10 things to do around Oak Cliff in September

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Sept. 20
Lake Cliff Park centennial
Oak Cliff celebrates the 100th anniversary of Lake Cliff as a city park. The celebration, from 5-9 p.m., includes a vintage car show, a bike ride, an outdoor screening of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” music, food and face painting, plus an exhibition of the 12-hole disc golf course planned at Founders Park.
Lake Cliff Park, Zang at Colorado,
ooccl.org, free

Sept. 4-14
PlayPride LGBT Festival
TeCo Theatrical Productions hosts this competition wherein six playwrights vie for a chance to win $1,000 for a local LGBT community group. Each audience member receives a ballot to vote for his or her favorite play, and the voting will decide the winner.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $15-$20

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Sept. 5-7
LSD and baseball
In 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres … on acid. “No-No: A Dockumentary” is the story of that game as well as Ellis’ later work with drug addicts.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1525, call for showtimes and ticket prices

Sept. 13
Campus Radio
This North Dallas-based new wave/post-punk cover band performs a free show on the outdoor stage.
The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.739.1112, cs-tf.com, free

Sept. 13
Rock the Cliff 5k
Bison Giving Back, a nonprofit founded by Sunset High School alumni, hosts this 5k race, which starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds go to scholarships for DISD students in Oak Cliff.
Lake Cliff Park, Zang at Colorado, rockthecliff.com, $10-$25

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Sept. 14
Chocolate workshop
Learn how to pair chocolate and wine in a 4-6 p.m. workshop from chocolate expert Adrienne Newman.
3015 at Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden, 3015dallas.com, $80

Sept. 18
Loudon Wainwright III
This American singer-songwriter’s most recent album is 2012’s “Older Than My Old Man Now,” but Wainwright has been making music since the 1960s.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $20-$33

Sept. 20
DADA bike swarm
The Dallas Art Dealers Association’s fall gallery walk includes a bike tour of Design District galleries. The ride leaves from the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 231 W. Jefferson, dallasartdealers.org, free

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Rage in the Birdcage by Sharon Bode Messimer

Sept. 20
‘Birdcage’
Davis Foundry Gallery presents this show from artist Sharon Bode Messimer. The show is a series of paintings that reflect her chapbook, “Rage in the Birdcage,” about a bird-woman who transforms into a whole woman.
Davis Foundry Gallery, 509 W. Davis, 214.948.6969, free

Sept. 27
Sylvan Thirty grand opening
The Sylvan Thirty mixed-use development celebrates its grand opening. The event includes demonstrations from tenants, a beer garden, live music, bike valet, crafts and entertainment. There will also be 5k, 10k and half-marathon races. Register before Aug. 30 for reduced pricing.
Sylvan Thirty, 1818 Sylvan, sylvanthirty.com

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