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Antony and Cleopatra

Samuell Grand Park Amphitheater : 8:00 p.m. September 17

One of the most infamous women in world history is the mysterious Egyptian queen Cleopatra. As penned by William Shakespeare, she’s the complicated centerpiece of the tragedy, Antony and Cleopatra. For the fall show of its 2014 season, Shakespeare Dallas mounts this somewhat historical... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Theater

Art 21: Exclusive Preview Season 7

Texas Theatre : 7:00 p.m. September 18

TV aficionados will tell you that most shows hit their peak somewhere between season four and season seven and that it's only downhill from there. Of course, we're not sure this applies to ART 21, the PBS show that explores the contemporary art world through interviews with the world's most... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Art - Openings and Events

Drive By Truckers, Lucero

South Side Music Hall : 7:00 p.m. September 18

It doesn’t require a terribly passionate argument to suggest that Athens, Georgia-based Drive by Truckers are perhaps the greatest of all touring Southern rock groups on the road these days. The group, led by native Alabamans Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, have been soaking the U.S.... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Music

Martinis, Manicures and Mammaries

Beauty Bar : 7:00 p.m. September 18

Has there ever been a better time to just go ahead and treat yourself? I mean, first of all, getting a manicure in a bar is a thing now. Whoever thought of that should be crowned beauty queen for all time because the manicure/libation combo is some next level efficiency. Add in a worthy... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Free Events

Mesa's Flamenco Night

Mesa Restaurant : 7:00 p.m. September 18

Head to Mesa in Oak Cliff at 9 p.m. Thursday and take your mole enchiladas with a side of flamenco. The upscale Mexican restaurant is once more hosting Julia Alcantara’s renowned dance troupe Ida y Vuelta, which specializes in that brand of Spanish folk music and dance from southern... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Dance

Tim & Eric

Majestic Theatre : 8:00 p.m. September 18

One of the joys that rarely happens to today's budding comedy nerds is watching the reaction of their parents when they happen upon one of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Few things can produce such a strange facial mixture of bewilderment and confusion. Imagine how they would look if they... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Comedy

The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Gexa Energy Pavilion : 8:00 p.m. September 19

Every comedy fan has a bucket list of famous funny people in their heads that they have to see on a stage before they die. It's a hard list to achieve because so many things that happen to great comedians that can keep them off of a stage: nervous breakdowns, drug problems, a need to do more... More >>

Fair Park Comedy

DADA Gallery Walk

Oak Cliff Cultural Center : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. September 20

There’s no official word from Delkus, but the DADA Fall Gallery Walk may be the perfect way officially usher in the season. Keep in mind that by this point in September, temperatures in the 80s mean fall has arrived. With this 29th annual event, you can arrive yourself…at more than... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Art - Galleries

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Charles W. Eisemann Center : 8:00 p.m. September 20

Considering his performance at opening night last year was met with a boisterous embrace, it should come as no surprise that The Plano Symphony Orchestra has welcomed back the young and decorated 2009 Cliburn Gold medalist Haochen Zhang to open their 2014-15 season as well. The night opens with... More >>

Richardson & Vicinity Music

Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Station 4 : 2:00 p.m. September 21

Every year, the gay community in Dallas celebrates the freedom of being “out.” After 31 years, the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade has grown into quite the event with its march taking over Cedar Springs Road with huge displays of pride and support. This year, catch the route... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Parades

The Parallax View - 35MM Print

Texas Theatre : 5:30 p.m. September 21

As a city, Dallas has plenty of experience with conspiracy theories, corruption, and making headlines. But enough about us. At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) screens a 35-mm print of The Parallax View, which follows a reporter as he unravels a multinational... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film - Art House

Conor Oberst

Annette Strauss Artist Square : 8:00 p.m. September 21

If you're under the age of 35, there's about a 70 percent chance you once had sex to a Conor Oberst song. The prolific Omaha native has had roughly 30 different projects, including Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, Commander Venus, Desapercidos, Park Ave., the Magentas and the Faint. (Whew!)... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Drink Play Love

Fairmont Hotel : 6:30 p.m. September 22

It's like that book about traveling, but skinnier and less religious. While we don't recommend forgoing food or inner peace, there's something about this yoga and cocktails event that we do recommend. Maybe it's the price tag, which is a big, fat zero dollars. Drink-Play-Love at the Fairmont... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Food and Drink

Sham 69, Total Chaos, The Broadsiders

Three Links : 8:00 p.m. September 24

Sham 69 is among those legendary first-wave punk bands that were especially influential in the early hardcore movement. The band got its start in the late '70s and got big with hits like "If the Kids are United" and "Borstal Breakout." They still maintain a huge following in the punk world... More >>

Fair Park Music

The Growlers, The Garden

Dada : 7:30 p.m. September 25

As rough and tough as we all may be when we’re growing up and earning our stripes, there comes a time when the smartest of us decide to clean up a little bit. Do-it-yourself garage rock sprinkled with reverb (which is essentially an excuse for a little more noise) is a blissful little... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings

The Dallas Holocaust Musuem and Center for Education and Tolerance : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 15; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until October 15

As Americans — actually, just as literate creatures — we’re protective of those special treasure troves of words we call books. In fact, well before our military involvement in World War II, the United States became terribly disturbed by a certain form of censorship occurring... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Museum Exhibits and Events

Plano Balloon Festival

Oak Point Park : 5:00 p.m. September 19; 6:00 a.m. every Sun. from September 21 until September 21

Get your head in the clouds, y’all—summer is finally over, the temps outside are once again mostly bearable, and outdoor recreation is once again a thing we can do without considerable discomfort. And the sky’s the limit this particular weekend, kind of literally, as the Plano... More >>

Plano Festivals

DanceAfrica

Booker T Washington High School for Performing Arts : 7:30 p.m. September 19; 7:30 p.m. September 20

Returning for its ninth year, DanceAfrica is ready to get you on your feet dancing! Hosted by the effervescent Baba Chuck Davis, DanceAfrica promises to stimulate the senses with the melodic drum rhythms, the alluring motion of the human body, and the majesty of the ceremonial traditions deeply... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Dance

Thinner than Water

Kitchen Dog Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from September 19 until October 25; 8:00 p.m. every Thu. from September 24 until September 25; 8:00 p.m. every Thu. from October 2 until October 25; 2:00 p.m. October 5; 8:00 p.m. October 8; 2:00 p.m. October 19; 8:00 p.m. October 22

The basis of a good family drama is the unified hatred of the patriarch. Well, hatred might be a strong word. Indifference? If there's one thing most of America can agree upon, it's that our parents fucked us up and we're not to blame for our deteriorating lives. The combustibility of family is... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

Mahler's Symphony No. 9

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center : 7:30 p.m. every Sat. from September 20 until September 20; 2:30 p.m. September 21

Even apart from its contents, Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 is poignant. Completed just two years before the composer’s death, The Ninth serves as a complex, monstrous and terribly profound farewell to this man of genius. The sound of death, dying? The sound of anger? Melancholy?... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Addison Oktoberfest

Addison Circle Park : 6:00 p.m. every Fri. from September 19 until September 19; 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. September 20; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. September 21

Addison may be a far cry from Munich, but your eyes will deceive you this weekend when 70,000 Germanophiles descend upon the city for its annual Oktoberfest celebration that startas at 6 p.m. Thursday. There’s something for everyone —drunks, health nuts, thrill-seekers and children... More >>

Addison Food and Drink

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 23 until January 4

A great museum exhibition can serve as a time capsule. When The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens its newest exhibit, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, visitors will be sent back to one of the most exciting decades in contemporary art history. Think Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons,... More >>

Fort Worth Art - Museums

Tomorrow Come Today

The Undermain Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until October 11; 8:15 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from September 19 until October 12; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from September 21 until October 12

Opening Undermain Theatre’s thirty-first season, we’ve got the world premiere of a play by Gordon Dahlquist, and it’s perfect for fountain-of-youth hunting Dallasites. Tomorrow Come Today is a futuristic sci-fi thriller about a world where the wealthy can exchange their tired,... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Theater

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

Open Classical at Buzzbrews

Buzzbrews Kitchen : 8:00 p.m. every Tue.

Every Tuesday night, the Lemmon Avenue location of Buzzbrews hosts a unique open mic experience with fewer predictably whiny singer/songwriters and more surprisingly talented opera singers, cellists and pianists. On Tuesday, you can join the good folks from Open Classical for an open mic night... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Music
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