kessler1950sCedar Crest Golf Course recently had a $1 million renovation, and they’re holding a charity putting championship at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. Entry costs $100 per team and includes a putting clininc from teaching pro Pat O’Brian, a round of golf at Cedar Crest and a goodie bag. The winner receives a round of golf at Trinity Forest Golf Club, and proceeds go to a scholarship fund for Dallas IDS students. Enter here.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center opens “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage. The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning play is set in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of Congo and probes the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. The play runs Oct. 20-30.

The Kessler Theater hosts a free open house Saturday to celebrate the building’s 75th anniversary.

The Texas Theatre shows “Re-Birth of a Nation” as part of the Dallas Video Fest. It’s D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” rescored by D.J. Spooky.