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AnimeFest 2014: The Fun Never Stopped

AnimeFest 2014: The Fun Never Stopped

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.

AnimeFest is Coming Back to Dallas – Bring on the Cosplay

AnimeFest is Coming Back to Dallas - Bring on the Cosplay

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?

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.

Taste of Dallas – Beyond the Food

Taste of Dallas - Beyond the Food

If there’s one thing Dallas doesn’t mess up, it’s food. If there’s another, it’s entertainment. So you know that any time these two come together it’s sure to be a total knockout. Allow us to introduce you to the 28th annual Taste of Dallas. The three-day Fair Park event is a chance for our city’s food and dining community to display just what makes us so great.

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.

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.

First Annual Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party

First Annual Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party

Tweet Life in Deep Ellum and Mokah Coffee Bar will be hosting the first annual Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party the first weekend in May. The race will encourage teams to work together to complete tasks such as mural painting, crafting instruments and solving brain bending challenges that celebrate the unique nature of [...]

Culinary and Musical Superstars Prepare for Addison’s Fork & Cork Festival

Culinary and Musical Superstars Prepare for Addison’s Fork & Cork Festival

Tweet If you live in the heart of Dallas, you may not tend to travel to Addison for much more than boots of beer at Oktoberfest. Little did you know, Addison is home to more than 170 restaurants in just 4.3 square miles, making it one of the most unique culinary destinations in the United [...]