Friday, April 28, 2017

Get Out and Have Some Fun in Dallas This Weekend

At Lon Smith Roofing we like the saying, "Work Hard Play Hard". We think working hard is important because hard work is what drives good results. That's why we only hire the best, hardest working Dallas roofers to work on your home. After a long day though it is important to get in a little of that play hard. This weekend is the perfect time to do just that.

https://www.dmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2017/04/things-to-do-in-dallas-this-weekend-april-27-30/Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April 27-30 - D Magazine Take your dog to the Cotton Bowl, talk that literary city talk at the Dallas Book Festival, or go see PJ Harvey at the Bomb Factory.

The next time someone, perhaps a co-worker or an acquaintance making idle chat, asks you what you’re doing this weekend, make sure you’re ready. Answer them with gusto. Bury them in an onslaught of things that you are doing, a barrage so furious and full of information on happenings in and around Dallas, that they will never dare to ask you what you’re doing this weekend again. Tell them you’re going to see the Pixies, and you’re going to the Dallas Book Festival, and you’re going to see a movie, and take your dog to the Cotton Bowl, and if you have time, you’ll go grocery shopping and work on your screenplay.

Do as the Boy Scouts do, and be prepared.

PJ Harvey is about as brilliant as any English songwriter to ever carry a tune, and she doesn’t perform in these parts often: it’s been maybe 10 years since her last Dallas show. Whether you’re a fan of grungy, violently electrified early ’90s Harvey, or the more wistful, peacocked Harvey of the 2010s, she’s the complete package. I very strongly endorse going to this show at the Bomb Factory.

The Video Association of Dallas’ great but poorly named Dallas Medianale stands out in a overpopulated and underfished sea of hometown film festivals by virtue of being very, very unusual. Weekend screenings at the Dallas Contemporary, the Nasher, and the Green Zone are devoted to film’s most experimental fringes. It all kicks off tonight at the Texas Theatre with a three-part tribute to the avant-garde filmmaker Tony Conrad. First up, a documentary about the pioneering artist. Then, Conrad’s The Flicker, a short 1966 film that is not recommended for epileptics. Closing it out, live behind-the-screen performances inspired by the man’s music.

The Meyerson gets exceptionally lit this weekend as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra absolutely kicks out the jams: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s Sixth. The pastoral program repeats Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The USA Film Festival is happening now at the Angelika. Confused and alarmed about what this entails, or about what to see? Let this put your mind at ease.

Superstar essayist David Sedaris, whose thoughts on smoking and non-smoking I happened to read and enjoy this morning, packs out the Winspear.

 

 

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