Five Oak Cliff events this fall


Sweater weather it’s not, but it is Fall in Oak Cliff, and that means its outdoor event season. If your weekends aren’t already booked from now to Thanksgiving, here are five events to give you that old autumn feeling.

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Cyclesomatic events are happening every week. Wednesday, Oct. 22, is bike to City Hall day.

The North Oak Cliff Music Festival is Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Cliff Park. Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians headline, and there is music all day, starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $25, and you can bring the whole family for $50.

The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s big fundraiser, SpareParts, is from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Manny Rodriguez Photography Studio. Tickets cost $25, and proceeds go to public art.

The fifth-annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ returns to Kidd Springs Park on Saturday, Nov. 15. This year’s event starts with a 5k at 9 a.m. Wristbands to taste the barbecue and vote in the people’s choice contest cost $20. But it’s free to hang out and watch the bands.

Art Conspiracy started in Oak Cliff as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2004. This year’s Art Con X, at 500 Singleton, benefits Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. General admission tickets cost $10, and 50 VIP tickets are available for $125.

By |2014-10-10T02:15:52-05:00October 10th, 2014|Events, News|11 Comments

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  1. Wendi Medling October 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Keep working on it, I have faith you’ll get it, but I believe your speaking more to the other commenter, who mentioned that they hadn’t seen anything about the festival except in the comments, than to me anyway. But for those who are interested, check out the event page for times, line up, etc.

  2. Emily Toman
    Emily Toman October 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    We at the Advocate do our best to cover events all over Oak Cliff. This post in particular was more of a seasonal outlook, highlighting events happening over the next couple of months, rather than this weekend. Wendi, as you mentioned, we did include the reggae festival in our “this weekend” roundup yesterday. Back in August, we promoted your studio’s free day of yoga twice, with links. We don’t intentionally ignore certain events. It’s just that there are so many and, at times, we are bound to miss some of them.

  3. Angeline Churchill October 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    The picture is Manny Rodriguez’s photography studio. It is on Ft. Worth Avenue, behind the vet’s office and the house my grandparents’ built. I believe that the original plan for the house was to refurbish it and use it in the photography work. I was honored to be invited when they broke ground for the new studio and am pleased to see both the studio and the house looking so good!

  4. Wendi Medling October 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Thanks, for the good wishes! I have no doubt that the community will overlook the lack of coverage by local media and still come out to play. I mean, who doesn’t love reggae, good food, arts, crafts, and bounce houses?! 🙂 We did get one tiny little mention by the advocate, without a link to the event, so thanks, Advocate,
    for that.

  5. Judi Glazer October 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    And, dont forget the OOCCL Home Tour on October 18/October 19.

  6. ericthegardener October 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I love the Advocate, but it does sometimes seem that a lot of events that are hyped are promoted by the same usual suspects. I like those events and am happy to hear about them, but it does seem difficult for more offbeat (for lack of a better word) event promoters to get noticed. A reggae block party that will shut down parts of Tyler and the only thing I’ve heard about it has been in the comments. I hope it goes well for you Wendi!

  7. Ryan Behring October 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Oops, there’s the copy + paste!

  8. pscrain October 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Manny Rodriguez Photography Studio

  9. Ryan Behring October 10, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Lucas – I believe the building is Manny Rodriguez’ Photography Studio. The link to FWA Development Group gives some additional info.

    Manny Rodriguez Photography Studio
    Manny Rodriguez Photography Studio

  10. Lucas Cepak October 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Can somebody please tell me what that building in the picture is?

  11. Wendi Medling October 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Let’s not forget the lively fest reggae festival this Sunday from 2-8 on Tyler street between 7th & 8th! Not sure how you keep forgetting that

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