The hometown of T-Bone Walker meets slow-cooked beef, pork and chicken at Blues, Bandits and BBQ. Competitive meat-smokers set up their rigs and baby their briskets all night long before the festivities. Music, barbecue tasting and beer-drinking is on Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty
More info: gooakcliff.org
Día de los muertos
Enjoy the sweetness of life at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s Day of the Dead celebration with music, dance performances, food, art and a night market.
Where: CocoAndré Chocolatier, 508 W. Seventh St.
More info: occc.dallasculture.org
Run a flat course — 5k, 10k and half-marathon distances — and enjoy the scenery of the Trinity River plus craft beer at the after party.
Where: Continental Bridge Gateway Plaza, Singleton Boulevard at Beckley Avenue
More info: trinityriverrun.redpodium.com
Gain a new appreciation for the 1993 satire “Last Action Hero” at this 8 p.m. showing, which is followed by music performances from Yaz Mean, Mountain of Smoke and Son of Stan.
Where: The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
More info: thetexastheatre.com
The Suffers are coming straight outta H-Town for your dancing shoes. Dazz & Brie, a woman-fronted rock band from Little Rock, opens.
Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St.
More info: thekessler.org