What’s Cookin’ In The Cliff This Weekend?
Tres bien, indeed! One of our fave OC events, Bastille on Bishop, is storming the Arts District tomorrow evening, beginning at 7. Don you sexiest beret, break out the baguettes, and celebrate Oak Cliff’s historic “La Reunion” French colony — an always sure-to-be epic event. This year, Go Oak Cliff is partnering with the Alliance Francaise de Dallas, the French American Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Dijon for another fun-filled street festival set to include tasty wines, crepe stands, mussels (and we mean mussels — that is, the infamous mussel-eating contest), vespas to boot, petanque courts, mimes, accordion players, French-maid relay races, and dancing.
Also on Saturday evening: Your first chance to get a peek at “Oak Cliff: In Transit,” a collection of paintings by Mathew Barnes, Orlando Sanchez-Lugo, and Marcello Pope (aka “Rosie Lee”), depicting authentic Oak Cliff and the transition the community is undergoing. There will be an opening reception at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center; the exhibit will be on display through Aug. 24.
The music news: Tonight, Devon Leigh is singing at Bar Belmont at 8; Roky Erikson is performing with James Hall and the Futura Bold at 8:30 at the Kessler Theater; John Tipton will be at Eno’s at 9; and Cory Branan and Audra Mae are performing at The Foundry at 9. On Saturday: Blind Pilot is performing with Lost Lander at 8:30 p.m. at the Kessler.