This weekend: Turkey Trot, samurais, music, shopping, art

The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the biggest event of its kind, with more than 36,000 runners. The 8-mile race starts Thursday at 9 a.m., and the middle of the course comes through Oak Cliff, from the Houston Street Viaduct to Beckley and back.

The second film in the Texas Theatre’s Akira Kurosawa director’s series is “Seven Samurai”, which is considered his masterpiece. It screens Friday at 6:30 p.m., and a 16 mm print of “Throne of Blood”, Kurasawa’s retelling of “Macbeth”, screens Sunday at 2 p.m. Psychedellic thriller “Enter the Void” also opens at the Texas Friday at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $8.

The Kessler Theater has Spindrift, Fate Lions and The Cush on Friday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. On Saturday, Emily Elbert, Damon K. Clark and Chamelion Chamber Group perform. Tickets are $10.

There are two art shows in the Tyler Davis district Saturday, as part of a retail and gallery walk:

One is the grand opening of a new gallery, Studio 109, from artist Melody Hay. A reception from 7-10 p.m. Saturday will include work from 10 artists, including painting, photography, handmade cards, jewelry and ceramics.

CocoAndré is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the opening of an installation from artist Jerod Alexander. They’ll be serving Lone Star Tea and Tazo hot chocolate.

Also participating in the walk are Cube Creative, Mighty Fine Arts, Manuel Padilla Gallery, Daniel Padilla Gallery, Ends of the Earth and Rose Garden Upscale Resale.


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