“PEOPLE WHO ENJOY BEAUTIFUL BOOKS WILL love this exhibit,” says Bridwell curator Eric White. With the library’s Helen Warren DeGolyer American Bookbinding Competition and its associated conference and exhibition opening in June, it’s a great time to showcase the library’s impressive collection of master bookbindings. The history of decorative binding styles spans more than 600 years, from the stamped leather and gold-tooled bindings of the Renaissance to the innovative designs of the late twentieth century. The Bridwell collection boasts 11 items crafted prior to the 1500s, including a Latin Bible believed to be from the Dominican Monastery in Austria. Another notable item is one of the earliest known Mexican gold-tooled bindings, estimated at more than 400 years old. The exhibit is free, but a full-color catalog is available for $30, which illustrates more than 50 master bindings and provides a history of binding techniques. For more information call 214-768-3483.

arts & entertainment

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Fridays: March 3, Mad Agnes, Warren Floyd; March 10, Abi Tapia, Calvert & Mims and Danny Schmidt; March 17, John Smith, Molly Venier; March 24, Robin & Linda Williams, Carla Ulbrich ($15/$18); March 31, The Dreamsicles, Adrienne Braswell. All shows $12 unless otherwise noted. A smoke-free, alocohol-free venue for live music. All shows start at 8 p.m. Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central. 214-363-0044 for unclecalvins.org.

Golden Age Exhibit Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, May 28. SMU’s Meadows Museum presents the first exhibit in the U.S. dedicated toGolden Age painters: “Juan Van Der Hamen Y Leon and the Court of Madrid.” Admission $8. 5900 Bishop Blvd. Call 214-768-2516 or visit meadowsmuseumdallas.org.

Tempest Tea Room Exhibit Through Thursday, April 20, “Lens 57,” an art exhibit by Stuart Boswell, celebrating natural organic forms and non-traditional techniques. Free. 5600 West Lovers Lane, Suite #111. Call 214-351-4832.

Intimate Evening Concerts Friday, March 3, Bob Schneider; Friday, March 10, Dave Doobinin, Blu Sanders and Aaron Barrera; Saturday, March 11, Guy Forsyth; Friday, March 24, Tom Freund; Saturday, March 25, Alim Nourallah; Friday, March 31, Chris Holt. All shows start at 8 p.m. Discounts available for advance purchase. $12-$25. Bend Studio, 5014 McKinney. 214-841-9642 or bendstudio.com.

Wisdom and Whimsy Through Friday, March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. An exhibit featuring art for children by Rebecca Shore. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven, 214-739-2737.

Dallas Bach Society Saturday March 18, 8 p.m. Vocal Music from Chapel Royal. Works by Bach, Purcell, Handel, Scarlatti, Couperin and more. Tickets are $10, $20 and $30. 7611 Park Lane. Call Tonya Assid, 214-320-8700 or e-mail dallasbachsociety@sbcglobal.net.


Exploring the Way: An Introduction to Spiritual Formation Mondays, starting March 20, 9:30-11 a.m. A six-week course focusing on Christian faith. $15. University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd. Call Rev. Susan Bryan at 214-368-1435, Ext. 113 or sbryan@upumc.org.

Women of Vision Thursday, March 23, 7-9 p.m. Monthly meeting for Christian women who invest their time, intellect, compassion, creativity and finances to meet the needs of impoverished and oppressed women and children throughout the world. Visitors welcome Cooper Aerobics Center, Carter Room, 12230 Preston, dallaswomenofvision.org.

Nashwood Winery Saturday, March 4, 1-2:15 p.m. Home wine-making class conducted by Winemaker Steve Eubanks. $10 per person, $15 per couple. Preston Forest Village, 11661 Preston, #240. Call 214-346-9932 or nashwoodwinery.com.

Riedel Glass Tasting Tuesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. Wine tasting conducted by Riedel Representative Buzz Whalen. Wine selection in the Riedel Vinum glasses. Seating is limited. Light snacks served at 6:30 p.m. $80. Nashwood Winery at Preston Forest Village, 11661 Preston #240. Call 214-346-9932 or nashwoodwinery.com.

Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Instruction in meditative practices of Shambhala, a secular tradition based on the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings to increase awareness and compassion. Free. First Unitarian Church, 4015 Normandy. 214-528-2736 or shambhala.org/centers/dallas.

The Divine Market Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fundraising event featuring more than 40 vendors selling religious gifts, art and jewelry. Proceeds from the $4 admission fee are donated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. Christ the King School gymnasium, 4100 Colgate Ave. Call 972-732-1413.

Hand in Hand Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. A special program for pre-schoolers and their parents to explore, imagine and discover together. Theme-related stories, fun activities, snacks provided. $5 per family; free for members, Dallas Children’s Museum, Valley View Center, Preston and LBJ. 972-386-6555 or dallaschildrens.org.

Preston Hollow Elementary School Monday, March 6-Tuesday, March 7, Science Fair will involve 4th-6th graders in individual or team projects; Talent Show, Friday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. 4th-6th graders will participate in different performances, including music, dance and sports. 6423 Walnut Hill. For more information e-mail PTA President Meg Bittner at megbittner@sbcglobal.net.

Camp Read a Book Through Friday, March 3, Scholastic book fair to increase funds and collect books for the Preston Hollow Elementary School, 6423 Walnut Hill. Call Kaky Wakefield at 214-369-6107.

Storytime Saturday Saturdays, 11 a.m. Parents and children are invited to participate together as storyteller Jill Peters leads interactive storytelling, improvisational comedy routines and sing-a-longs. Childrens’ Play Place, Level 3 (near Saks Fifth Avenue), Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway. 972-702-7100 or galleriadallas.com.

Beach Blanket Bingo Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m. The Hillcrest High School And Franklin Middle School fundraiser has a Spring Break theme this year. The live and silent auctions will be accompanied by live music, dancing and dinner. $45 per person in advance, $50 at the door. The fundraiser is sponsored by Friends of Hillcrest and Franklin and will be at The Richardson Hotel, 701 E. Campbell. Call Cindy Bernbaum for ticket and other information, 214-368-5211.

health & fitness

Jazzercise Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Dance and get fit at the same time. $10 per session for JCC members; $15 for non-members. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven.

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