1. Artists of Oak Cliff is exactly that. The exhibit represents six Oak Cliff artists who work in various mediums. Modern Dallas Art through October 7. 941-9811.
3. Aleksei Sultanov. 1989 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist. This is your chance to hear the kind of performance that earned him the gold. October 3 at 8 pm. Tickets $15 & $20. TCU. Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. (817) 335-9000.
6. The Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS), a children’s theater, will present Robin Hood on October 6, 7, 13, & 14. Tickets $4. Metro (817) 265-8512.
7. Help Fort 7. Help Fort Worth celebrate Oktoberfest’s twentieth anniversary with a couple of beers, some German sausage, and polka dancing. October 7 & 8. Tickets $3. Tarrant County Convention Center, 1111 Houston St. (817) 737-5356.
8. The Thirty-Seventh Annual Pan-American Livestock Exposition comes to the State Fair through October 15. Tickets $6 for adults, $3 for kids under forty-eight inches and senior citizens. Fair Park. 565-9931.
10. One of the most prominent pianists in the world, Andras Schiff, gives one performance on October 10 at 8: 15 p. m. Tickets $8-$35. Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. 520-6215.
14. Even if you didn’t go to school at Texas or OU, you’ll get caught up in the rivalry of the Texas/ OU football game. October 14 at 2 p. m. at the Cotton Bowl. 565-9931.
15. One of the oldest, biggest, and best arts and crafts fairs around, the Sale Street/Vineyard Fair, takes place October 14 & 15 from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. in the Quadrangle. Tickets $5. 871-4988. The World Music Invitational is not just another celebrity golf tournament. Professional golfers like Curtis Strange and Greg Norman will be joined on the tee box by musicians like Eddie Van Halen. Fleetwood Mac, and Starship. October 15 & 16 at 8 a. m. Stonebridge Country Club, McKinney. 373-0904.
17. The Dallas Theater Center presents Once In a Lifetime, a Kaufman and Hart satire about Hollywood and the movies. October 17-November 12 at the Arts District Theatre. Tickets $10-$24. 526-8857.
20. DavidGordon/Pickup Co. will perform “The United States, ” a contemporary dance ensemble that depicts Dallas and its people. October 20 & 21 at 8 p. m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 528-5576.
21. SeventhAnnual Race for the Cure is the largest all-women’s competition in the Southwest. It features a five-kilometer and one-mile walk/run at the Dallas Galleria. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Entry fee Is $15 on race day. 8876.
24. Nothing Sacred. based on the 19th-century Russian novel Fathers and Sons, explores the classic confrontation of generations. October 14-November 19 at Theatre Three in the Quadrangle. Tickets $11-$22. 871-3300.
26. The DallasBach Society presents world-renowned harpsichordist Joshua Rifkin and the Bach Ensemble making their Dallas debut on October 26 in an all-Bach program on historical instruments. St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 7: 30 p. m. Tickets $15. 827-BACH.