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SMU is Organizing TEDx

SMU is Organizing TEDx

Whoa. Whoa. Stop right there. TED is one of the most prominent conferences in the world. Tickets to attend are $6,000 and presenters have included people like President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Bill Page, and Elizabeth Gilbert. Because our only chance of seeing TED Talks is online, and "in the spirit of ideas worth spreading," TEDx has been creeping up in local areas like London, Paris, Boston, and now Dallas!

Wilco Comes to Dallas October 9 at Palladium Ballroom

Wilco Comes to Dallas October 9 at Palladium Ballroom

Wilco will be playing at the Palladium Ballroom on Friday, October 9th!

For the last 2 years I've been waiting for Wilco to announce they would be coming to Dallas. Wilco had announced their tour dates back in the Spring of 2009 and Texas was nowhere on the list. So this comes as a huge surprise for all the Texas fans out there when they announced the additional Texas cities to their tour.

Free screening for Song of Sparrows at Regent Highland Park Village

Free screening for Song of Sparrows at Regent Highland Park Village

Have plans on Thursday night? How about a free film screening?

Email songsparrowdallas@yahoo.com to receive a pass good for two for the 2008 Iranian film Song of Sparrows.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:30PM

Regent Highland Park Villlage Theater
32 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205-2731

July 25th, 2009 – Global Day of Action: United for Iran

July 25th, 2009 - Global Day of Action: United for Iran

On Saturday July 25, people around the world have the opportunity to support the people of Iran in their struggle for democracy, freedom and basic human rights by attending rallies in dozens of cities around the world.

Dallas will be gathering on this global day of action at Dealey Plaza from 4-7pm in support of the Iranian people.

The Dallas Opera Panel Series – 21st Century Affairs: Dating and Relationships Today

The Dallas Opera Panel Series - 21st Century Affairs: Dating and Relationships Today

From The Dallas Opera Calendar of Events:

Tied to our productions of Mozart's poignant romance, Cosi fan tutte, and the biting comedy of Don Pasquale, this Dallas Opera panel discussion features Dr. James Houran, who writes and speaks on the subject of dating and compatability and Dr. Stephen Dubberly of the UNT Opera program (our most popular lecturer). Moderated by local arts journalist Chris Shull (Opera, Opera Now, Star-Telegram).

When: Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Cost: FREE
To RSVP: email amici@dallasopera.org or call 214-443-1044.

Late Night Summer Block Party in the Arts District

Late Night Summer Block Party in the Arts District

Friday, July 21st is another late night summer block party in the Arts District! Celebrate with the DMA, Crow Collection, and Nasher Sculpture Center as they offer a night filled with activities and entertainment. There will be concerts, film showings, lectures, artist demonstrations, open mic poetry readings, film trivia, and soundtrack karaoke. Oh boy. The festivities begin at 6 PM and the party goes until midnight.

YoungNCultured Concerts @ the Quadrangle with Becky Middleton

YoungNCultured Concerts @ the Quadrangle with Becky Middleton

Join other Young and Cultured people like yourself on July 17th and welcome Becky Middleton to the Concerts @ Stage. The concert event is free and so are the food and drinks. Come early and stay late.

When: July 17th, 2009, 8:13pm
Where: AMLI Quadrangle
2717 Howell St.
Dallas, TX 75204

And/Or Gallery and The House of Dang Celebrate the Last Dance

And/Or Gallery and The House of Dang Celebrate the Last Dance

This is it, Seniors. The last dance.

When: Friday July 24th from 7pm - til
Where: And/Or Gallery
4221 Bryan St. Suite B
Dallas, TX 75204
214.824.2442

And/Or Gallery Press Release #23: A final music installation and dance party to celebrate And/Or Gallery's move to NYC (Fall 2009), The House of Dang's relocation to a design studio in Oakcliff and their new clothing line to open with Launch, at the Galleria (Fall 2009).

In the gallery during this party, we're creating a replica of a rave, which you may notice is not dissimilar from shows we've put on before except for the volume. Video content will be provided by our artists: Kevin Bewersdorf, Paul Slocum, Guthrie Lonergan, Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Kristin Lucas, Michael Bell-Smith, and Travis Hallenbeck. The music will be a mixture of house and rave-appropriate techno, selected by Paul Slocum. The playlist will include remixes and new material by Tree Wave. It's the LAST DANCE!

The Art of Dr. Seuss at Storyopolis Fine Art

The Art of Dr. Seuss at Storyopolis Fine Art

The Art of Dr. Seuss is a National touring exhibition honoring the 100th Seussentennial celebration... and it's coming to Dallas! Storyopolis Fine Art and The 4th Wall Gallery invite you to discover the wildly imaginary work of Theodor Seuss Geisel.

The exhibit chronicles 70 years of artistic creations, including rare early works of poetry, advertising works, WWII editorial cartoons, magazine covers from the 1920's & 1930's, his collection of unorthodox taxidermy, the Secret Art, and never-before-seen works from Seuss's personal archives. What a treasure this will be!

Thursday Nights are Free at Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday Nights are Free at Nasher Sculpture Center

Every Thursday Nasher opens their doors to the public by providing Free admission to their patrons. Get over there and build up your appreciation for modern and contemporary sculpture and have a relaxing dinner overlooking the fountains at the Nasher café. Also, tonight if Free Films on First Thursday. Each month the Dallas Film Society presents a free showing of a classic award-winning American movie, based on major American novels. Tonight feature film is JAWS.

Schedule of Events:
5-9pm Free admission
5pm Nasher Café Dining
6:30pm Film Chat with WFAA’s Gary Cogill
7pm JAWS
9pm Post-film discussion