This Week in Dallas


The cast of WaterTower Theatre’s Native Gardens. Photo by Karen Almond, courtesy of WaterTower.

Monday (06/05)

Several of this country’s hottest buttons, including immigration and race, get firmly pressed in Native Gardensin which feuding neighbors find it difficult to share their American dreams. The play is performed tonight at WaterTower Theatre, and runs through the 25th in Addison.

Austin Mahone, whose fans, God bless them, are evidently called “Mahomies,” performs at Trees.

Tuesday (06/06)

Before everyone with a cell phone and an Instagram account became an amateur photographer, Polaroid qualified as a cutting-edge and experimental technology that led to the creation of some truly indelible images. Selections from instant film’s heyday are on display in The Polaroid Projecta new exhibition open at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.

Lolo and M3CCA are the featured performers in KXT’s Sun Sets, the summer concert series at the Dallas Arboretum. Dallas should have dried out some by then, and we’d expect a gorgeous evening to accompany the tunes at the botanical garden.

Wednesday (06/07)

Former Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown, now an ABC talking head chatting about his new memoir, Called To Rise, speaks at the Winspear.

From the land of ice and snow, where the lyrics are in a made-up language and the post-rock is slow, it’s Sigur Ros. The dreamy Icelandic band plays the Bomb Factory.

Thursday (06/08)

Cut and paste hip-hop producers The Hood Internet play Club Dada.

The Oak Cliff Film Festival gets underway at the Texas Theatre. It’s a great lineup of films this year, including the opening night picture, Lemon, an absurdist comedy starring Michael Cera and Brett Gelman.

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