10 things to do in December around Oak Cliff

La Virgen de Guadalupe
La Virgen de Guadalupe

Dec. 4-Jan. 15
La Virgen de Guadalupe
This annual exhibit, now in its 20th year, honors the patron saint of Mexico. This year’s exhibit is the start of an art exchange between the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso. Art teachers from those schools will show their work here. And Dallas artists have the opportunity to show their work in a similar exhibition in El Paso. This is the first of many planned collaborations between exhibit curator Jose Vargas and Samuel A. Garcia of El Paso, a gallery curator and instructor.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777,
dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter, free

Dec. 1
‘Iris’
The Albert Maysles documentary about nonagenarian fashion maven Iris Apfel is this month’s first Tuesday social justice film.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest, firsttuesdayfilms.org, free

Dec. 4
Darlingside
This Massachusetts-based band’s sound blends ‘60s folk with classical arrangements, harmonies and wit.
Kessler Park United Methodist Church, 1215 Turner, thekessler.org, $15

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Dec. 4-6
Holiday mercantile
Local artisans offer their wares for your gift-buying pleasure.
Oil and Cotton, 817 W. Davis, 214.942.0474, oilandcotton.com, free

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Dec. 5
Jingle Bells on Bishop
Shop local while enjoying neighborhood specials, carolers and a visit with Santa.
Bishop Arts District, Seventh and Bishop, bishopartsdistrict.com, free

Dec. 5
Tamale Libre!
Taste the best homemade tamales in Oak Cliff, and vote for your favorite, during this fundraiser for the Bishop Arts Neighborhood Association, from 6-10 p.m.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd, $10

Winnekta Heights Holiday home tour
Winnekta Heights Holiday home tour

Dec. 5
Holiday home tour
The City of Dallas named Winnekta Heights as a historic district 33 years ago, and six of the neighborhood’s most interesting homes will be open to ticketed guests during the annual Holiday Home Tour. Those who purchase the VIP package for $30 will also enjoy a champagne reception and an exclusive tour of a seventh neighborhood home. The tour is noon-6 p.m.
Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, whhometour.org, $12-$30

Dec. 11
‘Bikes vs. Cars’
This documentary about the growing conflict in urban planning between bike infrastructure and cars starts at 7 p.m.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com

Dec. 10-20
‘Black Nativity’
TeCo Theatrical Productions continues its tradition of producing Langston Hughes’ telling of the Christmas story through praise dance, gospel music, poetry and folk spirituals. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $22 at the door.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org

Dec. 18
‘Holiday Shindig’
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis perform two Christmas shows at 6 and 9 p.m.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org,
$22-$34

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