Little D Markets is back with another shopping experience packed with unique, artisan and local goods. The Commerce Street Night Market will bring over 20 vendors selling jewelry, paper, custom growlers and more to the Alta West Commerce Pavilion, 444 West Commerce St., from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. There will also be beer and food for purchase, live music and pop-up classes. The event is free, but you should register for classes here.
One of the hippest museums in town, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., hosts Social Science from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The monthly adults-only night is all about bonding with friends over science and alcohol, and this installment focuses on the art of collecting, a tie-in with the Perot's temporary exhibit “Eye of the Collector." You can also look forward to live musical performances, hands-on activities and a show from the Lone Star Circus. Tickets are $15 to $20 at perotmuseum.org.
In June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. The violent riots that ensued gave birth to the modern LGBT rights movement, and that's why we celebrate gay pride every year this month. Join the party at RBC in Deep Ellum (2617 Commerce St.) this weekend when Queerbomb kicks off at noon Saturday and rolls all day long with music, booths, spoken word performances, a rally, a procession and an after-party. Visit Queerbomb on Facebook for more info.
Nick Rallo unveiled his favorite Reuben sandwiches in Dallas this week, and among them was the ultra-comforting version at everyone's favorite sausage house, Kuby's (6601 Snider Plaza). It's made just like grandma used to, with brined corned brisket cut paper-thin, sauerkraut that’s been cooked with white wine, caraway seeds, bacon, a slice of Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, all on rye toast. Order yours with potato salad.
If you haven't had them yet, the wontons in chili sauce at Monkey King Noodle Co. (3014 Main St.) are a must. Pork is encased with a thin wrapper, then steamed and topped with herbs and a spicy chili sauce. Our food editor Beth Rankin says they "pack an incredible punch of sweet, spicy, doughy, umami flavors, all of it complemented by the bright crispness of the fresh herbs." She liked them so much she called them one of her 100 favorite dishes of the year.
Cure your sweet tooth with an inventive treat now on offer at Kate Weiser Chocolate (3011 Gulden Lane, No. 115). For summer, they're making life-size white chocolate peaches that have peach dulcey truffles for "pits," plus bits of peach pâte de fruits inside. They won't be available for long, so if you want one, this weekend's the time.
Houndstooth Coffee recently opened a second Dallas location in the Sylvan Thirty development. The airy and bright store (1878 Sylvan Ave.) is their largest one to date, and it even has a full kitchen, which will be up and running soon. In the meantime, stop by for your morning espresso.
Victor Tangos has an interesting concept for how to tamper the sweetness of a summery drink: radicchio. Their refreshing cocktail Cool Like That pairs a puree of the bitter, leafy vegetable with white peach puree, gin, lime, honey syrup and Bittermens Cinnamon Hiver Amer for an unexpectedly delightful beverage. Visit the restaurant, 3001 N Henderson Ave., and have one in hand pronto, or make one yourself using the recipe here.
You probably know John Carpenter for his work as director of Halloween and numerous other films, but Friday night at the Majestic Theatre (1925 Elm St.) you'll get the chance to celebrate him for something different: his compositions. Carpenter also composed the music for many of his films and a "Live Retrospective" at 8 p.m. Friday will feature performances of many of his musical works, with the man himself in attendance. Tickets are $50 to $155.
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Show us a person who doesn't like the Beatles and we'll show you a fool. That's why A Hard Night's Day at the Reunion Lawn Party (692 Sports St.), from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, is an excellent choice for weekend entertainment; it will please everyone. This cover band has been playing for 20 years, and they've even recorded at Abbey Road studios, so it's about as close as you can get to seeing the Beatles until you die and go to heaven. There will also be lawn games and beer and food for purchase. For more info, go to reunionlawnparty.com.
If electronic music is your bag, Analog 14 at Crown & Harp (1914 Greenville Ave.) is a good place to be at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Pinta Labios, P2P and Seal Bass vs Gay Rat will present a range of techno and house that veers from dancey to dark to strange. Best of all, there's no cover. For more info, see Facebook.
Cabaret is often pretty cheesy, but when Alan Cummings performs it, that can be overlooked. The Tony and Golden Globe-winning actor, who's been known recently for his roles on The Good Wife and as one of the X-Men, stops at Dallas City Performance Hall Friday (2520 Flora St.) to give two performances of his cabaret act, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $100. Find them at attpac.org.
You know John Patrick Shanley is a heck of a writer if you saw his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, later turned into a film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep, or the 1988 classic Moonstruck. This month, Addison’s WaterTower Theatre (15650 Addison Road) has produced one of Shanley’s newer works, and 2 p.m. Sunday is your last chance to see it before it closes. Outside Mullingar is a romance centering on two middle-aged introverts living in the Irish countryside and the unspoken love between them. Get tickets for $40 at watertowertheatre.org.
The Royal Tenenbaums is still one of Wes Anderson’s most beloved films, and you can revisit the Gene Hackman-starring portrait of an eccentric family at 7:30 p.m. Sunday when it screens at Knife (5300 East Mockingbird Lane). In addition to a guest speaker before the film, John Tesar's crew will serve bites and craft beer. Tickets are $35 at dallasfilm.org.