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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend: Dec. 6-8
(The Ice-pocalypse Edition)

First off, we’ve got a slew of weather-related cancellations. The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Holiday Festival, “Reliant Lights Your Holidays,” has been moved to next week. The Children’s Medical Center annual holiday parade on Saturday isn’t happening. The Dallas Museum of Art is closed today. And, really, if you have tickets to any show at any theater or venue in town, it’s probably best to call ahead to find out whether the show will go on.

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Things to Do in Dallas Tonight: Jan. 14

Don’t let that incessant Bangles’ song get stuck in your head today (even though I secretly kind of like it). Instead, you can focus your positive energy on these manic Monday night offerings. Tonight is the last chance for Shakespeare Dallas’ The Winter’s Tale in the cozy atmosphere of the Winspear’s Hamon Hall. This staged […]

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Mellon Foundation Wants to Stem Theater ‘Brain Drain,’ So Dallas Gets Playwright Resident

The Boston Globe reports this morning on a new $3.7 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that is intended to shore-up the flight of talented writers from the stage to screen. Turns out it is hard to make a living as a theater writer, and most talented writers head to Hollywood when they finally realize […]

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Val Kilmer Eyeing Wyly, Perot for “Twain” Play

Actor Val Kilmer, in town this week for a Dallas Film Society appearance, is intrigued by Mark Twain as the quintessential American, as a “maverick” writer who reminded us that “we’re all silly, and who found a way to call us … on our folly.” So Kilmer’s put together a one-man play, “Citizen Twain,” which […]

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Is It Too Soon For Jokes About Selling JFK Bobbleheads For Next Year’s 50th Anniversary?

That’s the question that surrounds the opening of The Second City Does Dallas, the first show of the Dallas Theater Center’s new season. A number of DTC audience members have objected to a sketch that discusses tongue-in-cheek ways Dallas could commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assasintation. Some of the characters seem […]

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This Thursday: FrontRow Live Presents STRFKR, Onra, Ben Aqua, Free Drinks, Art, Theater, And More

FrontRow Live, presented by Chevy, kicks off this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary, and it will bring together performances by pop-dance group STRFKR, French electronic musician Onra, and Austin DJ Ben Aqua. The beer will be free thanks to Bud Light Platinum. There will also be food trucks and live theater by Upstart Productions. Plus, sound […]

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Best of Big D Readers’ Choice: Culture Voting Starts Monday, April 23

We’ve got a new addition to our annual Readers’ Choice poll. This year, we’re going to ask you to vote for your favorite notable locals from the realms of sports, the arts, and the media. As with our previous rounds, you’ll be able to participate once a day on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. […]

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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend: January 6-8

Let’s get right to it: Friday I’ll start by noting that if you still want to go to the game out in Arlington that’s not really the Cotton Bowl, there are tickets available online. And if you’re a fan of Anderson Cooper’s favorite “comedian,” she’s in town too. Those who prefer a higher brow evening should […]

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Newy Scruggs and Terrell Owens Are In a Fight

And a Twitter fight, no less, which is like when people had fights with graffiti in bathroom stalls in days of yore, in case you are not on the Twitters and have never seen a Twitter fight in action. The Dallas Morning News (because Twitter fights are awesome and so why wouldn’t Dallas’ paper of […]

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DJs, Dancing, Live Theater, Art, Movies, Food, and More: FrontRow Live Kicks Off on November 3

Do you like great music? Great art? Short films? Live theater? Break dancing? Live screen printing? Tattoos? Great food? Wait. Free beer? Everyone likes free beer, right? Well then, you won’t want to miss what is sure to be one of the most exciting, entertaining, and unique events to hit Dallas this year: FrontRow Live […]

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Stay On Top Of Most Eligible Dallas With Our Recaps

By now I hope you have found Laura Kostelny’s hilarious recap of the first episode of Most Eligible Dallas. If you haven’t, go now. Here’s a taste: Her “best friend” Matt is a very tan former college football player who loves the ladies! He has black lacquer furniture in his bedroom! He loves hanging out […]

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