I haven't even steeped foot onto the premises, and already the mania and excitement of Anime was bursting at the seams. With everything going on with the news lately, a little escapism can do the psyche some good. Plenty of North Texas Anime fans came to the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, costumed and all, to celebrate the nirvana that is AnimeFest. Short for "Anime Festival" it's a once a year celebration of all things Japanese animation thrown right here in Downtown Dallas.
So the summer season is a total wash. Our favorite TV shows won't return from hiatus until fall. Things are getting pretty crazy in politics and in world news. Weather is out of control. Concert tickets are getting pricier and summer movies are becoming more lame. August isn't exactly what I would call a slam dunk month for events that happen in DFW. But when events do happen, why not take advantage when the opportunity arrives?
What is burlesque? Urban Dictionary defines it as "A variety show that uses: comedians, strippers, or musicians that often sing and dance while removing their clothes in a seductive manner." It requires its performers (mainly female) to act out comic sketches mixed with dancing that pokes fun at everything. There are rules: minimum costuming, sexually-related dialog or innuendo, and clever comedic moments that are easy to laugh at and harmless.
Wilco fans were not disappointed Sunday night at The Majestic . Frontman Jeff Tweedy gave a performance unlike anything Dallas has seen from him before, accompanied by a new tour band including his son Spencer on drums. Tweedy and son are expected to release their collaborative album Sukierae this September.
The Nerv Gallery will be presenting Abnormal Artbeats to celebrate the grand re-opening of their recently remodeled gallery space later this month. In addition to a solo art exhibit presented by Adu, this event will also include live music, food trucks and several live art workshops appropriate for all ages.
Tweet 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 [...]
DFW museums are not messing around this summer. Art lovers can expect to see world-class works from around the globe. From twelfth-century Japanese armor to eighteenth-century French drawings, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Don’t forget to check out the extended viewing hours that most institutions promote heavily this time of year offering discounted tickets, drinks and live entertainment. Here are my picks for the 10 must see DFW summer exhibitions.
Tweet I arrived at Main Street Garden at last, and I am met with full crowd. The 24th Annual Asian Festival was being held this year in downtown Dallas and of all the places they could have picked, they went with Main Street Garden. This fairly large rectangular box splayed in the middle of downtown [...]
Tweet There's something that you need to know. I am a geek. I love movies. I love video games. I love comic books, and I really love anime. With that in mind, there's something that I would have to disclose to you as a geek. A-Kon is almost here. What is an A-Kon? It's an [...]
You know what I love about Asian culture? Everything. I love the food. I enjoy the many types of entertainment. I appreciate the history.