8 things to do in Oak Cliff in May

Brew Riot (Photo by Elliott-Muñoz)
Brew Riot (Photo by Elliott-Muñoz)


May 15

Brew Riot
More than 50 home brewers are expected to compete in the eighth-annual competition, from 4-8 p.m. In order to sample their suds and vote for the people’s choice award, you must first join the Texas Homebrew Society (which costs $25), but the festival is free to attend.
Bishop Arts District, Brewriot.com, free-$25

May 8
Keep the beat
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House, inside Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, hosts its monthly jazz jam and drum circle at 5 p.m. Bring your own instruments and beer.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kaiest, labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com, 214.337.2429, free

Las Cafeterias
Las Cafeterias

May 12
Las Cafeterias
This East Los Angeles-based band brings their Afro-Mexican, Vera Cruz-style dance music to the Kessler for an 8 p.m. show with special guest Gio Chamba and Trippy Cholo.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $15-$25

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May 14
‘Valley Girl’
“Valley Girl” is, like, totally playing at The Texas Theatre this month. All jokes aside, the show starts at 9 p.m.
The Texas Theatre, 231 West Jefferson, thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1546

May 14
Burlesque
Donna Hood began her career as a burlesque dancer touring with the queen of the art, Dita Von Teese. She’ll take the stage in our neighborhood at 7 p.m. Several other ladies who have garnered burlesque accolades from international festivals will also perform.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, thekessler.org, 214.272.8346, $25-$33

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May 23
Golf for homeless kids
Spend a day on the golf course, and help homeless youth throughout Dallas. The 18th-annual four-person scramble Promise House golf tournament is from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The day includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and a reception with an awards dinner and a silent auction. Oak Cliff-based Promise House supports homeless and runaway youth.
Bent Tree Country Club, 5201 Westgrove, 214.941.8578, promisehouse.org, $375-$1,500

May 28
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop
Iron & Wine put Sam Beam on the map. Lately the crooner has been pursing a new project. See the fruits of his collaboration with singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop when the duo takes the stage at 8 p.m.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, thekessler.org, 214.272.8346, $30

May 30
Bonnie and Clyde
Learn more about our neighborhood’s famous outlaws on this tour of their favorite haunts. Meet up with your guide, author John Neal Phillips, at 9 a.m.
The Hall of State in Fair Park, 3939 Grand, dallashistory.org, 214.421.4500, $45-$55

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