Nov. 10 Running for Rhinos
Sign up for the 8 a.m. 5k or 1k fun run to raise money for conservation. The races will be followed by a party and awards ceremony. Volunteers are also needed for water stations and guest relations.
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, 469.554.7500, dallaszoo.com, $20-$30
The inaugural North Oak Cliff Music Festival will be a day filled with great musicians, including Oak Cliff-based jazz trio Yells at Eels, the Joe Ely Band, Carolyn Wonderland and others performing from noon-8 p.m. Discounts available for buying tickets in advance. Kids younger than 10 get in free. Part of the proceeds benefit the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association.
The Kessler Theater,
1230 W. Davis, 214.924.0725, northoakcliffmusicfestival.com,
From 7-10 p.m. Slideluck Potshow attendees can enjoy a potluck dinner and watch a slideshow of the work of 20 local artists. Slideluck has been around the world and now makes its Dallas debut.
The Power Station, 3816 Commerce, slideluckpotshow.com, free
Baristas and home enthusiasts are invited to the day-long Barista Nation Texas event. The night wraps up with a latte art competition, open to everyone. The morning kicks off with coffee and registration at 9:30 a.m. The final panel discussion ends at 6:30 p.m. and the night wraps up with a throw-down latte art competition, open to everyone. Call to register.
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters,
817 W. Davis, 866.295.8642, baristanation.com, $10 donation
‘Stained Glass, Cleansed Hearts’
The CrossWise Players perform “Stained Glass, Cleansed Hearts: A Story of Generations” in celebration of the Tyler Street United Methodist Church’s 100th anniversary. The production showcases three generations’ stories, inspired by the church sanctuary’s eight stained glass windows, at 7 p.m. each night. Large groups can call to reserve seats.
Tyler Street United Methodist Church, 927 W. Tenth, 214.946.8106, crosswiseplayers.com, free
Nov. 3, 11
Nature walk & work day
Learn about the ecosystem and look at fall plants at the nature walk at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3. Then volunteer to remove invasive plants in the butterfly garden at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11. Bring water and gardening tools.
Twelve Hills Nature Center, 817 Mary Cliff, 214.335.5974, twelvehills.org, free
Enjoy music, art and food from noon-5 p.m. at the annual More Than Just a Taste event. For an extra $5, you can taste and vote on some of the best chili in Oak Cliff at the chili cook-off.
Bishop Arts District, gooakcliff.org, $5 to taste
A panel will discuss Bishop Arts as well as Henderson Avenue, Victory Park and the Arts District in “Messy Desks are Creativity, Clean Desks are Sterile” at 6:30 p.m. David Farrell of Good Fulton & Farrell will moderate a discussion of planned and unplanned, “planted” and “native” entertainment and mixed-use districts.
Dallas Architecture Forum, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, 214.764.2406, dallasarchitectureforum.org, free
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Jingle Bells on Bishop
Carolers and stores join in the annual festivities. An urban bazaar market will be stationed in the middle of the street.
Bishop Arts District, bishopartsdistrict.com, free
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