‘Code My Hair’ Guide Gives Developers No Excuse for a Lack of Black Hair Options

Three Black hairstyles created by Sajhmori, Diandra Rose, and Adésayo Adéoyé.

Dove has increasingly garnered praise for it’s initiatives promoting self-confidence and the C.R.O.W.N. Act—a policy to ban discrimination of texture hair and cultural styles. Now, company is bringing digital resources to artists and developers looking to include natural hair in their games.

Since launching its Real Virtual Beauty Initiative, Dove has worked with major companies like Epic Games and Roblox to increase diversity in video games. This includes racial diversity, disability, size, and more. On November 15, the personal care brand announced the release of Code My Crown with Open Source Afro Hair Library.

Code My Crown is a free 226-page PDF guide and collection of assets for recreating textured hair and protective styles in games. Led by game designer/professor A.M. Darke, celebrity stylist NAi’Vasha Grace, and 3D artists Isaac Olander, the project aligns with the OSAHL mission to “radically expand” Black hair representation on screen and the opportunities for Black creators.

“We launched the Real Virtual Beauty Initiative, a commitment to educate and empower game developers to create more diverse and inclusive representation of girls and women in games.”


In what might be the first ever of its kind, the guide aids in rendering 16 Black haircuts in a variety of styles. The resource features step-by-step instructions, 360-degree photo mapping, setting suggestions, reference images, and more downloadable content. Additionally, the guide provides cultural context to these styles. With eight 3D artists located in the U.S., London, and Belgium, this project featured a diversity of Black artists across the diaspora.

The fact that it’s free allows access to indie projects and students alike. Dove and OSAHL created Code My Crown to address Black gamers regular disappointment by natural hair options in games. This issue is something many developers (90% in a survey of 160) have agreed the industry needs more resources for. Resources like this have existed online, but never really this comprehensive or all together.

The Open Source Afro Hair Library

Before the launch of Code my Crown with support provided by Dove, OSAHL began building a free library of natural hair texture models. Like the current project, this came from work put in by POC artists from around the world. The library features several resources for artists in film, TV, and gaming. OSAHL allows these models for educational and commercial use with an asterisks.

While “open source,” Darke maintains some copyright over the assets to limit abuse. This includes prohibiting reselling the already free assets, AI training, and use by the military, incarceration, and similar institutions. Aside from this Dove project, 501(c)(3) nonprofit The Afro Hair Library Foundation funds these free resources.

The Library is intended as a gift to the Black community from which everyone can benefit. Think of it like going to a birthday party; the cake is there to celebrate one person, but all of the guests get to partake in cake and other festivities right alongside them.

Darke, OSAHL

This campaign and the related initiatives are great, but it doesn’t absolve its parent company (Proctor & Gamble) from its ongoing harm to Black and brown people. P&G sells skin bleaching/lightening products. After years of criticism, many companies limited distribution of the bleaching products in the U.S. However, they still invest in it and sell it abroad in places like South East Asia. In 2020, P&G only committed to renaming these products, as if the name was the issue, and it’s profiting from colorism.

Also, the company still sells chemical hair relaxers like Ultra Sheen. In 2022, an 11-year study following 33,000 women found relaxers linked to higher rates of uterine, endometrial, and ovarian cancer. And yet P&G, and their competitors like Unilever, continue to sell these products.

(featured image: Open Source Afro Hair Library)

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Swifties question bizarre way Taylor Swift is pitted against Michael Jackson and not Elvis Presley or Madonna

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Taylor Swift has often been underestimated by critics, yet her popularity continues to soar with each new album release.

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Despite initial doubts about her musical abilities following her album ‘Fearless’ (2008), her following albums ‘Speak Now’ (2010) and ‘Red’ (2012) did not meet the same commercial success as their predecessor, causing critics to question her longevity.

Nevertheless, Taylor Swift’s global popularity only increased with the release of her album ‘1989’ (2014), despite accusations of selling out to a wider pop audience.

Even when her reputation was tarnished by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Swift’s album ‘reputation’ (2017) proved her artistic merit and talent with several chart-topping hits.

Although ‘Lover’ (2019) did not match the sales of her previous albums, and her two pop albums released after ‘1989’ were snubbed by the Grammys, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ (2020) and ‘Evermore’ (2020) were both critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

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Even her re-released albums under the banner ‘Taylor’s Version’ (2023) were successful, with ‘Midnights’ (2022) becoming her biggest career opening, second only to Adele’s ‘25’ record.

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Taylor Swift’s popularity also extends to her live performances. Her ‘Eras Tour’ concerts have generated $2.2 billion in ticket sales in North America alone, with 146 tour dates announced across five continents.

The concert film ‘The Eras Tour’ (2023) has been screened in over 8,500 theaters in more than 100 countries.

Despite the doubts surrounding overexposure, Taylor Swift’s music remains popular with all generations.

Her albums continue to sell well physically, and her new and re-recorded songs are still widely enjoyed. Her re-recorded albums have also reached number one on the charts.

Taylor Swift’s longevity in the music industry is a testament to her talent and ability to adapt to changing musical trends.

Even in her 17th year in the music industry, her continued success has proven that she has not reached her creative peak and that her music remains popular with fans around the world.

Swifties question the intent behind pitting her against Michael Jackson

People on the internet have often put Taylor in opposition to the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson, with many asking why the hitmaker hasn’t been compared against Elton John, Elvis Presley, Madonna, or, Miley Cyrus for that matter.

Madonna is highly regarded as she sparked conversations on LGBTQ+ issues, racial issues, and feminism at a time when nobody else was doing that in the pop genre.

Miley Cyrus broke out of her ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘High School Musical’ mold to become the ‘Pop Chameleon’, now recognized worldwide for her musical versatility and artistic reinventions.

But people are more concerned as to why, Taylor’s success is constantly being compared to that of Black artists like MJ, an icon of his time and for generations to come, alleging there’s a racist undertone to this whole line of questioning.

One X user wrote: “Why keep comparing her to Black artists? Why not compare her to Elton John, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Miley Cyrus??? Hmm.. something seems a little sinister.”


Another user stated, “It really reads as a racist attempt to erase Black artists from history. It’s why she’s frontrunner for AOTY Grammy. The illusive greatness of Swift prevails if she breaks Stevie Wonder’s record. It’s sick. Because it’s totally unwarranted.”


Another X user said, “Madonna being the most appropriate metric for comparison by far. They always gotta come for the King.”


One user tweeted, “I asked this same thing a few months ago, when did she pass up lady Gaga, Madonna, and Adele? What about Celine Dion? They’re bypassing all of them and going straight to MJ. Very suspicious and bizarre.”


Another user wrote, “That’s what I’ve been saying, they love comparing this white woman to black artists. I notice she’s not being compared to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Madonna, etc. just the black artists.”


Another X user quipped, “To be fair, comparing her to Elvis would still be comparing her to black artists since most (if not all) of his songs were written by black artists.”


One user wrote, “I get what you saying here but none of them bigger than Micheal.”


A user stated, “Michael jackson was bigger than all those guys (at least he’s a bigger deal lol). answer is definitively no tho.”


This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority highlights community organizations making a difference

By Aria Brent,
AFRO Staff Writer,

The Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) is celebrating 35 years of service this year. Known for their work in the community, the ladies of AKA are recognizing other organizations that are making a difference in the Baltimore area. 

Seven organizations will be awarded $5,000 each for their impactful work at the upcoming “Spirit of Giving” event, to be held on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Center Stage located at 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore,Md.

Members of the chapter spoke with the AFRO about the upcoming event, the organizations being awarded and what they’re doing to celebrate their 35th anniversary. 

“In the city of Baltimore, [we’re] donating $5,000 to seven organizations for a total of $35,000,” explained chapter president Robin S.Ott. “[We are] giving back to the community for their vital service, and we are celebrating 35 years as a chapter in Baltimore. 

The chapter started the Spirit of Giving event during their 25th anniversary and has continued the tradition of awarding qualifying organizations for their work. The sisters of the Rho Xi Omega Chapter, based in Baltimore, are partnering with their philanthropic partner, Cultured Pearls of Service, to put on the awards ceremony. Although all the organizations will receive a monetary award of the same amount, they are all also receiving different awards, including The Rho Xi Omega Choice Award, the Ascension Award and the 35th Anniversary Stellar Service Award. 

This year’s award recipients include the CASH Campaign of Maryland, Black Women Build Baltimore, the Torrey Smith Fund, the Black Arts District, the Franciscan Center, Moveable Feast and Arena Players. The chairperson for this year’s event shared how organizations were selected for their awards.

 “For the 30th anniversary I believe we had about 15 organizations, but this time we decided ‘let’s make a bigger impact financially,’  let’s limit the number,” explained event chair, Helen Griffin-Anderson. 

“The  committee deliberated how we should do this. We looked at organizations we had already given to,” said Griffin- Anderson. Then the organization asked questions, like “‘Is there anybody we want to circle back on?’ ‘Do we want to give some new organizations money?’” 

“We talked a lot and then we came up with this plan, that we would look at organizations that paralleled what we do in the chapter,” she said. 

Ott noted that the ladies of Rho Xi Omega like to enjoy themselves– but serving the Baltimore community is at the top of their priority. She shared some of the other community service events they’ve held this year, such as the Martin Luther King Day of Service. 

“We continue to service the community,  we do a lot of service throughout the year,” explained Ott. “We support the Franscician Center every Martin Luther King Day of Service and I’m very pleased with that. We help out in the kitchen, we serve food, we have coats, hats, we do a skit. For those that were in attendance, this year we held blood pressure screenings, and we filled their food pantry. We’ve done a lot and we continue to do that.”

To further celebrate their anniversary, the chapter will be holding a gala as well on December 2. Tickets for the Spirit of Giving are free, meanwhile tickets for the Gala are $150. Tickets for both events can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

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Why Self + Tucker says historic preservation vital for Memphis, beyond

As Self + Tucker Architects co-founder Jimmie Tucker paces through the museum on the ground floor of the Universal Life Insurance Building in Downtown Memphis, there’s a sternness in his voice. 

He wants to ensure the weight of the historical factoids on the wall of the museum are understood. 

Pointing to a portrait of the late Patricia Walker Shaw, he makes a point to comment on how rare it was for a woman to be CEO during the ’80s, let alone a Black woman for a national insurance company.  

It’s a smaller pair of details that sometimes are forgotten: Patricia Walker Shaw was a trailblazer and Memphis-based Universal Life Insurance Company employed more than 700 persons across 11 states. 

It’s those details that can be catalytic. It is those details that need remembering — that require admiration. 

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” Tucker said. 

Self + Tucker co-founder and architect Jimmie Tucker gives a tour and talks about the Universal Life Insurance Building's historic importance to the Black community in Memphis on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 20203.

It’s a statement for youth and a reason why Tucker wanted to have a museum about the history of the Universal Life Insurance Company inside the historic namesake building and part of a broader goal to preserve history — and pieces of Black excellence. These details, these persons, these buildings — they need to be preserved, not forgotten. 

“For me, it’s not just preserving a building or site,” Self + Tucker co-founder Juan Self said.  “It’s about preserving culture.”

In the early ’90s, Self and Tucker crossed paths in New York during an event for Nashville-based architectural firm McKissack & McKissack. McKissack & McKissack is the oldest African American architectural firm in the country and was the designer behind the Universal Life Insurance Building, which opened in 1949. 

Self said a mutual acquittance introduced them and Tucker expressed interest in moving back to Memphis. The two remained in touch over the next several years, Self said, and eventually positioned themselves to found their own firm, Self + Tucker Architects. The Memphis-based firm opened in 1995. 

The firm relocated its offices to the Universal Life Insurance Building, located at 480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., in 2018. 

Redevelopment of the Universal Life Insurance Building

The building symbolizes something unique for both Self and Tucker. It represents the first time the firm worked as a developer. And it operated as a new standard for the firm, in terms of adaptive reuse and historical preservation. 

“We wanted to save the building,” Tucker said. 

The exterior of Universal Life Insurance Building can be seen at 480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 in Memphis, Tenn.

The firm purchased the building in 2006 for $500,000, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The building had been vacant since Universal Life Insurance Company closed in 2001.

Tucker said the redevelopment of the Universal Life Insurance Building cost around $7 million. The Egyptian Revival-style building was a civic hub for the Black community, with Universal Life Insurance providing loans and resources for Black residents.

Self + Tucker received a 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes in 2015 from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp., an affiliate board of the Downtown Memphis Commission to help finance the project. 

Today, the 33,000-square-foot property still operates as a civic resource for residents. The City of Memphis operates a satellite office for its Business Development Center on the basement level of the building with four other tenants. The second floor is undergoing a renovation to provide additional co-working space, Tucker said. 

Projects such as the Universal Life Insurance Building have become stalwarts for the firm, Tucker said. Those projects that focus on community and provide resources or reestablish communal investment are ones they are drawn too, he said. 

Self + Tucker co-founder Juan Self poses for a portrait inside the Self + Tucker offices.

“The longer we’re here (in the Universal Life Insurance building) the more stories I hear about how this company touched people’s lives,” Self said.

He recalled being stopped by an elder gentleman who was inside visiting the building. Self said the man was in his late 80s and told him how he worked at the building in the ’60s and how the time with the company helped shape his life. 

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Work at the National Civil Rights Museum

While development and preservation are important, it is such indirect congruence that has stuck with Self since he began his career. He recalls the visceral experience working at the National Civil Rights Museum had on him during his time with McKissack & McKissack. He describes feeling the power a singular place — a singular room — could have and it has remained with him since. 

“That is when I could understand the impact we can have,” he said. 

This artist's rendering shows what the National Civil Rights Museum property across from the main museum should look like by 2025: The street is Mulberry, and the view is to the west, with the renovated Legacy Building on the right and the slope of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Founders Park at Center.

Self + Tucker is leading the design team for the museum’s ongoing renovation and expansion of the museum’s Legacy Building and the adjacent Founder’s Park. On Nov. 16, the firm filed a commercial alteration permit with the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development for the Legacy Building expansion.

The $16.7 million project includes renovations on the 17,000-square-foot, three-story Legacy Building along with a 7,500-square-foot expansion, according to the permit application. The renovation is expected to be complete in 2025. 

Buildings are more than just historical markers

Today, the firm is continuing its preservation work throughout the Mid-South. Self is consulting on the renovation of the historic Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The hotel, which opened in 1944, is famous for its cultural impact on Delta Blues. The hotel was originally designed as the G.T. Thomas Afro-American Hospital, however, after its conversion into a hotel it became synonymous with blues music and as a refuge. It was the only Black hotel listed in the Green Book. Victor Hugo Green created the Green Book in the 1930s. The travel guide helped provide resources for safe transit during the Jim Crow-era South for many African Americans.

The firm’s reputation has been reaching beyond the Mid-South region as well. Self said the firm has been in contact with Jonnet Solomon in Pittsburgh. Solomon purchased the 129-year-old Victorian building, which was the former site of the National Opera House, at 7101 Apple St. in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. The site is home to the historic marker for the National Negro Opera Company and the Victorian building was where the company rehearsed and is also the former safe house for Black artists and athletes during the 1930s including Duke Ellington and heavyweight boxing champion Joe Lewis. Millions have already been raised to help restore the historic landmark and Self said Self + Tucker has been involved in some consulting and placed a bid on the project.

Clayborn Temple and one of its new stained glass windows are seen from I AM A MAN Plaza during a walkthrough event hosted by the nonprofit Historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis on Sept. 29. The event celebrated the completion of the $6 million second phase of restoration. Self + Tucker Architects is involved with the Clayborn Temple restoration.

Self describes buildings such as the Universal Life Insurance Building and Riverside Hotel as touchstones. They represent more than just historical markers and, when redeveloped, can continue contributing to and building upon that legacy. 

Tucker echoed that sentiment and highlighted the firm’s work with the historic Melrose High School and its ongoing 15-acre North Memphis Grocery Store and Resource Center development. The latter is a 15-acre redevelopment of a vacant lot located in Uptown along Chelsea Avenue, University Street and Tunica Street. The $15 million to $20 million project will add a grocery store, social service facility and affordable housing. Tucker said keeping North Memphis Grocery Store in the project’s name was intentional to help shed light on food deserts. 

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While the name can provide an additional educational anchor, Tucker highlighted a key component to both the Melrose High and North Memphis Grocery Store projects is sustainability.

He said providing resources and working with the community to provide additional amenities within these vacant buildings or properties is what leads to sustainability. That mixed-use helps ensure a facility remains in operation and is providing a benefit for residents and the community.   

“You want the community to have a connection to that project,” Tucker said. 

Neil Strebig is a journalist with The Commercial Appeal. He can be reached at neil.strebig@commercialappeal.com, 901-426-0679 or via X/Twitter,@neilStrebig

Notable projects Self + Tucker has contributed to around Memphis

Melrose Library & Genealogy Center | The historic Melrose High School site is expected to reopen in 2024

Clayborn Temple | The historic site recently completed the exterior renovation and Phase 2 of construction. Phase 3, interior renovation, will begin in 2024.

Memphis Innovation Corridor | In partnership with MATA, Self + Tucker, designed all 31 mConnect Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations

T.O. Fuller Interactive Center

Memphis Visitors Center

Big River Crossing | National Organization of Minority Architects 2017 Award for Overall Design Excellence

Stax Museum & Stax Music Academy | The museum celebrated its 20th anniversary in May


Universal Life Insurance Building | Leeds Certified building

National Civil Rights Museum & Legacy Building expansion

Harriet Performing Arts Center | The former fire station at 2788 Lamar Ave. was converted into the performing arts center including a 150-seat performance theater.

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Want to experience North Texas’ arts and culture on a budget? Here’s 15 under $15

It’s Saturday night and you want to enjoy a fun night experiencing North Texas’ arts and culture, but don’t want to break the bank.

That’s where our list of 15 under $15 comes in. From theater shows to museum visits to poetry and jazz nights, our list shows that having a good time doesn’t have to feel like you’re giving up all your coin.

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What: These live theater shows are dedicated to storytelling for audiences that are young and young-at-heart. Now you don’t even have to go in person; virtual on-demand shows are available to stream.

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Where: Online

How Much: $10+ per show

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Dallas Children’s Theater

Amphibian Stage Fort Worth

What: This nonprofit local theater puts on innovative plays that make audiences think deeply about the communities they live in. Ticket prices for events are tiered; pay what you can afford, with discounted tickets starting at $15


Where: Amphibian Stage, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76104

How Much: $10+ per show

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Amphibian Stage

Amphibian Stage

Free Day in the Dallas Arts District

Anna Xie (left) and Evelyn Chun walk past the Abode of the Immortals (Jade Mountain) from...
Anna Xie (left) and Evelyn Chun walk past the Abode of the Immortals (Jade Mountain) from the Qing Dynasty at the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The Crow is known for having one of the best collections of Qing Dynasty jades in the Western world, which Crow director Amy Lewis Hofland says “you can’t find in one place anywhere else.” (Rose Baca/Staff Photographer)(Rose Baca / Staff Photographer)

What: The Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art and Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas’ Arts District are worth spending a day at to people watch and admire the collections.

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art or Klyde Warren Park

How Much: General admission is free

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Dallas Museum of Art

Nasher Sculpture Center

What: Visit the center’s serene sculpture garden or walk through its collections of modern and contemporary sculptures.

Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201

How Much: General admission is $10 for adults, $5 students with ID, free for children under 12, free first Saturday of every month

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Nasher Sculpture Center

African American Museum of Dallas

What: Explore folk art, African art, Black Renaissance paintings and more at this historic museum inside Fair Park in South Dallas.


Where: African American Museum of Dallas, 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210

How Much: Free

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African American Museum of Dallas

Denton Art Council Thursday Nights

What: Dabble in fiber arts, zine-making and more on Thursday nights with fellow art lovers.


Where: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

How Much: Free

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Erykah Badu speaks at a press conference about her upcoming one-woman-show at The Black...
Erykah Badu speaks at a press conference about her upcoming one-woman-show at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas on Oct. 16, 2015.(Rose Baca / The Dallas Morning News)

What: From poetry and jazz to a Christmas Kwanzaa concert, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters uplifts African, African American and Caribbean artistic expression.

Where: Inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 1309 Canton St., Dallas, TX,

How Much: Typically $10 to $15

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The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. (TBAAL)

Dallas Arboretum

What: You can walk through dozens of acres of trees, plants and flowers and enjoy the outdoors next to White Rock Lake.


Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

How Much: Tickets are typically $12-$20, but they will be discounted from Jan. 2 to Feb. 18; $5 for adults, seniors and children

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Fort Worth Water Gardens

What: This engineering and architectural marvel is something to admire, with water cascading down its steps.


Where: Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

How Much: General admission is free

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Fort Worth Water Gardens

Fort Worth Water Gardens

1502 Commerce St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Texas Discovery Gardens

What: Immerse yourself in nature with the gardens, butterfly house and a visit to the snake shack.


Where: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210

How Much: General admission is $12 for adults; $10 for students, seniors, teachers, first responders and military.

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Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75210

National Video Game Museum

Boys play video games at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco on Aug. 2, 2018. (Rose...
Boys play video games at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco on Aug. 2, 2018. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News)(Rose Baca / Staff Photographer)

What: If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the evolution of video games or visit an old-school arcade, the museum is a worthwhile stop.

Where: National Video Game Museum, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034

How Much: $12 for adults; $10 for children, seniors, educators and military.

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National Video Game Museum

8004 North Dallas Parkway

Frisco, TX 75034

Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Nights

What: Maybe you know all about Taylor Swift or all things science. Now, it’s time to compete for prizes in this weekly trivia night.


Where: TBA new locations each week

How Much: Cover charge of restaurant or bar, usually no more than $15.

Dallas Poetry Slam

What: Get ready to be live and loud for an open mic night of slam poetry.


Where: Twisted Bar and Grill in The Colony, 6520 Cascades Court #200, The Colony, TX 75056

How Much: Cover charge of restaurant, no more than $15.

Kitchen Dog Theater

What: Whether it’s a classic, contemporary work or new play, this theater wants to challenge audiences to ask deeper questions about justice and morality.


Where: Kitchen Dog Theater, 4774 Algiers St., Dallas, TX 75207

How Much: Theater provides up to 20 free tickets to every production.

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Kitchen Dog Theater

Kitchen Dog Theater

Soul Rep Theatre Company

What: Attend one of Soul Rep’s shows that explores Black art and narratives.


Where: Theatre Three, 2688 Laclede St., Dallas, TX 75204

How Much: $2

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Soul Rep Theatre Company

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