7 Things to do in Oak Cliff this October

Lively Fest
Lively Fest

Oct. 1
Lively Fest
Featuring live performances, art and vendors, this reggae-inspired event celebrates diversity in Dallas. Oak Cliff Lively Fest also offers kids’ activities.
Kiest Park, 2179 W. Kiest Blvd, facebook.com/DFWLivelyFest, free

Oct. 1
pumpkin patch
Kids can select a pumpkin to carve while adults choose fall mums from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kessler Pumpkin Patch and street fair. A pony carousel, petting zoo, face painting and carnival games also will be available.
Kessler School, 1215 Turner Ave., kesslerpumpkinpatch.com, free

Oct. 2
Blessing of the Animals
Celebrate the bond between people and their pets by stopping by this communitywide event. Neighbors who live in zip codes 75208 and 75231 can have their animals blessed, spayed, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped for free.
Tyler Street United Methodist Church, 927 W. 10th St., gypsydogops.com, free

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Oct. 6
Wine Walk
Sip wine and raise funds for breast cancer early detection at the annual Shop, Eat, Drink, Pink fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. The event kicks off with the Bishop Arts Wine Walk, and funds raised go toward breast cancer early detection programs at Methodist Charlton Women’s Imaging.
Bishop Arts District, shopeatdrinkpink.com, $35

Oct. 15
art walk west
Explore West Dallas’ best studios and galleries at the second annual Art Walk West. Sponsored by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the event offers live music and art.
Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication St., 214.948.1546, westdallaschamber.com, free

Oct. 15-16
House hunting
Explore several neighborhood homes during the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Fall Home Tour. The tour raises funds for neighborhood and local nonprofit projects.
Various locations, ooccl.org, $20

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Oct. 20-30
Local theater
“Ruined” revolves around one woman’s life in war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. The production is based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., 214.948.0716, bishopartstheatre.org,
$12-$22

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