Posts Tagged ‘South SIde on Lamar’

South Dallas In The Snow

Posted by    |    February 12th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

South Side in the Snow (2)

Actual snow is an unusual thing here in Texas. When it comes to “arctic blasts,” harsh ice and sleet are about all we get, and it’s never fun. Have you seen Frozen yet? That “eternal winter” the kingdom gets trapped in? That’s an enviable situation, in my opinion, compared to intense Texas winter weather. You can’t make cute snow angels with your little sister in half-solid, half-marshy, dirt-sprinkled ice clumps. You can’t build Frosty The Snowman with golf ball-sized hail. You just can’t. Very painful “snowball” fights which often result in injuries are about as Disney-montage-worthy as it gets. Last Friday, though, something magical happened. It snowed. Like… actual, real, genuine snow. The kind that falls softly and slowly from the sky, sugar-coating men’s beards and settling on window panes oh-so picturesquely. Some friends and I were in South Dallas for lunch and decided to stop by the NYLO and South Side at Lamar to capture this rare occasion.

Nylo in the Snow (1)

That soft, silent snowfall was certainly peaceful, but after a few minutes of shooting, we were too pathetically cold to really take it all in. We warmed  up at the Baby Back Shak on South Akard with some of the best ribs, beans, and coleslaw I’ve ever had in my life (more details on that heavenly lunch to come soon!).

South Side in the Snow (1)
Nylo in the Snow (3)
Nylo in the Snow (2)

Rolando Diaz Unveils First Mixed Media Sculpture Exhibition at South Side’s Janette Kennedy Gallery-Saturday, Dec. 7th

Posted by    |    December 3rd, 2013 at 8:00 am

Dallas’ own internationally-acclaimed Cuban American artist, Rolando Diaz, presents his first mixed media sculpture exhibition entitled Melancholy Nostalgia on Saturday, December 7th, at South Side on Lamar’s Janette Kennedy Gallery.  The inspiration for the show dates back to Diaz’s melancholy past experiences with people, places, and feelings including sculpture based upon his Forbidden Fruit series of paintings.  Forbidden Fruit is Diaz’s interpretation of the Cuban Embargo that forbids him from visiting his beautiful and beloved homeland.

Exhibit Opening:  Dec. 7th

Artist Reception:  7 – 11 pm

Artist Discussion:  Begins at 9 pm

Exhibit Runs:  Dec. 7-29.  Gallery is open 10 am-6 pm, M-F.

Where:  Janette Kennedy Gallery, South Side on Lamar, 1409 South Lamar.

Dawes at South Side Music Hall 10.5.13

Posted by    |    October 2nd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

DDawesDawes will be coming through Dallas this weekend in support of their latest album Stories Don’t EndDawes has an easy going, acoustic-based roots rock sound that is often compared to artists like Neil Young and the Eagles, influences that  you can hear in their newest single Most People.

So if you’re in the mood for a laid back Saturday night with some good down to earth music, come out to South Side Music Hall this Saturday and enjoy new music from Dawes with songs such as From a Window Seat and Just Beneath the Surface.




2013 Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS

Posted by    |    September 25th, 2013 at 7:34 pm


2013-lsr-logo-smallCalling all bike riders! This Saturday, September 28th, the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS (LSRFA) will be getting cyclists together and hitting the back roads of Dallas/Ft.Worth and the North Texas country side. For thirteen years LSRFA has been riding to raise money for organizations such as AIDS Services of Dallas, AIDS Outreach of Tarrant County and Resource Center of Dallas. These organizations offer services such as housing, hot meals, food pantries, HIV testing, counseling, and other basic needs for more than 20,000 clients with HIV/AIDS in North Texas.

LSRFA rides are known to be high energy good times with pit stops that offer refreshments, bike tech support, high-quality meals donated by area restaurants and even massages. Plus the LSFRA crew will be there to cheer you on and make sure you’re smiling. If you’re a little new to biking don’t worry whether or not the ride will kick your butt because at LSRFA you can choose how far you want to go, whether it be 10 miles or 100 miles as long as you’re having fun.


The National and Tame Impala at South Side Ballroom 10.12.13

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

This October The National and Tame Impala will be sharing a stage at South Side Ballroom, and with both bands having new albums out fans will be getting night full of new material. While they both fall under the indie music category each band brings a different mood to their music. The National have a more love lorn tone to their sound and lyrics that you can hear on their newest single entitled Sea Of Love off their newest album Trouble Will Find Me.


While Tame Impala will keep the crowd moving with their “psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock” songs from their latest record Lonerism, making sure everyone leaves feeling good and groovy.


South Side on Lamar’s Underground Presents the Young Playwrights Series

Posted by    |    August 14th, 2013 at 6:41 pm


It’s always important to support new and up and coming talent, especially in the world of art and theater. This Sunday at South Side 0n Lamar’s Underground  you’ll have a chance to hear some new voices in the theater community during the Young Playwright Series, hosted by Akin Babatunde. The evening will be celebrating the works of film actors Jordan Cooper and Jalen Fauntleroy, so come out for an opportunity to meet new Dallas talent and get a chance to see their contributions to our theater scene.

When: Sunday, August 18th @ 8 p.m. 

 Where: South Side on Lamar’s Underground 

 Admission: Free 




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The “Mo” Show featuring Liz Mikel

Posted by    |    August 7th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Liz Mikel According to her website “The one word that best describes Liz is…..POWERHOUSE!” and that’s not just empty promotional hype, this lady has earned that description. A Dallas native, Liz Mikel has been sharing her acting and singing talent on the stage for more than 20 years and has established herself as a prominent fixture in the local theater scene, but her performance accomplishments aren’t confined to just Dallas. She has appeared on Broadway and in numerous movies and television shows, one of her most notable roles being Corrina Williams in the hit TV show Friday Night Lights. Her talent for entertaining, whether she is acting or singing, has earned her numerous awards as well as the love and respect of both local and international theater communities.

Monday, August 12th you’ll have a chance to experience live why Liz has earned the title of Powerhouse as she pays tribute to the music of Motown at South Side on Lamar’s Underground. Liz will belt out Motown classics with a voice that has been described as “an immense, joyful force” (via) giving you even more reason to love the music of Motown and its influence on American culture.

The show starts at 7:30 and is FREE which means seating is on first come first served basis

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The Trinity, Images from a Dallas Treasure at the Janette Kennedy Gallery

Posted by    |    June 6th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

trinity river photo contest

1st Place winner in Forest/Prairie, Youth category, Thomas Jay Shipp

View the stunning, national treasure through the eyes of young photographers at an annual photo contest started by the late Jeff West, former vice president at Matthews Southwest.

Winners from the Trinity River Photo Contest will be on display starting Thursday, June 23. School-age children were encouraged to get outside and enjoy the beautiful natural resources we have in Dallas while keeping them challenged during the summer months with an action-oriented project. Featured photographs from the contest will be on display at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in South Side on Lamar this month, encouraging students while capturing a region undergoing great change.

Exhibition dates: June 23 – July 9. Reception: June 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.

Get Registered for the 2013 Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

A nice bike ride is good for the soul, but when it helps raise funds for three Tarrant and Dallas County AIDS service organizations, Lone-Star-Bike-Ride fighting aidswell that’s even better. The Lone Star Ride is a grassroots, participant-produced one-day bicycle rally to raise funds for the cause. This year’s event is co-hosted by South Side on Lamar, NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel and Gilley’s Dallas.

The ride will take place on September 28, 2013, but bicycle enthusiasts are invited to a Lone Star Bike Ride Social this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. Get registration and volunteer information and meet local riders while you sip and snack on cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Visionary Developer Jack Matthews Talks South Side and his New Project, The Rivers

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Dallas-based developer Jack Matthews, CEO of Matthews Southwest, is redefining the Cedars neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Dallas. Jack sat down with YouPlus last week at the Enroute event, to discuss his role in South Side, his next big project for the area, and what he envisions for the future of South Dallas.

The Rivers (or possibly River City if Jack gets his way) is a 60 acre development along the Trinity River, just south of the Dallas Convention Center. Located amidst the Downtown, South Side, and so close to nature, The Rivers will be a unique mix of retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, and will place a heavy emphasis on residential living.