The BvB Powder-Puff Football Game at the Cotton Bowl raises money for Alzheimers research. Photo by Bret Redman.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Aug. 10-13

Gorilla vs. Bear, Blondes vs. Brunettes, Garbage vs. Blondie. Let's all get along.

Do this weekend right, and you can experience up to three of the following four things: powder-puff football, a library book sale, Blondie, and a talk about art and activism. Try really hard, and you can do all of these things.

Thursday (08/10)

This is the last weekend to see the work of experimental video artist Doug Aitken at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Theatre Three stages a contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth of The Minotaur, running through Aug. 27.

Friday (08/11)

Lil Yachty, the internet-savvy Atlanta rapper with the red hot hair and an infectious joy that has inevitably gone viral, plays the Bomb Factory.

Girls just want to have fun, and Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper just want to play the Verizon Theatre.

Saturday (08/12)

Two glamorous and ineffably cool bands fronted by powerful women, one show at South Side Ballroom. Garbage and Blondie, together at last.

Tastemaking indie music blog Gorilla vs. Bear, based in North Texas but influential worldwide, has brought back its namesake festival with some help from chillwave granddaddy Washed Out. The show at the Bomb Factory also features Jessy Lanza and Jacques Greene.

The central branch of the Dallas Public Library is hosting a book sale.

The BvB Powder-Puff Football game at the Cotton Bowl is better than preseason NFL football, and benefits a good cause, with money raised going toward Alzheimers research.

At the Dallas Contemporary, Justine Ludwig, the Contemporary’s senior curator, moderates a talk about art and activism with panelists Ambreen Butt (an artist whose work is featured in an ongoing exhibition at the museum), Clyde Valentin (Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas at SMU), and Human Rights Initiative Executive Director Bill Holston

Sunday (08/13)

The Amon Carter opens an exhibition of photography by Dornith Doherty, whose fascination with botany and the environment led her to document seed banks around the world, observing the process of transformation and rebirth.

The Dallas Black Film Festival wraps up today (it begins Friday) at the Act of Change Institute of Cultural Arts. Stop by at some point. The theme this year is “Politics in Film,” a rich subject that won’t limit the programming, which includes classic films from the early 20th century, new indie features, documentaries, and children’s films.

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