June 2 Monkey see, monkey do The inaugural “Kid To Do” at the Dallas Zoo will feature an evening of kid-friendly food and fun from 6–9 p.m. Award-winning children’s singer Eddie Coker performs, while children jump from giraffe feedings to bounce houses, bird shows, face painting and more. Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton, 469.554.7500, $60 (2 and younger free)
June 7 and 21 Barefoot at the Belmont Diego Garcia performs June 7, and Tim Delaughter of the Polyphonic Spree performs June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, $25
June 9 Prom gala with Brave Combo Promise House presents the “Prom Squared” fundraiser benefitting homeless, runaway and at-risk teens. No date or fancy dress required; this one is all fun. The event features a performance from Brave Combo. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $35–$100
June 11 Architecture at risk The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League reveals its 2012 architecture at-risk list at the June general meeting. This year’s list includes the Humble Oil service station at Zang and Beckley. The league also will award its 2012 neighborhood grants at this meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, free
June 14–17 Oak Cliff Film Festival The inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival will showcase “brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes.” Held throughout the community in the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts “TeCo” Theater and the Belmont Hotel, the festival will also highlight neighborhood restaurants and bars. A sampling of the festival includes a screening of “Love and a .45” with the cast and crew, an outdoor screening of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” at the Dallas Zoo, and a filmmaking workshop at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with Bradley Beesley. $5 from each badge sold goes to the North Texas Food Bank. $10 individual at the door, $95 film pass badge, $175 VIP producers badge
June 23 Marbling paper and fabric From 11 a.m.–2 p.m., students will learn the ancient technique of marbling. Used to embellish paper and fabric, marbling creates swirls of color. Each student will receive a marbling kit as well as instruction and an opportunity to create marbled papers and patterns. Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th, 214.988.9189, $75
June 29 Billy Joe Shaver Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver describes his music as “just little poems about my life.” This Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee is known for his heartfelt performances. Doors open 7:30 p.m. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $17–$37.50
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