Oak Cliff native Regina Taylor’s The Trinity River Plays closes Sunday at the Wyly Theatre. And if you haven’t yet seen the Cliff-centric show, now’s your chance.
From here on out, any seat in the house goes for $20 if you use the promo code RIVER when buying tickets online. Click here to reserve a spot and learn more about the performance.
Want a sneak preview of Oddfellows, the restaurant co-owned by Jason Roberts, Amy Cowan, Scott Griggs, and some of the other bright young minds in Oak Cliff? It doesn’t officially open until early next week. But stop by the former Vitto space at 7 p.m. Thursday for the Go Oak Cliff holiday party. Donations will be presented to Sunset and Adamson high schools, and the Well Community, and no RSVP is necessary.
Coco André Chocolatier will mark its first anniversary Saturday night with “Chocolart,” an exhibit of new work by brothers Jerod and Isaac Davies. The event lasts from 7 to 11 and is free, but reservations are encouraged at the Davis Street establishment’s website.
“We are excited to celebrate our one-year anniversary here in North Oak Cliff. I knew it was a good move on our part to open up our first chocolate workshop in such a supportive, eclectic, and appreciative community,” said Andrea Pedraza (pictured), master chocolatier and owner. “We’re inviting the community to help us celebrate. It’s our way of saying thanks for making us feel so welcome in the neighborhood.”
Hey, Oak Cliff people. We’re going to do something goofy in the Dec. 17 editions of Oak Cliff People, Park Cities People, and Preston Hollow People. I’m asking readers to send me their favorite holiday cookie recipes by Dec. 3. I’m going to bake batches based on three recipes in one weekend, then bring them to my staff on Monday morning for a taste test. Think your recipe plus my baking skills can add up to deliciousness? Then send it to email@example.com.
From the Understatement of the Year Department: When I ran into Jason Roberts during Cliff Fest, I asked him how things were going. “I’ve got a few irons in the fire,” he replied. Oh, you think so, doctor?
As if Cliff Fest, the Better Block Project, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, the Happy Bullets, Oddfellows, the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, being a husband and father, eating, and sleeping weren’t enough to keep him busy, Jason is apparently looking to get a brass band together. The Oak Cliff Lions Club just forwarded this e-mail from him:
We’re wanting to see if we can get an Oak Cliff Brass Band started up … one that could play at some of our events and promote music in our area. I’ve got a feeling that there’s probably a handful of folks that have old tubas, trumpets, and trombones around, and wanted to see if you could get a note out for us. We have a somewhat immediate need — the Jingle Bells on Bishop event is right around the corner (Dec. 3-4), and we wanted to try and find a local group to help promote for the effort.
If you’re interested, call Jason directly at 469-487-6263.
Patrick Kennedy, the urban affairs columnist for D Magazine, writes about the Better Block Project in the December issue of Oak Cliff People‘s big brother. Here’s something I didn’t know until I read his piece:
Billy Joel, inspired by YouTube videos shot in Oak Cliff, underwrote a Better Block Project in his hometown of Oyster Bay, New York.
The Piano Man? Really?
Some of Fort Worth Avenue’s neediest residents were treated to an early Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of Kessler Community Church.
On Sunday afternoon, church members converged on the Miramar Hotel parking lot to serve a meal donated by Hattie’s, Cafe Brazil, Burguesa, Dream Cafe, and Hula Hotties Cafe. Once the hotel’s residents were fed, there was still about 40 boxes of food left over, said Cindi Weber, wife of pastor Dan Weber. Those boxes were taken down the street to the Cliff Manor apartments.
“We’ve been talking a lot about the people in our community who are forgotten and are right under our nose,” Cindi Weber said.
Weber said her husband’s congregation comprises about 30 families. Still, they were able to feed 60 to 70 residents of the Miramar.
“Because we’re a small church and they outnumber us, our people had to get behind it, and they did,” she said.
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