9 things to do in May around Oak Cliff

Open carry guitar rally
Open carry guitar rally

May 3
Open carry
guitar rally
“You have the right to wear your guitar proudly and unashamed.” This second-annual satire of open-carry advocates asks participants to bring guitars and musical instruments of any kind. Just leave your long rifles at home, please. It’s from 4-9 p.m.
Continental Avenue Bridge Park, Continental at Beckley, free


May 14
CONFAB
This third-annual conference from the Dallas Parks Foundation offers a day of speakers on parks, trails, bike infrastructure and urban planning.
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, 972.803.1555, dallasparksfoundation.org, $13

Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day

May 15
Bike to work day
Let Bike Friendly Oak Cliff send you off to work with coffee, breakfast tacos, water and granola bars. Its energizer station atop the Jefferson Street Viaduct, for National Bike to Work Day, is from 7-9 a.m.
Jefferson Street Viaduct, bikefriendlyoc.org, free

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May 16
Batgirl day
Red Pegasus Games and Comics celebrates the birthday of Oak Cliff native Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl on the 1960s “Batman” TV show. Have some cake and watch classic Batgirl episodes.
Red Pegasus Games and Comics, 208 W. Eighth, 972.413.8716, redpegasusgamesandcomics.com, free

May 17
Brew Riot
Fifty teams compete at the seventh-annual Brew Riot Homebrewing Competition from 4-8 p.m. Become a member of the Texas Homebrew Society and your $25 membership includes a ticket to the event, where you can taste all the brews and vote for your favorite.
Eno’s Pizza Tavern, 407 N. Bishop, txhomebrewsociety.com, $25

May 18
Golf tournament
Spend a day on the golf course, and help homeless youth throughout Dallas. The 17th-annual four-person scramble Promise House golf tournament is from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The day includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and a reception with an awards dinner and a silent auction. Oak Cliff-based Promise House supports homeless and runaway youth.
Bent Tree Country Club, 5201 Westgrove, 214.941.8578, promisehouse.org, $375-$1,500

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May 22 and 24
‘Alien’ and H.R. Giger
The Texas Theatre shows the 1979 sci-fi horror film “Alien,” alongside a documentary, “The Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World.” Giger was a Swiss artist who won an Oscar for his design work on “Alien.”
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

May 23-24
Keb’ Mo’
Three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ brings his contemporary blues to the Kessler for two nights of shows this month.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $25

May 24
Margarita Meltdown
The Margarita Meltdown returns to the Bishop Arts District from 4-9 p.m. Bartenders from around Dallas will compete for best margarita; ticketholders can taste their efforts.
Bishop Arts District, Bishop and Seventh, eventbrite.com, $10-$55

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