Wednesday June 22

5th Annual Deep Ellum Spelling Bee at Three Links

Words are so important. Without them, you couldn’t even be reading this right now. The only thing more important than words is spelling. Without spelling, you wouldn’t be able to understand what you’re reading right now. Use your words for something useful with the annual Deep Ellum Spelling Bee hosted by comedian Danny Neely at Three Links (2704 Elm Street) starting at 6 p.m. A group of contestants will take the stage to spell out words as the audience tries to dismiss them. their game with special “sabotages” and alcoholic influence. There will be prizes for the winners and guests can watch for free but are encouraged to donate to Dallas Hope Charities. Reserve your free seat online at

Thursday June 23

Professor Brian Cox at the Majestic Theater

Have you ever wanted to explore the stars and the cosmos, but you don’t know how to become an astronaut or get powerful hallucinogens? Let a world-renowned science presenter and particle physicist show you around (and no, he won’t get you drugs). The famous Brian Cox will take his Horizons show to the Majestic (1925 Elm Street) starting at 7 p.m. Cox will take audiences on a cosmic journey through the history of the universe with stunning visuals and deep, thoughtful words about the nature of being human. existence and creation. Tickets cost between $90 and $109 depending on available seats and can be purchased online.

Finesse Mitchell at Arlington Improv
Few comedians have the kind of experience and stage presence that Finesse Mitchell has cultivated. He has starred in three one-hour comedy specials, performed on stages around the world, and worked as an actor on Saturday Night Live. He also performed and sat on the couch with talk show hosts like Wendy Williams, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, whom Mitchell often performed with on SNL during Meyers’ time at the weekend update host. Mitchell is even developing his own sitcom for Fox, according to Deadline. You can now see him perform live at the Arlington Improv (309 Curtis Mathes Way, Suite 147) at 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost between $20 and $240 depending on the size of your party and VIP seating and can be purchased on the comedy club’s website.

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DL Hughley will perform this weekend at the Addison Improv.

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DL Hughley at Addison Improv

DL Hughley is more than one of Original Kings of Comedy. He is a fearless satirist who is not afraid to speak truth to power, especially in these times of division and hardship. He’s also not afraid to speak to some of the people he criticizes, such as Republican leaders and spokespersons Scott McClellan, Ari Fleischer and Michael Steele for the TV shows he hosts on CNN and Comedy Central. He performs six shows this weekend at the Addison Improv (4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250) at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. All Friday shows and Saturday shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. are sold out. Tickets cost between $100 and $320 depending on time and available seats and VIP packages and can be purchased on the site’s website.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra toy story Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center
The Pixar Disney movie toy story It may be best remembered for becoming the first computer-animated feature film, but it also contributed much more to the art of cinema: it raised the bar for family movies to become as entertaining for parents than for children. He has also produced some of the most catchy and moving soundtracks with singing legends Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlan and Linda Ronstadt. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hosting a live performance of the first toy story soundtrack of the film with a screening of the iconic film featuring the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. A full orchestra led by conductor Sarah Hicks will perform the film’s soundtrack while you watch the film, for three nights at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora Street) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost between $29 and $120 depending on times and available seats and can be purchased on the venue’s website.

Click to enlarge Joe Pickett, left, and Nick Prueher, right, are the subjects of a new comedy documentary called Chop & Steele which shows the legal fallout from a series of pranks they played on local morning news shows with the long Found Footage Festival.  -BEN STEINBAUER

Joe Pickett, left, and Nick Prueher, right, are the subjects of a new comedy documentary titled Chop & Steele which shows the legal fallout from a series of pranks they played on local morning news shows with the long-running Found Footage festival.

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Saturday June 25
Chop & Steele screening and The Found Footage Festival at the Texas Theater

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been traveling the world for 18 years with their Found Footage Festival, a collection of eerie found footage that is screened in front of a live audience. During their tours, they found time to focus on themselves and their show as two characters called Chop and Steele. They called themselves “strong men” who developed their physique by lifting milk cartons and doing cartwheels. They convinced local TV stations to air them in the morning as part of their epic prank, and one station’s parent company sued the duo in federal court. The new movie Chop & Steele, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, will also be part of the Oak Cliff Film Festival with a special screening of the documentary followed by another edition of the duo’s Found Footage Festival at the Texas Theater (231 West Jefferson Blvd.) . The screening begins at 6:45 p.m. and tickets are $15 each and include both shows. They can be purchased at

Donkey Kong Jr.Free Play Denton 40th Anniversary Celebration
It’s hard to imagine a time when gaming icon Mario was actually the villain of a video game, but that was the case with the release of Donkey Kong Jr. The arcade classic released by Nintendo in 1982 was one of the first video game sequels and turned the tables on the gamer as he controlled the offspring of Donkey Kong to save him from the evil Mario. Again, not Wario, THE Mario. Denton Free Play Arcade (101 West Hickory St.) will celebrate this momentous anniversary with a special evening of Donkey Kong games, food and drink. All three of the original donkey kong arcade games and popeye arcade game that inspired the first donkey kong game mechanics will be on the playing field. Customers can also eat a banana split or throw Donkey Kong-themed drinks. Free Play Denton will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $11.09 plus tax and can be purchased at the door.

Confetti Edward Ruiz will do crazy things for his Insane Magic Show on Sunday at 8 p.m. - COURTESY EDWARD RUIZ

Confetti Edward Ruiz will do crazy things for his Insane Magic Show on Sunday at 8 p.m.

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Sunday June 26

Confetti Eddie Comedy Show at the Four Day Weekend Comedy Theater

Local magician Confetti Eddie can do amazing things with his magic act, but now he’s raising his game to “crazy”. The seasoned illusionist organizes a special night of magic with His insane magic show at the Four Day Weekend Comedy Theater in Lower Greenville (5601 Sears St.) which will feature some of his wildest tricks and illusions and those of his special guests. Guests will include magician Braden Daniel who works as resident magician for the Lost Oak Winery in Burleson and Houston clown Skabz the Clown who does something interesting with his pet tarantula. The show starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.). Tickets are $20 for general admission or $25 for a seat in the first two grounds and can be purchased Prekindle.

Monday, June 27

Music bingo at Guitars & Growlers

Bingo has long been stigmatized as a game played only by nursing home residents. The truth is that Bingo has no age limit. Anyone can play the game. If you’re the kind of person who can’t fight this unfair stigma that has welded itself into a legendary game of chance, Guitars & Growlers craft guitar store and craft beer bar (581 West Campbell Road, Suite 101) have an interesting, new way to play the game. Every Monday, the place hosts a Music Bingo night where the game of chance and numbers is accompanied by live music and local craft beer. Music Bingo takes place every Monday evening from 7-9pm and admission is free.

Tuesday, June 28

fist of fury scouting at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands

Martial arts master and movie legend Bruce Lee returns to the big screen with this special screening of the 1972 kung fu epic fist of fury at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands branch (6770 Abrams Road) as part of the theater’s Fist City film series. Lee played a martial arts student who embarks on a quest to avenge the death of his master teacher by taking down a rival dojo responsible for his death and ruining his funeral. It was one of the first films in which Lee had complete creative control over the story and action and would set the tone for his short but incredible film career. This special screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online or at the box office.