The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts hosts “Ragtime, A Musical Narration,” from 7:30-9 tonight, Nov. 8, at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont. Oak Cliff-based pianist Robert Edwards performs and narrates the history of ragtime. Tickets cost $15 for students and fine arts members and $20 otherwise.
Blues great Taj Majal performs at City Performace Hall tonight, Nov. 8.
The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce hosts Party for the Parks, a fundraiser for Coombs Creek Trail and Stevens Park Golf Course from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Stevens Park clubhouse, 1005 N. Montclair. Tickets cost $50 and include snacks, beer and wine.
Run for the Rhinos 5k and 1k runs at the Dallas Zoo start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Crosswise Players of Tyler Street United Methodist Church perform “Stained Glass, Cleansed Hearts,” as part of the church’s centennial celebration. The play was inspired by the church’s eight stained glass widows. The free performances start at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-11.
Switching Gears Cyclery in Expo Park, whose c0-owne Colin Clarke is from Oak Cliff, hosts its “grander re-opening” party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bike shop moved into the old Bar of Soap.
The Power Station in Deep Ellum, Oil and Cotton and the Writer’s Garrett offer Generations, a free family day with craft activities from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Power Station, 3816 Commerce. Laura Barth Turner teaches a camera phone workshop and Lisa Huffaker teaches a poetry workshop, among other opportunities. I reiterate: It’s free!