Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Sunset vs. Adamson pep rally, a taco festival, classic movies and a gallery opening are among the Oak Cliff September 2013 events.
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Singer-songwriter and Oak Cliff homeboy Ray Wylie Hubbard records a live album over two nights at the Kessler Theater. The shows, which start at 8 p.m., include new songs as well as classics going back to 1975.
1201 W. Davis, thekessler.org, $20-$30
Blue vs. purple
Start making your giant mum now because the second-annual Adamson vs. Sunset pep rally starts at 6 p.m. in the Bishop Arts District. Marching bands, drill teams and football players will parade Bishop from Neely to Seventh. Sunset will rally on the Eno’s side of Bishop Arts, and Adamson will rally near Oddfellows. This event is sponsored by Go Oak Cliff, Oddfellows, Eno’s, Good Space and Craig Schenkel. The Adamson vs. Sunset football game starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
Bishop Arts District, Seventh and Bishop, gooakcliff.org, free
After the hugely successful North Texas Taco Festival in April, event organizer and Oak Cliff resident Jose Ralat Maldonado of the Taco Trail is doing it again. TacoCon brings together five taco trucks and trailers to Four Corners Brewery from 6-10 p.m. Four Corners is creating a one-off brew.
Four Corners Brewery, 423 Singleton, fcbrewing.com, free
The TeCo Performing Arts Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, hosts its annual bachelor auction and fundraiser. A VIP champagne reception for the Mardi Gras-themed event starts at 6 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m.
Bishop Arts Theater Center, 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, tecotheater.org, $35-$50
Sept. 14-Oct. 5
‘Inside and Out’
Oak Cliff-based artist Ray-Mel Cornelius shows “Inside and Out,” new paintings based on his explorations of nature.
Norwood Flynn Gallery, 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318, norwoodflynngallery.com, free
Sept. 14-Oct. 27
DesPlas exhibits “Armas Desnudas,” a collection of watercolor paintings and hair drawings that explore “the correlation between violence, the sexy and femininity.”
Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler, 214.942.5241, mfagallery.com
Bartenders from all over town will compete in the Dallas Mojito Pour-Off, where tasters can vote for their favorite by text message. The contest is from 4-8 p.m.
Trinity Groves, 340 Singleton, mojitopouroff.com, $25
Spare Parts fundraiser
Babb Bros. BBQ hosts the annual Fort Worth Avenue Development Group fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. This year’s party has a ’70s theme, and there will be prizes for the best costumes and live music from the Texas Rock Association.
Babb Bros. BBQ 330 Bedford, fortworthavenue.org, $35
‘You’re the One That I Want’
The Sunset Alumni Association hosts a “Grease” sing-along, a fundraiser for their alma mater, at 2 p.m.
Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, sunsetalumni.com, $10 online or $15 at the door