artspark1 copyArts and cultural organizations from across North Texas are traveling to NorthPark Center this weekend to encourage citizens to make art a part of their everyday lives during the ARTsPARK event. Learn a new creative skill, hone a talent, join a like-minded group and watch live performances, programs and demonstrations from noon-4 p.m. on April 5. New to the fifth-annual free festival is a ticketed pre-party, ARTsPARK After Dark, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 4. Free-$25.

On Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at Tootsies, join the Friends of the Warren Center (a local nonprofit providing resources for young children with developmental delays) for a Spring Soiree with a fashion and wine stroll, light bites, shopping and more. RSVP to

Head over to the Caruth Auditorium Thursday at 8 p.m. for a free piano recital featuring renowned Italian pianist, recording artist, and conductor Michele Campanella. Program highlights include selections from “Tristan and Isolde,” “Tannhauser,” “Aida,” and more. Call 214.768.2787 for further information.

On Saturday, attend a silent auction with an Easter-themed children’s party, participate in a hat contest and enjoy live music from 2-4 p.m at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Linda Faulkner, who served as social secretary to the White House and special assistant to President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, will speak about her experiences, “Backstage at the White House.” Proceeds benefit local missions. Cost is $28. Call 214.368.6348 or visit to purchase tickets.

Today through Sunday, learn the art of making Matzah just in time for Passover celebrations at The J. Cost is $3 for members/$5 for non-members, and times vary. Contact Abbil Cook at 214.239.7189 or via email at to reserve.

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