Making Dallas Even Better
After a night of terror and tragedy downtown, our city unites to mourn and pray.
This summertime rave-up dreamed into existence by dance music impresario and professional party-starter Diplo bears all the Day-Glo hallmarks of its founder, even if the DJ himself is nowhere to be found on the Mad Decent lineup. D.R.A.M., Kaskade, Keys N Krates, and other electronic producers with aggressively misspelled names should have no trouble rocking a crowd, who would do well to stay hydrated.
Comedians, free from the restraints placed on other public figures, can often get to the heart of a sensitive topic with more intelligence—and humor, although that seems like a given—than any politician. Enter “feminasty” Erin Gibson and “homosensual” Bryan Safi, whose podcast and its live spinoff fearlessly grapple with issues facing women and the LGBTQ community. Straight men who appreciate absurdist comedy are also welcome to listen.
The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is in some ways overshadowed by that other Texas fair beginning next month. The Denton fair, which kicks off Friday and runs through Aug. 27, can’t match the State Fair of Texas’ size -- it’s hard to out-big an event that boasts a 55-foot tall talking cowboy statue -- but it doesn’t need to. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is an institution in its own right, bringing crowds from Denton, Dallas, and beyond out to the fairgrounds at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.
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