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12 September Festivals to Attend in DFW [Slideshow]

12 September Festivals to Attend in DFW [Slideshow]

It's September, and just when you thought festival season was over, here are 12 more awesome ones.

Some Hot Scenes from the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival 2014 [Slideshow]

Some Hot Scenes from the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival 2014 [Slideshow]

Tweet Photography by Mason Pelt. Photo releasing under Creative Commons with attribution non-commercial. The last few years in the Dallas area, there seems to have been a barbecue Renaissance, with national Texas-based awards and recognition going to local favorites such as Pecan Lodge, Lockhart, and big celebrity-laced epicurean events like Meat Fight, and SMOKED, Dallas is [...]

Dallas Observer’s BrewFest IV Happens September 13, 2014

Dallas Observer's BrewFest IV Happens September 13, 2014

"Support Local Beer!" is a rallying cry heard far and wide round these parts. If you're one of many who find themselves peering in from the outside looking for an opportunity to hop aboard the movement, this is your chance. Want to order a local beer at a bar and don't know which suits you? This is your chance to explore the local brew scene and sample all of the beers DFW breweries have to offer!

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.

Mayer Hawthorne Concert at Southside Ballroom Tonight – Enter this Easy Contest to Win Tickets

Mayer Hawthorne Concert at Southside Ballroom Tonight - Enter this Easy Contest to Win Tickets

Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour Dallas Event with Mayer Hawthorne happens tonight, Thursday, September 4th at Southside Ballroom, starting at 8:00pm. Enter this easy contest for tickets. Did we mention it's open bar?

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

This beer-tastic event started around 6 p.m. and ended around 10 p.m. Unlike other events, Labor of Love seemed more fun-loving and less competitive overall. Maybe it was the low cost of entry ($30), and unlimited beer samples, but patrons seemed to be more gleeful because they got their money’s worth.

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

Tweet 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 [...]

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.

3 Places Where You Can Learn Burlesque in Dallas

3 Places Where You Can Learn Burlesque in Dallas

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.

Jeff Tweedy and Son Charm The Majestic Theatre

Jeff Tweedy and Son Charm The Majestic Theatre

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.