Events in July 2013

Bastille Day: Elliott Muñoz

Bastille Day: Elliott Muñoz

July 5-6
‘A Band Called Death’
“Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death.” This documentary focuses on three brothers from Detroit who started playing punk-rock music before anyone else, as early as 1971. The group cut a demo in 1974 but disbanded in ’77 having never completed a full album. Record collectors coveted pressings of Death singles, and Drag City Records released Death’s seven original songs in 2009. But these punk pioneers remained obscure until this movie started hitting film festivals last year. Call for show times and ticket prices.  The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546

July 6-Aug. 3
Children’s theater workshop
Teatro Flor Candela teaches a theater workshop that culminates in an Aug. 3 performance. The Dallas-based theater company offers this weekly workshop at noon on Saturdays. Students learn about production, lighting, costumes, sound and acting while rehearsing their own performance. This free workshop is presented by Big Thought and Target.  North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth, 214.670.7555

July 6-27
Nightlife at the Zoo
The Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights series runs every Saturday in July, from 5-9 p.m., and it’s free with zoo admission. Sara Hickman performs July 27.  650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, 469.554.7500

July 10
This little piggy
The Dallas Children’s Theater presents scenes from “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” playing at the theater this summer. This free performance starts at 11 a.m. at the Hampton-Illinois Library.  2951 S. Hampton, 214.670.7646

July 14
Bastille Day
The fourth-annual Oak Cliff Bastille Day in the Bishop Arts District celebrates all things French. As the website states, “star chefs, outdoor markets, wine tastings, music and more.”  Seventh and Bishop

 July 25
Barefoot at the Belmont
These monthly poolside shows sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 10 for Air Review and Chambers on July 25.  The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave.

Cult of Personality

Cult of Personality

July 27

Cult of Personality
Living Colour will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, “Vivid,” by performing the album in its entirety. The band won a Grammy in 1989 for the single “Cult of Personality.” They broke up in 1995 and reunited in 2000. Tickets cost $25-$50. Show time is 7:30 p.m.  The Kessler Theater,  1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346

July 27
Whiskey Folk Ramblers
This Dallas-based band brings its booze, boxcars and bar-fights Americana to the Foundry in a free show at 9 p.m.  The Foundry, 2303 Pittman, 214.749.1112


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