13 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, August 28- September 1
Lonestar Film Society Scream Your Way Through the Weekend
Six by Hitch
Lonestar Film Society pays tribute to one of film's master directors all weekend by screening six of his best films at The Modern in Fort Worth. Starting Thursday with a screening of one of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest films, Blackmail, this weekend walks through his career presenting classics, as well as some of the more rarely seen works. For Blackmail, which screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, pianist Robert Edwards will provide musical accompaniment in the suspenseful Hitchcock fashion. This six-part showcase of the director's work runs through August 31; tickets to each film are $8. Find more information at themodern.org.
Thursday, August 28
Princess Bride Quote-a-long
It's hard not to quote a long to this classic fairy tale flick when you're watching it in the privacy of your own home, which is why it will be even better when it's on the big screen and you and a hundred strangers are shouting, "As you wish," together. Get in on the fun at the Alamo Drafthouse at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets, $12, are available at drafthouse.com/dfw.
Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
There are things in history that should never be forgotten and it's not always pleasant. Fighting the Fires of Hate is a traveling exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It opens at 10 a.m. Thursday and runs through October 15 at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, 211 N. Record St., Suite 100. Admission is $10 ($8 seniors, free for members). Call 214-741-7500 or visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org.
Show Your Shorts!
Dallas filmmakers will be putting their shorts (film shorts) on the big screen of the Texas Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday night and the audience will vote for their favorites. It's like a mini film festival and you're the jury. Tickets are a mere $5, the bar will take your drink orders, and the seats are comfortable.
Friday, August 29
After a 10-year hiatus, the Dallas DanceFest returns to the city and it's bigger than before. With 18 companies, 16 of them local, this celebration of all forms of the genre kicks off Friday night and stretches into Sunday afternoon. Tickets and more information available at dallasdancefest.com.
#NorthOakCliffDoesNotExist: An Evening of Poetry and Performance
Get your fill of spoken word and experimental performance art at this one-night-only event thrown by THRWD magazine. The evening features an extensive line-up of interesting young artists and will be hosted by Randy Guthmiller, the man behind local zine Shapes. More information at thrwd.com.
Tulisoma: The South Dallas Book Fair
Contrary to popular media narrative, there are still young people in America who read books. Libraries still serve as place for children to be swept away by on trails of adventure or romance. This hope that literature will forever remain a cornerstone of the human experience is an impetus for Tulisoma, the South Dallas Book Fair. Tulisoma is Swahili for "we read" and this a two-day festival has made its mission to explore the Southwest African-American experience in books and story. The events are spread out throughout Dallas with a featured performance from Luenell at the Majestic Theatre (1925 Elm St.) at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets to her performance start at $40 and are available through the box office, 214-670-3687. For a full round-up of events visit tulisoma.org.