12 things to do in November around Oak Cliff

Photo by Lee McDaniel
Photo by Lee McDaniel

Nov. 1-2
Spooky Cross
The final piece in Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s month of bike-related events, Cyclesomatic, is Spooky Cross. The first part of this two-day cyclocross bike race takes place at Rosemont Elementary School’s lower campus. The second day of racing is at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. All proceeds from racing fees go to Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and spectators are welcome to heckle, cheer and watch as the racers ride, run and wreck on two of the best cyclocross racecourses in Texas.
Rosemont Primary School, 1919 Stevens Forest Drive, Old City Park, 1515 S. Harwood, bikefriendlyoc.org

Nov. 1
Kidical Mass
Slap some helmets on the kiddos and head to Davis Street Espresso at 9 a.m. for the Cyclesomatic edition of Kidical Mass. The group will ride at 10 a.m. to Spooky Cross at Rosemont for face painting, a bounce house and cyclocross kiddie course.
Davis Street Espresso, 819 W. Davis, bikefriendlyoc.org

Nov. 2
El Día de los Muertos
Maroches Bakery hosts its annual Día de los Muertos celebration starting at 11:45 a.m. Expect live music, art workshops, face painting, altars and food.
Maroches Bakery, 1227 W. Davis, 214.941.8344

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Los Muertos on Bishop

Nov. 2
Los Muertos on Bishop
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Krewe de NOC present a Day of the Dead celebration in Bishop Arts, starting at 4 p.m., with music, food and art.
Bishop Arts District, Bishop at Seventh, losmuertosbishop.com,

Nov. 6
Beer and tacos
The Taco Trail teams up with Four Corners Brewery to bring together tacos de trompo and more from four of Oak Cliff-based writer Jose Ralat Maldonado’s favorite taquerías. Tickets include one taco from each of the four vendors and four pours of Four Corners brew.
Four Corners Brewing Co., 423 Singleton, thetacotrail.com, $25

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 Nov. 6
Odd Fellows anniversary
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Dallas Lodge No. 44 celebrates its 160th anniversary with guest speakers and treasures on display from 6:30-8 p.m.
Independent Order of Oddfellows lodge, 1808 S. Hampton, iooftxdallas44.weebly.com

Nov. 15-16
Global fair and market
Cliff Temple Baptist Church invites the community to shop from noon-5 p.m. for fair-trade items from around the world, including rugs, olive-wood items, textiles, jewelry, toys, coffee and chocolate. There also will be food trucks.
Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Tenth and Zang, 214.942.8601, clifftemple.org

Nov. 15
Stache Dash
This 5k starts at 9 a.m. and is part of Blues, Bandits and BBQ. Proceeds go to the Movember Project, which is dedicated to raising awareness and finding cures for men’s health.
Kidd Springs Park, 700 N. Canty, gooakcliff.org, $20-$30

Nov. 15
Blues, Bandits and BBQ
The fifth annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ competition returns to Kidd Springs Park. Live entertainment and vendor booths begin at 8:30 a.m., and barbecue tasting and awards are from 1-3 p.m. Wristbands to taste the barbecue and vote in the people’s choice contest cost $20, but the event is free.
Kidd Springs Park, 700 N. Canty, gooakcliff.org

Nov. 15
Art Conspiracy
The 10th annual Art Conspiracy benefits Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. The event includes three live auctions, two DJs, performances from two local bands, artists creating live murals, interactive art projects and dance performances.
Art Con X, 500 Singleton, artconspiracy.org, $10-$125

Nov. 20
Hal Ketchum
Country music artist Hal Ketchum hosts a CD release party for “I’m the Troubadour,” his first album in six years.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $24-$38

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Nov. 22-23
‘Gone With the Wind’
The Texas Theatre’s monthly “Class of ’39” event features this classic set during the American Civil War. The Singapore Slingers perform following the Saturday show.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1546, $15

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