Print's Not Dead.
Hey, you. Yes, you.
How are you holding up? Did you get your Friday the 13th tattoo? Are you still hungover?
If you're still with us, there are few things you should know about that you can do tonight.
How about supporting a new print revolution? Or hitting up your local pub and watching the World Cup.
We're not going to tell you how to live your life — just where. — Chase Whale
Deep Vellum Launch Party at The Wild Detectives
The American book publishing industry is rather insular — almost embarrassingly so. Fewer than three percent of all books published in the U.S. each year are translated works — a figure that includes re-prints of classic literature, academic works and children's books. According to the University of Rochester, that number shrinks to an even less significant 0.7 percent when it comes to original translations of contemporary literary fiction and poetry. With the launch of his new Deep Vellum publishing company tonight, though, Dallasite Will Evans hopes to change all that. Check out our profile on Evans here, then head out The Wild Detectives this evening to meet the man that hopes to build Dallas' literary scene. — Cory Graves
United States vs. Ghana at Alamo Drafthouse
Why is it that all the best bars for watching soccer are English- or Irish-themed pubs? Because the sport is more popular on that side of the Atlantic? OK, that's fair. But when rooting on the home country team, you're probably going to want to do it in a place that isn't watered down with the flags of our competition. To that end, may we suggest watching this evening's 5 p.m. match between the U.S. and Ghana — our countrymen's first in this year's tournament — at the Alamo Drafthouse? I mean, what's more American than a Texas-themed business that shows Hollywood movies? — Pete Freedman
The Dance of Reality at Texas Theatre
The Dance of Reality is the first film from visionary cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) in 23 years. Written, directed and produced by Jodorowsky, Reality is an autobiographical documentary based on his autobiographical book of the same name. See it tonight or when it plays again on Wednesday. — Chase Whale
Badass Jazz at the Amsterdam Bar
While Monday is typically a slow night for most bars, it remains one of the Amsterdam's busiest. That much be credited to local sax wizard Shelly Carrol and his crop of old-school jazz cronies. Just because there's no cover charge doesn’t mean this isn't the best jazz event in town. Don't believe us? Carrol proves as much on a weekly basis. —CG
Sugarfoote & Co. at Adair's Saloon
The beer-swilling, good-timing country and folk tunes Cody Foote and his pals crank out during their Monday night residency has been a longtime favorite of Deep Ellumites and service industry folks alike. After a couple $8 pitchers and a famous Adair's burger, even the strictest nine-to-fivers might think about calling in and taking off Tuesday morning as well. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.