D-FW Weekend Round Up

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times, there’s never a shortage of new fun things to do in D-FW. This weekend, get your dose of live music, fashion, art, salsa classes and more! If you’re looking for food & beverage related events to fill your time, click here.


Lady Gaga: Tonight, July 17, Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters will take over American Airlines Center for the night during Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball. Opening acts include Lady Starlight and Crayon Pop.


Asian Film Festival: Today is the last night to catch the Asian Film Festival at the Angelika Dallas. Shows begin at noon and go until midnight, but the closing night film, As The Lights Go Out, a firefighter flick, plays at 7:30p.m.


Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Friday, July 18, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Swan Song will fill the Granda Theater with the best of Led Zeppelin.


’till Midnight presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center: Friday, be serenaded by Fort Worth’s blues and rock band Foxtrot Uniform before seeing a screening of Bringing Up Baby, starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Plus, if you join or renew your Nasher membership, you’ll be able to enjoy a craft beer tasting featuring 903 Brewers.


Improv: Friday is the last night in the improv series to get your share of laughs at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.


Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.


The Mavericks: Catch this Nashville-based country/americana band and the Granda Theater Saturday, July 19.


Poolside Fashion Show: Dallas Red Foundation, a nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, is hosting its 2nd annual poolside fashion show at the Ilume Cedar Springs Apartments. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and food from Mi Cocina with their ticket purchase.


Moon Day: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing a day early at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Saturday, you’ll experience a full day of family-friendly space exploration, exhibits, and classes.


CADD Bus Tour: Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas hosts bus tours that allow participants to gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, and art installations. This Saturday, the itinerary includes Circuit 12 Contemporary. Deadbolt Studios, Galleri Urbane, and more.


Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit beginning Sunday, July 20 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.

Dallas Continues to Add Art

We’ve got two exciting new things to tell you about the art scene in Dallas today!

Rachel Nash Gallery Opening- Deep Ellum

1. On February 8, Deep Ellum steps it up by adding a brand new art gallery to its scene. The Rachel Nash Gallery will host its grand opening party from 8-10 p.m. at its location at 2646 Main St. in Deep Ellum. This space will be “dedicated to connecting emerging artists with the local Dallas community.” Deep Ellum, probably due to it’s dedicated support of local breweries and business owners, has seen major growth over the past few years. We feel it’s safe to assume that the addition of an art gallery will only further this positive growth. To learn more about the Rachel Nash Gallery, click here.


self_portrait_winter_webDavid Bates, Self Portrait, Winter

manwithsnake_webDavid Bates, Man With Snake

2. The Nasher Sculpture Center has 18 new works of art! We talked recently about the Eye, and we’re sure everyone’s heard about the Nasher’s big Xchange program. These were two big ventures for the center in 2013, but they’re not the only newsworthy things that happened last year. The Nasher was also the recipient of 18 pieces of art by various artists that are now part of the permanent collection. We feel that it’s a true gift to live in a city with such a love for art, and we can’t wait to see what the center has  planned for these recent acquisitions. We know for certain that two of the new pieces will be included at an overview of David Bates’ career at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth that begins next week.


Have you heard any other art news or experienced some of our art scene for yourself recently? We’d love to hear your comments!