Events for May 2012

Inspired by the role bikes play in the Oak Cliff community, one art show focuses on works that use bicycles as the inspiration.

May 4–June 1 Tiny Spokes: The Oak Cliff Bike Experience
Inspired by the role bikes play in the Oak Cliff community, this art show focuses on works that use bicycles as the inspiration. The collection includes pieces from Andie Comini, Bryan Gooding, Cynthia M. Daniel, Duke M. Horn, Jess Peri and more.Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, free

Tiny Spokes: The Oak Cliff Bike Experience

May 5 Oak Cliff Cinco de Mayo 2012
Presented by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, the 2012 parade and festival features floats, marching bands, dance performances, live music and more. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Jefferson and Cumberland, and ends at 1000 W. Page. The 10 a.m.–2 p.m. festival will be held on the 600 block of West Jefferson. Parade coordinator Sylvana Avila-Alonzo: 469-463-5322, free

Intro to metal working/Mother’s Day pendant

May 6 Intro to metal working/Mother’s Day pendant
From 1–3 p.m. artist Larry Pile will teach students how to craft jewelry from a large copper disc and sterling silver sheet. Learning how to stamp, texture, pierce, patina and assemble, students will create a handmade Mother’s Day pendant for mom or grandma. Oil and Cotton, 837 W. Seventh, 214.988.9189, $65

May 8 Lions Club golf tournament
Stevens Park Golf Course hosts the 10th-annual Oak Cliff Lions Club charity golf tournament, which begins with breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8. The fundraiser also includes a silent auction and door prizes. The proceeds go to Lions charities, including Friends of Oak Cliff Parks and the Dallas Zoo. 1005 N. Montclair, 214.947.2921, $150 per person or $600 for a foursome

May 11 Rebirth Brass Band
The 2012 Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band started on the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter. While maintaining the traditional sounds of a brass band, Rebirth incorporates modern music. Doors open 7 p.m. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $20–$30

May 10, 31 Barefoot at the Belmont
As part of the Belmont Hotel’s live music series, Centro-matic and South San Gabriel frontman Will Johnson will perform poolside May 10. Denton-based reggae artist and “America’s Got Talent” runner up Cas Haley will perform his funky, easygoing beats May 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, $15–$20

May 12 Diorama-O-Rama
The “third-ever” Diorama-O-Rama is a fundraiser for Café Momentum, organized by Oak Cliff-based volunteers. Participants are invited to create dioramas, which will be auctioned from 4-8 p.m. Two DJs will provide the tunes, and beverages and snacks will be available for purchase (cash only). To donate a diorama, email dioramadallas@gmail.com by May 4. Bolt Studios, 2408 Converse, $5

May 18 Paul Thorn CD release
Following a sold-out Kessler show in February, Paul Thorn will release his new CD, “What The Hell Is Goin’ On?” A former professional boxer and son of a Pentecostal preacher, Thorn has a sound that combines rock, blues and gospel. Doors open 7 p.m. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $17–$30

May 20 Brew Riot
The fourth-annual Brew Riot pits home brewers against one another for prizes and bragging rights. The beer festival, from 4-8 p.m. outside Eno’s, benefits Go Oak Cliff, a nonprofit that supports neighborhood schools. Eno’s, 407 N. Bishop, 214.943.9200

May 26 Laptop bag
From 2:30–4:20 p.m., learn how to make a laptop sleeve for your computer. Make and Made classes are geared to both crafters and craft novices. Make and Made, 409 N. Zang, 214.941.0075, $58

May 28  Running With Bonnie and Clyde
The Dallas Historical Society is offering a series of half-day city tours this spring including the “Running With Bonnie and Clyde” tour. From 9 a.m.–2 p.m., follow the path of legendary outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The tour includes lunch.
Hall of State in Fair Park, 3939 Grand, 214.421.4500, $50


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