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Guinness International Champion Cup

Cotton Bowl : 8:15 p.m. July 29

What the …?! Oh, come on. More? Geez. OK, fine. But only because the Rangers are done, preseason real football isn't here yet and the Guinness International Champion Cup tournament has the word “Guinness” in its name. That always gets attention. Anyway, it's AS Roma vs. Real... More >>

Fair Park Soccer

The World is a Carpet

The Wild Detectives : 7:00 p.m. July 30

Dallas journalists have it easy. Our First World problems range from a crappy cup of coffee to an unreturned phone call, while halfway across the world, writers like Anna Badkhen write about life in war zones or impoverishment. Badhken has covered wars in Asia, Africa and Europe, chronicling... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Literary Events

One Man Show: Rated (R)awlins

The Kessler Theater : 8:00 p.m. July 31

Think about this night at the theater like you would any other one night stand. Except perhaps this time you'll have wiled away the hours with a lively, charming man you won't regret in the morning. For years, Rawlins Gilliland was a welcome voice on public radio, telling stories with poetic... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Spoken Word

Cabernet & Cabaret

Sammons Center for the Arts : August 1

In need of a holiday? Lucky you—because, as the old song goes, life is a cabaret, old chum--and nothing will take you away faster than a singer with a songbook of showstoppers. Also, wine helps. Such is the allure of Cabaret and Cabernet, a decadent escape that doubles as a fundraiser for... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Cabaret

Ben Kweller

Granada Theater : 8:00 p.m. August 1

Ben Kweller has a long and storied past in North Texas. As one of the founding members of Radish, a Greenville band that sat just on the cusp of buzz­band status before fading into oblivion, Kweller and his bandmates did plenty of rocking around Dallas and greater North Texas. As a solo... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Music

Nausicaa

The Modern Art Museum : August 2

It’s not very often that an artist gets something right on first try. But Hayao Miyazaki may be the exception. Many critics regard his debut film, Nausicaa, to be his masterwork. Certainly, it redefined the possibilities of storytelling in animated films, creating a landscape that was... More >>

Fort Worth Film - Art House

Ray LaMontagne, Belle Brigade

Music Hall at Fair Park : 7:30 p.m. August 2

Although he’s often compared to such heavyweights as Otis Redding and Van Morrison, singer- songwriter Ray LaMontagne is much more akin to folks like Steven Stills and Tim Buckley. Such a distinction is crucial. Where Redding and Morrison made transcendent music that crossed genre lines... More >>

Fair Park Music

Da Mafia 6ix The Outfit, TX, TUNK., Word Life

Dada : 8:00 p.m. August 2

It’s been an eventful year for the former members of prescient hip­hop crew Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J made it big with the dance­hop album Stay Trippy. Co­founder Lord Infamous passed away with a heart attack. And, triumphantly, DJ Paul reunited most of the group, renamed them... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Sarah McLachlan

The Winspear Opera House : 8:00 p.m. August 3

Listen, you're going to see Sarah McLachan at the Winspear Opera House because you love puppies, '90s movies with Nicholas Cage, the Cinder Calhoun character from Weekend Update, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. All joking aside, McLachlan is a 26­-year veteran of the music business and has... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

YES

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie : 8:00 p.m. August 6

Here's what I want to know about people who hate Yes: Is it because you don't like the music, or is it because the band replaced, Steel Dragon's style, singer and founding member Jon Anderson with the singer of a Yes tribute band? If you hate Yes for the latter reason, does it bother you even... More >>

Grand Prairie Music

Ewing Night

Dallas Comedy House : 9:30 p.m. every Thu.

Texas may not have left as big of a mark on the art of comedy as places like the Borscht Belt scene in the Catskills or Chicago’s storied Second City theater, but at least we’re trying. And for once we’re not referring to the fact that Rick Perry gave Jon Stewart’s The... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Comedy

Chipping Smooth

Chipping Smooth : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun. from August 1 until August 3

Immersive theater is not a synonym for participatory theater. So you won’t need to bring a monologue or warm up your vocal chords before attending Chipping Smooth this weekend. In fact, please don’t. It does mean that you will be part of the theatrical experience. You’ll be... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Performing Arts

Stiff

Fun House Theatre and Film : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from August 1 until August 9

Stiff Who killed Mickey Blake? That’s exactly what Jeff Swearingen is trying to figure out in his newest play, Stiff. The 2014 Mastermind takes us back to the 1950s, when Broadway was booming, directors were dreaming big, and critics were the almighty and powerful ones who had the ability... More >>

Plano Theater

Richard Phillips/ Julian Schnabel

Dallas Contemporary : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10; 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 10

There aren't many artists with the balls to install a set of neon Playboy bunny ears on the side of the road. That's exactly what Richard Phillips did out in the wild West Texas town of Marfa. Of course, it encouraged the rest of the world the to debate the fine line between advertisement and... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Openings and Events, Art - Museums

The Boy From Oz

Kalita Humphreys Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 10; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10

The Boy From Oz might be most well known as the sexy Hugh Jackman musical that overtook Broadway a few years ago. Beyond that it’s just a fun jukebox musical about Australian songwriter and entertainer Peter Allen, former husband to Liza Minnelli, who apparently was the only person on the... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

Portal: New Works by Melissa Dickenson

Texas Theatre : 6:00 p.m. August 2; 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Sun. from August 3 until September 13; 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu. from August 7 until September 13; 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from August 8 until September 13

You can’t slow time down; you can’t speed through life. You have to take it as it comes, repeating mantras like “It is what it is” or “C’est La Vie.” Resisting time is futile, but that won’t stop Melissa Dickenson from wrestling with it in her... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Art - Galleries

Mark Grotjahn Sculpture

The Nasher Sculpture Center : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 17

Los Angeles based artist Mark Grotjahn has earned a following across the world for his focus on textures, colors and forms. In his Face and Butterfly painting series, he uses color to sear the canvas to what some have described as a hallucinogenic effect. Opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Nasher... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Museums

Broken, the Musical

Gilley's Dallas : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from July 31 until August 17

The statistics are stunning: according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, almost 240,000 Americans age 12 and older are sexually assaulted each year. This means that someone you know has probably survived such an attack—and has had to pick up the pieces and keep going after... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Performing Arts

Les Miserables

Wyly Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 17; 7:30 p.m. every Sun. until August 17; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until August 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until August 17

Two things we’ll never be able to understand no matter how hard we try: how charming Anne Hathaway became such a polarizing figure in show business, and how a man’s life can be crippled by a loaf of bread. Sure, one is significantly less “life important” (say which one... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Theater

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Amon Carter Museum : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. until September 7; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until September 7; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 7

It’s difficult to know why Archibald John Motley Jr. never received the recognition he deserved during his lifetime. This modernist painter depicted African-American life in his native Chicago, exploring race, gender and sexuality with a voyeuristic perspective. His paintings cast light... More >>

Fort Worth Art - Museums

Prints!Prints!Prints!

Cohn Drennan Contemporary : 6:00 p.m. August 2; 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from August 7 until September 6

This summer may go down as the season of printmaking. Thus far, we’ve had parties dedicated to the often over-looked art form, as well as live displays of the complicated process of paint, emulsions, scraping and pressing. The upcoming exhibition at Cohn Drennan Contemporary,... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Galleries

The Museum is History

Dallas Museum of Art : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 15

As if the act of walking through the Dallas Museum of Art wasn't already a trip through time, their current exhibition The Museum is History, is a celebration of the past (and perhaps even the future) of art. The exhibition features over thirty works, spanning from the 1950's to the 90s',... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Museums

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style

George W. Bush Presidential Library : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 5; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 5

It doesn’t sound like there are a lot of perks to being First Lady: the President’s wife can only be passionate about what’s politically correct and has to deal with being called FLOTUS, which sounds an awful lot like some sort of menstrual malady. But one perk that the First... More >>

Park Cities Art - Museums

The Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne

Dallas Museum of Art : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. until October 26; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until October 26

For Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne, co-curators Olivier Meslay and William B. Jordan delved into the Dallas Museum of Art’s holdings and private collections to piece together a stunning exhibition of drawings from some of the 19th and 20th century’s... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Museum Exhibits and Events, Art - Museums
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Selections from the Permanent Collection

The Modern Art Museum : Daily

New acquisitions and old treasures from the Modern's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. More >>

Fort Worth Art - Museums
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