Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Mar. 15-17

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Photo by Jerry McClure.

Could it be? Yes it could. Something’s coming, something good. Maybe a tiny leprechaun*.

Friday

The Nasher’s ‘Til Midnight late night series doesn’t officially return until May, but since this is spring break for many, who can resist? Admission to the museum tonight is free, there will be live music from the King Bucks, and a screening of The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The one niggle: you can’t bring in food. If you want picnic in the garden for dinner, you can pre-order a basket or just get concession there.

Previews for the Dallas Theater Center’s production of The Odd Couple, Neil Simon’s popular comedy, begin tonight at the Wyly. That means it’s pay-what-you-can, for any seat in the theater. Tickets are sold out online, but if you’re an eager before and show up at least an hour before the performance, there will be a limited number of tickets.

Saturday

St. Patrick’s Day, yay. Get out and celebrate us fair folk who turn into crispy lobsters after 10 minutes in the sun. There is, of course, the annual parade and block party along Greenville. Do not, I repeat, do not attempt to park in there. It’s madness. Please figure out a way to make DART work for you. (Which is safer anyway, because it’s not like you’re going to this parade for a family-friendly good time, right, Mayor Mike?) The parade starts around 11 am, and the party commences right after. As usual, the Granada has their doors wide open, offering charging stations, air conditioning, drink specials, and more.

There’s also the annual concert, put on by the Dallas Observer. It’s Snoop Dogg, who headlines with help from local rappers A.Dd+ and electro outfit Ishi. Recommended.

Should you feel the need to be far, far away from Greenville, Raya has put together a helpful list of other places to party, which includes the Old Monk and the Gin Mill. I also like the sound of Goodfriend’s party, mostly because it’s a good distance from the parade crowd. But if you wear a green Goodfriend t-shirt, you’ll get a special discount off a tab that shouldn’t be too huge in the first place, what with all the draft beer and shot specials. There’s also live music from Kirby Brown, who will play two sets, and Boys Named Sue, a country band that’ll take us straight into the next morning.

Sunday

I’ve been on an oldies kick, so the top of my Spotify playlist is dominated by the Flamingos and the Righteous Brothers right now. But scroll down a little and there’s Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream, which has been on pretty much constant rotation. (I love The Zombies sample at the end of “Don’t Look Back.”) Anyway, Miguel is in town, supporting the also-great Alicia Keys at Verizon in Grand Prairie. Our Zac Crain penned a profile of Keys for American Way magazine pretty recently, so I’ll let him take over. I’ll wait. Now, tickets are still available online. So go get one. Miguel was so good at the Grammys that even Kelly “Sometimes Lives Under a Rock” Clarkson was impressed.

*Historically, and in my own personal experience, leprechauns have not actually been “good.” Crafty, perhaps. Disorganized and irresponsible, definitely. But not good.

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