This weekend: Cookie Monster, block party, home tour, Latin jazz


Cookie Monster appears at the North Oak Cliff Library from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 16, as part of Every Day is Reading and Writing Day.

A Tyler/Davis Block Party starts at 6 p.m. Friday. Businesses in the district, including the soon-to-open BBBop, will offer bites, drinks, music, sales, and party vibes.

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The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Fall Home Tour is Saturday and Sunday. The tour includes 10 houses and costs $20.

The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce hosts a Fall Harvest Festival at Mountain View College Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The free event includes Dallas Police Department helicopter tours, a stage for live music and ballet folklorico, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, nature hikes, community garden tours and more.

The Wild Detectives offers a lineup of Latin jazz Saturday, Oct. 17. The Christian Valdés Quintet performs, and afterward, a screening of Calle 54, a documentary chronicling 13 giants of Latin jazz, including Tito Puente, Michel Camilo and Bebo Valdés.

The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff hosts the Labyrinth Walk Psychic and Holistic Fair from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The fair offers several types of psychic readings, reflexology, reiki and more. The festival itself is free, but sessions cost $20 for 15 minutes.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey’s women’s conference, featuring former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, is from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday at Kidd Springs Park.


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