People

This section is all about people doing things in Dallas, Texas, with articles and event announcements on local lectures, art/literary/business panels, and Q&A sessions with prominent authors, lecturers, and academics. This section is also home to the “Fascinating People from Dallas, Texas” series, which is a bi-monthly bio, and interview with a person from or living in Dallas bringing value to our city. Subscribe to our RSS or get updates directly via email using our subscribe page to learn about people from Dallas, Texas, doing cool things!

Gut-Busting Comedy Queen Jen Kirkman to Hit Kessler Theater

Gut-Busting Comedy Queen Jen Kirkman to Hit Kessler Theater

Jen Kirkman is back on tour this year - with all new material. Stories and jokes that you haven’t seen on her Netflix specials. Don’t worry. She covers the bottomless pit of comedy that is Drumpf and also talks about her year of seeing fraudulent spiritual healers, holidays without family, being accused of not being “woke” by young people, and tales of when she was a young obnoxious third party voter, and pretentious hater of pop culture.

Matilda’s Mara Wilson Visits With I Live In Dallas Before Her 2017 Fan Days Debut

Matilda's Mara Wilson Visits With <i>I Live In Dallas</i> Before Her 2017 Fan Days Debut

Dallas Fan Days 2017 will have its fair share of pop icons in attendance, but arguably none as nostalgic as actress Mara Wilson. You may recognize Mara from her childhood roles in classic 90s movies such as Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street. Many people, such as myself, grew up watching her on the big screen and were left wondering what happened to the promising young actress after she abruptly exited the Hollywood scene. We were lucky enough to catch up with Mara in an exclusive interview before she makes her first Dallas appearance next weekend.

The Doctor is In! Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor David Tennant to Headline Dallas Fan Days

The Doctor is In! Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor David Tennant to Headline Dallas Fan Days

Dallas Fan Days has just announced the addition of David Tennant, the indomitable Tenth Doctor in the iconic series, who was voted by readers of Doctor Who Magazine as the “Best Doctor.”

The Milestones Luncheon Benefiting Junior League of Dallas with Speaker Octavia Spencer

The Milestones Luncheon Benefiting Junior League of Dallas with Speaker Octavia Spencer

The Junior League of Dallas has the distinct pleasure of announcing Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker of The Milestones Luncheon, presented by The Kohl Foundation. Spencer, a highly talented actress with a love affair with film, has been featured in a variety of roles since 1986.

Open Mic Naked Storytelling Event at Union Coffee on Oct. 6th – Theme is “Unpopular”

Open Mic Naked Storytelling Event at Union Coffee on Oct. 6th - Theme is

On Friday nights, The Naked Stage hosts story-telling and spoken word at Union Coffee. They encourage brave vulnerability by asking people to tell their stories without screens, notes or props: Naked. On any given night, stories and poems will range from funny to inspiring to sentimental.

Wings Over Dallas Airshow, Oct. 6-8

Wings Over Dallas Airshow, Oct. 6-8

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announces the return of CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow on Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA), presented by Frost Bank. Plans for this year’s show include a 75th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Raid, the heroic US counterattack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. A flying reenactment of [...]

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Headlines Dallas Fan Days

Doctor Who's Matt Smith Headlines Dallas Fan Days

Dallas Fan Days (one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in Texas) is set to return Oct. 20-22, 2017, at the Irving Convention Center. This fall’s 3-day event is packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity and comic guests, costumed characters from television and movies, an artist alley and much more!

INTERVIEW: Four Questions for Dexter Holland of The Offspring About His Hot Sauce

INTERVIEW: Four Questions for Dexter Holland of The Offspring About His Hot Sauce

Gringo Bandito is a hot sauce brand created by Dexter Holland. Yes, that Dexter Holland. He is the lead singer for the multi-platinum punk rock band The Offspring. In the past we've reported on award-winning hot sauce makers via our yearly visit to Zest Fest. Some high profile folks have noticed.

Advance Tickets Are On Sale For Dallas Fan Days 2017

Advance Tickets Are On Sale For Dallas Fan Days 2017

Dallas Fan Days will quickly be arriving at the Irving Convention Center on October 20-22. The Dallas Fan Days Expo encompasses a variety of pop culture topics such as comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming.

An Interview with Dallas Chocolate Fest Founder Sander Wolf

An Interview with Dallas Chocolate Fest Founder Sander Wolf

Festival Director Emily Mantooth, Dallas Chocolate Festival scholarship recipient Thuy-Linh Nguyen, & Sander Wolf We're excited about upcoming Dallas Chocolate Fest Friday the 8th - Sunday the 10th. We wanted to know more about its beginnings, so we shot  Dallas Chocolate Fest Founder Sander Wolf some questions. ILIVE: What spurred your love of chocolate & artisan [...]