July 27-Aug. 30 

All abuzz

Ari Brielle, an emerging artist out of the University of North Texas, shows “Safe Place,” which explores the politicization of the black feminine body: ownership, self care, community, and agency of one’s body and experience. She says the exhibit “works with the ways in which black femmes adorn our bodies (which are often not safe from scrutiny, appropriation or violence) and our connection to each other and the natural world, bees, in particular…”

Where: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.

More info: occc.dallasculture.org

July 6

Rock ‘n’ roll summer

Get loose with Oak Cliff’s own Adam & the Figurines, who headline this show with openers, Nashville rock/country duo Volk, and The Prof. Fuzz 63 — a Dallas-based touring band composed of a husband-and-wife with their son on the drums. The invitation: “Hang out. Rock out. Buy records. Oak Cliff!” 

Where: Spinster Records, 829 W Davis St.

More info: spinsterrecords.com

July 14

French connection

Act like you know: Oak Cliff’s roots include the 1855 utopian French, Belgian and Swiss colony La Reunion. Conspire for the resistance at Bastille on Bishop. Or just have some wine and cheese, meet your neighbors and check out all the new things Bishop Arts offers. $18-$40

Where: Bishop Arts District, 408 N. Bishop Ave.

More info: bastilleonbishop.com

July 11

Teen writing workshop

Bring ideas for a graphic novel to this workshop that has resources for planning, writing and drawing a graphic novel or comic. Also celebrate graphic-novel month with “DC vs. Marvel: The Great Debate,” come prepared to argue for your favorite, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 8. Find events from mah jong for adults to self-help groups and urban cycling classes at the Hampton-Illinois and North Oak Cliff libraries by clicking “calendar” on their homepages.

Where: North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. 10th St.

More info: Dallaslibrary.org

July 19

Honey for your soul

Forget what ails you for a couple of hours and bob your head with the sick bass lines, mean guitar riffs and all-around hip shaking jams of Austin-based festival favorite Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist Walker Lukens opens. $20 (plus $5 fee)

Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St.

More info: thekessler.org