Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Week: May 15-18

Have yourself a week.

This album turns 40 this year, and this band plays the House of Blues this week.
This album turns 40 this year, and this band plays the House of Blues this week.

Monday (05/15)

The Wild Detectives’ Women Galore series, a sort of monthlong festival of feminist lit events, continues this week with talks about women in Latin American fiction, a conversation with author Liz Silver, and more.

Branches, a cute indie-folk band with an OK cover of The Darkness’ cock-rocking “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” plays a free show at The Rustic.

Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra are at the Meyerson to run through some chamber jams, including works by Ravel and Schubert. “A Musician’s View” helps kick off this year’s Soluna Festival, a classical music-heavy series of performances held throughout the next couple weeks.

Tuesday (05/16)

Matthias Goerne, baritone extraordinaire, performs Schubert’s Die Winterreise at the Meyerson.

KXT’s weekly summer concert series gets going at the Dallas Arboretum, where Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu will perform among the bushes and flowers.

Inherit the Windthe classic play about the Scopes monkey trial, made its world premiere in Dallas in 1955. It’s back, in Dallas Theater Center’s contemporary production at Kalita Humphreys Theater. The show runs through June 18.

Wednesday (05/17)

The infamously rowdy garage rock act Black Lips play at Trees.

A stripped down production of Into the Woodsrunning through May 28 at the Winspear, loses none of the magic of the fairy tale musical.

Thursday (05/18)

Joe Goddard, Hot Chipper gone solo, brings his nerdy electronic sound to Trees.

The Damned, a classic punk band whose best songs (see “New Rose” or “Neat Neat Neat”) still burn the hairs on the back of my neck, plays House of Blues.

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