Pair Some Local Music With Those Margaritas This Cinco De Mayo.
Is it just us or as Summer starts approaching do Saturday's begin feeling a little bit more like vacation? As we lay poolside or sip drinks on a patio somewhere pretending we don't have to go back to work in two days, we sort of feel like kids again with two months of free time ahead of us. Whether we opt to hang out with our toes in the sand of the newly opened Sandbar Cantina to check out the art and/or crafts at The Public Trust or to just go for some post-dip tunes at The Granada or perhaps Verizon Theatre, you can bet we'll have at least a handful of margaritas along the way. That is what Cinco de Mayo is all about, right?
Volleyball Tournament at Sandbar Cantina
Looks like that new beach-themed bar we told you about a couple months back is finally operational, and they're celebrating Cinco de Mayo Beach Ellum-style with a four-on-four co-ed volleyball tournament at the bar's half a dozen sand courts, with music by Lance Lopez and Messer.
Sarah Jaffe / John Singer Sergeant / Zhora at Granada Theater
With favorable reviews for her recently released sophomore full-length The Body Wins appearing in just about every major publication, Sarah Jaffe is pretty undeniably the biggest DFW-based artist going at the moment. The additions of Zhora and John Singer Sergeant — whose latest album we're still not quite sure exactly how he'll opt to pull off in a live setting — make this the biggest all local bill we can remember in a very long time.
Etsy Handmade Spring Bash at South Side Music Hall
Since '07, the organization Etsy Dallas has been organizing independently run art and handmade craft shows in the area, encouraged and supported local crafters as well as the handmade movement as a whole. A full bar, live music and an overall hipper vibe ensure it won't be just another typical quote-unquote craft show.
It'll Be Worth Something Someday at The Public Trust
In Taro-Kun's latest exhibition, the Dallas-based artist makes commentary on the value people place on objects by taking collectibles like baseball cards and painting on top of them. In the process, the artist has either defaced and devalued objects that might have been “worth something someday” — or perhaps made them more valuable depending on one's personal perspective. The installation runs through June 2.
Alison Krauss & Union Station at Verizon Theatre
Golden-voiced fiddle player Alison Krauss helped bring bluegrass to a new generation, partly by releasing some of the freshest sounds from the genre in the late '80s and '90s. A feature on the popular O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and a multiplatinum collaboration with Robert Plant elevated her star even further in the '00s.