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20 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend, August 1 to 4

Get amped, Dallas! There's about 20 ways to cool down this weekend -- from weird sound art and throw-back movies, to a Revenge of the Nerds costume party, drag theater and a massive video game marathon. (Something in here is worth braving your blistering steering wheel for, I swear.)

Share this list with your adventure crew and click on the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one playing an electric violin.)

Thursday, 8.1 Quakecon (Hilton Anatole, through Sunday) -- This BYOCPU computer party unites gaming junkies for a weekend-long festival. We wrote a guide for it.

Sound Materials, at the DMA (6 to 8 p.m.)-- Part of Oil and Cotton's educational portion of DallasSites: Available Space, this class explores sound mediums through discussion and demonstration. O&C's co-owner Kayli House Cusick presents the art of documentation through hand-written music notation; singer/songwriter David Karsten Daniels tweeks the tech of laptop and smartphone recording; performative sound sculptor/composer Martin Back will unveil the world of art instrument construction; and we'll get an eye and earful of tape music and the architecture of sound portraits from guitarist/composer Chaz Underriner.

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Jamie Laughlin
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