This weekend: skating party, block walk, recycling, last-chance pool party

Even though the 80s are overrated, and I don’t really get the nostalgia for that hair-sprayed decade, this sounds like fun. It’s an 80s reunion party at Red Bird Skate Land. So dust off your roller skates, dig up your crimping iron and get ready for some monster-ballad romance. Or better yet, skip the 80s look and just savor a red rope during couple’s skate. The byob party is $10 and starts at 11 p.m. Friday.

The Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts will be walking Jefferson Boulevard Saturday morning to visit businesses and promote Oak Cliff Fiestas Patrias. To participate, meet for coffee at Fiesta Mart at 9:30 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m., and the group will meet up for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Familia Auto Sales.

Round up all those hard-to-recycle items because Sanitation Services is accepting them at Mt. View College on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can bring batteries, TVs, electronics, scrap metal, appliances, light bulbs, electrical wires, fans, plumbing supplies, roofing materials and more. They won’t accept chemicals, paint, large styrofoam or plastic film. For more information, call 311.

Sunday is your last chance to take a dip in the Belmont Hotel pool. Their last pool party of the summer is from 3-7 p.m.



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  • RStone

    I grew up in Duncanville, and there is a special place in my heart for Red Bird. But we mostly focus on neighborhoods where our magazine is distributed, which is the area I described above. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. So please let me hear from you if there’s something you think we should write about.

  • Joe

    I have thought that also. All things in Oak Cliff but only includes North Oak Cliff. I stay in the Red Bird area but love all of Oak Cliff and the pride around it. I guess South Oak Cliff will just have to start something.

  • Rachel Stone

    We cover as much as we can. If you have an event that you would like for us to include, please email me at rstone@advocatemag.com, or call me at 214.292.0490. We only cover a few area codes in Oak Cliff, roughly between the Trinity River and Loop 12, and between I-35 and I-30 (though I frequently include the Belmont Hotel and other places in West Dallas). So Red Bird isn’t technically part of our coverage area. But if I heard about something cool going on farther south, I probably would include it.

  • geoayala

    Hey, What else is going on in other parts of Oak Cliff? Is there a site where info points of interest and happenings are scheduled outside of the North Oak Cliff area? Why isn’t Southwest center mall, West Oak Cliff, Kiest Park activities, etc. mentioned?

    Curious in Oak Cliff