Eight homes in Winnetka Heights will open their doors for viewing during this Saturday’s Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour, from noon-8 p.m. You can still pre-order tickets for $12 on the website, or pay $15 on tour day at any of the homes. Tickets to the after party for $30 are still available, too, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Kavala.

The Ice House Cultural Center‘s annual La Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit kicked off last weekend, but this Saturday is the free artist reception from 6-8 p.m.
Two book signings will take place this weekend at Bishop Arts District stores. Dallas author Johnny Tan presents his self-published book "From My Mama’s Kitchen: Food for the soul, recipes for living" at Dicho’s Books and Cafe on Saturday at 3 p.m. The book "pays tribute to his nine moms and mothers everywhere." At the Epiphany Boutique on Saturday from noon-5 p.m., author Hilda Ruch will be signing copies of "Women Create! A Seriously Whisical Celebration of the Creative Feminine". Mayor Pro Tem Elba Garcia says of the book: "Creativity becomes up front and accessible … it awakens us to creativity’s power in learning and leading."

The Haley-Henman Gallery is offering two free events this weekend. On Saturday from 3-4 p.m., classical guitarist Mike Morey will be performing new compositions from his CD "Bridging the Gap …", and on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. will be a roundtable conversation with artists Gisa Elwazir, Elisabeth Schalij and Silvia Thornton of the gallery’s recent exhibit, The Three Graces.

(A video of Morey playing Manual Ponce’s Concierto del Sur is above, courtesy of mwagon81.)