Things to do

Special Screening of the Documentary “Playground”

Special Screening of the Documentary

Every individual, every group, has an issue they stand and fight for. For filmmaker Libby Spears, she has devoted almost 10 years uncovering the sex traffic industry.

10 Fun Things to Do on Dallas Craigslist Besides Hookup

10 Fun Things to Do on Dallas Craigslist Besides Hookup

Craigslist is a big deal, especially in Dallas. I started using Craigslist in 2004 after I heard about the hilarity and sadness of the missed connections section. Soon after, I started using the Dallas Craigslist to job hunt and recruit designers and 3D animators for a company. Contrary to popular belief, the Dallas Craigslist is not just for dating personals and rants, there are dozens of other fun things to do. Read on and you might learn something you didn't know about the Dallas Craigslist.

Laughing Squid Dallas Drinkup at CoHabitat and The Ginger Man

Laughing Squid Dallas Drinkup at CoHabitat and The Ginger Man

Scott Beale, publisher and editor of Laughing Squid, is coming to town and hosting a two-part Drinkup for his fans in Dallas. Drop by CoHabitat on Friday, October 23rd from 5-7pm and say hello to your favorite tentacle. Drink sangria from a 5-gallon margarita pitcher and have a St. Arnold beer from the kegerator. Meet interesting people.

Following the drinkup will be more drinks (well, pints) at The Ginger Man.

Artist Talk With Winspear Stage Curtain Designer Guillermo Kuitca

Artist Talk With Winspear Stage Curtain Designer Guillermo Kuitca

Artist Guillermo Kuitca will join Noah Simblist, Associate Professor of Art at SMU, and Charles Wylie, the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art, for a discussion of his work.

Mr. Kuitca is the designer of the Winspear Opera House permanent stage curtain that was done in collaboration with the center’s architects, Foster & Partners.

Local-Global: The French Experience Presented by Au Courant

Local-Global: The French Experience Presented by Au Courant

About a year ago, the Dallas Institute started a new group, Au Courant. The group, originally inspired by The Institute's vision, brings together Dallas' young creative up-and-coming leaders with Dallas' prominent and established leaders. This semester begins a series called "Local/Global."

Don't miss their first event highlighting the global bounty of our local scene. It starts with the French

Spotlight Sunday In the Dallas Arts District – Free All Day

Spotlight Sunday In the Dallas Arts District - Free All Day

The AT&T Performing Arts Center's week long grand opening is coming to a close Sunday with an all day/all free festival.

The complete calendar schedule is below and it is chock full of entertainment for those who have been looking forward to seeing the Performing Arts Center in full swing.

Events begin at 11AM and museums in the Dallas Arts District will be free of charge!

Blog Action Day: Climate Change – 11 Ways Dallas Gets Involved

Blog Action Day: Climate Change - 11 Ways Dallas Gets Involved

Last weekend over 500 people in Dallas sat in a room together for TEDxSMU and listened to some bright minds. Speaking on behalf of the entire room: It was inspiring.

Throughout the day people we would break for lunch and coffee and you would find yourself in conversations with like-minded individuals who know there is something we can do to change the world if we would just get off our ass and do it. That was my takeaway from last Saturday. It was actually a quote from Jody Williams referenced by speaker Turk Pipton of The Nobelity Project. She said:

"There's nothing magical about change. If someone wants to change the world, it takes getting up off your ass and caring enough to take the first step to contribute to change on an issue you care about."

17th Annual White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour 2009

17th Annual White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour 2009

Ever wanted to take a look into an artist's studio? This weekend is your chance to take a look inside 47 of them! The White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour is in its 17th year and like every year it's free. The self-guided/self-paced tour features 47 professional artists and 5 art centers in the White Rock neighborhood.

Wednesday Dive In Movies at the Belmont is Free

Wednesday Dive In Movies at the Belmont is Free

Every Wednesday night this month, the Belmont Hotel, in conjunction with Corgan Media Lab, will be showing movies under the stars. Bring your blanket and enjoy a flick with the most beautiful view of Dallas as your backdrop.

SMU Art Class/Tour – An Intimate Introduction to the Dallas Art Scene

SMU Art Class/Tour - An Intimate Introduction to the Dallas Art Scene

Take a 2-day art course/tour at SMU's Meadows Museum Auditorium with the Vice Chair of the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission, Gail Sachson.

"Breathe new life into your art career or learn how to plug into the Dallas art scene for the first time through this intimate guide to local resources for artists, collectors, docents, art students and enthusiasts."