9 things to do in September around Oak Cliff

The Vaughan brothers as children: Photo courtesy of Martha Vaughan
The Vaughan brothers as children: Photo courtesy of Martha Vaughan

Sept. 3
Vaughan tribute
Neighbors want to raise $68,000 to commission artwork at Kiest Park honoring Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All proceeds from this concert, with performances from Jim Suhler, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Carolyn Wonderland will go to the project. The musicians are expected to pay tribute to the Vaughans as well as Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, The Nightcaps and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Guitars autographed by celebrities will be auctioned off between sets.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $75-$250


Sept. 1
Deepwater Horizon
“The Great Invisible,” a documentary about Deepwater Horizon, the offshore drilling rig that exploded off the coast of Houston in 2010, causing the largest oil spill in U.S. waters and killing 11 people, is the First Tuesday Social Justice Film.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429, firsttuesdayfilms.org, free

Sept. 4-6
‘Turbo Kid’
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this 2015 Canadian film is about a young solitary scavenger who is obsessed with comic books but has to man up and save the girl of his dreams.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

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Sept. 5
Artist DIY
Oak Cliff’s own Daniel Yanez, aka Artist DIY of the Basement Gallery, opens a solo show at Deep Ellum shoe store Epocha.
Epocha, 2540 Elm, 972.863.9260, epochadallas.com, free

Sept. 8
Book club
The North Oak Cliff Library’s book club selection for September is the historical novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The club meets at 6 p.m.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth, 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary.org, free

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Sept. 10
The Weight
The Band had massive hits, including “The Weight,” “Ophelia,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “Arcadian Driftwood,” “Makes No Difference,” “Rag Momma Rag” and so many more. The Weight, the band, includes members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $28-$42

Sept. 10-20
Play Pride
The second-annual Play Pride LGBT Festival from TeCo Theatrical Productions features one-act plays from local playwrights. Audience members vote for their favorites, and one author will win $500.
Bishop Arts Theater Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $15-$20

Sept. 19
Rock the Cliff
The second-annual Rock the Cliff 5k funds scholarships for Oak Cliff high school students. It starts at 10 a.m., and there’s also a 1-mile fun run.
Lake Cliff Park, Colorado at Zang, rockthecliff.com, $10-$35

Sept. 26
90th birthday
Sunset High School celebrates its 90th anniversary with an official dedication of a Dallas County historical marker and Texas Registered Landmark designation. The event includes tours of the school and speeches from students. RSVP to sunsetbisons@gmail.com.
Sunset High School cafeteria, 2120 W. Jefferson, 972.502.1500, sunsetalumni.com, free

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