01.07.11 BORDER BANDITS $8 Kirby Warnock has spent the last five years investigating what really happened during the notorious bandit raid near McAllen Ranch almost 100 years ago. What he discovered resulted in the acclaimed documentary “Border Bandits”, which screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson. The film chronicles the tumultuous time in Texas history and what it means today. As the story goes, Kirby’s grandfather, Roland Warnock, witnessed the raid, aimed at James B. McAllen, who was holding a 14-year-old Mexican girl hostage in his home. Two innocent Mexican-Americans were killed in the process and buried three days later. Recently, Harvard professor Louis Gates discovered that one of the men killed is an ancestor of actress Eva Longoria. The event coincides with the Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s photography exhibit “La Gente de la Revolucion”, commemorating the Mexican Revolution. A Q&A session with Warnock will follow the screening. For more details, call 214.942.4905 or visit borderbanditsmovie.com.

THROUGH 01.15 LIFE ON THE LINE FREE Inspired by the public sculpture at Seventh and Belmont, the Davis Foundry studio gallery presents “Life on the Line”, an exhibit showcasing old trolley rails that fed into the Bishop Arts District as early as 1903. Gallery, 509 W. Davis, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. For more details, call 214.948.6969.

01.08 POETRY READING FREE Cliff Notes Prolonged Media, owned by Carlos and Opalina Salas, will host its monthly poetry reading 8-10 p.m. at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, 410 N. Tyler. For details, call 214.942.5241.

01.22-02.27 GALLERY OPENING FREE The Mighty Fine Arts Gallery will feature an exhibition by artists Katie Gelinas, Adriana Martinez Mendoza and Polly Perez. The show opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 419 N. Tyler. For more details, call 214.942.5241 or visit mfagallery.com.