10 things to do in October around Oak Cliff

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Oct. 4
Cyclesomatic

The month of bicycle love returns with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff events every weekend. Cyclesomatic kicks off with a bicycle brewery tour on Saturday, Oct. 4. Also planned are a bicycle swap meet, a scavenger hunt, a bike-in movie and more.
Multiple locations, bikefriendlyoc.org, free

Through Oct. 17
La Rica Latinoamérica
Univision reporter Edén Soto Alva shows photos from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Peru.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org, free

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Oct. 2
Shop, eat, drink, pink
This event, from 6-9 p.m., raises money for a Methodist Health System program that provides mammograms for Dallas women who cannot afford them.
Bishop Arts District, Bishop and Seventh, foundation.methodisthealthsystem.org

Oct. 2-9
Sundance films
The Texas Theatre shows the 2014 live-action and animated short films from the Sundance Film Festival on Oct. 2 and 7. The theater also shows a 2014 Sundance award winner, “20,000 Days on Earth,” through Oct. 9.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

Oct. 4
Pumpkin patch
The Kessler School hosts its annual pumpkin patch and festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Buy pumpkins, take photos in fall settings, have lunch and play family friendly games. Floramay Holliday performs.
Kessler Park United Methodist Church, 1205 Turner, thekesslerschool.com, free

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Oct. 5
Life Walk
The major fundraiser for Oak Cliff-based AIDS Arms Inc. begins at 1 p.m.
Robert E. Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek, lifewalk.org

Oct. 7
National Night Out
One of the biggest National Night Out Against Crime celebrations in Dallas takes place at Kiest Park. Expect food, freebies, music and more.
Kiest Park, 3080 S. Hampton, 214.671.9347, free

Oct. 18-19
Fall Home Tour
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s 40th annual Fall Home Tour features 10 homes, from Wynnewood to West Kessler. Proceeds from the tour go to member neighborhoods in the form of grants. Last year, the league raised about $40,000.
Multiple locations, ooccl.org, $20

Oct. 22
Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner
West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck, who serves on the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee, is the keynote speaker at this fundraiser for Bishop Dunne Catholic School.
Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons, 214.339.6561, bdcs.org

Oct. 25
North Oak Cliff Music Festival
Oak Cliff’s own Edie Brickell headlines the third-annual North Oak Cliff Music Festival at Lake Cliff Park, and she’s playing with the New Bohemians. A $50 family package includes entry for two adults and as many as four children, plus priority seating until 3 p.m.
Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado, nocmf.com, $25-$75

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  • Wendi Medling

    And let’s not forget about livelyfest on Oct 12 from 2-8PM. Live reggae music, food, arts and crafts and family fun.