Out and About: April 2011

A roundup of this month's best neighborhood events.

04.09.11-04.17.11 DALLAS CYCLE CHIC Inspired by the movement in Copenhagen, a few Oak Cliff luminaries have spearheaded a citywide event to celebrate the Dallas Bike Plan. Cycle Chic aims to get people excited about cycling. “Even if you have a lot of bike lanes, you don’t necessarily have a lot of people on them,” says Amanda Popken of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. “We want people to realize how much they love their bikes, getting out and using the city.” The weeklong celebration begins with Cycle Census, a model search for the new face of Dallas cycling. “We want everyone — little kids and old grandmas,” Popken says. Photo stations will be set up at venues including Deep Ellum, White Rock Lake and Southern Methodist University on April 9. A scavenger hunt is planned for April 16. Other events are still in the planning stages but may include a bike-in movie at the Texas Theatre and bike polo. For up-to-date information, visit dallascyclechic.wordpress.com or facebook.com/DallasCycleChic.

04.03 GREASE SING-A-LONG $10-$15 The Women’s Chorale of Dallas presents a “Grease” sing-a-long at 2 p.m. at The Kessler Theatre. General admission is $15 and $10 for students. 1230 W. Davis, 214.520.7828, twcd.org.

04.17 Oak Cliff Earth Day FREE This green event was birthed from grassroots organization by Oak Cliff neighbors, and this year will be the fifth annual celebration of the Earth. Exhibitors will fill Lake Cliff Park at Zang and Colorado, and some of the highlights include children’s events provided by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, a high school science fair with prizes for the best exhibits, a food court with neighborhood vendors and an artists’ pavilion with original works for sale. Find free parking and shuttle service at Methodist Health System’s lot 10 in the 1400 block of North Beckley. For details on the noon-5 p.m. event, visit oakcliffearthday.com.

04.08 SIXTEEN CANDLES: A REUNION FOR ROSEMONT $35-$40 Rosemont Early Childhood PTA hosts its annual auction 7-11 p.m. to benefit arts programs for the school, including band, dance, theater, music fine art and supplies. The event features catering from several Oak Cliff restaurants, a photo booth, live music and unlimited beer and wine. Hickory Street Annex, 501 S. Second Avenue, recpta.org.

04.09 SECOND SATURDAY MOVIES FREE As part of its ongoing series, Tyler Street United Methodist Church screens “Tangled” 4-5:30 p.m., offering free popcorn and lemonade. 927 W. Tenth, 214.946.8106, tsumc.org.

04.15-06.03 CONFLICTS IN A NEW CENTURY FREE The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents a contemporary photography exhibit that examines conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the Congo and Ivory Coast. 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org.


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