Through May 21
“Bruises” is an immersive dance experience that depicts mixed martial artists fighting to reach their goals. Jeff Colangelo and Katy Tye direct the production, which was funded by a $10,000 grant from the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org, free with RSVP
Cinco De Mayo
One of the city’s oldest celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a parade, festival and car show along Jefferson Boulevard. While you’re there, watch competitors contend for best margarita and best taco titles.
Jefferson Boulevard, oakcliffarts.org, free
Express your creativity and hone your artistic skills during the library’s adult painting group from 2-3 p.m. Supplies are provided.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth St., 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary2.org, free
Karaoke, food and drinks are on tap at Barbara’s Pavilion to celebrate Nurse Appreciation Night. Belt out your favorite songs for the caregivers from 5-10 p.m.
Barbara’s Pavilion, 325 Centre St., 214.941.2145, facebook.com/barbaras.pavillion, free
Hear what sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage has to say about intimacy at 7 p.m. Dallas-based literary nonprofit WordSpace hosts the event.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.838.3554, wordspacedallas.com, $35-$400
If you’re counting down the days until the return of the Oak Cliff Film Festival in June, attend this salon series where co-founder Barak Epstein provides a sneak preview of the programs from 7:30-9 p.m. The four-day fest has been a neighborhood tradition since 2011.
Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, 401 N. Rosemont Ave., 214.946.1670, turnerhouse.org, $15-$20
‘The World Turned Upside Down’
The comedic story about a group of English prisoners of war who plot their escape as the American Revolution comes to a close. Shenanigans and buffoonery start at 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., 214.948.0716, bishopartstheatre.org, $10-$15