Oak Cliff made the lead sentence of an October story in the New Yorker about Alejandro Escovedo’s new album, “The Crossing.” Escovedo, who calls our neighborhood home when he’s not on the road, “crafted a rock-and-roll epic poem,” Salon wrote in September. Catch the home stop of “The Crossing” tour with the band Don Antonio opening. $24-$36
Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St.
More info: thekessler.org
Flex your drinking agility while stretching those shopping muscles at first Thursday wine walk. Buy a glass (it’s cheaper in advance) and make your way through the shops for pours and bites. $15-$25
Where: The Bishop Arts District, Bishop Avenue at Seventh Street
More info: prekindle.com
DFW in DFW
Now is the time to join the six-month David Foster Wallace book club, which is moving on to his essays and short stories, with a group reading of “Infinite Jest” beginning this summer. Free
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 911 W. Jefferson Blvd.
More info: Lucky Dog Books Oak Cliff on Facebook
The SNL alumnus and star of “Portlandia,” also a rock-and-roll drummer, arrives in Oak Cliff bringing “Comedy for Musicians But Everyone is Welcome,” a show that describes itself. $38
Where: The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
More info: thetexastheatre.com
Calligraphy and quilting
Fabric artist/poet Jas. Mardis and calligrapher Andrea Tosten present “Written and Witnessed,” fabric and paper quilting works, up through March 29. Free
Where: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
More info: occc.dallasculture.org