Homegirl Erykah Badu renovated this run-down 1940s South Dallas movie house into a gorgeous, artist-centric space where creativity and community rule. Like the city's very own Apollo, Black Forest hosts some of the best in local soul, hip-hop and R&B. All proceeds go to BLIND, a charity for inner-city youth.
Two words: Prince afterparty. Two more words: Snoop afterparty. Get the idea? When the baddest muthas come to Dallas, the real happening is at Erykah Badu's South Dallas club. A 1960s movie house that had fallen into disrepair, the Black Forest has been reimagined as a thriving cultural spot, with hand-painted murals, checkerboard floors, lush green walls, and good sound and lighting. This is all thanks to Ms. Badu, who uses the space as ground zero for a South Dallas revitalization... More »