October 2013 events

Bomb shelter featured on home tour. Photo by Danny Fulgencio
Bomb shelter featured on home tour. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Oct. 12-13
Fall home tour
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League showcases some of our neighborhood’s most beautiful and interesting homes in its annual fall home tour. Seven Oak Cliff neighborhoods are represented in the tour, which features 12 homes, including one with a Cold-War era bomb shelter (left). Proceeds go toward grants for the league’s member neighborhoods. Last year’s tour raised more than $10,000 for grants. Tickets are available at the Tom Thumb stores on Hampton, Mockingbird at Abrams, Lovers at Greenville and Northwest Highway at Interstate 75. ooccl.org, $12

Oct. 4-5
Intestinal demons
“Bad Milo!” is a comedy/horror film about a guy whose digestive problems turn out to be caused not by stress but by a demon living in his intestines. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1546, call for show times and ticket prices

Kessler Pumpkin Patch and Art Fair
Kessler Pumpkin Patch and Art Fair

Oct. 5
Pumpkins galore
The 11th annual Kessler Pumpkin Patch and Art Fair brings the family fun with a performance from Floramay Holliday, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, a cake walk and, of course, pumpkins and fall photo ops. Last year’s event raised $16,000 for the Kessler School and Kessler Park United Methodist Church.
Kessler Park United Methodist Church, 1215 Turner, thekesslerschool.com, free

Sponsored Message

Oct. 5-27
Cyclesomatic
The annual month of bicycle love includes a bike brewery tour, the photovelo scavenger hunt, a Bonnie and Clyde ride, bicycle swap meet, ride to City Hall and the Spooky ’Cross cyclocross race. bikefriendlyoc.org

Oct. 9-13
Video Fest
The Dallas Video Fest takes place at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson. The festival, founded by Oak Cliff resident Bart Weiss, is in its 26th year. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 100 S. Central Expressway, videofest.org

Oct. 18
Jimmie Vaughan
Kimball High School’s own returns to the old hometown for a show with his Tilt-a-Whirl Band at the Kessler Theater. Lou Ann Barton also performs. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, thekessler.com, $25-$43

Oct. 19
The Mumbles
This New Orleans-based band performs its funk-soul-jazz-pop sound in Oak Cliff. The show starts at 9 p.m. The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, cs-tf.com, free

Sponsored Message

Oct. 19-20
Urban Bazaar
The Urban Street Bazaar returns this month with dozens of local crafters. Shop 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Bishop Arts District, Seventh and Bishop, 214.941.0075, themakesite.com, free

Oct. 26
Blues, Bandits & BBQ
The festival of smoked meat moves to Kidd Springs Park this year, from noon-6 p.m. Kidd Springs Park, Tyler and Canty, bluesbanditsbbq.com, tasting tickets cost $20

Written By
More from Rachel Stone

The igloo on Zang: A history of the Polar Bear Ice Cream Co.

A windstorm damaged the iconic “igloo” building on Zang this past fall,...
Read More