Out and about in August

Aug. 3 Art rock

The Dirty Projectors

The Dirty Projectors released their much-anticipated album, “Swing Lo Magellan” in July. Frontman Dave Longstreth wrote an album of carefully crafted songs that have no central theme but still fit together, “to feel whole as a work of art in itself,” according to a glowing review in Paste. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band plays the Kessler this month, with Baltimore-based Wye Oak opening. The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, $20-$30

 

Aug. 2 Dive In Movie: ‘Some Like It Hot’

Come enjoy this film poolside at the Belmont Hotel. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon give a hilarious performance alongside blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, free

 

Aug. 8 Art With a View: David Harman

An opening reception for the David Harman exhibit will be heldvfrom 7–8 p.m. Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, free

 

Aug. 8 Loudon Wainwright III

The Kessler welcomes Grammy award-winning songwriter, humorist and actor Loudon Wainwright III. With 25 albums and a sound that ranges from folk to funk, this is Wainwright’s Kessler debut. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $25–$37.50 

 

Aug. 11 Intro to fused glass

Instructor Larry Pile will show glass novices how to assemble decorative tile from 1–2 p.m. All glass, tools and materials will be provided, and final works will be fired in Pile’s glass kiln and available for pickup at Oil and Cotton. Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th, 214.988.9189, $50

 

Aug. 11 Photo safari workshop

The Dallas Zoo is offering a daylong photo safari alongside staff photographer Cathy Burkey and Tom Maddrey of Eclipse Photography Institute. Participants will learn various aspects of nature and animal photography. Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton, 469.554.7423, $125–$150

 

Aug. 23 Lions, and tigers and bears

The Texas Theatre screens a 35-mm print of the 1939 family-favorite “The Wizard of Oz.” Call for showtimes. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, $8 for children and $9.25 for adults

 

Aug. 29 Sewing class

From 6:30–8:30 p.m., learn how to make a laptop sleeve for your computer. Make and Made classes are geared toward experienced crafters and beginners. Make and Made, 409 N. Zang, 214.941.0075, $58


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