7 things to do in Oak Cliff this June

June 14-17

Film fest

Make a plan for the Oak Cliff Film Festival, which showcases dozens of feature, documentary and short films over four days. Highlights include “The Passion of Joan of Arc” from 1926 with a live performance of the score, a documentary about Joan Jett and “Virus Tropical,” an animated film from Columbia that’s based on a graphic novel. 

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Buy a pack of four tickets for $35 or an all-inclusive VIP badge for $175. Individual screenings cost $11.50. Various locations, oakclifffilmfestival.com

“Opuntia,” a film directed by David Fenster (Photo courtesy of the Oak Cliff Film Festival)

June 2

Historic Jefferson tour

Walk Oak Cliff’s main drag with Heritage Oak Cliff and Preservation Dallas from 10-11 a.m.

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., heritageoakcliff.com, free

June 2

Read for fun

Encourage kids to read during the summer with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Program, which kicks off with a party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids 18 and younger can earn stamps for daily reading that can be redeemed for coupons and passes to events and attractions.

North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth St., 214.670.7555, dallaslibrary.org, free

June 7

Happy birthday, Prince

“Purple Rain” screens at 8 p.m. and then there’s a dance party with Mark Ridlin. Wear purple.

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., thetexastheatre.com, $11

June 8

Symphony in the park

Bring a picnic and blanket for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 10th concert in the park here, for the first time on a Friday night. The music starts at 8:15 p.m.

Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St., mydso.com, free

June 11

Book club

Read “The Sky is Yours” by Chandler Klang Smith, a “genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons.” It’s the Wild Detectives book club selection for June. The club meets at 7:30 p.m.

The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth St., thewilddetectives.com, free 

June 28

David Ramirez

Austin-based singer-songwriter David Ramirez records a live album at the Kessler as part of his Bootleg Tour.

The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., thekessler.org, $18-$34

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