8 things to do in June around Oak Cliff

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June 11-14
Oak Cliff Film Festival
The fifth-annual Oak Cliff Film Festival returns with films, parties, workshops and concerts at venues throughout our neighborhood. Feature films in the lineup include “Entertainment,” Rick Alverson’s follow up to “The Comedy;” a documentary about The Residents; and “Beaver Trilogy Part IV,” about a 1980s trilogy of no-budget short films. The Sonics and Mind Spiders perform Saturday. Festival passes cost $175, but individual tickets are available for showings.
Various locations, oakclifffilmfestival.com


June 3
DSO at Kidd Springs Park
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra returns to Kidd Springs Park for a family friendly concert on the ball field. Bring a picnic or order from food trucks, spread a blanket on the grass and enjoy the Oak Cliff vibes.
Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty, mydso.com, free

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June 8
The Mountain Goats
This is the folk-rock band from California with a popular song about “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton.” Pinkish Black, maybe the best-ever metal band out of Denton, opens.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $25

June 12
Spirit Animal
Free outdoor shows at The Foundry this month include Brooklyn-based Spirit Animal on June 12, and Australian experimental electronic band The Red Paintings on June 13.
The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112, cs-tf.com, free

June 13-14
Filmmaking workshops
Oil and Cotton hosts two daylong filmmaking workshops with Steve Cossman as part of the Oak Cliff Film Festival. June 13 is cyanotype 16-mm filmmaking, and June 14 is super 8-mm filmmaking; both classes are for beginners.
Oil and Cotton, 817 W. Davis, 214.942.0474, oilandcotton.com, $100-$150

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June 17
Rahim Quazi
Dallas-based musician Rahim Quazi celebrates the release of his third album, “Ghost Hunting.”
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $15-$20

June 18
Barefoot at the Belmont
Tickets go on sale June 3 for Leon Bridges, the singer-songwriter phenom out of Fort Worth who’s making us all swoon over his Sam Cooke-era sound.
The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave., kxt.org, $35

June 19
SNL
Saturday Night Live has kept us laughing for more than 40 years. See how the sausage is made in the feature documentary “Live From New York!”
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

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