If there’s one thing we love here at PSD, it’s festivals. If there’s two things we love here at PSD it’s #fancydranks. Put them together and you have the first annual Craft Cocktails Texas Festival. The four day fest includes exclusive tastings from some of the best mixologists in the state, and it’s all for a good cause.
In what has quickly become one of our favorite things to do in Dallas during the summer, the Homegrown Music and Arts Festival returns for its third edition this Saturday, May 26. As per usual, the fest will take part at Downtown Dallas’ Main Street Garden Park, and will feature 14 regional and local acts (including a few PSD faves).
Words by Kara Brock
I’ve heard that movie stars’ big night out on the town is Tuesday nights because all the average people are at home resting up for work the next day. And maybe that is why last Tuesday night was the night to party at DIFF. It started, of course, at the Angelika at Mockingbird Station seeing Sironia.
Two of my great loves in this life are music and film. This year’s festival has done an outstanding job of showcasing films that celebrate my two favorite art forms.
Words by Kara Brock
So far DIFF is two for two as far as after-parties go. Not just hits, but home runs. If I knew anything about baseball I would give you that batting average stat, but I know enough to know that’s good. Hit the jump to find out why.
At this point, I’m pretty much running off of breakfast tacos and Tito’s vodka. And whatever free chips they’re handing out. Today on the agenda was the Rachel Ray day party, Filter Showdown at Cedar Street, Hype Hotel, Rachel Ray Greenhouse, etc. Protip: There’s no time to stop and eat at festival or you’ll lose precious minutes. Always keep moving. And drinking.
(Of Monsters and Men were the highlight of Friday. All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)
Friday I played host to the 2nd annual Local Edge at SXSW unoffish day party at Doc’s (more on that in a separate post). But that wasn’t the only event on my Friday agenda. I hit up the Spin day party, the Filter Showdown at Cedar Street party, and the Windish Agency showcase. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Miike Snow at Lustre Pearl (All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)
This truly is my favorite time of the year. It’s like Christmas for hipsters. Hopefully you followed my hijinx on Twitter (@themark23) throughout the fest for my ridiculous observations. My Thursday at SXSW consisted of:
We came. We saw. We fested.
35 Denton came and went way to fast. Year after year, those dudes program a great festival (conferette?) in one of my favorite cities ever. Check out some video highlights and pictures of all the action (including a little afterparty action). And if you didn’t make it out this year, that’s on you bro. Hit the jump for some exclusive pics and vids.