Lauren Bernal

Food, drink, music, travel, design, and the oxford comma: these are a few of Lauren’s favorite things. By day, she’s a copywriter at an agency a la Mad Men. By night, she’s taking on all of the latest restaurants, cocktails, and various forms of art that Dallas has to offer. Follow her succinct thoughts and musings on Twitter @notlaurenbernal or visit her website at laurenbernal.com.

Dallas Summer Musicals kicks off season with the magical Cinderella

Dallas Summer Musicals kicks off season with the magical Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is now playing at Fair Park in Dallas from June 9th-June 21st and in Fort Worth's Bass Hall from June 23rd-June 28th.

No tricks and all treats at RAW Dallas: AXIS

No tricks and all treats at RAW Dallas: AXIS

Get ready for Halloween early this year with the creative chops of the RAW Dallas AXIS event.

Third Time’s a Charm: Index Fest is Back with 3 Days, 90 Bands & 8 Stages of Fest

Third Time's a Charm: Index Fest is Back with 3 Days, 90 Bands & 8 Stages of Fest

Love music festivals but hate sweating through them in the summer heat? Lucky for us, summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that the music stops there. The third annual Index Fest is finally upon us, and we’re really (really, truly) hoping that it won’t be 100 degrees at the end of September. That means cooler nights to enjoy the ninety-five bands that are hitting the stage in just three awesome-filled days.

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

The sidewalk outside of a beautiful, modern house off Lovers Lane gained traffic as it grew closer and closer to 4:30 PM on Saturday. “Someone havin’ a party?” a neighbor asked me. “You could say that…” I replied. As I gave my name to the lady with the clipboard at the door, she crossed me [...]

Ouí Like to Party: Bastille on Bishop is Back

Ouí Like to Party: Bastille on Bishop is Back

Celebrating its fifth year in Dallas, the largest French festival in North Texas has returned. On Monday, July 14th from 6-10 PM, you can experience everything that French culture has to offer without ever leaving Oak Cliff. Highlights of the day include a mussels competition, Vespa rally, crepe stands, petanque courts (what is petanque? Click here), French music, dancing, and wine tasting.

Get The Underground Scoop at the Dallas Indie Festival

Get The Underground Scoop at the Dallas Indie Festival

Godzilla. Xmen. 22 Jump Street. Congratulations, you know a few of the huge summer movies coming out in 2014. But what about those independent movies or bands that all your cool friends talk about? You nod your head and agree with their reviews while you actually have no idea what “movies” or “bands” they’re referring [...]

Czech, Ch-Czech It Out: The National Polka Festival Kicks Off This Friday

Czech, Ch-Czech It Out: The National Polka Festival Kicks Off This Friday

Could we possibly get through an article about polka without using a Czech pun or three? The answer is no. Need a reason to Czech out something different this Memorial Day Weekend? The answer is yes, and involves kolaches. The National Polka Festival kicks off this Friday through Sunday in Ennis, Texas.

Suburbia’s Epic Weekend + Exclusive Interview with Performing Artist Meg Myers

Suburbia’s Epic Weekend + Exclusive Interview with Performing Artist Meg Myers

Check out a recap of Plano's newest music festival, plus, an exclusive interview with an artist that performed there.

Have a Margarita or 30 at the Third Annual Margarita Meltdown

Have a Margarita or 30 at the Third Annual Margarita Meltdown

Duh dun da da da da dun dun…tequilaaaaa. That’s the theme of one of the tangiest, tipsiest (yes, it's a word) events this year. Dallas folk, prepare your livers for this years Margarita Meltdown.

Get Out of the Doghouse This Weekend at Dog Bowl in Fair Park

Get Out of the Doghouse This Weekend at Dog Bowl in Fair Park

Take pooch portraits and let Fido splash around while you sip a beer this weekend at the Dog Bowl in Fair Park.