Aug. 3

Sounds of Oak Cliff

Cygnus and Mattie perform at the Sounds of Oak Cliff series, thanks to a grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Where: Top Ten Records, 338 W. Jefferson Blvd.

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Aug. 9

Camp horror, literally

A recorded-from-cable VHS tape that middle-school girls whose parents were divorced brought to sleepovers in 1986, “Sleepaway Camp” brings all the camp. Felissa Rose, who plays the film’s lead role, will be in attendance.

Where: Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

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Aug. 13

Roots and rock

Lunch and learn with professor Janice Franklin of Mountain View College and the Dallas Historical Society. Franklin, also a distinguished musician, brings a free lecture on the influence of African Americans in jazz, rock, blues, Tejano and country music.

Where: The Hall of State, 3939 Grand Ave.

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Aug. 15

Musical revival

Americana rockers Jamestown Revival, a “Southern and Garfunkel” band from Austin, perform, with singer/songwriter Ian Noe opening. $20

Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St.

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Aug. 24

Man, myth, legend

A man so interesting he starred in the biopic of his own life when he was only 31, Juan Gabriel was more legend than man. Juan Gabriel is like if Michael Jackson and Liberace somehow had a Mexican love child that turned out to be a pure angel. Chuck Norris used to cry at Juan Gabriel concerts. Celebrate the artist, the myth, the megastar at this second-annual Juan Gabriel Festival. Mariachi musicians start at 3 p.m., followed by dance performances and prize giveaways. Impersonator Ernesto Rangel goes on at 6 p.m., followed by an open-mic talent show and Rangel with mariachis as the big encore. Admission is free.

Where: Mercado 369, 369 W. Jefferson Blvd.

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