Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekend Plans - Red, White and Blue Edition

1. Half Price Books on Northwest Highway will be showing movies in their parking lot every other Saturday. The weekend it is E.T.

2. If you are a bit insane like me, get up early on Saturday and head over to the Dallas Running Club's Independence Day 5K & 10K. I am doing this so I justify all the hot dog and potato salad eating I'll be doing this long weekend.

3. Look, it is 4th of July weekend and I am feeling a bit lazy. Go here for all things pyrotechnic-y and Americana music related. Me, I'm just looking for a friend with a pool and a grill this weekend. Feel free to invite me over to your 4th of July party.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend Plans

1. Friday night is a special Late Night at the DMA. The Polyphonic Spree will have a concert on the Ross Ave. Plaza at 9pm. If you are there for the Spree you should check out the rest of the Summer Block Party happening tomorrow night in the Arts District.

2. Saturday morning from 9am to 2pm is the Sylvan|Thirty farmers market at the future mixed use development Sylvan|Thirty, near the Belmont Hotel. There will be food from local farmers, artisans selling their wares and a pop-up dog park.

3. This is the first weekend of Shakespeare in the Park. Grab your friends and some wine and enjoy an evening under the stars at Samuel Grand park. This weekend is the non-Shakespeare play Cyrano de Bergerac.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Barthel Residence up for sale

When the Architect and I were looking for our MCM we happened upon this enclave of homes on Capri Court. This house was designed by local Dallas architect John E. Barthel as a home for himself and has been the sole owner of the home.

If I could sell my house tomorrow, I would definitely be putting in a bid for this house. This house is in original mint condition and a perfect party house. It is on the market for $425,000.00, which is a bit high for the area and what Dallas County Appraisal District has valued the home at ($239,770). But give the uniqueness of the house and all the original details, there may be a few folks who might be willing to pay a bit more but maybe not that much.

Local MCM real estate expert Ed Murchison is the listing agent. You can contact him here.

See more pictures of the Barthel Residence here.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekend Plans

1. Friday Etsy Dallas is having a crafting party at Oil & Cotton in Oak Cliff. There will be artist demonstrations, opportunities to make your own necklaces or cuff and there will be a screening of the documentary “Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design.”

2. Saturday is the White Rock Local Market from 8am to 1pm. You can find organic fruits and veggies, bread, pasta and other artisans selling their wares.

3. After hitting the White Rock Local Market head down to the Whole Foods in Lakewood where they will be opening "Lakewood on Tap." You will be able to pick up a growler to fill with your craft beer of choice.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher

George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher from McNay Art Museum on Vimeo.

Today is the opening day at the McNay Museum in San Antonio of George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher. Nelson was hired by Herman Miller to be the company's design director. He was responsible for hiring the likes of Noguchi and the Eameses. The exhibition was organized by Vitra and will have a collection of a 120 items including furniture and architecture designs. Exhibition is on view through September 11, 2011.

More about the McNay Museum here.

More about Vitra, the exhibition organizers here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weekend Plans

1. Scottish Festival at UTA - Men in kilts, beer, Scottish dancing and music. My version of heaven.

2. Friday the Shops at Park Lane is having Movies Under the Moon from 7-10pm where there will be an outdoor showing of The Wizard of Oz. Munchies will be available for purchase from Gordon Biersch.

3. Saturday head over to the Granada Theater to see Tyler, TX based band Eisley perform.