7 things to do in Oak Cliff this April

The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the bygone Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum, 1985. (Photo by David Walbert)
The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the bygone Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum, 1985. (Photo by David Walbert)

April 4
‘1984’
The Michael Radford classic film “1984” makes its one-day return to the screen. For every ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, TBD

April 6
Afterschool art
Bring the kids to the library to unwind and express their creativity with a hands-on craft project. The after-school program is held from 4:30-6 p.m.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth St., 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary.org, free

April 7
Stories and songs
Jeffrey Liles traces the roots of popular music in Dallas from the Longhorn Ballroom to the revival of Deep Ellum. “Echoes and Reverberations: An Evening of Storytelling and Songwriters” begins at 7 p.m.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $16.75

April 8
Kessler krawl
Kessler Neighbors United hosts its annual progressive cocktail party and fundraiser. Enjoy bites from Cretia’s, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., LUCK, Norma’s Café, PhD, VH Casual Dining & Bar and Davis Street Espresso. All proceeds go toward the neighborhood association, which has been working to open the Kessler Steps and fight erosion along Coombs Creek.
Knott Place Circle, kesslerneighborsunited.org, $54

April 20
‘Terror from the Sky’
In 1957, a tornado ravaged Oak Cliff and West Dallas, killing 10 people and injuring 200. Mark Doty, the City of Dallas’ chief planner, revisits the destruction during the presentation “Terror from the Sky – The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957” from 7:30-9 p.m.
Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, 401 N. Rosemont Ave., 214.946.1670, turnerhouse.org, $15-$20

April 22
Kessler Derby
Dress in your best cocktail attire, bet on your favorite horse and browse auction items at Lone Star Park’s Alysheba Ballroom. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and technology at The Kessler School.
Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, 214.942.2220, kesslerderby.com, $115-$1,400

April 28-23
Remembering Emmett Till
“The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III” recounts the story of the 13-year-old boy murdered after a white woman accused him of whistling at her in 1955. Stay for a conversation with the playwright, David Barr III, after the performance.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, bishopartstheatre.org, $17-$22


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