Dec. 8 Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour
The Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association’s 26th annual holiday tour begins at the Turner House and runs noon-6 p.m. Six historic district homes, built in Prairie School and Craftsman styles, will open their doors to visitors. Listen to carolers, taste Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and Kessler Cookies samples, chat with dog rescue representatives and bid in a silent auction at the Turner House. You can buy tickets online or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association.
Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, whhometour.org, $15 at the door, $12 in advance
Through Dec. 11 ‘Art With a View’
The exhibit displays artist Mark S. Nelson’s paintings, which explore ideas of self-perception, time, mortality, spirituality and more.
The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, belmontdallas.com, free
Through Dec. 20 Sculpture exhibit
Works on display from members of the Texas Sculpture Association include cast bronze, ceramic, metal and ceiling-suspended sculptures. One highlighted artist is Oak Cliff’s own Julie Pitman.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter, free
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Jingle Bells on Bishop
Carolers and stores join in the annual festivities. An urban bazaar market will be stationed in the middle of the street.
Bishop Arts District, free
Dec. 1 ‘Holiday Eve’ performance
Start your month with some holiday tunes at Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra’s 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. concerts. Schneider, an award-winning singer-songwriter, will perform alongside a horn and string section, jazz drums and a stand-up bass. Tickets are available online.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $25-$37.50
Dec. 1 The Dallas Flea
More than 75 artisans will showcase art, furniture, home décor, jewelry, handmade items and vintage goods alongside food trucks from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The indoor market began a couple years ago to highlight grassroots artists and businesses. Oak Cliff vendors include Kitchen Beautician and f. is for frank. Parking is free.
South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar, thedallasflea.com $5 entry, children under 12 free
Dec. 8 Garden workday
Pitch in at 10 a.m. to help make Oak Cliff a bit greener at the Twelve Hills monthly workday. Bring weeding tools to help clean up the center’s butterfly garden. If it’s raining, the event will be cancelled.
Twelve Hills Nature Center, 817 Mary Cliff, twelvehills.org, free
Dec. 8 ‘Ode to Graffiti’
Oak Cliff artist Chris Bingham’s exhibit “Art in Motion: An Ode to Graffiti” opens with a 6-8 p.m. artist’s reception Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 5. The exhibit focuses on the influence of graffiti in art and society in general, “removing the dismal backgrounds that house these beautiful works of art.” While there, you can also view the gallery’s holiday show featuring the on-sale works of more than a dozen artists.
Norwood Flynn Gallery, 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318, norwoodflynngallery.com, free
Dec. 9 Christmas bazaar
Activities abound with an old-school Christmas karaoke, a chili cook-off, a cupcake walk, a family photo booth and much more. The event runs from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Proceeds go toward Christmas baskets for Oak Cliff families in need.
Tyler Street United Methodist Church, 927 W. Tenth, 214.946.8106, tsumc.org, free entry
Dec. 11 Book club
Discuss this month’s book, “A Discovery of Witches,” at 6 p.m. The novel, by Deborah Harkness, revolves around a witch, a vampire and a mysterious manuscript.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. 10th, 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary2.org, free
Dec. 12-16 ‘Black Nativity’
Langston Hughes’ play retells the story of the Nativity with gospel music, spoken word, praise dance and drums. The TeCo Theatrical Productions performances begin at 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Discounted tickets are available preview night Dec. 11.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Dec. 13 Holiday cabaret
The Turner House commemorates its 100th anniversary with a cabaret featuring vocalists Karen Fry and Marlene Bigley, who will sing “standards” inspired by ideas of time and memory. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30-9 p.m. performance. Refreshments will be served. Buy tickets online.
Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, 214.946.1670, turnerhouse.org, $15-$20
Dec. 15 Artists’ reception
Artists Jennifer and Matthew Guest kick off their exhibit with a 6-9 p.m. reception. The Guests’ pieces will be on display through Jan. 20 when the gallery is open, Saturdays and Sundays noon-5 p.m., or by appointment.
mighty fine arts, 419 N. Tyler, 214.942.5241, mfagallery.com, free
Dec. 20 ‘A Christmas Story’
The 1983 holiday classic features 9-year-old Ralphie, who is determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The movie will be shown in old school 35-millimeter film for a few days. Call or check the website for times and more screening dates.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, $8-$9.50
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