Blues, Bandits & BBQ and other weekend events

Photo courtesy of Go Oak Cliff
Photo courtesy of Go Oak Cliff

The two-day outdoor meat and music fest known as Blues, Bandits and BBQ kicks off Friday night. Pit masters and their teams will camp out at Kidd Springs Park, where bands play from 6-9 p.m. The music starts up again at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, culminating in a 5 p.m. performance by the Stratoblasters. Barbecue tasting and voting is from 1-3 p.m. Tickets to taste and vote cost $20, and proceeds benefit KNON. Otherwise, entry is free.

Oak Cliff’s the Basement Gallery opens a show called “There Goes the Neighborhood” at the Latino Cultural Center Friday. The show runs through Jan. 7.

The Texas Theatre’s offerings this weekend include The Stooges documentary “Gimme Danger.”

Oak Cliff’s own Ray Wylie Hubbard celebrates his 70th birthday with two shows at the Kessler, Thursday and Friday.

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