Trick O’ Treat! It’s Halloween week. Yes. Already.

Photo by Danny Fulgencio


Dallas is home to a handful of celeb-sanctioned record stores. Those on our radar (i.e. Good Records/Good PagodaHit Records) claim among clientele the likes of Erykah Badu and Steven Tyler. Josey Records reinforces our rad record store rep with its latest inventory: One of eight sealed copies of Prince’s recalled 1987 Black Album. It’s a steal at $40,000. (Central Track)

Job hunting: An amply byzantine activity without some knucklehead keeping you on a three-hour “phone interview” only to request a payment for “training.” They’ll “send you a reimbursement check.” And there it is. The red flag. Scam. (NBC DFW)

It’s been three months: In late July, Dallas-area native Demi Lovato almost died from a drug overdose. Her mom says the pop star is 90 days sober and, although sobriety is “very hard,” her daughter is getting stronger by the day. (WFAA)

Hip-hop has a bad rap among some venue owners: Often, stereotypes contribute to club owners shunning entire genres of music, notes a local expert. “One argument against such asinine thinking inDallas these days is to point out the efforts of [this] upstart hip-hop event operation…” (Central Track)

Dallas’ immigrant welcoming task force: The city council last week introduced it. The force’s 85 members include immigrants and refugees. Efforts begin with 26 strategies focused on issues like leadership; communications; safe and healthy communities; civic engagement and economic and educational opportunity. (CBS DFW)

Where Dallas revelers ride on Halloween: Lyft summed up its top-15 Halloween-weekend destinations (that was last weekend, BTW), and these guys summarized Lyft’s list and analyzed our behavior. (DallasObserver)

If you missed Posty Fest … First, we’re so sorry. Here are some scenes. (Dallas Observer) Also, did you know that the Dallas rapper might be cursed by a haunted box from the Holocaust? Uh-huh. (The Beat DFW)


No cause yet publicized: A house fire took one man’s life Friday night. (NBC DFW)

Gathered to mourn tragedy, again: Religious leaders from various denominations, and hundreds of followers, came to mourn, remember victims and offer solutions after a mass shooting at Jewish place of worship. (NBC DFW)

The alleged pimp: Accused of trafficking women in Fort Worth andDallas, Tremont Blakemore, 39, faces added charges as of this week. Those about doubled his bail amount to $1.25 million. (Dallas Morning News)


Goodness, all around: Tasty vegan and vegetarian offerings are only the start of the story. SoulGood’s founder created the food truck for her son who suffered cystic fibrosis. Now it is his legacy. (NBC DFW)

Spilling recipes for sweet fall/Halloween treats: Courtesy of Dallaspastry chef Kristen Massad, because those pounds of candy your kids bring home — the ones you confiscate for their own good (yeah, whatever helps you sleep at night) — do not provide adequate sugar for the looming season. (Lake Highlands Advocate)

What happens in Vegas, headed to Dallas: SkinnyFats, Las Vegas’ silly, “sometimes-healthy” restaurant chain is set to open in the West Village in late 2018. (Culture Map)

— “Nosferatu” a vampire flick from 1922 screens at Texas Theatre. Costumes encouraged. (Details)
— Do you like fish (to eat)? Do you like little kids (not to eat, just in general)? If you answered yes to one or more, the Junior Explorers Fall Fest Fish Fry Fundraiser might be up your alley. (Details)

— The Halloween Bash at Klyde Warren Park begins with a family friendly festival from 5-10, followed by 10,000 or so partiers dancing in costume into the wee hours. (Details)
— A “Throwback ’90s Halloween Party” is happening at 2513 Deep Ellum from 9-2 p.m. (Details)