This weekend: Art for Darfur, A Night in the Heights and Oak Cliff Earth Day

Neighborhood residents Tiana Lightfoot and Kristin Schutz organized Saturday night’s Art for Darfur fundraiser, 7-9:30 p.m. in Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts building. Admission (which includes food and drinks, live music and spoken word-art performances) is $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for children, whose all-evening activities will be provided by Art Stop. Proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit Amnesty International USA‘s programs for Darfur, Sudan.

If you need to escape to another country this weekend — three, to be exact — tickets are still available for A Night in the Heights on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Three homes on North Motclair will be transformed into Portugal, Japan and Sweden, with correspdoning food and drinks. The $45 admission price benefits beautification efforts in Winnetka Heights.

As we mentioned earlier this week, the Ice House Cultural Center’s Día de los Niños opening reception is Saturday from 2-5 p.m.

Last but certainly not least, the place to be this Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. is in Lake Cliff Park for Oak Cliff Earth Day. We’ve been letting you know about some of the special appearances and vendors — more than 140 of them will be setting up booths for what looks to be a gorgeous spring day. The Advocate will be there, too, setting up right along Zang near the official Oak Cliff Earth Day booth, and giving away lots of fun freebies. Make sure to stop by and introduce yourself as a Back Talk Oak Cliff reader.



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