15 Awesome Things To Do In Dallas This Week: July 26 to 31
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It's finally happening: The world record title for most shaving cream pies thrown is on Tuesday!
Any week with pie-chucking is already a winner, but you aren't limited to competitive slap stick. There's a beer pong tournament, Design District Gallery Day (with free beer!), complimentary facials by Estee Lauder, free nails by Nicki Minaj's nail artist and a visit from Snoop Dogg's mom! Treat yo' self, but also treat your friends by sharing this list so everyone can get in on the fun. I'll see you at pie-throwing: I'll be the one wearing the head cam. Let's pie each other!
Vistas at Kettle Art -- This collection of landscape photography was curated by none other than Oak Cliff's Erica Felicella, that performance artist/shutter bug who sealed herself in a Plexiglas box behind the Kessler for two days. I can't wait to see what she puts together for this show -- we know that the artists are local, and it's at Kettle, so it won't be boring. Go support.
Ladies in the Pulpit Launch Party -- While it's a well documented fact that Snoop Dogg wasn't born, but instead materialized as a heavy-lidded baby on the set of a rap video, one woman insists that she pushed him out the old-fashioned way. And that his "real name" is Calvin. She's Beverly Broadus-Green, an evangelist preacher, Snoop Momm, and star of a new reality show called Ladies In the Pulpit.
Scarlette Switches Divine Decadence Part II -- It's a lady-run takeover! Burlesque troupe the Lollie Bombs and Cramps tribute act The Gorehounds claim the main stage of The Church in the name of estrogen. Do it, ladies!
The Lollie Bombs are going to charm the pant off of ya' and teach you the importance of flossing. Friday.
Let Estee Lauder Rub Your Face -- Book a free appointment for this Spa Day at Neiman's, or be forever sad. You'll get a consult and facial, then a makeover. Sure, you'll want to buy some lipstick afterwards, just to feel like a good human, but it isn't required.
Clay Stinnett Closing Reception at Texas Theatre -- If you've been to Texas Theatre in the last couple of months, you've seen Clay's amazing monster movie murals. They're pulpy comic book tributes painted on seven foot by five foot canvases. They'll be marked down, so plan ahead and get one for that comic lover in your life. When gift time rolls around, you'll be so ready.
Last Minute Pop-Ups!
Beer Pong Tournament with carnival food -- Those scamps over at The Space keep making life better for us all, and Friday they're doing it the Texas Way: with carnival food and beer pong. There's also a live show by Paramecium and jams by DJs Genova and Killtron from Hot Flash. You'll want to register for the tournament by noon on Friday, and it's free if you arrive on bicycle -- otherwise, it's $5.
Carnival food AND a beer pong tournament? Yes!
Kirk Hopper Art Gallery, which always does it right and different, is throwing a one-night only pop-up show called Man on Fire on Friday. There will be work by Jon McKenzie as well as Jared Primm and Ronsta Fari and a music thang by vocalist Zoe-Fashion Plate, and Grammy-winning producer, Jah Born.