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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 26

Much of the northeastern U.S. is about to be buried under the kind of blizzard that makes weather forecasters and storm-chasers as wide-eyed as kids on Christmas morning. However, things are looking practically tropical here in North Texas, leaving you with no excuse to stay in tonight. All these filmmakers, kings, and peanut butter-banana sandwiches […]

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan 23 – Jan 25

All respect due to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but the most wonderful time of the week has arrived. The usual suspects for things to do on a weekend in Dallas are all here—great bands, new musicals, film festivals. But a convergence of events involving donuts and four-legged performers make this weekend seem especially wonderful. Here’s our picks for things to do.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 22

If today’s rainy weather forced you to cancel your bold and unconventional plans for a January picnic or backyard barbeque, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. There’s plenty of (indoor and heated) things to do in Dallas tonight, from comedy shows to concerts to art galleries. Here’s our recommendations.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 21

Even excluding North Texas’ recent rash of seismic activity, there’s plenty shaking in Dallas tonight. A Victorian era boys’ club gets an unwelcome new member in the latest production from Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, a synthpop band starts a dance revolution, and an exhibition at SMU highlights the second most famous South African to fight against apartheid. Here’s our picks for things to do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 20

President Obama’s sixth State of the Union speech is tonight. Spoiler alert: The words “freedom” and “middle class” will be employed liberally, there will be a lot of applause from Democrats and glowering from Republicans, and 85 percent of the policy initiatives proposed by a lame duck president will never see the light of day. Unless you’ve concocted a drinking game for the annual address to Congress (drink if John Boehner’s tie matches his tan, chug for every Joe Biden smirk), you might be better off catching the highlights tomorrow and planning something a little more exciting for your evening. In Dallas, the state of the union of things to do on a Tuesday is looking pretty solid, with a Pulitzer Prize winner visiting the DMA and broncos, both musical and bucking, performing around town.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 19

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” remains as relevant today as when it was first written on whatever scraps the civil rights leader could find in his Alabama jail cell in 1963. To commemorate King’s legacy and message, an original stage play based on the iconic letter will premiere tonight. The play, part of the annual MLK Symposium, tells the story of how the missives smuggled from behind bars became one of the most significant documents in U.S. history. The symposium may be the best way to spend a day dedicated to King, but there’s plenty of other options for tonight, as the world’s biggest, most bloodthirsty soap opera comes to town, and a selection of Dallas storytellers strap you onto the snowboard for a high-speed trip down a slippery slope. Here’s our picks for things to do.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan. 16 – Jan. 18

Having a good time is always a noble endeavor, but is more admirable when it’s for a good cause. A mini-festival benefiting a North Texas family makes drinking and listening to music in Deep Ellum a charitable cause on Saturday. Let your freak flag fly at a community ball at the Texas Theatre or get your Stevie Wonder fix with a dance performance set to the icon’s music. Chewbacca and a band that looks like it should be at the center of a wrestling ring in Mexico City will also make appearances at events around town this weekend. Here are our recommendations.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 15

White guys with acoustic guitars are a dime a dozen, a scourge upon this Earth that should generally be relegated to frat parties and college dorm rooms. In the hands of Ben Howard, however, an acoustic might as well be a five-piece backing band. The musician plays tonight at the House of Blues. The Hulk and Spider-man are making appearances at Fair Park, and wine and commerce combining in Deep Ellum. Here are our recommendations for things to do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 14

It’s a tussle at the tavern in Deep Ellum, as North Texas’ top women bartenders battle for bragging rights and to raise money for breast cancer charities. For something a tad less competitive, cosmic cowboy and Texas music legend Bob Livingston is playing a free show on Lower Greenville. And because shouting at a screen is more fun with friends, there’s an interactive film showing at the Alamo Drafthouse. Here’s our recommendations for things to do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas: Jan. 13

A crash course in cocktails highlights a spate of events tonight, as two Manhattan bartenders head to Dallas to pour drinks and impart boozy wisdom on the art of the modern cocktail. A local singer’s run through a chapter of the Great American Songbook and a hockey welcoming party round things out.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 12

Cowboys fans are mourning the end of another season, but there’s still football to be played in North Texas. Oregon will meet Ohio State at Jerry World tonight for the college football national championship, with the game itself accompanied by an onslaught of concerts, watch parties and ESPN talking heads. Here are a few ways to forget the pain of Dez Bryant’s catch-not-catch.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan. 9—11

Friday CMT is hosting an event in conjunction with the College Football Playoff event this weekend called the Ultimate Kickoff Party, and it all depends largely on your opinion of big-name country acts like Toby Keith as to whether you feel like attending. Keith has toned his overtly patriotic rhetoric down over the years, but […]

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Aftershock Rocks North Dallas

I didn’t feel the earthquake earlier today, but my house a mile north of LBJ and Preston just rocked big time. I’m no rookie to quakes. My house in Sherman Oaks, California, was almost demolished by the Northridge Quake in January 1994. That was one of the main reasons I moved back to Dallas. Amazing how you never forget what it feels like when you watch your house sway. We are but small things on this planet.

Update: Someone just emailed me and asked me the difference between an aftershock and an earthquake. I’m no seismologist, yet I did study geomorphology and climatology in college. It is my understanding that aftershocks usually occur near the original fault line or epicenter of the quake and are not as strong. This knowledge I learned from living in California. After a quake, you rushed to fill up your bathtub with water, grabbed whatever liquor bottles didn’t break, and hunkered down in the bathroom to wait for the aftershock.

But this isn’t the San Andreas fault line, and these shakes we are experiencing are, in my opinion, man-made. So wheels off on these little frackers.

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