17 Awesome Things to do In Dallas This Weekend, May 9 to 12
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Well, now you're awake. That was just one snippet from tonight's Found Footage Festival at Texas Theatre.
Add another work week to the body count and get ready for a three-finger pour of not-office. Unstuffy art pops up all over Dallas on Saturday; Texas Theatre airs out the old VHS attic Thursday, then flips to 35-mm for a Wrath of Khan weekend; and humanitarian/hero Temple Grandin speaks at the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday. Yes! It's the weekend you worked for.
Click the event titles for more information and share this list with your fellow cultural spelunkers. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one mask-dancing with the elderly.)
Found Footage Festival -- Swoon over the VHS heyday with the fellas from Found Footage Festival at Texas Theatre. It's going to get a little weird when Joe and Nick launch in, showing off the most peculiar snippets from the low-distribution era, and that's precisely why you're going. They've been owning this game for nine years strong and never disappoint.
A.D.D. at White Space -- This big sloppy group show combines artists from Austin, Dallas and Denton. Will turf wars break out over canvas? You won't know if you don't go.
Cindy Sherman, Artist as Model -- If you're feeling high-brow and worldly, check out this DMA offering. The lecture relates self-portraiture -- Sherman's iconic format -- across cultural lines with works from the museum's permanent collection.
Dr. Temple Grandin -- She operates on a different frequency than the rest of us, and Grandin used that natural distinction to restructure the slaughterhouse system. Now, massive meat-users like Burger King and McDonald's operate under Grandin's watch, and the cows meet a calm, merciful end. The animal rights champion and autism activist speaks at the DMA for one night.
The Midnight Ramble: A Sex, Funk And Rock 'n Soul Revival -- Burlesque! Go-go! Fire dancing! Rock 'n Soul! It's a review with a backbeat. The tail feather wiggling goes down at the Boiler Room.
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan -- Did someone say "KHAA-A-AN!?" In preparation for the newest Trek flick, Texas Theatre takes it back to the old school for a 35-mm tribute to Spock -- wherever he is...