Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 29 primaries.
This weekend, OC neighborhood associations reign supreme. West Kessler is hosting a “Spring Salad Lunch” on Saturday at 4 p.m. What a better way to get in that spring/summer mood? The main dish and drinks will be provided, but the association asks that you please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. Picnic on…
Winnetka Heights is hosting “Night in the Heights” Saturday evening, beginning at 7. Unfortunately, word on the street says “Heights passports” have sold out, but you can still purchase raffle tickets for fab goods and services from local merchants.
And what’s more fun than hunting for treasure? Stevens Park Estates and Stevens Park Village neighborhood associations are hosting garage sales, beginning at 8 a.m. You never know what amazing artifact you might come across. OCers, as you well know, are renowned for their unique home furnishings, clothing…and everything else.
This weekend’s music scene is hot, hot, hot — from jazz to classical to rock and everything in between. Ryan Thomas Becker is playing at Bar Belmont tonight at 7. Also this evening: Yells at Eels at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at 7:30; Junior Brown and Guy Forsyth at the Kessler at 8; and City Folk at Eno’s at 9. And on Sunday, check out Jonathan Palant conducting Easter Cantata with the Kessler Park United Methodist the Lake Highlands Presbyterian choirs.
Many media outlets cover political campaigns solely by keeping track of which candidates have raised the most money. I’d prefer to focus on the issues. But in the campaign for the 33rd Congressional District, I don’t think there are any truly local issues; what’s “local” for Oak Cliff probably sounds foreign in Fort Worth or Arlington. So I plan to poll all of the candidates on a handful of national issues that are key to Democrats: same-sex marriage, abortion, Obamacare, etc. Am I missing anything? Are there issues that you’d prefer we focus on instead of those three?
I’m a big-time comic-book nerd. I know, I know — you’d never guess it by looking at me. But it’s true. So I’m really excited to see The Avengers. When I asked my lovely wife if she’d see it with me, she replied, “Only if we go someplace where I can get a margarita.” I thought that meant we’d be seeing it at the Magnolia or the Angelika. I never imagined the year’s biggest mainstream blockbuster would be shown at the Texas Theatre. But, sure enough, the screenings begin at midnight on May 3.
I got an invitation yesterday to meet state Rep. Marc Veasey, one of the 11 Democrats competing to represent the 33rd Congressional District. It was sent by Scott Chase, but it was signed by these folks:
Diane & Corky Sherman
Debra Witter & Scott Chase
Lee Ruiz and Chris Barker
Brian Stoltz and Anne Hagan
These Oak Cliff residents write, “It’s important that we elect representatives like Marc, who will bring new economic opportunities to our communities, support President Obama, and make the necessary policy decisions to get us back on track.” They’ll host Veasey — and you, maybe — from 5:30 to 7 tomorrow at 509 N. Montclair Ave.
If I can’t make it, do me a favor and ask the candidate a question that’s been nagging at the back of my brain. His bio on the Legislature’s website says his son is named Adam Clayton Veasey. Are the Veaseys huge fans of the U2 bassist, or is that just a coincidence?
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that the Park and Recreation Board had approved a $41,000 contract for Linda Tycher to study how the trail, garden, and erosion control could be improved at Kidd Springs Park. Our story said the contract was still subject to approval by the City Council, but the contract has landed on the consent agenda for today’s council meeting. So, barring something unexpected, consider it approved.
Also on the agenda for today is a public hearing on the expansion of Planned Development District 811, a.k.a. The Canyon in Oak Cliff, by 9.1 acres. When this went before the City Plan Commission, no letters in opposition were received and nobody showed up to speak against it. So, again, expect smooth sailing.
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