• Naked Girls Reading Gets Sciency
    January 13 at 6:35 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Naked Girls Reading kicked off the new year and new decade with their presentation of Weirder Science at the Margo Jones Theatre. Cast members included Courtney Crave, Kitty Martini, Claret Kelly, Black Mariah, and Rayne Drawps. Literary topics ran…

  • Black Pumas' Performance on Fire
    January 10 at 6:21 p.m. by Andrew Sherman

    The core of the Austin-based Black Pumas — vocalist-guitarist Burton and guitarist-producer Adrian Quesada — first connected three years ago, and it’s been an upward trajectory ever since. Paul and the Tall Trees opened for the show at Canton…

  • The Huge Flavors of Ka-Tip in Dallas
    January 6 at 11:52 a.m. by Taylor Adams

    If there were a theme to Dallas restaurant openings in 2019, it was this: Good food comes in small dining rooms. Ka-Tip Thai Street Food seats barely more than 20 customers: There are three tables for four, two tables for two and a communal,…

  • DJ Sober and Blake Ward Throw a Fun Post-NYE Party
    January 5 at 9:12 p.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Parties that take place the weekend after NYE usually run the risk of low turnouts and empty dance floors. With Sober & Blake Ward at the helm Friday night at the Ruins this was not the case. Photos by Roderick Pullum

  • NYE on the streets of Deep Ellum
    January 1 at 11 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    What better place to shake off 2019 than Deep Ellum. Hello 2020! Photos by Mike Brooks

  • The Grays Host a '90s Disney Concert at the Kessler
    December 31 at 5:49 p.m. by Jessica Waffles

    Dallas soulful sweethearts The Grays (Kierra Gray, KJ Gray, Kwinton Gray) hosted the '90s Disney Concert this year at The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, Dallas. The massive house band included The Grays, Ben Bohorquez (woodwinds), Jordan Carr…

  • Lights All Night Turns 10
    December 30 at 10:54 a.m. by Andrew Sherman

    The 1990’s birthed the sound of contemporary EDM-which lead to mainstream dominance in the 2000’s. The music and culture that fueled underground raves morphed into the soundtrack for mega-festivals around the world. Dallas has always maintained a…

  • The Virgin Hotel Lands in Dallas
    December 28 at 9:48 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Opened just two weeks ago on December 15th, Dallas became the first site in Texas to welcome Virgin Hotel to the Lone Star State. Decked out from every inch in fine art, plush settings, and the iconic Virgin flair for the eccentric — the hotel…

  • Best Dallas Observer Covers 2019
    December 24 at 11:42 p.m. by Sarah Schumacher

    DO covered a lot in 2019—from the best burgers in town to the heart-wrenching tale of a father avoiding jail time. Because of our tabloid structure, DO has the chance to tell you what's hot on our minds every week—visually—with our cover. Here we…

  • Cher Shines at American Airlines
    December 20 at 1:19 p.m. by Vera Velma

    On Thursday night, Cher performed in a colorful wig and costumes at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Photos by Vera Velma Hernandez

  • Best Restaurants Where We Ate, 2019
    December 16 at 11:38 a.m. by Alison McLean

    2019 was a banner year for the Dallas restaurant industry. Bars set records for sales. Restaurants raised the standard in our city by reaching new levels of, and varieties of, excellence. Unpretentious but delicious neighborhood restaurants, in…

  • A Sexy Mad Men Christmas at Disco Texas
    December 16 at 5:31 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Don Draper and Roger Sterling would have been proud. Here's what we captured at the Disco, TX Mad Men Christmas Party at Sons of Herman Hall. Photos by Roderick Pullum

  • The Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza
    December 15 at 1 p.m. by Mike Brooks

    I think we can officially call this a holiday tradition, with the 17th edition of the The Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza. Animals, kids, dancing grandmas all on stage; non stop confetti and of course the Spree themselves help kick off the…

  • Celebrating the Best in Dallas Music: DOMA Awards Night
    December 11 at 2:12 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    It was a night to remember: Dezi 5 showed us his flair, Erykah Badu accepted a lifetime achievement award, the best musicians, writers, thinkers in Dallas were given their dues. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Krampus Destroys Denton & Dallas
    December 10 at 9:12 a.m. by Ed Steele

    Every year Krampus Society summons all available Krampus to round up the wicked children in Denton and Deep Ellum on Krampusnacht. Ed Steele, pet photographer of Krampus, was there both nights to capture the carnage.

  • Best Concerts of 2019 (in Dallas)
    December 9 at 8:41 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    DFW drew some great international acts in 2019 and the local scene was hot as usual. We saw Rainbow Kitten Surprise, local punk, Tiesto, Leon Bridges, Lizzo, Jacob Metcalf, Sarah Jaffee, Dead & Co., Polyphonic Spree, KABOO, JMBLYA, Maren Morris,…

  • The DOMA Showcase Lit Up Deep Ellum
    December 8 at 3:11 p.m. by Mike Brooks

    Great night of music in Deep Ellum, and lots of it—too much for this photographer to hit every show. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Chef Aaron Sanchez Shakes Up Book Release with Shakey Graves
    December 4 at 1:49 p.m. by Andrew Sherman

    Chef Aaron Sanchez and his good friend Shakey Graves celebrated the release of Chef Aaron's memoir, "Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef." It was a lively night of stories, music and amazing food. Photos by Andrew Sherman

  • The Stars are Bright for Jingle Ball 2019
    December 4 at 11:51 a.m. by Rachel Parker

    Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Sam Smith, Charlie Puth and more perform at the 2019 KISS FM IHEARTRADIO Jingle Ball. Photos by Rachel Parker

  • Sputacular Presents: ‘Revive The Arts’ at Deep Ellum Art Co.
    December 1 at 8:01 p.m. by Andrew Sherman

    Robert "Sput" Searight of Ghost-Note put on his annual holiday jam at Deep Ellum Art Company on Saturday. It was an all-star night featuring TryMore MOJO, Daniel Jones, Jonathan Mones, Drea Rhandle, Kj and Kwinten Grey, Jerome Allen, Rachella…


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