The Día de los Niños art exhibit opens tomorrow at the Ice House Cultural Center, with more than 300 works of art created by students from seven neighborhood elementary schools — Lida Hooe, Anson Jones, Sidney Lanier Arts Vanguard, Maria Moreno, Rosemont Elementary and Primary, and Winnetka. To celebrate the opening, the center is hosting a Kids Arts Fest on Saturday with a painting party (10:30-11:30 a.m., ages 4-12), collage making (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., ages 8-15), and art casting (12:30–1:30 p.m., ages 8-15). The art activities are free, but space is limited so RSVP at 214.670.7524.
The banquet room of the Cliff Cafe will turn into the Oak Cliff Art Divaz Recession-Busting Spring Retail Therapy Event on Saturday between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Five local artists (including Caprichio Studio owner Beth K. Ritter-Perry) will be selling their creations, including jewelry, paintings, drawings, soaps, scrubs and spa treatments, handknits, lampworked glass, linoleum prints, art quilts, wall adornments and collages.
More weekend events in our neighborhood, after the jump:
Haley-Henman Gallery‘s new exhibit, "Breaking the Sound Barrier", includes a music series inspired by the visual art and sculptures, in which musicians will play a variety of unusual world instruments and sometimes even the artwork itself. Saturday night’s 7-9 p.m. free performance features Craig Shropshire, Christopher Acezedo and Thorrific.
Easter egg hunts aren’t just for kids at the Belmont Hotel, where kids are invited to hunt for candy-filled eggs by the pool at 1 p.m., and adults will search for prize-filled eggs in the gardens immediately following. Both egg hunts are free. The Cliff Cafe will offer its regular Sunday brunch menu from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., with chef Robin Gill Lacy also serving Benedict specials — ham and spinach or asparagus. Find other neighborhood Easter brunch options here.