6 things to do this October

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Elliot Muñoz

Free squeeze 

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A strolling party in Bishop Arts and free mammograms are on tap this year for Shop Eat Drink Pink, from 6-9 p.m. Methodist Health System’s mammography bus will provide 12 mammograms, funded by the Mammogram Poster Girls, during the event. Call to schedule an appointment, 214.947.3441. The VIP event at House of Dirt includes dinner, dessert, cocktails and entertainment. $25-$60

When: Oct. 4 

Where: Bishop Avenue at Seventh Street 

More Info: mammogrampostergirls.org

National night out

Find your neighborhood association’s gathering or attend the Kings Highway Conservation District’s National Night Out with Owls from 5-7 p.m. Window to the Wild will bring a screech owl and a great horned owl. Methodist Dallas Medical Center celebrates with a cookout and kids activities in Hitt Auditorium, Colorado at Bishop, from 6-8 p.m., free

When: Oct. 2

Where: Twelve Hills Nature Center, 817 Mary Cliff Road

More Info: twelvehills.org

Nina, 1962

“The Champions,” based on true events, portrays a turbulent day in the life of Nina Simone and kicks off the theater’s 25th season. $18-$30

When: Oct. 11-28

Where: Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

More Info: bishopartstheatre.org

Lively up yourself

The fifth-annual roots-reggae festival Oak Cliff Lively Fest features live music from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. free

When: Oct. 14

Where: Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd.

More Info: oakclifflivelyfest.com

New Orleans brass

Put a little wiggle in your back with Rebirth Brass Band and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, starting at 8 p.m. $26-$56

When: Oct. 20

Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis

More Info: thekessler.org

Horror and dancing

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet performs a “Suspiria”-inspired piece at 8 p.m., followed by an 8:30 screening of the original Dario Argento masterpiece. $16

When: Oct. 31

Where: The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

More Info: thetexastheatre.com

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