8 things to do in July around Oak Cliff

Bastille on Bishop: Photo by Danny Fulgencio
Bastille on Bishop: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

July 14
Bastille on Bishop
Our neighborhood’s celebration of all things French starts at 6 p.m. Sip wine, taste crepes and mussels, play petanque on a freshly poured court and tell your neighbors “joyeux quatorze juillet.” The event is free to enter, but a $25 ticket buys a wineglass and two tokens, which can be redeemed for wine or food.
Bishop Arts District, Bishop and Seventh, gooakcliff.org, $25


July 1
Keep jazz alive
Dallas-based jazz bassist Barri Pearson walks kids and adults through the history and theory of jazz music in a presentation, part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Program, starting at 11 a.m.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. 10th, 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary.org, free

July 2
Sausage making
See how the sausage is made, literally, in this hands-on class with Urban Acres chef Melissa Wagner. The class includes instruction on breaking down and grinding meat, seasoning and recipes. Each student takes home two pounds of sausage.
Urban Acres, 1605 N. Beckley, 972-349-0209, uafarmstead.com, $75

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July 4
Singapore Slingers
Get into the old-time spirit with an evening of patriotic music from the Singapore Slingers, who specialize in pre-swing-era American dance music. The 18-piece orchestra, led by Matt Tolentino, goes on at 8:30 p.m.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $20-$28

July 7
‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff brings this Frank Capra-directed classic to the big screen as part of its social justice film series. The show starts at 7 p.m.
UUCOC, 3839 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429, firsttuesdayfilms.org, free

July 17
Party Static
Super-fun party rockers Party Static perform a free show starting at 9 p.m., with Sea Lion opening.
The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112, cs-tf.com, free

July 19
Natural dyes
An introduction to natural dyes includes instruction on using avocado pits, hibiscus flowers and black beans to produce a range of colors for dyeing fabric.
Oil and Cotton, 817 W. Davis, 214.942.0474, oilandcotton.com, $65

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July 30
Barefoot at the Belmont
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 15 for Tor Miller and Holly Miranda.
Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave., kxt.org, $30

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