Posts by David Conard
If you need something for the kids to do on Presidents Day (Feb. 21), Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange is having a Mardi Gras mask-making class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost for the class is $40. Oil and Cotton is located at 837 W. 7th St, and their website is here.
Luckie’s, the new smokehouse at the corner of Davis Street and Clinton Avenue, opened Sunday evening, co-manager and partner Nhat Ngo told me today.
They’re planning to be open 4 p.m. to midnight through Wednesday, then from 11 a.m. to midnight from Thursday on, he said.
They’ll also be a fundraiser on Thursday at 6 p.m. to benefit Sunset High School’s music program and Adamson High School’s athletics program.
For a $25 donation, participants get barbecue, a drink, and a chance to see the restaurant’s 16-foot-wide mural of famous OC folks unveiled.
You can get tickets here.
Nominated for best picture this year, Winter’s Bone is the tale of a poor back country teenager searching for her father, who has disappeared after making bail by putting up the family’s house.
If you want to figure out what all the buzz is about, check out the film at the Texas Theatre tonight at 5:30 p.m. The theatre is at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
In case folks ever dig out of the snow, they can go to Teco Theatrical Production’s ninth-annual new play competition. The performances will be at the Bishop Arts Theater Center at 215 S. Tyler St, on these dates:
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 - 8PM
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - 8PM
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 – 8PM
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 - 3PM
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 - 8PM
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 - 8PM
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 - 3PM
Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 - 8PM
Tickets are $15, and are available here.
And per Teco’s director Teresa Coleman Wash, here’s the line-up, all of them being performed each night:
Ghost Dog Whisperer by Antay S. Bilgutay
A man’s sex life is interrupted by the ghost of his dead dog. He seeks the help of a psychic he found on Facebook to eliminate the problem
Oddfellows is hosting tasting of small-batch coffees from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18.
The event at the restaurant at 316 W. Seventh St. is “like wine tasting for coffee nerds,” reads a poster forwarded by Amy Cowan.
The event will also offer insight into the origins of the featured coffees.
Also, in weather-related news, Cowan wrote the next meeting on the Kings Highway and Seventh Street area has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Kessler Theater.
Lockhart Smokehouse opened today (Feb. 2) at 10:30 a.m. at 400 W. Davis St. They sound popular – a staff member said the restaurant had run out of meat when we called at 1:15 p.m.
That staff member said they should have the dearth of protein fixed by 4:30 p.m.
The restaurant’s website is here.
I’ve been wondering – are there any OC’ers out there with rare and unusual talents? Does anybody know some one who juggles, plays the didgeridoo, is a ventriloquist?
Let us know if you can think of anybody.
Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association is holding another wine tasting, this one at 7 p.m. Feb. 12.
Residents of the neighborhood are invited to bring by a bottle of wine and a complementary food.
“We will sip and taste each bottle starting with aperitifs, then white, red, and ending with dessert wines. Each person will introduce themselves, and give a brief description of the wine and food,” states the association’s website.
To RSVP the event, go to this message board.
Tonight’s public meeting on improving the Kings Highway and Seventh Street area, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, is cancelled because of the bad weather, wrote Amy Cowan.
She added she expects to have a new date for the meeting within a day or two.
In the spirit of trying to distract y’all from the lousy weather, here’s some Oak Cliff Mardi Gras related news.
Parade registration is now available on the event’s website at $50 per float through Feb. 15. That parade is March 6 at 4 p.m. on North Bishop Avenue.
An hour earlier March 6, there’s the crawfish boil in Bishop Arts. Tickets are available for $15 (for an adult admission and one pound of crawfish) on the website, or available “very limited quantities” at the door. For each additional pound of crawfish, it’s $8.
Tickets are also available for the Mardi Gras masquerade ball at 8 p.m. March 5 at the Kessler Theater. That party will have the bands Lil Malcolm, The House Rockers, and Zydeco Blanco.