Oak Cliff events for March 2012

The 'Gerardo R.: Un Dia a la Vez' exhibit at Start Gallery Dallas features large-scale paintings and drawings depicting the impact of the drug war in Mexico.
The 'Gerardo R.: Un Dia a la Vez' exhibit runs March 3-April 15 at Start Gallery Dallas. The Oak Cliff-based artist's first solo show features large-scale paintings and drawings depicting the impact of the ongoing drug war in Mexico.

Through March 3 Michael Henderson Texas artist Michael Henderson studied painting and drawing at UNT and has shown his videos, video installations, digital prints, drawings and paintings across the country. Mighty Fine Arts, 419 N. Tyler, 214.942.5241, free

Through March 5 Focus on the Bridge Beginning with a 6:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception on March 1, the Haley-Henman Gallery presents a special exhibit celebrating the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. It features photographs from David Clanton, Cecelia Feld, Bob Johnson, Michael Lyon and Alan RobertsonHaley-Henman Gallery, 2335 Hardwick, 214.749.1277, free

March 2 Wine to Water Share the Love Foundation and Oak Cliff neighbors present this second-annual wine-tasting benefit. Proceeds will fund a water well drilling expedition to Central America. The event allows guests the opportunity to sample wines, cheeses, breads and chocolates while enjoying a silent auction and live entertainment. 7-10 p.m. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.467.7625, $20

March 2-4 Bridge-o-Rama In celebration of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opening, neighbors are invited to Bridge-o-Rama, a weekend-long festival with 40-plus events. On Saturday the Parade of Giants leads oversized, hand-carried puppets of historical figures such as Sarah Cockrell and Bonnie and Clyde down Singleton Boulevard and across the bridge. During Sunday’s Urban Emergence lecture at Methodist hospital’s Hitt Auditorum, architects and urban planners discuss what the bridge means to the future of Oak Cliff and West Dallas. Visit the website for details of all events. Locations vary, free

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Friday live music series This month, the Belmont Hotel hosts a relaxed live music series that showcases the music of Chris Johnson, Gaston Light, Bill Longhorse and John Pedigo. 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, free

March 3-April 15 Gerardo R.: Un Dia a la Vez Start Gallery Dallas presents the first solo show of Oak Cliff-based artist Gerardo R. With an opening reception on March 3 from 5:30-8 p.m., the exhibit features large-scale paintings and drawings depicting the impact of the ongoing drug war in Mexico. 1004 W. Page, 469.337.8055, free

March 13 Tuesday Night Trash: ‘Father’s Day’ Texas Theatre presents “Father’s Day” as a part of its free series of awesomely terrible B Movies. Show begins at 9 p.m. This film is rated R. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, free

March 24 Paula Cole Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Paula Cole comes to The Kessler stage to perform hits from her 17-year career, which includes six albums. Cole was the first woman to receive a Best Producer Grammy nomination. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $20-$25

March 24 Historic neighborhood tour From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the Dallas Historical Society offers a tour through some of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, including Oak Cliff. Participants will learn how and by whom these areas were established. The tour departs from the Hall of State in Fair Park and includes lunch. Hall of State, 3939 Grand, 214.421.4500, $50/non members, $35/members

March 31 It’s My Park Day From 8 a.m.-noon, the Dallas Park and Recreation Department invites residents to gather at local parks for a day of beautification. Here’s how it works: Choose your project, register as a volunteer by calling the park and rec department, and get ready to work. Deadline to register is March 19. Volunteers will be clearing litter and debris, removing graffiti, weeding, mulching and planting, and cleaning up creeks and shorelines. 214.670.8400, free


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