8 things to do around Oak Cliff in January

An Elvis impersonator at El Ranchito: Photo by James Coreas
An Elvis impersonator at El Ranchito: Photo by James Coreas

Jan. 7-28
Elvis’ birthday
El Ranchito celebrates The King every Wednesday in January. Make reservations for the Elvis impersonation shows and contests, from 7:30-9 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person.
El Ranchito, 610 W. Jefferson, 214.946.4238, elranchito-dallas.com

Jan. 6
‘Gasland 2’
This 2013 documentary continues the investigation into domestic natural gas production and is the First Tuesday Social Justice film for January.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429, firsttuesdayfilms.org

Jan. 8-10
Italian gore horror
“The Beyond” is Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s 1981 horror film, part of the “Gates of Hell” trilogy, that originally was censored in the United States because of its gory scenes.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

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Jan. 9
Atomic Frolic Burlesque
La Divina Productions presents a burlesque show at the Kessler Theater. General admission tickets cost $25. Tables for four cost $180, and a suite for eight people costs $300.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org

“Pink Pussycat” by Bruce Schieflenbein
“Pink Pussycat” by Bruce Schieflenbein

Jan. 11
Cat show
Mighty Fine Arts opened this cat-themed art show Dec. 13, and the closing reception is Jan. 11. Artists include Andy Don Emmons, Bruce Lee Webb, Rosemary Meza-Des Plas, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Brian Scott, Brian Jones, Chaitra Linehan, Sara Cardona, Jason Cohen, Clay Stinnett, Matt Bagley, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Steve Cruz and Teresa Megahan.
Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler, 214.942.5241, mfagallery.com

Billy Joe Shaver
Billy Joe Shaver

 

 

Jan. 17
Billy Joe Shaver
This old-school honky-tonk hero from Corsicana performs songs spanning his 40-year career.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org

Jan. 24
Jazz at the TeCo
This year’s jazz series begins with Lee Ritenour and Elan Trotman. There are two shows, at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Tickets cost $65 for the early show and $60 for the late show.
The Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org

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Jan. 31
Verse & Rhythm
B. Randall hosts this 7 p.m. spoken-word event at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter

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