Let’s take a journey with Hip-Hop…from its Jamaican roots in the Bronx through Dallas and beyond. 

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center (OC3) is collaborating with the Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center (SDCC), Dallas Public Library, Bath House Cultural Center, and Texas Theatre to celebrate 50 Years of Hip-Hop with free programming that is open to the public.  Enjoy music, films, panel discussions, and dance performances during the month of August. Events are free and open to the public. Seating for all events is “first come, first served.”

Events and Locations

Latino Cultural Center

Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 PM We From Dallas

South Dallas Cultural Center

Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM Babylon (1980)

Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7:30 PM Rockers (1978)

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 1 PM The Harder They Come (1972) leading to Jamaican Independence Day on August 6.

Bath House Cultural Center

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM Wild Style (1982)

Texas Theatre

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM Beat Street (1984) 35mm

Get free tickets here: https://thetexastheatre.com/film/beat-street/

Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) 35mm

Get free tickets here: https://thetexastheatre.com/film/breakin-2-electric-boogaloo/

Dallas City Hall

August 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM Dallas Celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop at City Hall

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Friday, August 11, 2023 the official 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop!

5:00 PM DJ EZ Eddie D, host of the longest running Hip-Hop radio show in the world, in conversation with surprise special guests for a panel discussion.

8:00 PM Battle Grounds hosts an Open-Style and Breakin’ battle.

Battle Grounds hosts Open-Style & Breakin battle. Enjoy the finest Hip-Hop music and watch dancers battle for cash prizes. 

Top 10 Records

Saturday, August 12, 2023, 5:00 PM Join DJ Storm at Top 10 Records for a Hip-Hop record lounge.

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Saturday, August 12, 2023, 8:00 PM finally come and get your “SALLAD” at the OC3Money Waters performs live with DJ Leo J on the 1s and 2s.

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 12:00 PM Journey of a Hip Hop Feminist: A Conversation with Rosa Clemente and Dr. Marta Torres. In-Person at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. You can also join us virtually via the link below.

Journey of a Hip Hop Feminist a conversation with Rosa Clemente and Dr. Marta Torres

Date and time: Thursday, August 17, 2023 12:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Join link:


Webinar number:

2481 348 7484

Attendee password:

Summer2023 (78663720 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone

+1-469-210-7159 United States Toll (Dallas)

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 248 134 87484


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