7 things to do in Oak Cliff this September

Sept. 7 
Literary party 
WordSpace, Dallas’ literary nonprofit, kicks off its 24th season from 7-9 p.m. with a performance by Inferno Texino, readings by novelist Brian Allen Carr, $1 tacos from El Padrino and drink specials.
The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth, 214.942.0108, wordspacedallas.com, free

Sept. 13
Meet your DISD
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Oak Cliff Live series presents a discussion on public schools from 6-8 p.m. Speakers include the Dallas ISD Trustee for our neighborhood Audrey Pinkerton and longtime DISD volunteer Val Haskell.
Margaret B. Henderson Elementary School, 2200 S. Edgefield Ave., ooccl.org, free

Sept. 14-24
‘In The Tall Grass’
This is the true story of Shade Schuler, a transgender woman whose body was found dumped in a field in the Medical District in 2015. Told through first-hand testimonies of transgender women of color in Dallas, this world premiere explores the circumstances that force many of them to exist in the underworld. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., 214.948.0716, bishopartstheatre.org, $18–$22

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Sept. 16
Windy days
Grab a kite and celebrate the bountiful breeze during the Trinity River Wind Festival. This dog- and bike-friendly event includes stunt-kite demonstrations, a bike ride and a 4.5-mile run, along with a salute to Mexican Independence Day. All activities take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dallas Floodway, 146 W. Commerce St., trinityriverwindfestival.com, free

Sept. 16-17
Rising Stars
Get to know the “rising stars” of the Dallas art world, from the 1920s and today, as part of Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts’ 90th anniversary. The event features an exhibit curated by local galleries. Other events vary by day.
Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, 214.946.1670, turnerhouse.org, $85

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Sept. 30 
Rock the Cliff
Bison Giving Back is a nonprofit that raises money to give scholarships to seniors graduating from Oak Cliff schools. Its big fundraiser is a 5k that starts at Lake Cliff Park at 10 a.m.
Kiest Park, 3080 S Hampton Road, rockthecliff.com, $10-$35

Sept. 30
To Your Health
This community health and wellness fair is hosted by Methodist Dallas Medical Center and includes a free health screening, live music, dance, cooking and exercise demonstrations.
The fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kidd Springs Recreation Center, 711 W. Canty St., methodisthealthsystem.org, free

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