What’s Cookin’ In The Cliff This Weekend?
Although Halloween isn’t officially ’til Monday, this weekend is filled with ghosts and goblins, spooks and treats. So have at it…
Head over to the North Oak Cliff Library (302 West Tenth Street) for the Bishop Arts Foundation’s premier “Dia De Los Muertos” — a celebratory event honoring Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” (from 3 to 8 p.m.). Greiner Middle School’s mariachi band will entertain; Sunset and Adamson high school’s drill teams will perform; and fifth- and sixth-graders from La Academia de Estrellas will decorate alters for late historical figures. You’re also invited to stroll an onsite graveyard, hear some spooky storytelling, checkout a ballet folklore performance, and do some arts and crafts with the kiddos, such as decorating skull masks. Local vendors will be onsite offering up their yummy Mexican cuisine, and the festival will conclude with a candlelight procession through the graveyard and alters.
What could be more fun than racing your bike dressed like a zombie? On Saturday starting at 10 a.m., Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is holding its final Cyclesomatic event — “Spooky Cross Cyclocross Race” — at Rosemont Elementary School. You can race (and maybe win some cash) or go as a spectator — high entertainment, minus the dinero. Woman, man, or child, there’s a race for you — nine total, with names like “Living Dead Masters,” “She-Devil Women’s Open,” “Brain-Dead Junior Open,” and “Kiddie & First-Time Rider Race.” And word on the street says if you don a Halloween costume, you just might get a treat! Register at bikereg.com or on the day of the event.
Kiddos go wild for Halloween on Friday: Starting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Rosemont Elementary School is holding a “Literacy Parade,” in which — you guessed it — the kids dress up as characters from their favorite books or stories. Third- through fifth-graders can also dress up as vocabulary words. (That could get pretty fun.) Greiner Middle School students are having a “Grease Monster” Halloween-mask contest at 9:30 a.m.; and The Kessler School students will march in a costume parade at 11:30 a.m.
If you’d like to scare (or laugh) yourself to death, check out Texas Theatre’s “Devil’s Double-Feature Night” on Sunday, with And Now the Screaming Starts and Night of the Living Dead, starting at 7 p.m. Or on Friday, Urban Acres is offering a free screening of Young Frankenstein at 8 p.m.