Deep Ellum Summer Events

Having just finished our 29th season with a successful second run of An Iliad, The Undermain is hard at work continuing our preparations for the beginning of our third decade starting on September 12th with a world premiere of Sylvan Oswald’s Profanity. With all the time between now and then, there is plenty to see and do this summer in Deep Ellum. Here’s a list of some of the happenings in our neighborhood.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Thursdays and Saturdays

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Every Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM and every Saturday from Noon to 3PM visit the brewery for weekly tasting/tours with live music and food trucks. $10 cash or credit at the door, includes 1 DEBC glass, beer samples provided, and a coupon for Buzzbrews Deep Ellum. The brewery is basically an open house during these times but If you would like to go on the tour, you are encouraged to be inside by 7PM on Thursdays and 2PM on Saturdays. Afterwards, use your coupon for a meal at local favorite Buzzbrews Deep Ellum and enjoy great food and discounted DEBC beers.

2823 St Louis St. Dallas, TX 75226

Trouble in Paradise, a Karin Broker exhibition at Kirk Hopper Fine Art

 June 1-July 6, 2013

Karin Broker

Pennsylvania native and current professor of printmaking and drawing at Rice University, Karin Broker has a solo exhibition featuring sculptures and 2D pieces that visually deal with everything from boyfriends, quirky family problems, and death, to femininity, optimism with tragedy, severity and aging. She said, “In the end I just like to make things…these ‘things’ are my personal and quiet conversations with melancholia, my mom and dad, the fifteen hundred mile separation from my family, women, men, religion, and the physical changes to our bodies over time.” Her artwork can be found at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (

Hours of Operation are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm, and by appointment.

3008 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

Besides great food, Undermain favorite, the All Good Cafe has live music several times a week throughout June and July. Some noteworthy performers include Jon Dee Graham, The Bellfuries, and Moot Davis. Tickets range in price from pay-what-you-can to $15. Visit their website to purchase or call 888-512-SHOW

2934 Main St. Dallas, TX

Latino Cultural Center Exhibitions

The Latino Cultural Center is has two different exhibitions open from July 12 through August 31. One entitled Malleable Forms: An Exploration Of Texas Sculpture And Clay showcases 3D forms in sculpture and clay by Texas artists. The exhibition takes place in the MPR Gallery and the outdoor sculpture garden between the galleries. Opening Reception is free and open to the public.

Another event called Justicia: The Struggle For Mexican American Civil Rights in Dallas, Texas 1920-2012 is also going on at the same time. The Dallas Mexican American Historical League will present a multimedia historical retrospective on the Mexican-American struggle for civil rights in Dallas during the past century. The exhibit includes video oral histories with local Mexican American civil rights leaders and will feature interactive displays. (

Hours of Operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM. Admission to the facility is free but an admission fee may be required to attend some events.

2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204

Adair’s Saloon, Live Music


Besides delicious, affordable food, this Deep Ellum favorite is also known for live music featuring solo acts two to three nights a week. Texas country fans will be excited to see Casey Thompson with only his acoustic on Tuesday June 25th and Adair’s Saloon’s regulars SugarFoote & Co. have performances scheduled for every Monday throughout June and July. Check out their website for the complete summer line-up:

2624 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226

 Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

This outdoor market aims to bring people to the streets of Deep Ellum and give exposure to local arts and businesses. You can find everything from vintage clothes and handmade jewelry to artisan food and local honey. All vendors come from within 150 miles of DFW. Market schedule for the summer includes its second year anniversary on July 20th and another date on August 17th.

11AM-5PM 2800 Block of Main St. $1 parking on premises, street meter parking

~Brittany Johnson, Undermain Emerging Artist