• The Polyphonic Spree Christmas Show Beats All Other Christmas Shows
    December 16 at 11:58 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    The 2018 Polyphonic Spree Christmas Extravaganza was on Saturday, December 15 at the Majestic Theater. Something for everyone, especially the folks that clean up the confetti! Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Home (in Oak Cliff) for the Holidays
    December 10 at 10:45 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Take a peek inside some of the beautiful homes in the historic North Oak Cliff district of Winnetka Heights at the 32nd annual Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour. 

  • A Winter's Tale: The Shakespearean Market
    December 10 at 12:11 a.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    On Saturday, fans of Shakespeare and homemade artisan goods, enjoyed the winter's faire market in Dallas. Photos by Kelsey Shoemaker


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  • Krampus Returns to Devour Denton
    December 5 at 9:38 p.m. by Ed Steele

    Unsatiated from the Krampuslauf in Deep Ellum, Krampus made his triumphant return to Denton in search of naughty children to eat. Ed Steele somehow returned from one of the Nine Circles to capture the carnage.

  • 2018 Dallas Observer Music Awards Show at Canton Hall
    December 5 at 1:36 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    The DOMAs turn 30!  With performances by Remy Reilly, PriMadonna, Yells at Eels, Loreli K, Becky Middleton, Jason Castro (the Band), Rosegarden Funeral Party, Cure For Paranoia and Wanz Dover everyone was a winner. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Dallas Parades in the 2018 Christmas Season
    December 3 at 10:28 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    Another year, another holiday parade! On Saturday, guests witnessed the 31st annual Dallas holiday parade and it was filled with holiday cheer. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • Krampus Society Devours Deep Ellum
    December 3 at 9:04 p.m. by Ed Steele

    Krampusnacht came early to Deep Ellum this year, with hordes of Santa's dark companion taking to the street in search of misbehaved children to eat. Naughty Ed Steele was there to document the Krampuslauf; only his camera and these photos survived.

  • Showcasing the Music Awards, Part 2
    December 3 at 1:12 p.m. by Christopher Durbin

    Frankie Leonie, Monoculture, Remy Reilly, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Sub-Sahara, Upsetting and more round out the second part of the series. Photos by Christopher Durbin

  • Showcasing the Best of Dallas Music, Part 1
    December 2 at 3:06 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    On Saturday night, Deep Ellum was alive with some of the best bands and performing artists in Dallas. Here are some of the best acts...Photos by Mikel Galicia

  • NIN Returns to the Stage with Explosive Visuals
    November 28 at 7:28 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Smoke machines and more strobes than a Japanese cartoon show set the background for Nine Inch Nails. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Pancakes and Booze Pops Up Again
    November 19 at 5:49 p.m. by Hannah Ridings

    The Dallas Pancakes and Booze pop up art show was held at The Door Club in Deep Ellum Saturday night. The art show only displayed local artists and showcased more than 500 pieces of art. Photos by Hannah Ridings

  • Peeping the Pegasus Peep Show
    November 18 at 7:41 p.m. by Roderick Pullum

    The latest edition of the Pegasus peep show featured upscale supper club vibes mixed with strip-tease artistry. The talent Friday evening at House of Blues included Emma Vauxdevil, Lily Liqueur, Raven Rose, Elektra Cute, Cherry Brown, and show…

  • Walking in Space at Sweet Tooth Hotel 1955
    November 14 at 7:43 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    All those with a craving for something a little sugary than usual found their way to Sweet Tooth Hotel's second year. With a smorgasbord of all things neon, bright, and delectable looking, the collection of Dallas artists and creatives have built…

  • A Festive Fetish Ball (NSFW)
    November 13 at 11:57 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Every year around this time at The Church the Dallas Fetish Ball takes place. All those in attendance are given carte blanche to display their freak flags at full mast. We here at the Observer make it our business to bring you the visuals. We do it…

  • Meat Fight Throws Down the Bacon
    November 12 at 5:55 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    Twelve Dallas Chefs competed in the categories Brisket, Sausage, Ribs and Wild Card. Meat fans ate meat, drank beer and whiskey and played fun midway games all for a good cause—curing MS. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • The Mavericks Put on a Show
    November 10 at 11:30 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    On Thursday night, the Mavericks had a City Edition Jersey Launch party at Canton Hall. Big Sean headlined the show. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • Chefs for Farmers: Flavorful Local Fare at Dallas Heritage Village
    November 6 at 2:21 p.m. by Alison McLean

    More than 50 farmers and local chefs created a locally-sourced tasting menu for the Chefs for Farmers event at Dallas Heritage Village. Chef John Tesar worked with local BBQ pitmasters to offer delicious meats. Other chefs involved were Billy…

  • Future Worlds: Immersive Art Fest Aurora Returns to Dallas
    November 5 at 2:02 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    The Future Worlds exhibit at Aurora featured light, video and sound installations that were spread throughout downtown Dallas. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • The Gay Rodeo Rides Again
    November 3 at 12:50 a.m. by Brian Maschino

    The Gay International Championship Rodeo returned to Mesquite for another fantastic year. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • The Inexpensive Dallas Dining Landmarks That Never Seem to Change (Thank God)
    October 31 at 4 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Restaurants come and go with astonishing frequency, but some concepts find a place in our hearts — and a seemingly permanent place in a dining landscape that's constantly changing. In our series All-American, Nick Rallo explores the long-running…


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