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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Feb. 10-12

This morning I discovered a mysterious locked cupboard right outside the parking garage I complain so much about. My first thought was Professor Lupin’s boggart cabinet, but then it was suggested to me that it could also be a portal to Narnia. SEE YOU GUYS LATER.

Friday

So, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore is playing at the Texas Theatre, with support from musician Christina Carter. You can still get tickets (though availability is limited). Why would you be anywhere else? Moore recently released a third solo album, Demolished Thoughts, and I’m told he likes to recite original poetry between songs. Sold. Mesa for dinner? Extra sold. I cannot eat there enough, and it’s about a hop, skip, and a jump away from the historic movie house.

Otherwise, pop up bar Hid In 2612 is having its last hurrah this evening over on Commerce next to that popular pizza place. Nancy, with the help of fantastic photography by Jason Acton, gives you a good idea of what to expect over on SideDish.

And since this is the weekend before Valentine’s Day, the web team here at D has helpfully put together everything you might possibly need to prepare. Carol has painstakingly organized special menus for a perfect, romantic dinner. Raya has covered all the essentials, from gifts to date dresses to pretty lingerie. And I tossed in two sweet-sounding day-of events that do not make me want to throw up. It’s all here.

Saturday

The F.I.G. Finale sale ends today, so if you haven’t yet stocked up on discounted designer threads, now is the time. Brands include Tom Ford, Alice + Olivia (I love their dresses), and Citizens of Humanity.

If you, like me, think that Firefly was canceled rather precipitously, there is a sci-fi expo happening this weekend with your name on it. A large chunk of the cast of Joss Whedon’s beloved space western will be in attendance. You can meet and get autographs from Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, Sean Maher, and Jewel Staite. And if you need me to explain who those people are, well, you’ll skip this anyway. Eliza Dushku is the highest profile guest, notable for her turns on the television series’ Dollhouse and Buffy, but comic book fans can expect a host of authors and illustrators.

Sunday

It is no big secret that I like Monty Python (I was going to link to a photo of my friends and I dressed up as the Spanish Inquisition, but then I decided that no one really needs to see that and I’ve got to preserve some dignity on this blog). Thus, it pleased me to no end to see that Performing Arts Forth Worth has once again brought Spamalot within driving distance. The musical rips on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where we see King Arthur set off in his quest to find that sacred cauldron, recruiting knights willy-nilly along the way. Their noble adventure is hampered by a flatulent Frenchman, a plague with a 50 percent chance of pestilence and famine, and of course, a host of beautiful dancing ladies. It’s just a lot of fun, and you can catch either a matinee or an early evening show.

For more to do this weekend, go here.