Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer...What to do this week

Stoneleigh Under The Stars

June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th
Join Dallas musical sensation
Shock of Pleasure for the first of three monthly summer happy hour and live music events at The Stoneleigh. The first Stoneleigh Under The Stars evening will be held in Bolla Bar on June 25th from 6:30-10:30.

Enjoy half priced martinis, drink specials and half priced appetizers all evening. For more information please call 214.871.7111.

Dallas Musuem of Art Happenings

June 19, July 17, and August 21, 2009
Summer nights shine as the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center celebrate the stars of their collections! Enjoy outdoor films, concerts, strolling musicians, parades, artist demonstrations, Arts District tours, and family activities. Stay late for movie trivia, DJs in the galleries, and Soundtrack Karaoke!

Dallas City Arts Festival

We know you're curious about the arts in Dallas. We've heard you ask, "What's the Nasher like?" and ponder, "what's it like inside the Meyerson?" We chalked it up to you being a hick. Well, wonder no more. The CityArts Festival is free, and they open up all of the arts venues downtown for your perusing pleasure. Take a docent-led Arts District Stroll. Peek in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Catch a movie outside at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Friday night. Listen to local bands and watch local dance groups perform on one of several stages erected downtown, or visit the Culinary Showcase taste food from local chefs. As a bonus, admission to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art is free. By the time this is finished, you'll be an arts district expert, we're certain. Though June 14. Fri, 6–10 pm; Sat, 11 am–10 pm; Sun, 11 am–6 pm. Downtown Dallas Arts District.

Dane Cook 'ISolated INcident - Global Thermo Comedy Tour'
Friday, June 19 8:00p
at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

Fresh off his recent announcement of his Comedy Central special and comedy album, ‘ISolated INcident,’ Cook plans to take his material worldwide with the “ISolated INcident - Global Thermo Comedy Tour.” Touted as the largest comedy tour in history, Cook will travel within the United States, Canada, Africa, Brazil, Australia, UK, and Germany. Check him out at his stop here in Dallas - I've got my tickets and am ready for my full on ab workout from falling down laughing so hard!

Kimbell Art Musuem - Art & Love in Renaissance Italy
On View through June 14

Celebrating Betrothal, Marriage, and Childbirth exhibition showcasing some of the finest pieces of historical relevance to this period. The section Profane Love will focus on erotic, at times salacious, imagery in drawings, prints, and other objects created by some of the most celebrated artists of the time, including Parmigianino and Giulio Romano. Many of these works exhibit a witty, burlesque sensibility that satirizes more intellectually elevated modes of art and literature. Classical mythology, especially the loves of the gods recounted by Ovid and other ancient poets, provided a convenient pretext for the portrayal of erotic imagery. The world of the courtesan and the luxury items associated with it will also be explored in the exhibition. Famed for their beauty, cultural accomplishments, and wit, courtesans were especially prevalent in Rome and Venice.

Snider Plaza Sidewalk Sale

The outdoor shopping center is throwing their first annual Sidewalk Sale, and stores like Melanie Gayle, The Blues Jean Bar, Uptown Country Home, and Betty Cupcake will be putting items outside and marking them way down (up to 75% off). Many stores are doing extra discounts too, so be sure to stop inside just to check. Who knows? You might even see us there. Through June 13. 10 am–6 pm. Snider Plaza.

A couple things for the family to do on a summer night....

Get Reel Summer Movie Series at Victory Park

Head to Victory Park for their Get Reel Summer Movie Series. Bring a blanket and set yourself up in Victory Plaza (right in front of the AAC) and see a movie on the giant outdoor screens. This week's flick: Ironman. Free. 7:30pm. 3090 Olive Street. This week is Ironman...I am IN LOVE with the Audi R8 - one day I'll be trading my A4 up for that sweet ride...or do I want the Maserati Grantourismo....ah, I'll just get both!

SummerFest Events at the Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine

Thursdays-Sundays from May 21-September 6, 2009

Discover strolling entertainment, including musicians, caricature artists, stilt walkers and face painters in addition to a Texas art tour, a train exhibit, and musical performances. Culinary events will include junior chef camps, a restaurant dine-around, dessert tastings, wine & cheese pairings, murder-mystery dinners, a winemaker dinner series, and "Kids Eat Free" Thursday nights. Outside, the hotel will host spectacular firework shows every Friday night @ 9:30 (admission is free), poolside movies, and a lakeside brunch.

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