7.14.11 BASTILLE ON BISHOP FREE Go Oak Cliff, a nonprofit dedicated to making the neighborhood a pleasant place to live, has spent the last three months putting together the second-annual Bastille on Bishop celebration, from 6:30-10 p.m., on Bishop between Seventh and Eighth streets. The event draws attention to Oak Cliff’s historical French roots and to the French artist colony, La Reunion, which settled the area. Taking place on French Independence Day, also known as Bastille Day, community members can immerse themselves in classic French culture surrounded by live accordion music, costumed characters, a Vespa rally and authentic French street food and wine. Several top chefs will participate in a mussels competition, and festival-goers can play a round of the French game petanque. —Hunter Chitwood
07.07 & 07.21 BAREFOOT AT THE BELMONT $15-$20 KXT 91.7 continues its summer music series at the Belmont Hotel, featuring Mike Doughty July 7 and The Orbans July 21. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for KXT members and $20 for the general public. 901 Fort Worth Avenue
07.13 THE CIVIL WARS $18-$20 The Texas Theatre presents “The Civil Wars” in concert. The Nashville-based duo includes John Paul White and Joy Williams, who perform Americana tunes. 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546
07.15 SOUL TRACK MIND $15 The Kessler Theater presents Soul Track Mind, an eight-piece band that blends ’60s and ’70s-era soul, R&B, jazz, blues, funk and dance rhythms. Inner City All-Stars will open the show at 7 p.m. 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346
THROUGH 07.17 FLUID SUBLIMITY FREE Mighty Fine Arts presents the exhibit “Fluid Sublimity”, featuring new work by landscape artist Heidi Lingamfelter, who focuses on minimalist depictions of sky and water. 419 N. Tyler, 214.942.5241
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