The half dozen

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. In a show of brilliant urban creativity, Dallas artists will turn parking spots into mini parks for the international event, PARK(ing) Day. The event also features performances by local entertainers. Downtown Dallas. Sept. 18. Free.
  2. For the impoverished music lover, The Maine made their entire fall tour free. Take advantage of the opportunity and finally visit the House of Blues. Check out their songs “English Girls” or “Right Girl.” House of Blues. Sept. 22. Free.
  3. Or enjoy a slower tempo in a musician who references both the Core and the Bible when Josh Garrels comes to Dallas. Will Reagan opens. Majestic Theater. Sept. 19. $22 and up.
  4. The Dallas Arts District pulls out all the stops this weekend for the Fall Block Party. Late night galleries, local music, food trucks galore and “rump shaking” at Pin Drop Disco. Dallas Arts District. Sept. 18. Free.
  5. Perhaps you have always secretly envied the J-Po students and their cultured taste for lyric. Envy no longer; attend Banned Poetry sponsored by the Wild Detectives and Pandora’s Box. Featuring Howl by Allen Ginsberg and poems by Roald Dahl, Joseph Brodsky, Charles Baudelaire, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Shel Silverstein. The Wild Detectives. Sept. 21. Free.
  6. Philanthropy is the best form of procrastination, especially when accompanied by wiffle ball. Come play in the Society of St. Joseph’s Wiffle Ball Tournament to help raise money for the Kinal Training Center in Guatemala City. UD Baseball Field. Sept. 19. $5 to play, free to watch.


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