Before you start typing an angry letter to the editor, my headline is a reference to the guy dressed as Charlie Chaplin, aka “the Little Tramp.” I know this gentleman well, but I didn’t recognize him until I read photographer Nikki Cotten’s caption. Do you know who he is?
Do you watch ABC’s The Bachelor on Monday nights nursing a glass of wine? Do you wish you could get a step closer to that ridiculousness in real life? Well, now’s your chance. Okay, there may not be hot tubs and helicopters, but TeCo Theatrical Productions is “looking for a few good men” for their upcoming Bachelor Auction Fundraiser.
Proceeds from the event go to TeCo’s arts education program for at-risk students. Professional men of all ethnicities who love community service are welcome to apply through May 1. The auction itself won’t take place until September 7 at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center.
Think you have what it takes? Know a hunk who might? Flex those muscles, flash those pearly whites, and send a bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answer the trivia question correctly, and you could win free registration to the Dash for the Beads 5K on Feb. 9 benefitting FIDO Oak Cliff. Questions will be posted every Monday and Friday until the weekend of the event. Winners will be selected from the participants who answered correctly. Bon chance!
1. True or False: Mardis Gras in America began in New Orleans.
We all know about the decades of bad blood between the Winnetka Heights Historic District and the Kings Highway Conservation District. The feuds, the fights, the police barricades set up along Davis — “the troubles,” as they’ve come to be known, have been well-documented, so I won’t bother to recount the details here. I bring it up only because I just received a heartwarming email that say the two districts are setting aside their differences for a happy hour starting at 6 tonight at PhD. If these two groups can come together for a few beers and appetizers, there may yet be hope for peace in the Middle East.
You voted, we counted, and now the results are in. Check out the Jan. 11 issue for the 2012 People’s Choice winners, runners up, and profiles of your favorite people and businesses.
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?
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 …
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?
Old homes have history. And sometimes that history is dark.
Mark Kirchmeier, a novelist and resident of a home off South Brighton has had to deal with a ghost. That ghost is the manifestation of an infant buried deep in the bowels of his house. Folklore in the neighborhood places the lost soul as the baby of a teenage girl who was forced to give up her child.
Since then, Kirchmeier and previous owners have dealt with the supernatural. From spectral encounters to bizarre situations, the spirit has taken multiple opportunities to remind the residents of who was there first.
Regardless of an individual’s beliefs in the spiritual realm, the subject matter alone is hauntingly peculiar.
If you want a good ghost story to read this Halloween, pick up this week’s Oak Cliff People.
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