16 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, February 7 to 10
This totally bitchin' documentary about fan films, Backyard Blockbusters, is playing at Thin Line.
Art lovers and party lovers, listen up: This is a great weekend to meet each other. There are events all over town simply overflowing with complimentary drinks, and if I'm not mistaken, those are your favorite kind. Not your scene? That's cool, how about a boxing match, a Don Coscarelli cinematic rock block or a documentary film festival to keep your attention.
Still not your bag? Fine.
How about a giant burlesque festival, a night with Lily Tomlin, a real live dating gameshow, and a chance to photobomb Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future? Yes! It's ALL HAPPENING!
Use this handy list to guide you through the next four days, and just click the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one fondling the Ken Price sculptures.)
Synthesia at WAAS Gallery -- It's a massive art show/throw down/slam poetry/open mic/party with live music. Yes, that IS a lot of things at one event, and you get it all for $8 or $5 with a DART pass. Check this out; it looks tight.
Don Coscarelli Double Feature with John Dies at the End -- He's a daddy mac of off-beat horror, and Texas Theatre properly honors his contributions to slightly soured film this weekend with Coscarelli's new release, John Dies at the End. On Thursday, you don't have to settle for one hit, you can get a double punch to the face of Don's work when Texas Theatre also screens Phantasm in 35mm. (Purr sounds.) I do love a good rock block.
Thin Line Film Festival Opens -- Now in its 6th year, this ballsy film fest out of Denton returns to showcase the best and most inventive documentaries made around the world. It has an eleven day run, and kicks off this evening with its showcase film Blood Brother. You'll want to see it all, so just set up a tent and camp out on the historic square, next to that time capsule that never got excavated. It's Denton, they're use to it.
Art Opening and semigloss. Magazine Release Party at Goss-Michael -- I'd like to again point out that Goss-Michael has stepped up its community-building game and credit them for improved hospitality within Dallas' non old money sector. Friday is an excellent example of that evolution, as Susan/Elizabeth and semigloss. take over the space together. The former is a co-curated project by (wo)manorial (Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia and Haley Kattner Allen) + Kevin Rubén Jacobs and featuring female relationship-themed work by seven artists, with roughly half of them being from 'round these parts. Over in semigloss. land, we have issue two of the area's newest art and culture publication, self-published by big brain, know-it-all wonder artist, Sally Glass. This release centers around "ephemera" and will cost you a piddly $10. Oh, admission is free for all of this.
RE Gallery Presents paintings are objects... and possibly people, A New Solo Show by Arthur Peña -- If you haven't had the chance to check out Wanda Dye's gallery space, RE, include Friday's opening in your art crawl plans. (6 to 10 p.m. on this one, so you've got some flexibility.) It's Arthur's second solo show and is accompanied by a catalog produced by Mr. Peña including an essay titled - "Defiantly Painting" written by the beautifully swollen mind of Dr. Charissa Terranova. Hey, where has she been? I want to read more of her words.