January events in Oak Cliff

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Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29
The King lives
El Ranchito’s Elvis nights start on the anniversary of his birth, Wednesday, Jan. 8, with impersonator Johnny Rockit and Fever the Band. James Wages performs Jan. 22. The biannual Elvis impersonation contests are Jan. 15 and 29. Call for reservations.
El Ranchito, 610 W. Davis,
214.946.4238 elranchito-dallas.com, $5 per person

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Jan. 7
Social justice film series
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff screens “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” as part of its social justice film series. The documentary tells the story of Braden, a privileged white woman from Kentucky who fought in the civil rights movement. The film starts at 7 p.m.
3839 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429,
firsttuesdayfilms.org, free

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Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25
Free yoga
Yoga instructor Jakai offers a chakra-aligning yoga class every Saturday in January.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center,
223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3687,
dallasculture.org, free

Jan. 18
Jazz at the TeCo
Richard Elliott and Jonathan Fritzen perform two shows, at 7 and 9:45 p.m.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center,
215 S. Tyler, tecotheater.org, $60-$65

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Jan. 24
Pleasant Grove
One of Dallas’ greatest indie bands, Pleasant Grove, staged a few reunion performances over the last couple of years, and they’re doing it again at the Kessler Theater, with Crushed Stars opening. Another favorite Dallas band, Ten Hands, plays a reunion show the following night, Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Kessler Theater,
1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346,
thekessler.org, $15-$25

 

 

 

Jan. 25
Bill Murray
“The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” screens in 35 mm at the Texas Theatre. No, Bill Murray isn’t expected to be there, but the film is part of Susie Sue’s birthday theme party. An art auction will benefit her chosen charity, Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue.
The Texas Theatre,
231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, texastheatre.org,
call for times and ticket prices.

Jan. 25
Verse & Rhythm
Poets, singers and performance artists perform in an open-mike session, followed by performances from headlining artists from 7-9 p.m.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center,
223 W. Jefferson,
214.670.3687, dallasculture.org, free

Jan. 25
Artist reception
Mighty Fine Arts hosts a reception for a group show titled “Cirkit of Mythos.” Artists in the show include Omar Hernandez, Eddy Rawlinson, Ryder Richards, Randall Garrett and Steve Cruz. The reception is from 6-9 p.m., and the show runs through March 9.
Mighty Fine Arts,
409A N. Tyler, 214.942.5241,
mfagallery.com, free

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