Dash for the Beads and more March events in Oak Cliff

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Danny Fulgencio

March 1
Dash for the Beads
This 5K is more than just a race — it’s a party. The race, which starts at 10 a.m., begins and ends at Kidd Springs park, where a band will play and beer and wine will flow at the end of the course that winds through Kessler Park. Good Space sponsors the event, which benefits neighborhood schools.
dashforthebeads.org, $30

March 1
Trinity River Levee Run
This run, which crosses the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge twice, starts at 8 a.m. at Trinity Groves and includes 10K, 5K and 1-mile courses.
runthetrinity.com, $35-$50

March 1
Yoga on the bridge
Instructors Jennifer Lawson and Mike Luckock lead this one-hour yoga class, which starts at 1 p.m. on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. A $5 minimum donation is requested for the Trinity Commons Foundation.
Register in advance at trinityriverdallas.org

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March 1
Trinity River market
R.A.F.T. Dallas — that’s River Activation for the Trinity — hosts a market from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Food trucks and local vendors will be on hand, and activities include lacrosse and a photography class.
trinityriverdallas.org, free

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March 1
OCarnivale
Club Wood headlines this year’s masquerade ball, along with Zydeco Blanco and Down Davis. The night of revelry starts at 7 p.m. and also includes a Creole-food dinner and costume contest. This benefit pays for the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, gooakcliff.org, $50

March 2
Mardi Gras parade
The sixth annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade starts at 4 p.m. The route starts near West Davis and Montclair and travels to the Bishop Arts District. The parade grows bigger every year, and this appears to be no exception, with dozens of floats and thousands of people expected to attend.
gooakcliff.org, free

March 7-April 11
Essential Elements
Local artist J. Salvador Lopez opens a show at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, featuring figurative and abstract works from seven artists. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter, free

March 15
Art Deco film
The Art Deco Society of Dallas presents the first in a new monthly film series, “Class of ’39.” The film is “Ninotchka,” starring Greta Garbo. The show starts at 8 p.m., and Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers perform after the show.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, call for ticket prices

March 21
‘Hey Jealousy’
Relive your ’90s heyday with the Gin Blossoms. The band performs two shows, 6:30 and 9 p.m., at the Kessler.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $30-$45

Through April
Oak Cliff Tower 50th anniversary
The Oak Cliff Tower celebrates is 50th anniversary this month. To celebrate, YaYa Foot Spa (which is owned by the wife of the building’s managing partner) will install a 1960s car in the lobby with mannequins showing the changes in fashion over the past 50 years.
Oak Cliff Tower, 400 S. Zang, oakclifftower.com, free

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March 29
Prom Squared
Prom Squared is a fundraiser for Promise House, the Oak Cliff-based nonprofit that helps runaway and at-risk teens from all over the Dallas area. Overdo it on organza and gold lamé for a good cause at this tacky prom with an ’80s theme. The party starts at 7:30 p.m., and Diamondbag performs. Tickets include dinner and open bar.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, promisehouse.org, $75

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