Well, we’ve finally reached hot summer slumps; that part of the summer (the dog days, if you will) where everyone is gearing up for fall, staying indoors and getting in that last quick summer trip. For those of you just hunkering down, waiting for the first cool front to come through so you can spend time outside again, here are a few things to fill in your dog days.
For a little perspective on our plight in the Mideast, head to the DMA to check out Omer Fast’s film 5000 Feet is the Best. This 30-minute film is an edit from two interviews between Fast and a former Predator Drone aerial vehicle operator. The film takes you through the psychological difficulties of the drone operator in addition to a statement on video game culture, government concealment and the privatization of warfare. 5000 Feet is the Best will also be screening this September at the Dallas VideoFest.
Have you ever fancied yourself a troubadour, or wanted to? Give live poetry and spoken word your best shot at Mad Swirl, a monthly open mic night at Absinthe Lounge. This month’s event also features Swirve, a slightly back-asswards jazz group that play the trumpet backwards, the drums upside-down and “sing kinda sideways.” Open mic is open to the first 17 people who sign up. Mad Swirl takes place the first Wednesday of every month.
Here’s an event to attend with all your closest frenemies: the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight on Earth. This Guinness Book of World Records attempt put on by Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey must garner 684 participants to go down in the books. Get your pie-throwin’ arm warmed up and ready July 31st at 7:30 pm at American Airlines Center. It’s a shame it’s not whipped cream. The event doubles as a fundraiser for the Funnyatrics Clown Program at Children’s Medical Center and Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns.
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