The hooks slip in to your skin, like a fish caught on a line. Each hook aligned with a particular area of your body to keep a secure grasp on you without ripping out flesh. It takes years to get it right. It takes a practiced hand and a knowledgeable eye, but for this community to exist, it takes people interested in tapping into a new level of consciousness. Or so I'm told by visitors to the Suspension Convention.More »
Two years after the private, rough cut screening of what was then called The Starck Project, which played to a packed theater at the Angelika during DIFF 2012, director Michael Cain is ready to unveil his finished product. The Starck Club debuts this Saturday at Texas Theatre, and although that particular screening is sold out, people can still purchase tickets for Sunday's showing at the Angelika. Those not familiar with Dallas' iconic nightclub can read all about it in our 2012 music feature, Starck Contrast, which touches on the momentous but short life of the club and the race to preserve it's history. We've also dug deep into our archives, and found the 1986 feature story surrounding the club's opening.
J. Allen Hansley Grace Jones at the Starck Club
Tonight marks the opening of the Dallas International Film Festival. In its eighth year, it is physically impossible to see all of the films at this year's fest, which boasts more than 170 films over the course of 11 days all over the city. However unlikely their success, there will surely be noble souls who attempt to catch 'em all. We salute you. For the rest of you, we've got a hand-selected list of suggestions. This year's lineup looks like a healthy mixture of local filmmakers and Hollywood celebrities. The movie marathon starts 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dallas City Performance Hall with the opening-night gala screening of Words and Pictures, a story about a struggling prep school English teacher played by Clive Owen. But we've only just begun. Plan your fest at diff2014.dallasfilm.org. Passes start at $100.More »
At the center of a crowd of colorfully clothed My Little Pony fans sit two teenage boys, eyes locked on the television screen in front of them, thumbs moving rapidly. They're guiding the Nintendo iconic green dinosaur Yoshi, Mario's friend/mode of transportation through Pickachu's lightening bolt. This is happening because the five dudes behind Critical Hit Gaming traveled more than 500 miles from McAllen to the Lewisville Hilton Garden Inn this weekend to participate in Animation Celebration's Brony Fest.More »
We haven't published an article about Conan's visit to Dallas yet this week. It's already Thursday. You probably assumed this meant that his visit to our city couldn't get any better. You thought wrong. Next week, while Conan camps out at the Majestic Theatre, the "Cone Zone" will make various stops around the city.
What on earth is the "Cone Zone," you ask? Why, it's a mechanical bull riding, Conan fan art displaying, selfie taking, Coke Zero dispensing, surprise celebrity appearance making, music playing experience. You probably won't want miss it. I mean, almost nobody got tickets to the show so this is the next best thing. Right? Right?
Here's where to catch it next week:
2-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Main Street Garden
8 p.m.-Midnight at House of Blues
3-10:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Reunion Park
For more information visit teamcoco.com/conezone.
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In what can only be described as organized pandaemonium, hundreds of bananas (including myself) took over Elm St. in Deep Ellum last Friday for the 4th annual Banana Bar Crawl. Web comic crazies from Cyanide & Happiness, Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick, led the yellow bunch as we made our way from bar to bar, entering each dive to double takes and questions.
All images via Jane R. LeBlanc Rooftop patio at The Green Room
The Rockwall man who gave the world the Vanilla Ice and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reunion it didn't know it wanted just finished throwing one of the biggest pop culture-themed parties that Dallas/Fort Worth has ever seen. Such an endeavor must have taken an insane amount of planning and preparation, followed by an equally epic nap. But he hasn't rested long. This week Jared Guynes announced his plans for his next "epic" endeavor.
Guynes posted on his Facebook page his plans for another "epic party," this time at Six Flags Over Texas. For "Jared's Epic Theme Park Party," he intends to rent the entire theme park and its rides for a select group of donors and ticket holders. He also plans to throw his theme park party sometime before the end of 2014.
Matt Tolentino and Danielle Bennignus are a black and white photo brought to life. She bobs her hair, wears trousers and dances the Charleston; he wears swallow-tailed suits and trilbies. They're your friendly neighborhood hep cats, with a mid-century lifestyle decorated with boudoir dolls, 78's and pocket squares.
"We're encouraging people to dress vintage, there will be a dance floor, my band the Sinagpore Slingers will play and we'll have vendors selling everything from jewelry to ice cream," Tolentino says. "We're encouraging people to pack lunches and spend the day with us. It's just a big party."
Victrolas and parasols aren't a fly-by-night hipster trend for Tolentino and Bennignus, it's taken years to build and perfect their pre-war life.More »