

May 13-14
Swiss Avenue Historic District Home Tour

The Swiss Avenue Historic District annual home and garden tour makes it easy to plan a perfect outing with mom (it’s on Mother’s Day, how genius is that?). Of course, the neighborhood is celebrating its 101st anniversary, so they’ve had time to figure it out. This year, the tour features 11 homes and gardens. Mom will love it. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun., 12-6 p.m. $15 at the door; $12 in advance at Minyard (Abrams Road and Gaston Avenue) and Bank of Texas (4217 Swiss Ave.).

May 20
Antique Appraisal Day

Not sure if your estate sale find is truly a steal? Visit the Dallas Auction Gallery for the second annual Antique Appraisal Day to find out. Twenty expert appraisers will be on hand to give oral estimates. Admission is free, but if you bring your family heirlooms, it’s $25 for two items, $40 for three. A small price to discover that Auntie Anne’s Queen Anne chair is worth a small fortune. The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1518 Slocum St. 214-653-3900.

May 21
Turtle Creek Home Tour
Turtles and other wildlife inhabit the creek and lush green space along Turtle Creek Boulevard, as well as some of the city’s most beautiful high-rise apartments and homes. Five spectacular homes will be showcased at the annual Turtle Creek Tour of Homes, which benefits the Turtle Creek Association, an organization that works to enhance, protect, and preserve the Turtle Creek corridor. 1-5 p.m. $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Following the tour, for an additional $100, a reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be held at a sixth featured home from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit

May 27-June 18
Parade of Homes

If you read the D Home blog, then you already know we love McKinney. This year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas hosts its 15th annual Parade of Homes in the Bluffs at Winding Creek neighborhood, and it is definitely worth the drive. The Parade will showcase five custom homes and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation and HomeAid/ Home Builders Care. Open Wed.-Sun. and Memorial Day. Tickets are $11, $10 for seniors, $6 for children (receive $1 off when purchasing tickets at any Tom Thumb).

May 28-Sept. 3
Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit

Louis Comfort Tiffany was a well-known designer at the turn of the century, and his firm specialized in art nouveau lamps, vases, and stained-glass windows, which have since been widely imitated. The Dallas Museum of Art presents an exhibition that offers an in-depth look at the influential American artist through more than 120 of his works. Call or visit web site for times and ticket prices. Closed Mondays. 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1200.

June 9-11
CityArts Celebration

Not only will you be treated to complimentary admission to the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and their current exhibits, you can also see the work of more than 75 Texas artists on display. It’s all at the third annual CityArts Celebration. Even non-art buffs will enjoy the live music, cooking demonstrations, and a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert Friday night. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free? Check web site for times,

June 10
Dallas Luxury Urban Living Tour

Come see some of the best-decorated high-rise houses in the city at D Magazine’s Dallas Luxury Urban Living Tour. Ticket proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Junior Women’s Association. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20.

June 14-Dec. 31
Tree House Competition

Earlier this year, 55 area architects competed in a tree house design contest at the Dallas Arboretum. Thirteen designs were chosen, and now the houses will be on display, for climbing and enjoying (adults can play, too). Most of the houses will not be up in the trees, but rather the trees are part of the design, and all the houses are ADA-accessible. 8525 Garland Rd. 214-515-6500. Check web site for times and ticket prices.

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