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April 21 Oak Cliff Earth Day
The seventh-annual Earth Day celebration in our neighborhood returns to Lake Cliff Park from noon-5 p.m. Buy locally grown plants. Have a snack from a food truck. Listen to live music. Adopt a pet or have your pet microchipped. Children can work on a quilt project with Oil and Cotton or explore a petting zoo. And experts will give advice on preventing West Nile virus, composting, caring for trees, conserving water and other topics. Parking is permitted in Lot 10 at Methodist hospital, in the 1400 block of North Beckley. Buses will shuttle attendees to and from the parking lot.
Lake Cliff Park, Zang and Colorado, free
April 4-5 Hayes Carll
Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll brings a little bit of honky tonk to the Kessler with back-to-back shows this month.
1230 W. Davis, thekessler.org, 214.272.8346, $22.50-$33.75
April 5 Do-Si-Dough
The Rosemont Early Childhood PTA hosts its annual fundraiser at Four Corners Brewing Co. this year, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Do-Si-Dough for Rosemont is a square dance, and there will be a mechanical bull, plus silent and live auctions. Tickets include dinner and open bar.
Four Corners 423 Singleton, recpta.org/auction, $40
The Dallas Zoo celebrates its 125th anniversary with a daylong celebration. The zoo was founded in 1888 and was the first zoo in Texas.
650 S. R.L. Thornton, dallaszoo.com, 469.554.7500, free with zoo admission
April 18 Architecture lecture
The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts continues its spring salon series with architect Marcel Quimby. Quimby lives in Winnetka Heights and is a principal at Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture. Her topic is “current issues and trends in preservation.”
Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, turnerhouse.org, 214.946.1670, $20; $15 for society members
April 20 DADA bike swarm
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will lead a bike tour of Dallas Art Dealers Association galleries as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk. The ride will be paced for all ages and fitness levels.
The tour meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.914.1099, dallasartdealers.org
April 27 Prom squared
Find yourself an old-school tux or a tulle dress and tiara and party like it’s 1989 at Promise House’s second-annual tacky prom fundraiser. The R&B big band Larry g(EE) performs, the dress code is flexible, and Bolsa is catering. Oak Cliff-based Promise House is a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless, run-away and at-risk teens.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, promisehouse.org, 214.941.8578, $35