Blues, Bandits and BBQ Photo by Elliott Munoz

Watch a video here from last year’s Blues, Bandits and BBQ event!

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents Cyclesomatic

Go Oak Cliff is moving its Blues, Bandits and BBQ festival to Lake Cliff Park, at Colorado and Zang, this year. Organizers will fence off a huge area of the park for stages for bands, beer and food from Lockhart Smokehouse and Spiral Diner. The event features a barbecue contest, live music and games for the whole family. The barbecue competition entry fee is $100 and includes categories for brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage and pulled pork. Wristbands to taste the barbecue cost $15, and tickets to the festival cost $10.

FREE Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents bike-centric activities and events throughout the month. Events include tours of White Rock Lake, a ride to City Hall, a cyclecross race, a scavenger hunt, a Ray Charles tour of Dallas and more.

FREE Eight Oak Cliff residents are opening their backyard hen houses to the curious. Maps of the chicken coop tour, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., are available at or at Repotted, 700 W. Davis.

The haunted house at Oil & Cotton

10.22-10.24 ST. VINCENT
St. Vincent, aka Texas native Annie Clark, plays two shows at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, to promote her new album, “Strange Mercy.” 214.272.8346

FREE Once you’ve visited the over-the-top Halloween set up at the Granado family’s houses on Beckley near Zang, check out the haunted house at Oil & Cotton,837 W. 7th, starting at 5 p.m. It is kid-friendly, but beware: The creative gals of O&C and pals likely will make things more terrifying the later it gets.