10 things to do in November around Oak Cliff

Photo by Chris Arrant
Photo by Chris Arrant

Nov. 14
Blues, Bandits and BBQ
KNON and the Movember Foundation are beneficiaries of this barbecue competition and concert at Kidd Springs Park. Get a team together and compete in the brisket, pulled pork, pork spare rib, chicken or sausage categories for $100. Prizes are awarded in those categories as well as people’s choice. Tickets to taste the barbecue cost $20.
Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty, bluesbanditsandbbq.org, free


Nov. 1
Rachel Yamagata
This singer/songwriter is a late-night TV darling and sells out concert halls all over the world. Her new album, “Tightrope Walker,” is expected to be released this fall.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $30

Nov. 1
‘Goodfellas’
Which modern crime drama doesn’t reference “Goodfellas”? Yeah, we can’t think of one either. See the Martin Scorsese gangster flick on the big screen, in Ultra High Resolution, on its 25th anniversary.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

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Nov. 5
Beatlemania
A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles tribute band, headlines the Well Community’s third-annual benefit concert, Recovery Live. Run for Your Life, a Beatles tribute band composed of teenagers, opens the show.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $30

Nov. 7
Chicken coop tour
Elmwood residents Bill Dougherty and Fred Owen, who own Trinity Haymarket, organized this self-guided tour of 10 Oak Cliff chicken coops. The tour, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. benefits Eat the Yard.
Trinity Haymarket, 1715 Market Center Blvd., 214.202.2163, trinityhaymarket.com, $10

Nov. 7
Jazz at the TeCo
Euge Groove and Paul Taylor perform two shows, at 7 and 9:45 p.m., as part of the smooth jazz series from TeCo Theatrical Productions.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $60-$65

Nov. 14
Art Con
Make Art with Purpose is the beneficiary of Art Conspiracy 11. Artists create works on identical pieces of board, which are auctioned off starting at $20 in a big party and concert.
1311 S. Ervay, artconspiracy.org, $10

Nov. 17
Sea Lion
Deep Ellum’s favorite punk band makes its way across the river for a 9 p.m. show.
The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112, cs-tf.com, free

Nov. 20-21
Zoo campout
Spend a night at the Dallas Zoo, photographing animals after the zoo closes to the public. A gourmet dinner follows the photography session and breakfast is provided the next morning. The zoo provides jungle-style bunkhouse tents but no showers.
The Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton, 469.554.7500, dallaszoo.com, $200-$250

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Nov. 26
Norma’s Thanksgiving
The 27th annual free Thanksgiving dinner at Norma’s is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The café’s employees volunteer on this day to make sure everyone who wants one has a nice meal.
Norma’s Café, 1123 W. Davis, 214.946.4711, normascafe.com, free

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