This weekend: wine, wine, art, dance, Oscars party

This weekend sets off a busy couple of weeks in Oak Cliff. Next week is First Thursday wine walk, Oak Cliff Mardi Gras and the first Bishop Arts Market.

A ton of stuff is going on this weekend too. Pace yourself!

Tonight is the meet the candidates forum at Hitt Auditorium.

There are TWO wine tastings this weekend.

The first is from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. The event, Wine to Water, benefits a group of neighborhood residents who are traveling to El Salvador in March to drill water wells. Tickets are $20. Along with wine, there will also be live music and a silent auction.

On Saturday from 7-9:30 p.m. is the fifth-annual Twelve Hills Nature Center wine tasting fundraiser.

Mighty Fine Arts opens a show, “Su-Purb Morsels”, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday with new work from Omar Hernandez.

And next door at Studio 109, they’re closing the show “Bloodstream: A Valentines Collective” with a reception from 6-10 p.m.

Here’s a chance to learn some moves and donate to a good cause:

The federal government cut funding to a LULAC mentoring program that benefits at-risk junior high school-age students. The mentoring program in Oak Cliff, which targets Greiner Middle School, is the only one that didn’t shut down. Its volunteers have vowed to raise money and keep the program going. So a dance workshop, performance and social dance starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kessler Theater benefits the mentoring program, which is called Model. Tickets to Let’s Dance For Our Future are $10-$40. Click the link to check out the schedule, which includes lessons in hip-hop dance, salsa, samba and swing.

The Texas Theatre has a lineup of movies this weekend, as always. And they’re throwing an Oscars-watching party Sunday with the guys from Gordon and the Whale.


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