This weekend: Art shows, homebrewing contest and retracing Lee Harvey Oswald’s steps

There’s a little something for everyone in Oak Cliff this weekend.

On Saturday night The Soda Gallery opens its new "50/50 II" art exhibition, back by popular demand. The show, which asks 50 artists to each create a work and sell it for $50, was such a hit in February that the shop decided to give it another go. Soda Gallery arts director Jonathon Kimbrell says that, "one, it shows people all the great work being created around the country and two, illustrates the idea that buying original art doesn’t have to break the bank, so to speak." You can preview the art before Saturday night, but nothing will be sold until 7 p.m. — and "work will go fast, I assure you," Kimbrell says. Some of Kimbrell’s own work will be on display as well.

The Oak Cliff Artisans sixth annual fall sale offers handmade works ranging from stained glass and clay to metal sculpture, jewelry and photography. The sale takes place Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Kidd Springs Recreation Center.

If November has piqued your interest in JFK history, join the Dallas Historical Society‘s journey this Saturday: "Retracing the Steps of Lee Harvey Oswald". The tour leaves from the Hall of State in Fair Park at 9 a.m., visiting places like Jack Ruby’s jail cell and Oswald’s room inside his boarding house at 1026 N. Beckley. It returns at 2 p.m. after lunch at Oak Cliff’s El Fenix, which is included in the $50 ticket price. To reserve your seat, call 214.421.4500 ext. 101.

Haley-Henman Gallery opens its new show, "The Three Graces", this Saturday evening with a free artists’ reception from 7-10 p.m. The show features work award-winning artists  Gisa Elwazir, Elisabeth Schalij and Silvia Thornton.

The culmination of Eno’s Pizza Tavern‘s shout out to homebrewers takes place Saturday from 1-5 p.m. The restaurant dared the homebrewing bunch to "show us what you’re made of," and this weekend, the proof will be in the pudding (or the beverage, more appropriately). If you’re not a homebrewer, you’re invited to be a taster.


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