17 Awesome Things to do In Dallas This Weekend, May 9 to 12

(Wait through the ad. It's worth it)

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.)

Thursday 5.9

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.

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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.


Friday 5.10

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.

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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...

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13 comments
johnpirizarry
johnpirizarry

the 18 artists that will be showing at the A.D.D. Art Exhibition in the West End are the best in Dallas and we all friends with each other. They are expecting quite a number of people to show up, but it's a 16,000 sq ft room, so there will be space for everyone. It will be a flawless night!

ItsSolis
ItsSolis

It would had been nice to add Dallas' only music and arts festival, Homegrown Festival.  www.homegrownfest.com for more info!

barnfry
barnfry

According to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Temple Grandin Lecture is being video simulcast from somewhere else.

VideoRace
VideoRace

Thank you Jamie for the great article 

Faith Mitchell
Faith Mitchell

Don't forget about Bark for Life hosted by the American Cancer Society. This Saturday from 9am to Noon in Farmers Branch. www.relayforlife.org/barkdallastx

Jamie_L.
Jamie_L.

@ItsSolis Guys, Again: this isn't the music blog. Don't take it personally. Homegrown is DC9's territory.

Jamie_L.
Jamie_L.

@VideoRace I was really hoping to rally a team for that! Still, I'll be there for the big reveal screenings! Thanks for the reminder!

Jamie_L.
Jamie_L.

@SONICBOOM @dallas1845 Hey guys, we save the music coverage for DC9. They'll have all of your Homegrown needs met on their recommended list. We wrangle the rest of the events around town.

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