14 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend, June 5- 8

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Kevin Parmer

Spring spills over into summer and the party begins. There's so much going on this weekend, it's difficult to narrow a schedule down into something doable. You'll need to make choices this weekend. You can't do it all. The good news is, everything on this list will make for a good evening. Throw in the DC9 At Night's concert guide and there's no way you can go wrong.

A Bright Night Encore & Kevin Parmer at Two Bronze Doors
This weekend, we recommend you shimmy over to Dallas' alt-alternative space. This concert/art/poetry venue is as DIY as you can get in this city. Thursday night, they're hosting an encore event for the DMA's Spiderweb Salon series. At 9 p.m. the same poets and musicians who took the stage for A Bright Night in the Fleischer Courtyard of the DMA will fill Two Bronze Doors with words and sound.

Friday night, catch the closing of Kevin Parmer's Sirens, an art show aimed to coax out the ghosts at Two Bronze Doors, which claims to have six currently in residence (do ghosts reside?). These phantoms inspired Kevin Parmer's latest series of artwork, which he hopes will beckon the spirits into attendance. Stop by the - hopefully- haunted art show at Two Bronze Doors (5732 Richmond Ave) during the closing reception 7-11 p.m. Friday. Both events are free. More info at twobronzedoors.org.

Thursday, June 5
Ragtime with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Pinstripes promise to fill Klyde Warren Park Thursday evening, when the Dallas Symphony's principal Pops conductor adds a little swing to the green. Part of the DSO's free concert series, Ragtime takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday. More information at klydewarrenpark.org.

Charlie Murphy
Yep, he's one of those Murphy. Between Charlie and his brother Eddie, it seems funny runs in the Murphy family. Catch Charlie's act at the Addison Improv (4980 Beltline Rd.) at 8 p.m. Thursday, and various times throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $30.

Presentation of the Works and Life of Lev Aronson
Next week the Lev Aronson Cello Festival will be in town. To kick things off the festival organizer Brian Thornton will be at the University of Texas at Dallas Thursday night presenting the life and works of Aronson, whose story is remarkable and moving. Head to the Jonsson Performance Hall on the UTD campus at 7:30 p.m. and spend your Thursday night with Aronson. Entry is free.

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