7 things to do in Oak Cliff this August

Pups and kitties

What is the world coming to? The Dallas Video Fest is adding dogs to its cat video festival this year, making it the “paw fest.” Cute and funny animal vids from 7-9 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds goes to animal charities.

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., thetexastheatre.org, $15

AUG. 2

FAMILY STYLE

A new locally produced documentary about Oak Cliff’s famous Vaughan brothers, Jimmie and Stevie Ray, premieres at 7:30 p.m. “From Nowhere” features interviews with Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Billy Gibbons, Nile Rodgers and Jimmie Vaughan.

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., thetexastheatre.org, $12

 

AUG. 5

KIDS IN THE CLIFF

This weekly book club for children starts at 11 a.m. Lanie DeLay reads two or three stories, and all ages are welcome.

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

AUG. 9-10

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

This Texas troubadour, who was raised in Oak Cliff, plays a two-night stand with Lisa Morales opening the show.

The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., thekessler.org, $24

AUG. 11

HOT TROT

Run a half marathon, 10k or 5k and support the Assist the Officer Foundation. The Hot Trot Half starts at 7:30 a.m.

Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, Beckley at Singleton, raceroster.com, $50-$85

AUG. 19

HOT ROD MOVIE NIGHT

The Dallas Lowlifes Car Club sponsors a free movie screening at 7 p.m. Bring the kids, snacks and chairs and check out classic cars and scooters.

Tyler Station, 1300 S. Polk St., tylerstation.com, free

AUG. 25

JUAN GABRIEL FESTIVAL

Mercado369 celebrates beloved Mexican singer Juan Gabriel with a talent contest at the Texas Theatre from 4-6 p.m. Singers and musicians will perform Juan Gabriel songs, and the audience will choose their favorite to win $500 in cash. A free party at Mercado follows.

Mercado369, 369 W. Jefferson Blvd., mercado369.com, $5

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