Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DEEP Agenda

DEEP is meeting tonight @ Amsterdam Bar at 9pm, yo:

Central Division Crime Watch

  • Third Tuesday Crime Watch June 17
  • Need to notify the residents and businesses
  • discuss updates/changes

Email Blast

  • What works; what does not?
  • Pictures Banner ads
  • Pass the hat

Extreme Sports Event & Music

Mayor Tom Leppert speaks to Deep Ellum Town Hall

  • Tentative - Last week of June - plan for day time
  • How can DEEP contribute
    • Inform & Publicize
    • Organize community
        • Restaurants & Clubs
        • Galleries & Retail
        • Residents

Future Projects and Events

Updates about the Neighborhood and what others are doing

  • DART meeting last Tuesday
  • Informal meeting with Meadows
  • DEA meeting
  • DEF meeting


DART, told us last week that the 75 on-ramp should be back in action by early July and we can expect the old 75 exit to be operational by the end of August. We can still expect construction but this should make it much easier on those trying to get to Deep Ellum. (oh & click on the DART link, fix a drink and enjoy the press conference... apparently they gave up on Deep Ellum in 1956)
Also, for those of you sad to see Darkside Lounge go, looks like you weren't alone... this e-mail just came over to D.E.E.P.'s myspace from The Lounge on Elm St. "We recently took over the old Darkside Lounge space located @ 2810 Elm st. We are in the process of giving it a little face lift while we wait for the liquor licensing to go through. Assuming everything goes as planned we should be open mid to late July. We are going to be looking for bartenders and a waitress or two." Glad to see it, you can expect a DEEP meeting soon.

Stuff happening out & about:

May 21 Grand opening of Excuses
May 22 Deep Ellum Association Mixer hosted by Print Electric at Pawn Gallery
May 24 Re*Cov*Er Mural Competition followed by Awards Ceremony at Prophet Bar at 8 pm with Baby Ruthless and the Happy Bullets.
May 24-25 ArtFest in Fair Park

May 28 Dallas Symphony free concert in Exall Park
May 29 MC Rad, Frontside Five and Bark Hard at Red Blood Club
May 30 June 1 CADD Art Fair

May 30 The Door 10th Anniversary party
May 31 Avenue Arts Venue surreal art & experimental music

May 31 Town Square Project at Club Dada
June 5 The Restarts at Red Blood Club
June 6 Backsliders and Dragna CD Release party at Double Wide
June 6 Nightmare of You at Prophet Bar
June 7 Studio Fling Goes Green Show
June 11 Riddle of Steel at Double Wide
June 13 Frog Eyes at Club Dada
June 13 Lovie Beach Party at Space Studio
June 14 Pluto is Not a Planet a group show at Hal Samples Gallery
June 21 Times New Vikings at Club Dada
June 26 Local Heart Show at Prophet Bar

events chosen due to impact on neighborhood, national touring artists, involvement with DEEP and DEA and those events which support humanitarian, social, environmental and charitable interests)

Fun stuff that happens every week in the hood:

  • Every Mon - Bad A** Jazz Night at the Amsterdam Bar
  • Every Tues - Yoga at Space - 6:30 - 8
  • Every Wed - Swing Dancing at Sons of Hermann Hall - 8 - 9
  • Every Wed - Film Night at AllGood Cafe (this month spotlights Kubrick, next month it's Coppola)
  • Every Wednesday - Back Door Karaoke at Exposition Park Cafe at 7
  • Every Thurs - Scaraoke with D.J. Mr. Rid at Meridian Room
  • Every Sat - Open Mic and Spoken Word at Sankofa
  • Every Sunday - Picker's Jam at Adair's at 2pm

    Next week I want to offer a dining guide for cheap nights at local restaurants (I got lazy this week) so if you have weekly specials like half off days let me know so I can add you to the list! The idea will be to have the weekly lists rotate so this week can be fun stuff, next week is cheap eats, week after may be open mic...

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Next Meeting

5/27 Exposition Park Cafe
6/3 Guest Speaker Night at Space with Hal Samples
6/10 July Alley
6/17 Son’s of Herman Hall (unconfirmed)
6/24 ?
7/1 Guest Speaker Night at Prophet Bar with Russell Hobbs

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