Courtesy of Kraig Parker

Courtesy of Kraig Parker

Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
If it’s August, it’s time to shake, rattle and roll in Oak Cliff. El Ranchito pays tribute to the King of Rock’n’roll with an Elvis impersonation contest, open to any hound dog or teddy bear who signs up, Aug. 7 and 21. Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker kicks up his blue suede shoes in a performance Aug. 14, and Johnny Lovett gets all shook up on stage Aug. 28. There is a $5 cover charge for these Wednesday-night performances, which can be paid as part of food or bar tabs. 610 W. Jefferson, 214. 946.4238

Aug. 1
Origami class
Learn to repurpose old books, magazines and paper by making a “masu” gift box in this free class from 2-4 p.m.
Hampton Illinois Library, 2951 S. Hampton, 214.670.7646

Aug. 1
Fork Fight
This is like Trinity Groves’ version of “Iron Chef.” Fork Fight is a cook-off between planned restaurants at Trinity Groves. Up Aug. 1 are Luck and Resto Gastro Bistro. Tickets cost $75 and include two cocktails, two appetizers, two salads, two entrees and two desserts, one each from both competitors. 3015 Gulden

Aug. 1-4
‘Planet of the Apes’
“Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” The Texas Theatre screens this 1968 sci-fi classic.
231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, call for times and ticket prices

Aug. 3
Rock show
Fort Worth-based We the Sea Lions perform a 9 p.m. show at The Foundry.
2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112, free

Aug. 6
Movie night
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff screens the documentary “Married & Counting” in its free first Tuesday film series at 7 p.m.
3839 W. Kiest, 214.337.2429

Aug. 17
Poetry slam
The Bishop Arts Theater Center hosts “Brave Young Voices,” a night of spoken word, live music and dance. Featured artists include Will Richey, Alejandro Perez and Individual World Poetry Slam champion Joaquin Zihuatanejo.
215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Aug. 23
Los Lonely Boys
San Angelo’s own “Texican rock’n’rollers” perform two shows at the Kessler Theater 6:30 and 9 p.m.
1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $20-$45