7 things to do in Oak Cliff this February

Mardis Gras
Mardis Gras

Feb. 4
Mixed media
The 1972 film “Solaris” will be shown after “I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadow,” which incorporates live music, dance and projections. Composer Markus Reuter, producer Dutch Rall and the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group collaborated
for the show.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, $15-$16

Feb. 11 
Variety hour
Fire eating, burlesque and comedy magic are all included in this multi-act variety show. The Pretty Things PeepShow begins at 8 p.m., but the bar opens at 6 p.m.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $20-$30

Feb. 11
Little Valentine
Make Valentines and play games at this holiday-themed event, geared toward young children and their families. The hour-long activities begin at 11 a.m.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. 10th St., 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary2.org, free

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Feb. 16-26
One-act 
“Down for #TheCount” gives women a chance to be heard through this series of one-act plays. The lineup includes the world premiere of “Hypsteria,” written about the gentrification of a Latino neighborhood.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, bishopartstheatre.org, $18-$25

Feb. 24
Masquerade 
The OCarnivale Masquerade Ball wouldn’t be complete without live music, a creole food buffet and plenty of dancing. Proceeds benefit Go Oak Cliff.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., mardisgrasoakcliff.com, $50

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Feb. 25
Dash for the Beads
Race to raise money for neighborhood schools. Participate in a 1-mile walk, 5k or 10k before the annual costume contest and festival with music from Durty Laundry.
Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St., dashforthebeads.org, $20-$45

Feb. 26
Mardis Gras 
Celebrate Mardis Gras without leaving Oak Cliff at this parade featuring floats, candy and — of course — beads.  Traveling from Windomere at Davis to the Bishop Arts District, the family friendly spectacle kicks off at 4 p.m.
300-1400 blocks of West Davis, gooakcliff.com, free

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