9 things to do in October around Oak Cliff

Audubon center campout
Audubon center campout

Oct. 2
Audubon center campout
RAFT takes over the campground at the Trinity River Audubon Center for a moonlit hike and party around the campfire. Campsites cost $25 per night and can be purchased in the center’s lobby.
Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S. Great Trinity Forest Way, 214.309.5801, raftdallas.org


Oct. 2
Jazz night
The Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s jazz series returns with two shows, 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., from Larry Carlton and Althea Rene.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $60-$65

Oct. 3
Pergola dedication
The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department celebrate the restoration of the stone pergola at Kiest Park at 10 a.m. The Works Progress Administration built the pergola in 1934 and it was restored last year.
Kiest Park, 3080 S. Hampton, friendsofoakcliffparks.org, free

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Oct. 10
Diorama time
Diorama-o-rama is a big party where local artists and others offer dioramas to be auctioned in a fundraiser for the Oak Cliff Foundation and the Texas Theatre building. There are awards for the best dioramas, plus food and drinks. A 9 p.m. concert at the Texas Theatre features New Fumes and Botany and is free with a Diorama-o-rama ticket.
Jefferson Tower Events, 351 W. Jefferson, $10

Oct. 10
Jimmie Vaughan
Oak Cliff’s own rock and blues great Jimmie Vaughan brings his Tilt-A-Whirl band to the Kessler.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $20-$48

Oct. 11
SRV memorial ride
A 3 p.m. group bike ride will tour Oak Cliff, stopping at some of the childhood haunts of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan before returning for an outdoor screening of “When Dallas Rocked,” the documentary from Oak Cliff resident Kirby Warnock.
The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth, 214.942.0108, bikefriendlyoc.org, free

Oct. 12
Golf for the Parks
Take Monday off and play golf. It’s for the neighborhood! Proceeds from North Oak Cliff Greenspace Inc.’s Golf For the Parks tournament go to improving parks and trails in our neighborhood, particularly the Coombs Creek Trail. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a 1 p.m. start.
Stevens Park Golf Course, 1005 N. Montclair, 214.670.7506, $150 per player

Oct. 17-18
Home tour
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Fall Home Tour showcases ten homes throughout the neighborhood in a self-guided tour. The tour, from noon-6 p.m. both days, is the league’s major fundraiser, and proceeds go back to the neighborhood in the form of grants. Tickets are available in advance online or at “ticket central,” 7th and Bishop, on the days of the tour.
Various locations, ooccl.org, $20

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Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Bicycle and beer expo
The Texas Custom Bicycle Show is now the Texas Bicycle and Beer Expo, brought to Dallas by Oak Cliff Cargo Bikes. Custom frame builders will exhibit, as well as many other bike-related manufacturers and retailers. It’s from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, amid Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s annual Spookycross cyclocross races.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1515 S. Harwood, 214.205.4205, texasbicycleandbeerexpo.com, free

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