9 things to do in August around Oak Cliff

"The History of Future Folk"
“The History of Future Folk”

Aug. 5
Future Folk
Space aliens come to destroy Earth but instead decide to make folk music. That is the premise of “The History of Future Folk,” an independent film that screens at the Kessler Theater. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and precedes a live performance by Future Folk.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, RSVP at do214.com/events for free admission

Aug. 1-Sept. 5
Know what I’m talkin’ ‘bout?
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Mountain View College present the work of 25 Houston-based contemporary artists in “Draped Up and Dripped Out.” The cultural center show opens Aug. 1, and a second show opens at the Cliff Gallery at Mountain View Aug. 25.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org, free

Aug. 9
Block party
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center celebrates its fourth anniversary in its current location with a block party from 3-7 p.m. The party includes performances from La Rondalla, Alegre Ballet Folklorico and Cuicani In Xochitl, plus face painting, dance workshops, food and more.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org, free

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Ruby the RabbitFoot
Ruby the RabbitFoot

Aug. 10
TeCo benefit show
Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour 2014 perform a benefit concert for Oak Cliff-based TeCo Theater starting at 3 p.m. at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
The Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., 214.565.1116, liveatthemusichall.com, $67-$87

Aug. 12
The Both
Musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo connected over Twitter and eventually formed a band, The Both. They released their self-titled album this past April.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, thekessler.org, 214.272.8346, $24-$38

Aug. 3
Ruby the RabbitFoot
Georgia-based Ruby the RabbitFoot performs a backyard show at the Wild Detectives, starting at 8 p.m.
The Wild Detectives,
314 W. Eighth, 214.942.0108,
rubytherabbitfoot.com, free

Aug. 23
The Wizard of Oz
The Texas Theatre screens a 35 mm print of the Judy Garland classic “The Wizard of Oz.” The theater also shows “Dark Side of the Rainbow,” that thing where you play the Wizard of Oz simultaneously with Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album, on Friday, Aug. 22.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1546, call for ticket prices and show times

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Aug. 29
Bad Mountain
Dallas-based Americana/roots/gospel band Bad Mountain performs a free show at the Foundry starting at 9 p.m. The Foundry hosts free shows every weekend.
The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, cs-tf.com, 214.749.1112, free

"Skid Row" documentary
“Skid Row” documentary

Aug. 5
Homeless for nine days
Rapper Pras from the Fugees lived for nine days as a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles to produce the documentary “Skid Row,” which is this month’s First Tuesday social justice film from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3829 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429, firsttuesdayfilms.org, free

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