SO LONG, PATE: The Pate Museum of Transportation is closing its doors. And if you’ve ever walked around and marveled at all those sweet rides, you might want to head over there on Saturday, when the cars will be auctioned off. And if you go, be sure to thank Sharon Pate for keeping the museum up and running as long as she has. Fort Worth Weekly spoke with Pate about how difficult it is to part with the treasures that have been a part of her family her whole life.
MUSIC BITS: The members of Denton electronic duo Florene talks about their new album and how they harness the power of computers to make their music. (quickdfw.com) … Cleburne’s Fungi Girls talk about being the Next Big Thing while still in high school. (fwweekly.com) … Oak Cliff rapper Dustin Cavazos is backed by a string section from Booker T. in the latest DC9 Live at El Sibil video. (DC9 at Night)
PICTURE THIS: Q Cinema holds its 12th festival beginning tonight in Fort Worth. And despite advances in gay rights, Chris Kelly believes that festivals such as Q Cinema’s are still vital forums for a continuing dialogue on gay, lesbian and transgender issues. The festival also hosts a highly anticipated screening of Ticked of Trannies with Knives, which caused quite a stir when it showed at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring.