Oak Cliff Earth Day and more April events

Photo by Ethan Healy
Photo by Ethan Healy

April 12
Oak Cliff Earth Day
Oak Cliff Earth Day returns to Lake Cliff Park from noon-5 p.m. with more than 100 vendors and artisans, food trucks, a petting zoo, pet adoption, the “mutt strut” pet parade and the “pooch smooch” kissing booth benefitting Senior Pet Assistance Network, which helps seniors with pet care and veterinary expenses. Lake Cliff Park, Colorado and Zang, oakcliffearthday.com, free

April 3
Turner House Salon
Dallas Morning News architecture critic and University of Texas at Arlington architecture professor Mark Lamster is the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts’ speaker this month. Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, turnerhouse.org, $15-$20

City-commissioned mural on the Jefferson Viaduct
City-commissioned mural on the Jefferson Viaduct

April 5
Mural reception
The Sour Grapes artists collective invites the public to the official opening and reception of its city-commissioned mural on the Jefferson Viaduct at 3 p.m. Jefferson Viaduct, Zang at Greenbriar, dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter, free

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April 12
Southwest Black Fine Art Show
The sixth-annual Southwest Black Fine Art Show focuses primarily on the original work of African American artists and artists of African descent. The show is from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Events in the Cliff, 2600 S. Zang, 214.946.2000, free

April 13
‘Stagecoach’
The Dallas International Film Festival presents this classic John Ford movie, the one that made John Wayne a star, at 3:30 p.m. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

April 18
Party Static
Sealion opens for Party Static at The Foundry’s free show at 9 p.m. The Foundry has free concerts every weekend, including Dove Hunter on April 12 and Things of Earth with Nervous Curtains April 25. The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112, cs-tf.com, free

April 18-20
‘As You Like It’
The Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s Teens and Theater students present one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $10-$15

April 25
Poetry Out Loud
Lucky Dog Books celebrates national poetry month with an evening of poets and spoken-word performers starting at 7 p.m. Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis, 214.941.2665, writersblockinc.org, free

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April 26
DADA Bike Swarm
This year’s Dallas Art Dealers Association bike swarm starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and tours some of the stops on the DADA spring gallery walk. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3687, dallasartdealers.org, free

April 26
Seer Sucker Ride
The spring complement to Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Tweed Ride is here. The ride starts at Klyde Warren Park, makes a stop at Sprouts on Henderson and ends with a picnic at White Rock Lake. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rogers, bikefriendlyoc.wordpress.com, free

April 27
Les Nubians
Paris-born, Brooklyn-based R&B duo Helene and Celia Faussart have released two albums since their breakout hit “Makeda” hit the American airwaves in 1998. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $22-$34

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