2012 Spare pARTS fundraiser

Sept. 22 2012 Spare pARTS fundraiser
Benefiting the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s mission to bring new residents and businesses to the West Commerce/Fort Worth Avenue corridor, the Spare pARTS fundraiser features food, drinks, music and more. The money collected from last year’s event afforded a public art installation, “Mobius Bench,” at the intersection of Commerce and Pittman. The group is looking for local artists to contribute art of a recycled or repurposed nature; deadline is Sept. 15. Four Corners Brewery, 423 Singleton, $35

Through Sept. 29 ‘Best Friends’
Davis Foundry Gallery presents the work of artist Linda Helton in “Best Friends.” The exhibit celebrates how people interact through their pets. A reception for the artist is from 6–10 p.m. Sept. 8. Davis Foundry Gallery, 509 W. Davis, 214.948.6969

Sept. 14 Triple play
The $40-million Dallas City Performance Hall opens this month with a show from The Relatives, Pleasant Grove and Seryn. Kessler Entertainment Group programmed this show and is working to book more artists at the hall. Dallas City Performance Hall, Routh at Flora, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $17.50 to $27.50

Sept. 14 Asleep at the Wheel & Mandy Barnett: ‘Bob Wills Meets Patsy’
The Kessler welcomes Western swing legends Asleep at the Wheel and vocalist Mandy Barnett for a unique musical experience. Barnett has starred as Patsy Cline in “Always … Patsy Cline” in Nashville since 1994. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, , $30–$45

Sept. 15 Kings Highway tag sale
From 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Kings Highway neighbors are holding a tag sale to benefit their community projects, which have included bike infrastructure and beautification. Turner and N. Polk

Bookplates with Allison Vieger

Sept. 17 Bookplates with Allison Vieger
From 6–8:30 p.m., local artist Allison Vieger will teach eager bibliophiles how to make a personalized stamp and bookplate. The class will include a history of bookplate design, and everyone will take home a personalized rubber stamp. Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th, 214.988.9189, $45

Sept.19 Art With a View: Tamara White
An opening reception for the Tamara White exhibit will be held from 6–9 p.m. White is a local artist who creates multilayered oil paintings. Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, free

Sept. 21-22 Turner House birthday
The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts is celebrating the 100th birthday of Turner House this month with a two-day celebration that includes a juried art show, children’s art activities, art classes, a sale and food trucks. Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, 214.946.1670

Sept. 22 DADA bike swarm
As part of its fall gallery walk, the Dallas Art Dealers Association has teamed with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff for a bike swarm at 1:30 p.m. Cyclists will leave the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at 2 p.m. to visit galleries in the Design District, then meet up at 5 p.m. at Peticolas Brewing Co. for the ride home. Cyclists are advised to bring locks. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson; Peticolas Brewing Co., 2026 Farrington, 214.914.1099, free

 Sept. 22 Photo Safari
At 8 a.m., the Dallas Zoo will offer a guided tour with staff photographer Cathy Burkey. A continental breakfast is included. Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton, 469.554.7423, $45–$55