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Wordspace's Sci Fi Book Club

The Wild Detectives : 7:00 p.m. July 24

This month Oak Cliff’s The Wild Detectives hosts Wordspace’s OffWorld Sci Fi Readers Club. We know, we lost you at “sci fi readers club,” but hear us out. Location? The Wild Detectives where they serve coffee, wine, beer, cheese and pie. You love all of those things.... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Literary Events

Kitty Pryde, Awkafina, The Weekend Hustler, Jenny Robinson

Dada : 7:30 p.m. July 24

Drug users have been really into Kitty Pryde since she debuted in 2012 with the “hit” track “OK Cupid.” But let’s be real here: the brunt of the attention she receives is due to people’s fascination with her being a young white girl playing coy and working in... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Fitz and the Tantrums

House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. July 24

Unapologetic, feel-good music can sometimes be hard to find in indie-­pop, a genre notorious for taking itself too seriously. Fitz & the Tantrums are arguably one of the funnest bands to come out of the indie/soul/pop resurgence and their live performances are so infectiously upbeat that... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Psycho From Texas

Texas Theatre : 9:00 p.m. July 24

We miss the drive-in theater. Sure the Internet may have made it easier to watch films that cater to our most basic and sleaziest drives, but where's the sense of community? Where's the feeling that you aren't the only sick bastard who enjoys watching torture porn and movies that find... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film - Art House, Film

MKTO - The American Dream Tour

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. July 25

At this point, the tale of two Nickelodeon alumni graduating to tweenage pop stars shouldn’t come as a surprise; in fact, it seems to be what the media conglomerate does best. Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller represent only part of Nickelodeon’s new generation of multi-talented... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music


The Prophet Bar : 7:30 p.m. July 25

You might recognize Kawehi’s enthralling vocals and love of looping from her now-viral “Heart-Shaped Box” cover, which captured the attention of many with its release in March of this year. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t the 31-year-old singer-songwriter’s first brush... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour

American Airlines Center : 8:00 p.m. July 25

With the arrival of Cirque’s celebrated Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour this Friday and Saturday night at American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave.), we’re invited to experience the lighter side of resurrection. In the five years since his passing, we’ve seen the King of... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Circus

Hotter than Hell Burlesque

The Kessler Theater : 9:00 p.m. July 25

If you like Dallas burlesque, than you probably already know about La Divina Productions’ annual Hotter than Hell show. Before the unseasonably cool months of June and July wander into what’s sure to be a thermometer-breaking month of August, submerge yourself in a different kind of... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Burlesque

Twin Peaks -themed Charity Event

Texas Theatre : 10:00 p.m. July 25

David Lynch's most famous attempt at a television show earned a cult TV audience before networks had such a term. His bizarre take on the prime-time murder mystery left audiences staring at their screens as if they were watching an Orson Welles workout video but left them wanting more. Of... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film - Events

Rocky Horror Open Call Auditions

The Rose Room : 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. July 26

Joel Ferrell, choreographer and director for the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Dallas Theatre Center, is looking for eight unpaid extras to take the stage, and to find them, DTC is holding an open casting call at The Rose Room (3911 Cedar Springs Road) from 3-6... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

The Oscillators, Stereo Control, One Soul, Macon Hatton, Harbinger

The Prophet Bar : 7:30 p.m. July 26

The Oscillators are out on a mission to save rock 'n'roll -- but not from itself. In fact, all the Flower Mound natives want to do is make the purest stuff possible, and they have no problem drawing from a variety of folk, psychedelia, funk and classic rock influences to create the perfect... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Young Thug, YMCMB, DJ Stevie J

The Prophet Bar : 8:00 p.m. July 26

With a slew of chart-topping hits under his belt, Young Thug has made his case as hip-hop's hottest hit maker. Since the release of his much-buzzed 1017 Thug mixtape in February 2013, the 21-year-old Atlanta native has churned out music with an impressive consistency, making his sneezing,... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

WWE Live

American Airlines Center : 5:00 p.m. July 27

Sunday, WWE Live brings the SummerSlam Heatwave Tour to Dallas' American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave.) thus providing a way to maintain cool adult status this weekend now that you're almost out of fireworks. There are inevitably people who will feel the need to sniff derisively at this... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Singles Events

"Bill Daniel: Texas Punk, Graffiti Tramp, RHS '77!"

Alamo Drafthouse : 7:00 p.m. July 27

There’s something mysterious, admirable, yet heartbreaking about the vagabond character in the American narrative. Who are the tramps? The hobos? Who is Bozo Texino? is the full length film from artist, filmmaker and Richardson High School grad, Bill Daniel that documents the tradition of... More >>

Richardson & Vicinity Film - Events, Film

Quest for Quality Pop-up Dinner

Chino Chinatown : 7:00 p.m. July 27

Nestled among the quirk of Little Forest Hills, in the middle of a church parking lot, thrives a little garden, somewhat improbably, just above the black asphalt pavement. It’s an inspiring slice of green known as the Promise of Peace Community Garden, and the soil there nourishes more... More >>

West Dallas Food and Drink

The Coathangers

Dada : 7:30 p.m. July 27

Hailing from Atlanta, the Coathangers is a trio of pissed-off women who gleefully spew the kind of subject matter that most find repugnant. In other words, they are a pretty damn great punk band that don’t give a shit whether or not you find them offensive or even like them at all. The... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

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

Summer at the Aboretum

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 1

Hankering to get out of Dallas, but bound to this slice of sunbaked, heat-stroked geography for the foreseeable future? It can seem dire; days on end of feeling trapped in an air-conditioned space will wear on you, even if you are grateful for the cold air. But this city has lots of little... More >>

White Rock Lake Area Nature

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

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

Ricardo Paniagua-Retrospective: 2004- 2014

Latino Cultural Center : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 30

For Ricardo Paniagua, the canvas is sculpture and his sculpture is a canvas. He uses vivid colors to reconfigure recognizable shapes, suggesting interests in geometry and psychedelia, and to talk to Paniagua is to talk to someone inspired. His self-taught artistry and varied creative outputs... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Arts

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

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

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
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