No trick-or-treating plans? Cool. That means you’re free to break down the fundamentals of breakdancing at Oak Cliff Cultural Center tonight from 7-9 p.m. (and every Wednesday through Nov. 28). Details below.
What to expect: An interactive workshop on all the hip hop fundamentals. Fancy footwork? Windmills? Airflares? You’ll (probably) learn it all.
Who’s invited: Beginners and experts alike. Under 18? You’ll need your parents’ permission to participate.
What to wear: Comfy clothes — think sweats and Nike high tops.
How to register: Contact the OC3 staff at 214-670-3777.
Is there a particular Oak Cliff neighborhood that offers the best trick-or-treating? Is the candy selection better in, say, Winnetka Heights than it is Stevens Park Estates? Are you more likely to see creepy decorations in East Kessler Park, for example, than in Wynnewood North?
Good Space will continue transforming the Bishop Arts District with their latest project.
Along with Magnolia Property, Good Space is planning to build two new apartment complexes on 801 North Bishop and 908 North Bishop. This Thursday, they will host a Q&A with interested neighbors at the Kidd Springs Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the projects. They will also appear in front of the city’s Board of Adjustment Nov. 13 and 14.
David Spence, founder of Good Space, said the apartments will be three-stories, similar in size to the building once resting on the land, torn down in 2006. The only difference will be parking garage located behind the building. The Board of Adjustments will either approve or deny the addition next month.
For a full story about the new complexes architect, construction plans, and aesthetic, pick up a copy of Oak Cliff People on November 16.
After being closed for a bout a year, the bridge over Coombs Creek, which provides a link between Westmoreland Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard through the Dells District, reopened today.
Residents of the area have mixed emotions about the bridge, which Georgia Fisher wrote about in an Oct. 19 story in Oak Cliff People. Some say it’s a place where people drive recklessly, play blaring music, and fire off guns. Others believe it’s a vital part of the neighborhood that provides an artery for emergence vehicles to easily access the neighborhood.
I live in the Dells District. Personally, I have always loved the bridge, but I don’t live close enough to it to have to endure the negative aspects of the bridge.
I stumbled upon something unintentionally hilarious while walking in the 600 block of Page Avenue, just around the corner for La Calle Doce. Click here and wait for it …
The annual fundraiser goes toward financial aid at the Catholic school, which — hence the event name — is able to support 100 students each year thanks to its proceeds.
I honestly had a blast at last year’s event, in part because someone at my table enthralled me with talk of a mountain lion living on campus. True story (the part about someone talking, I mean. But it was still well worth it).
See you there?
The theme for the Bishop Arts District’s 17th annual Jingle Bells on Bishop event is “Belt It Out,” so the organizers are seeking carolers, specifically groups of four or more who are willing to sing for one hour. The festivities are scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Carolers will be supported with free songbooks, hot chocolate, and — most importantly — parking. If you’d like to get on the singing schedule, call 214-942-0690.
What’s possibly the coolest Halloween display in Dallas is right here on Beckley Avenue, not too far from Spiral and Jonathon’s.
Two homes in the 1800 block of Beckley seem to be competing for attention (see gallery). One has a fog machine and a zombie that rises from the ground. The house to the right has a skeleton organ, a tombstone tribute to Big Tex, and an All-Star cast that includes Jason, Pinhead, Leatherface, and Freddy Krueger.
You should check them out Wednesday if you’re out trick-or-treating.
Do you know a house we should check out this Halloween? Comment away?
The PTSA at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts — my alma mater — will host a party atop the downtown El Fenix next week to solicit sponsors and donations for the Art in the Heart of the City Gala.
Art in the Heart of the City, an annual fundraising event with a live and silent auction, raises money to support Booker T. Washington students’ dual pursuit of excellence in academics and the performing arts.
The Gala Round Up Party is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 at 1601 McKinney Ave. To get in, bring a donation for the gala auctions that’s worth at least $25; gift cards, gift certificates, and underwriting contributions are welcome.
For more information, contact gala chair Cindy Homsher at email@example.com or 214-632-3033.
A police chase through North Oak Cliff ended with officers opening fire on an armed man in the 1100 block of Green Street.
According to DPD media relations, officers followed two suspects who they believe earlier had robbed a 7-Eleven in the 200 block of East Colorado Boulevard. During the chase, one of the suspects bailed from the passenger side and was taken into custody while the driver took officers to a dead end on Green St.
After he stopped, the suspect emerged from the car with a hand gun. Officers gave the man multiple commands to drop the weapon and, when he turned to face the officers, one fired, striking the suspect.
The man was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
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