Posts Tagged ‘Oak Cliff’

Oak Cliff First Annual Jazzfest!

Posted by    |    June 18th, 2013 at 3:05 pm


While I love rainy days, especially Texas, I’m hoping that this Saturday our sunshine holds for the first annual Oak Cliff Jazzfest and Arts/Crafts Fair going on at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House. The event starts at 11am with live music from 12pm to 10pm. At the fair you’ll be able to browse through a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts ranging from ceramics, soaps, candles, jewelry, yard art and more plus some good food to munch on while you enjoy the music.

Whose music you’ll be enjoying this Saturday:

The Inner City All Stars

Freddie Jones

Alphonso Sanders

Jennifer Martin

Larry Lampkin

Carolyn Lee Jones

Funky Knuckles

Miss Marcy and Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s

Shelley Carrol

Shoot Low Sheriff

So bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family and enjoy a (hopefully) sunny afternoon in Oak Cliff at the first of many Jazzfests.

When: Saturday January 22nd, 11am-10pm

Where: 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233

Tickets: Adult- 15$ online 20$ at the gate  Youth-10$ online 15$ at the gate

Dishcrawl Through the Best of Bishop Arts

Posted by    |    May 28th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

So there’s only 5 tickets left and about 2 and a half hours until Dallas Dishcrawl takes on the Bishop Arts District. I know it’s a dischrawl-300x200little late in the game, but these dinners sound like such a great time, I wanted to help get the word out, though they obviously don’t need it.

Each Dishcrawl lets guests taste several dishes from the top restaurants in a particular neighborhood. A narrowing down of culinary greatness in any Dallas neighborhood might be tough, but I’d assume it’s particularly challenging in the Bishop Arts District, one of the only areas in Dallas with dishes tempting enough to get me to leave my Uptown bubble.


Bike to Work Day Energizer Station, May 17th

Posted by    |    May 10th, 2013 at 1:41 pm


A host of activity will be happening on May 17th, better known as National Bike to Work Day!  Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is working with BikeDFW and DART  to host its first Energizer Station, modeled off of past events originally created by Bike Friendly Richardson.  There will be 4 other such stations hosted in Dallas and surrounding cities.  Go to for more details!

But, BFOC does things a bit differently down here across the river.  We are hoping to make it the most outrageous Energizer Station to date.  We’ll give you a hint:  Think loud and fun, with a bit of authentic Oak Cliff culture!


Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces DSO on the GO

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

alt Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces
DSO on the GO

Presented by
The Ebby Halliday Companies
April 5, 2013 concert to take place at
Cliff Temple Bible Church, Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX (March 11, 2013) -The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural season of the concert series DSO on the GO, presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies, returns to Oak Cliff April 5, 2013. DSO on the GO features the DSO playing classical and pops concerts in eight cities and neighborhoods across North Texas, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians in the DSO.

Bicycle Brewery Tour, February 17th

Posted by    |    February 14th, 2013 at 11:46 am



We all know that beer and bicycles fit like mustard and hot dogs.  It just feels right!  So, now that Dallas’ craft brewery scene is exploding and opening up new breweries right and left, we feel it’s time to permanently meld the new Dallas bicycle culture  together with a bicycle brewery tasting tour!


Orochi: The Serpent presented with a live score at Texas Theater 2/23/13

Posted by    |    February 13th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Montopolis_OROCHI I love Texas Theater so much. The fact that they joyfully share with Dallas some of the most bizarre, obscure, obscene, hilarious and all around best movies ever made both old and new while selling beer make me a continuing happy patron of this fine theater.  Saturday February 23rd Texas Theater will prove how cool it is once again with a one night showing of  Orochi: The Serpant, the classic Japanese silent film from 1925. While this is pretty neat in and of itself, what makes the showing of this movie AWESOME is the fact that the group Montopolis from Austin TX, will be performing a live film score they wrote specifically for this movie.

Orochi: The Serpent “is the most popular and beloved film of Tsumasaburo Bando, featuring the star at the height of his fame. The film tells the story of a samurai who falls on hard times due to misunderstandings. It features brilliantly choreographed fight scenes, stunning cinematography, and editing that is years ahead of its time and downright psychedelic.” (via) This coupled with Montopolis’ film score, which has been described as being heavily influenced by late 70′s punk rock and analog synthesizers, will be nothing short of a incredibly unique experience. orochi-1925

If you’re a film buff of the Samurai movie variety or anyone who’s looking to check out something that’s just plain awesome, be at at Texas Theater next Saturday at 8 p.m.


Blues, Bandits and BBQ Event October 22

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2011 at 6:00 am

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Go Oak Cliff, a non-profit organization, is bringing back “Blues, Bandits and BBQ” event this for its second year. The family friendly event is full of good music, good food and a good helping of competition.

Come out to Lake Oak Cliff on Saturday, October 22 and listen to live music by Tallon “T Man” Lotz, Hunter Hendrickson and other blues artists from 12pm-6pm.

Kick off the festivities with a pre-event screening of the original Blues Brothers movie before the festivities get underway.

Bring the whole family and an empty stomach for the second annual BBQ competition.

For a chance to show off your BBQ pit creations enter your team here.Categories include “Best Brisket”, “Best Pork Ribs” and more.

Advanced tickets can be purchases for $10 here. Kids under 12 get in free. Get a special 2-for-1 deal by riding your bike to the event. “Day Of” tickets are $15.

All proceeds go to Go Oak Cliff.

Include the Dallas Zoo on Your Summer To-Do List

Posted by    |    June 10th, 2011 at 10:52 am

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The Dallas Zoo is a must see and do in Dallas, Texas. The 106-acre park opened over a century ago and has grown to be one of the best zoos in the nation. The zoo recently added the Giants of the Savanna exhibit where a multitude of species are able to roam the land freely, giving guests a unique experience. A menagerie of elephants to ostriches covers this land and shares the habitat; a new feature, since the zoo kept many species separated in the past. The Dallas Zoo is also home to the Wilds of Africa where you are able to go on a unique safari ride, gliding through the air and looking down on the animals from inside a monorail. The Dallas Zoo even has its own Gorilla Conservation Research Center. (more…)

Tired Of Seeing Santa At The Mall?

Posted by    |    December 4th, 2010 at 11:09 am

Me too.  This year, instead of fighting mobs of shoppers in crowded malls, and I’ll be strolling the historic streets of Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District sipping apple cider for Jingle Bells on Bishop…and I suggest you do the same.  Today from 11am till 10pm you can see Santa, build a gingerbread house, buy gifts, get gifts wrapped, hear live music, sing a carol and more:


What to do when you just can’t eat any more Turkey

Posted by    |    November 23rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and I can guarantee you’re about to be on turkey overload. When Mom has run out of ideas on how to fashion stuffing left-overs, and the idea of cranberry sauce just about makes you nauseous, it’s time to go see a guy who never runs out of ideas. Urban Fabric: The Photographic Art of Justin Terveen is taking place this Friday. And if you have never seen his photographs, get ready to feast your eyeballs on something much tastier than turkey. His work is pure visual stimulation and unmatched creativity: he was named “Best Urban Explorer” in the Dallas Observer’s “Best of Dallas 2010”. So put down the mashed potatoes and go check it out. Really, the potatoes will be there when you get back.

The event will take place this Friday, November 26 from 7pm-11:30pm at the Kessler/X+ Art Gallery 1230 West Davis Street