Be sure to check out Georgia Fisher’s rad feature detailing tattoo shops in Oak Cliff in this Friday’s edition. As part of the story, we feature Cody Biggs, who just opened Taboo Tattoo in the Bishop Arts District.
If you happened to catch my post earlier this morning “What’s Cookin’ In The Cliff This Weekend?”, you hopefully got wind of the Paws in the City/303 Bar & Grill collaboration to adopt out dogs tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m.
Well, I just found a reason you have to go: Meet Sadie. Sadie is admittedly adorable (we don’t have to tell you…she’s smiling at you, at left); she has a vibrant personality, and is quite the intelligent lil’ pup.
Bonus: She’s fully potty-trained, relishes tricks, and walks well on a leash. Kelly Carden with Paws in the City tells us that Sadie adores jaunts to the park, “and before having a blast playing with her fellow furry friends, she insists on the formality of doggie introductions to both canines and humans — she has yet to meet a foe! Sadie is a stellar car companion and challenges you to beat her in a game of tug of war! She is, of course, a lovely little lady, who loves cuddles and showing how truly lovable she is. She really is the perfect little pup!”
There will be plenty more pooches on hand just as fab as Sadie, so head over to 303, grab a beer and burger, and, of course, a pup!
Rock Williams and younger brother David Lewis, who both grew up in Oak Cliff, will premiere their short film, “By Man’s Hand” at 6 p.m. Sunday at downtown Fort Worth’s Four Day Weekend Theater. The premiere, which is sponsored by the non-profit Endeavor Cinema Group, is open to the public. The venue asks for a $5 donation to attend.
Williams wrote, directed, and had a role in the film, while Lewis was the executive producer. The synopsis of the film reads: “At the crossroads where science and religion collide, one everyman is on the run with stolen DNA from the holy Shroud of Turin. Pursued by evil men in black, he must stop a human cloning project and save the women he loves in order to save mankind from an unnatural apocalypse.”
Tonight is the ultimate “Cover” night at the Kessler Theater — “Homage Nation: Local Artists Cover Their Influences.” A handful of some of OC’s fave local artists are getting together tonight for an evening of thoughtful covers. Each artist has chosen a legacy that influenced him at some point in his career. On the docket: Christ Holt of Sorta and Chad Stockslager of The King Bucks will cover Simon and Garfunkel; Brent Best of Slobberstone will do a set of Paul Westerberg songs; Ryan Thomas Becker of RTB2 will do a tribute to Sparklehorse; and Nicholas Altobelli is taking on Ryan Adams. This show is sure to be a blast of past, present, and future!
OK, so we know it’s likely to be over 100 degrees tomorrow, but com’ on and pretend it’s December for the day. Kessler Park United Methodist Church is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Vendors will be selling everything from homemade holiday goods to vintage jewelry to books and CDs. Not to mention, there will be plenty of Christmas decorations, carols, and, er, hot dogs? OK. Sounds good for July.
Lookin’ for a furry friend? Paws In the City and 303 Bar & Grill in the BAD are hosting a dog adoption tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. Relax with an ice-cold brewsky or a delish house martini, maybe grab a burger, and make a pup’s dream come true.
Been trying to get to the Kimbell all summer, but it just has come to fruition. Oak Cliff’s Christ Episcopal Church is hosting a trip to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth tomorrow via the Trinity Railway Express. Discover the ancient Japanese festival tradition in which children record their wishes on beautiful paper decorations during the seventh-month celebration of Tanabata. Along with children’s films and enchanting folktales, activities will highlight artworks in the Kimbell’s Asian art collection.
According to DMN’s Eats Blog, Sarah Lombardi, daughter of the restauranteur extraordinaire Alberto Lombardi, will be opening her own restaurant in the Bishop Arts District.
The lease was signed for a vacant building across the street from Oddfellows at 330 W. Davis St. This is a completely independent project — which may be good for her concept — that will work outside of her father’s restaurants, according to the blog.
The family is known for restaurants like Taverna and Bistro 31, so hopefully her concept will find a way of putting her family’s focus of polished upscale in an area where owners have chiseled out a chic, lo-fi attitude on good eating.
More details to come in the coming weeks.
Last Thursday, a concerned citizen flagged down police to let them know she had just just been offered to buy something from a man. What she couldn’t describe, but she knew the person was up to no good.
At 7 p.m., police pulled over the black 2009 Nissan for a routine traffic stop in the 600 block of West Jefferson Boulevard.
When asked what he was selling, the man claimed he was selling laptops and iPads. He consented to a search of his car and packages and denied to officers that it was his property.
After they opened some of the packaging, officers discovered they were nothing more than magazines wrapped in black tape with an Apple emblem sticker on them.
The fraudulent entrepreneur was found with a sticker in his pocket and taken in on other warrants.
While this isn’t a new method of scamming Apple lovers, I can’t understand how the guy thought people will roll the dice on his backseat products.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to head to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center to check out the “Oak Cliff: In Transit” exhibit, we say “Get there!” Three young artists — Mathew Barnes, Orlando Sanchez-Lugo, and Marcello Pope (aka “Rosie Lee”) collaborated on this fascinating exhibit, depicting their take on how Oak Cliff is undergoing a substantial transition.
The artists each showed their views through nine portraits (three a piece) and one collaborative painting.
The exhibit’s opening reception on July 14 (which unfortunately corresponded with Bastille on Bishop) was a huge success, according to Barnes.
“We had well over 200 people come through for the reception,” he said. “And based on the feedback, everyone enjoyed the art.
Here we’re giving you a sneak peek of three of the artists’ portraits. For the real deal, you’ll have to head to the OC Cultural Center.
Click on “more” to see two other portraits.
Gilley’s Pharmacy, an independent Oak Cliff fixture for more than 50 years, will close its doors Wednesday evening. The small family business, which founder/pharmacist James Gilley has run since 1959, will automatically transfer its prescription list to CVS — just a few blocks east on Jefferson Boulevard.
Customer (and story-tip provider) Anna Procaccini seemed truly sad to see the place go, and she’s already arranged to fill her prescriptions at Ravens Corner Pharmacy instead of a “big box” place like CVS.
Gilley, for the record, is planning to retire. “I mean, give him a break,” his son Kevin shot back when I asked about the closure. “He’s 80 years old.”
Even so, says the senior Gilley, saying goodbye is “going to be tough.”
So do you use Gilley’s (or Ravens, or CVS, or anything else)? What’s your own Oak Cliff pharmacy of choice?
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