This weekend: Flamenco, Fiestas Patrias, LGBT short plays

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The Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival opens tonight at the Texas Theatre, and events continue through the next 10 days, culminating in a concert at the Kessler Theater Saturday, Sept. 24. Flamenco performers will stroll the Bishop Arts District from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Find the full listing of events here.

The third-annual Play Pride playwright competition opens Thursday and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. The show features short plays from six LGBT writers. They compete for $1,000 cash, awarded based on audience votes.

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Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts presents Dallas Fiestas Patrias at the Latino Cultural Center Saturday. Live music starts at 7 p.m. Latin Express performs at 8:15 p.m. The traditional Cry of Dolores is at 9 p.m., and Mariachi Lone Star performs at 10. Find the full listing of events here.

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The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts presents its annual Rising Star exhibit this weekend. Several Dallas galleries will present new work from artists they consider to be rising stars of the art world. And as part of the society’s 90th anniversary, there will be a retrospective of Dallas artists from the 1920s. An artists reception and gallery talk is from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. It costs $85 and includes membership to the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts as well as appetizers, wine and a signature cocktail. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

It’s not too late to pick a foursome and play the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Monday afternoon at the Golf Club of Dallas. Sign up here.

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