TO THE STREET: One of the few events during the year that finds Dallas' funky underdog neighborhood utilized in full before nightfall, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, starts today. Besides live art in the area's true spirit -- Jason Ice works the spray paint, for one (Art&Seek took video at his studio late last year) -- the Friday bill includes a performance by Foe Destroyer, a jam band that includes four former members of the recently departed Oso Closo (that means everyone but Adrian Hulet.) Check out the full schedule here. 5-10PM.
TO THE GRASS: Fort Worth Weekly sponsors a concert at Magnolia Green Park with Austin's rabble-rousing roots-country kings The Gourds. Pets welcome, no outside coolers or containers. Darrin Kobetich opens at 6PM.
TO THE THEATRE: Two showings of Dancing Across Borders at the Modern should supplement the above So7 experience (and provide a raincheck option.) The work chronicles a 16-year-old Cambodian boy as his dancing skills compel Anne Bass, the filmmaker herself, to fund his education at New York School of American Ballet and beyond. 6PM and 8PM. Tickets are $8.50.