Hair Nation Tour – Jack Russell’s Great White, The Bulletboys, Enuff Znuff
Event on 2018-11-03 20:00:00
at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States
Hair Nation Tour – Jack Russell’s Great White, The Bulletboys, Enuff Znuff
Event on 2018-11-03 20:00:00
at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks Pre-Season
Event on 2018-10-08 20:00:00
Miami vs. FIU Watch Party
Event on 2018-09-22 14:30:00
Miami revives a crosstown showdown this weekend. And you don't want to miss any of the action. DFW 'Canes will be hosting a watch party at Dave & Busters in Dallas on Saturday, September 22nd, as the Miami Hurricanes take on the FIU Panthers from Hard Rock Stadium. Gametime is set for 2:30 PM Texas time. If you're planning on coming, please register through Eventbrite. (Tickets are free.) That way, we can get an accurate number of attendees. A few tidbits about the matchup: This is the first time Miami and FIU have played since 2007, and the first such matchup at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami took down FIU 23-9 in 2007 and 35-0 in 2006 at the old Orange Bowl — with the 2006 game marred by a brawl between the teams. Both teams come into this game with 2-1 records. Miami is looking to maintain its #21 ranking in the AP Poll, while FIU is looking for city bragging rights. FIU coach Butch Davis coached the Hurricanes from 1995-2000, and will be looking for a win as well. A word about the watch party location: Dave & Busters airs all games without sound by default, although we will attempt to get sound for this game. Each table can listen to the sound for their particular game through the Tunity app on their smartphone and a bluetooth speaker, so feel free to bring your own speaker as well. If you do, be sure to download the Tunity app on your phone. See you on September 22nd! GO CANES!
at Dave & Buster’s
9450 North Central Expressway
Dallas, United States
Tech Trends in Retail – Fall 2018
Event on 2018-09-26 15:00:00
RevTech invites you to attend the 10th ‘Tech Trends in Retail’, at Highland Park Village Theatre. What better place to showcase the latest in retail and grocery innovation than at a legendary retail centre, and Texas’ first luxury theatre? For almost 90 years, Highland Park Village has been THE luxury shopping destination of North Texas. Highland Park Village was the first self-contained, open-air, shopping center in the nation and it was recognized as a National Landmark in 2000. Highland Park Village continues to create remarkable customer experiences by curating a stimulating mix of iconic and emerging retail concepts. Tech Trends in Retail will showcase pitches from RevTech’s 2018 cohort and an impressive group of grocery innovators. RevTech has been immersed in grocery innovation and cherry-picked an outstanding slate of presenters. Keynote address by: Gary Hawkins, Founder and CEO of CART (the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology) After Tech Trends in Retail concludes, the festivities will continue next door at Royal Blue Grocery. Come enjoy fresh cocktails and light appetizers at Dallas’ modern urban grocery store! (Badge required for admittance) Tech Trends in Retail 2018 Companies: Vessel, Dallas, TX – Vessel drives engagement and increases revenue for digital content publishers. Focused on the lifestyle and travel space, Vessel leverages influencer-generated visual content to drive engagement. Xenio, San Francisco, CA – Xenio’s precision, real-time indoor positioning levels the playing field for physical stores by enabling brick & mortar retailers to precisely track the shoppers’ real-time behavior, tied to their profile, within the store. Feed Me Pronto, Dallas, TX – A unique eco-friendly retail environment that provides nutritional grab and go meals for urban city dwellers. GuestX, Dallas, TX – In any tourism market, every provider of entertainment, lodging, food, or experience is alone, operating in a silo with separate tools, trying to get their share-of-wallet in their “one shot” at the customer. GuestX has engineered a proven market ecosystem for all “things to do” whereby all the businesses can be found and can work together to sell more to each customer via bundling and a comprehensive point-of-sale experience. Engagement Agents, Hamilton, ON – Helping retailers maximize and monetize their already-paid-for marketing. ShoptoCook, Williamsville, NY – Leader in digital marketing and content management systems for grocery retailers, providing stores with an advertising edge through the use of new and existing technologies. Birdzi, Iselin, NJ– Provider of a unique personalization platform for retailers and brands to connect to the right shoppers and the right time and place, enabling a seamless, personal and smart shopping experience. ScriptSave, Tucson, AZ – Helps close the gaps in healthcare prescription coverage, with innovative savings programs for the uninsured and under-insured. Myxx, Cary, NC – The best recipe solution on the market today and helps solve "What's for dinner tonight?"? by connecting digital, dynamic, personalized recipes to consumers, retailers and brands. Keynote: Gary Hawkins, CEO, CART As Founder and CEO of CART (the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology), Gary Hawkins has an unparalleled view on current and future innovation in fast moving consumer goods retail. CART sits at the epicenter of retail transformation as his team connects retailers to new innovation using a vast industry network to understand the challenges and opportunities facing retailers, wholesalers, brand manufacturers, and solution providers. Reviewing hundreds of new solutions each year, combined with years of industry experience leading shopper-focused innovation across the supply chain, uniquely position Hawkins to guide retail into the future. Hawkins’ unique perspective informs his work as a subject matter expert in calls with Citibank and Deutsche Bank analysts covering the massive fast moving consumer goods retail sector and he is an oft-quoted resource for publications like Bloomberg, Elsevier, Drug Store News, and others. Hawkins has authored two internationally published books, numerous white papers and myriad articles. Hawkins is a regular guest lecturer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in addition to keynoting retail conferences in the US and abroad. Tech Trends Event Sponsors: Highland Park Village, Highland Park Village Theatre RevTech Program Sponsors: Vela Wood, Montgomery Coscia Greilich, O2Works, Lee Financial, Ketner Group, HumCap, Amazon Web Services, Silicon Valley Bank, and UPS
at Highland Park Village Theater
32 Highland Park Village
Dallas, United States
My Years with the Cavs – Austin Carr
Event on 2018-10-03 19:00:00
Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties
Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm
Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
FREE ADMISSION – NO COVER CHARGE
Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just
This week’s menu:
Beef Vegetable Soup
Kielbasa and Kraut
Peaches and Cream
Story topic this week…
My Years with the Cavs Cleveland Sports Hall of Famer Austin Carr is ready to “throw the hammer down” at the Music Box! Known by Cavs basketball fans as “Mr. Cavalier,” Austin Carr will be sharing stories of his years with the Cavs, beginning with the first overall selection in the 1971 NBA Draft. Follow Austin’s journey as he grows from an NBA Rookie to NBA All Star, and finally onto his career as the Director of Community Relations for the Cavs and beloved commentator for Fox Sports Ohio.
Austin Carr Bio
Austin Carr is a retired professional basketball player who played in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets. He is known by Cleveland basketball fans as “Mr. Cavalier.” He was part of the Notre Dame team which defeated the UCLA Bruins on January 19, 1971, which was UCLA’s last defeat until being beaten by Notre Dame exactly three years later, breaking the Bruins’ NCAA men’s basketball record 88-game winning streak. Carr holds NCAA tournament records for most points in one game (61 vs. Ohio in 1970), most field goals in one game (25), and most field goals attempted in one game (44). His record scoring average of 50 points per game in seven NCAA playoff games may never be broken. Recently, ESPN named Carr the 22nd greatest college basketball player of all time.
Carr moved onto the professional ranks as the first overall selection of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1971 NBA draft. His career with the Cavs is highlighted by his selection to the 1972 NBA All-Rookie Team, 1974 All Star Team, and finally the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame. Today, Carr serves as the Director of Community Relations for the Cavaliers and is also a color commentator on the team’s broadcasts on Fox Sports Ohio. Carr’s #34 is one of seven jerseys retired by the Cavaliers.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.
See all Cleveland Stories dates here.
at Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, United States
Black List Dallas Happy Hour
Event on 2018-10-03 19:00:00
The Black List expanded our Happy Hours for one primary reason: to create social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow Texas writers at our Dallas happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet! We host happy hours on the first Wednesday of every month at LOOK Cinema (2nd floor bar!) from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The event is free and open to the public (cash bar), so spread the word to your writer friends but be sure to RSVP!
at Look Cinemas
5409 Belt Line Road
Dallas, United States
Urban Fêtes presents: SILENT “TRAP” PARTY DALLAS
Event on 2018-09-29 21:30:00
DALLAS: It's A Trap House!!!" Join Urban Fêtes and friends Saturday, September 29th at Blends Daiquiri Lounge for our special "TRAP" edition Silent Party. Vibe out to 3 Live DJs spinning the hottest New/Old Hip-Hop, R&B, House and of course TRAP hits. Get your tickets now before we sell out! http://www.silentpartydfw.eventbrite.com Urban Fêtes' Silent Parties have taken the nation by storm and developed the reputation as a new wave of culture – where the audience is in total control of their musical and social environment. Silent parties have been around for decades, but Urban Fêtes has brought back the rave-like shindig with a modern twist. This is the ultimate go-to event for millennials to attend. SPECIAL NOTES:- 21+ to party- Rain or Shine *We have a strict NO REFUND policy unless Urban Fetes cancels event.*- Tickets available at the door, but are limited WHAT TO BRING:- Valid ID- Eventbrite ticket or code on your phone HOW IT WORKS:When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of Urban Fetes wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color (BLUE, RED, GREEN) LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave! **By attending our parties you are subjected to photos and videos being used in our promotional efforts via our website, social media and print marketing.**
at Blends Daiquiri Lounge
2810 East Trinity Mills Road , #Ste 145
Carrollton, United States
Josh Abbott Band
Event on 2018-09-27 19:00:00
Josh Abbott Band BioWeeks before its Valentines Day release on iTunes, the Josh Abbott Bands Touch was already well on its way toward being one of the most talked-about songs in Texas music of 2012. Granted, the hot-streak momentum of Abbotts career had a lot to do with that. In the wake of the breakout success of Oh, Tonight (which climbed to No. 44 on Billboards country chart) and the title track from 2010s regional smash Shes Like Texas, created a stir that reached all the way to music executives in Nashville and New York City. That set up pretty much any track that the 31-year-old singer-songwriter picked to be the lead single from his bands much-anticipated third album nicely, ensuring it was bound to garner a fair amount of attention. But from the very first time it was played in concert or over the airwaves, it was clear that Touch had a lot more going for it than just good timing. From the erotic tension and release of its slow-burning verses and soaring chorus to the dramatic crescendo of fiddle and guitars at the outro, its a song that captures every ounce of the passion, talent, and vision thats propelled the Josh Abbott Band to the forefront of the Texas music scene in record time. And as the rest of Small Town Family Dream proves convincingly, theyre here to stay.Truth is, thats been pretty evident for a while now even though the Josh Abbott Band has only been recording and touring for half a decade. Abbott didnt even begin writing songs until around 2004, when he was still in grad school at Texas Tech in Lubbock. A diehard Texas country fan, hed picked up guitar a few years earlier, mainly to strum along to his favorite Pat Green songs. He vividly recalls the epiphany he had at a concert one night at Lubbocks Blue Light when the notion of writing and playing his own music maybe even for a living first took root.It happened to be the Randy Rogers Band playing that night, but it could have been Pat or Wade Bowen or Cory Morrow, any of those guys that I saw over the years, Abbott explains. I always had this fascination with what they were doing. Id go to their concerts and thered be hundreds if not thousands of college kids singing along.That night at the Blue Light, I just remember watching the band and thinking, I want to do thisI think I can do this.Maybe that was a little nave at the time, he admits with a laugh, but the truth is, I guess Ive always felt like if Im going to do something, then I just can. And so he did. Together with his banjo-playing fraternity brother, Austin Davis, Abbott began putting that confidence to the test at open mic nights. A year and a half later, fiddle player Preston Wait and drummer Edward Villanueva came onboard, and the fledgling Josh Abbott Band was off and running slowly, at first, but not for long. We didnt record a demo until 2007, which was Taste, and then we didnt even get a booking agent and start touring outside of Lubbock until 2008, says Abbott. But after that, everything started happening so fast for us that we really werent ready for it at first. Wed start showing up at venues and thered be a lot of people there, and we didnt even have enough originals to play 90 minutes. And it was kind of a weird deal for us because there were a lot of bands on the scene that were a lot more tenured, and they went from not even knowing who we were to all of a sudden playing these co-bills with us within like a two-year span. I mean, we definitely paid our dues, but it all came together a lot faster than wed anticipated. For that, were so grateful.Abbott, though, was too focused on building his bands loyal and ever-growing fan base to fret too much about critics or skeptics. Booked to play towns like Waco where they could barely draw a 100 paying customers early on, hed once gave away 100 more tickets through the local radio station figuring that if even half those people showed up, theyd bring along friends, every one of them a potential new fan. At one particularly memorable show at the Wormy Dog in Oklahoma, he thanked the crowd of some 300 people by inviting every one of them to hit the merch booth for a free CD and T-shirt.We probably gave away thousands of dollars of merch that night, but ever since, weve done really well in Oklahoma City, says Abbott. Another night, I think I bought the entire bar a round of shots, and my bar tab was like ,000. But it was my way of showing everyone there, Im just thanking you for coming to our show tonight, because you didnt have to, and I want you to know I appreciate it. We have so much gratitude for our fans and the people that come to our shows. You want to thank every single person. When you do that, you dont just create fans, you create friends people who are gonna then go out and pitch your album and who you are to every single person they know.The results speak for themselves. Josh Abbott has ascended to that A-list level of the Texas country scene faster than anyone Ive ever seen coming from an upstart position, says Chris Mosser, the morning host of Austins 98.1 KVET-FM who also programs the stations popular Texas country Roadhouse program. And it seems to me that for a lot of the younger Texas country fans, hes definitely the gravitational center of the current scene. His impact with the kids is remarkable.Nevertheless, with great impact comes great responsibility specifically, the responsibility, as an artist, to continue to reward those fans not with free T-shirts and shots, but with new music worthy of their continued support. To that end, Abbott knew there was a lot riding on his bands third album. Fans in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and beyond helped the independently released Shes Like Texas climb all the way to No. 28 on the national country chart, and following it up was going to be a tall order.My main objective for this album was for it to be cohesive, says Abbott. I think at least half of the songs on our first album [2009s Scapegoat] were really good, but it wasnt our best effort. But we really hit a home run with Shes Like Texas in terms of creating a big fan base and a little bit of radio success and even a bit more national success than I thought we were maybe ready for or even going for at the time. So when we went to record this one, I thought, I dont know that well have another song go national like Oh, Tonight, but I do want it to keep the consistency of the last album. But at the same time, we tried to take it in a different direction, too.To wit: whereas Abbotts songs on Shes Like Texas for the most part paralleled the timeline of a romantic relationship, Small Town Family Dream finds him celebrating the independent spirit of the people who make his beloved Lone Star State well, his kind of Texas. Dallas and Houston and Austin and San Antonio, theyre all great, but the backbone of what makes Texas really Texas is the rural communities, explains Abbott, who now lives in Austin but still thinks of West Texas as home specifically, the small town of Idalou, right outside of Lubbock. The farmers and ranchers and all the other people who work their asses off while living in small towns all across the state this whole album is really an ode to them, and I really wanted that theme to come through in the songs.And it does from the opening, hometown salute of Idalou and all the way through to the closing title track. He also salutes the brave fire fighters and the communities affected by the statewide 2011 wildfires in the raging Hells Gates on Fire, and the plight of Texas farmers battling the recent drought in Rain Finally Coming Down. Meanwhile, the Adam Hood/Brian Keane song Ill Sing About Mine one of the first covers the band has ever recorded. While songs like the aforementioned Touch, She Will Be Free, Dallas Love and Hotty Toddy all prove that Abbott is still a natural when it comes to flattering and celebrating the fairer sex in song.But just as importantly, Small Town Family Dream, recorded in Denton and released, like the first two albums, on Abbotts own Pretty Damn Tough label, is also an ode to the music of Texas a rich legacy that has spawned not only populist icons like Willie Nelson, George Strait, and Abbotts college hero Pat Green, but such underground mavericks as Lubbocks acclaimed Flatlanders and songwriters songwriter Terry Allen. Abbott and band actually cover two songs (FFA and Flatland Farmer) from Allens legendary 1979 album, Lubbock on Everything, on Small Town Family Dream, while Green himself guests on Abbotts own My Texas.That was a pretty big moment for me, says Abbott, who has since shared a number of stages with Green. Co-written with Thom Shepherd in Nashville, My Texas is Abbotts unabashed salute to not just Green but all of the Texas country artists that provided the soundtrack to his college days not so long ago. A lot of those artists are still very much still around today, just as the Texas country scene still thrives. I just thought that it was time to pay homage to the entire reason why I fell in love with Texas country in the first place. I want people to hear My Texas and go, Man, I feel like Im in 1999 again, listening to this song.Its also his hope that people listening to Small Town Family Dream take note of the impressive, muscular instrumental chops on full display throughout the album. The Josh Abbott Band has undergone a few personnel changes in its short lifespan, but the current lineup comprised of longtime members Wait (fiddle) and Villanueva (drums) along with lead guitarist Caleb Keeter, bassist James Hertless, and Abbotts old college friend Davis back in the mix on electric banjo after a few seasons pursuing other interests has now played hundreds of shows together across Texas and beyond, resulting in what is easily the bands best sounding recording to date. On ballads like Touch and Dallas Love, the young players display the polished finesse of seasoned Nashville session pros, but on tracks like the anthemic Idalou, the saucy Hotty Toddy and especially the aforementioned Terry Allen covers, they sound fit to tear the roof off and go head to head with any other take-no-prisoners roots-rocking band on either the modern Country or Americana scene.I really feel like this is the band Ive always wanted, Abbott says with matter of fact pride. And it couldnt come together at a better time, either. Looking back over his career, Abbott recalls one of the first times he ever dared to not only dream out loud, but dream big.I did an interview for a Lubbock news station in late 2007, back when we first started hitting the road, and the reporter asked me, Where do you want to be in five years? And I just looked at him and said, I want to be one of the biggest bands in Texas music.Everyone at the time was like, Dude, that was one of the most arrogant things ever its never going to happen, Abbott admits with a self-effacing chuckle. But if you ask any sports team that starts out with rookies where they want to be in five years, if they dont say winning championships, then those are not the kind of guys you want on your team. From day one, my goal was, if Im going to commit to doing this, then Im going to do it, and Im going to be as successful as I possibly can.Five years later, right on schedule, hes close enough to that once seemingly far-fetched goal to reach out and touch it. But not surprisingly, hes long since raised the stakes.The main objective now is to make sure that the bell curve stays in our favor, Abbott says when asked where he wants his band to be in the next five years. For me, the goal is for us to be able to not just maintain, but consistently get bigger. I feel like Texas has really done well for us, but Ill never be satisfied. Ill never be like, weve got Texas locked down, because thats our base and weve got to keep growing, but I think our biggest objective right now is to get bigger in markets outside of Texas. Thats why youll see our emphasis continue to be on touring the West Coast, along with New Mexico, Denver, Kansas, Nebraska, Chicago, and even going East I think thats really important to do.And yet, even as he expands his horizons beyond the Lone Star State, Abbotts independent Texas spirit is stronger than ever. Among his goals from the get-go, he says, was for his band to distinguish itself as one of the most successful independent country bands of its era. And if theres a difference between that and what most people consider megastardom, well, hes quite OK with that, because success in his book isnt defined by the all-or-nothing fantasy of platinum-selling records and sold-out arena tours.Im sure that would be fun, and damn right we would enjoy that ride, Abbott admits. But if that doesnt happen, that doesnt mean we still cant sell 100,000-plus records, tour across the country and play to crowds of 500-1,000 a night just like we do in Texas. We want to impact fans that really care about our music and that are willing to drive up to two hours to come and see us play. To me, thats success, right there.And so far, the Josh Abbott Band has achieved that success without having to sign a deal with an outside record label. Weve had offers Abbott explains. Im not turning a blind eye to them, but if we ever sign one, its going to have to be a really good deal and one that makes sense for us.People who do sign with record labels shouldnt be crucified, Abbott continues thoughtfully. I mean, theres a real science to it, and I have a lot of admiration for the guys that have made that system work for them. But there really is another way. Being indie right now is working for our band and has worked for many other bands in the past. Its too soon to know if well sign or if we wont. For now, were happy making music and connecting with our fans.
at Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, United States