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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: May 29–31

“For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.”
–Genesis 6:17

It’s time for another rain-or-shine weekend in North Texas. More rain than shine, but we’re used to that by now. Let’s keep our heads up.

If this city maintains its tenuous hold on dry land and we keep from floating away, come Sunday it looks like we might even see some sunlight. That ought to allow us a great view of our new, post-Deluge world, and gives us a chance to add a Texas chapter to the great flood myths of history, although Gilgamesh will always be my favorite.

We’ll make our own sunshine until then. There are a lot of dry, indoor things to do this weekend, including Dallas Comic Con and some new art exhibits. Bring some water wings to the Byron Nelson.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 28

If you can afford tickets to Neil Diamond’s show at American Airlines Center tonight, you’re probably doing something right with your life. According to the good people over at Seat Geek, the average ticket price (on the secondary market) for the concert tonight is a whopping $228. That much money could feed me for months. It’s the most expensive stop on Diamond’s tour, and the most expensive event the AAC has hosted all year, beating out Maroon 5 ($226) and the March 10 Mavs game against the Cleveland Cavaliers ($173). Now I understand how Neil affords all those diamonds on his sparkly shirts.

For those of us on a tighter budget, our other options tonight include a rap show at Club Dada and a gonzo theater performance at the Wyly Theatre. Here are some things to do.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 27

Before all this hoopla about the restoration of Dallas’ red flying horse, was it pretty common knowledge that the Pegasus sitting on top of the Magnolia building is not the original edition? I had no idea, but I’m a savage, ignorant Millennial. I’m usually too busy swiping right and updating social media statuses on my smart phone to stay current on the status of local landmarks. I also had no clue who Bruce Hornsby was until I realized he supplies the sample on 2Pac’s “Changes.”

Today is all about wheeling out decrepit icons, restored through the wonders of modern science, as the original Pegasus gets lit up at its new post outside the Omni, and Bruce Hornsby plays at the House of Blues. Here are the things you should do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 26

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled programming. We hope everyone had a safe, dry Memorial Day Weekend. Let’s have a safe, dry week as we continue to endure the Great Deluge of 2015. To start you off tonight, we’ve got a panel on Dallas hip-hop at Off The Record, and the touring Australian version of Chippendale’s takes off its clothes at the House of Blues.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Memorial Day Edition (May 25)

I don’t know what you’re doing reading this right now. It’s Memorial Day. You should be out enjoying the holiday, either commemorating or celebrating. You are hopefully not at work today. Full disclosure: We’re not. I’m writing this on Friday and sticking it in a digital time capsule before I book it out of this place and start partaking in some heavy duty rest and relaxation.

It’s entirely possible rain ruined the last 48 hours of your weekend. I’m sorry. There may still be time for one of these 8 ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. If not, maybe start planning ahead with these 9 ways to start off the summer in Dallas. It can’t rain forever, right?

Here are some things to do this Memorial Day.

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Things To Do In Dallas: The Memorial Day Weekend Edition (May 22–24)

Let’s just get to it. We’ve got a three-day break ahead of us, and I’m eager to bolt out the door this afternoon. There is no conceivable thunderstorm nasty enough to rain on our parade this weekend, and there are so many things to do. Here are 8 ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. Keep reading for a more elaborate breakdown of how you should spend the next 72 hours.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 21

I have never stopped trying to make fetch happen, and I won’t apologize for it. Fetch is a lifestyle. It’s a state of mind. It’s a word you can say and giggle about while you quote every other line from Mean Girls during a screening at the Granada tonight, although you should probably keep “fetch” to yourself if you instead wind up at the Meyerson for a massive performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, or at a new production from the African American Repertory Theater. Either way, you go, Glen Coco.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 20

We should probably start rounding up the pairs of animals and figuring out how exactly to measure a cubit. Every time it looks like the rain in Dallas is going to let up, there’s a new forecast with the latest precipitation smackdown. I’m not fooled by this morning’s sunshowers, and assume something nastier is on the way. Hopefully the Ark will be done by then. Regardless, we’re pros at this by now. Grab an umbrella on your way out the door tonight to see Built To Spill, the latest edition of the Nasher’s Soundings series, or an author talk at Wild Detectives.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 19

Choose what to do tonight responsibly. Look at your options, write down the pros and cons of each choice, and have a reasoned discussion about what to do with friends and family before you commit to any one choice of action. You’re allowed to play fast and loose on weekends, but this is no reckless Friday night. This is Tuesday. It happens to be an action-packed Tuesday, with a new mural going up at the Amon Carter and Toro Y Moi and Paramore playing gigs in town, but it’s still Tuesday. You have to make tonight count.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 18

How was your weekend, Dallas? Ours was pretty good. We went and saw St. Vincent and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra put on an awesome show at the Winspear, and did some other things we hadn’t written about yet at the time of this post.

The weekend afterglow is going to wear off soon. Any minute now, the harsh, cold light of Monday will take hold. But you have a lot to look forward to tonight: Rush is at the AAC, Hop Along is at Club Dada, and the few geeks in Dallas who aren’t at the Rush show will be drinking and playing trivia elsewhere.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 14

It’s all about music when it comes to things to do in Dallas this fine Thursday night. We’ve got a pretty diverse set of offerings to choose from, though, and I’m stuck wishing we could fit three acts into one concert. What would happen if you formed the ultimate super group from a boy band, an orchestra, and a Japanese psychedelic group? It would probably result in disaster, but it’s a nice thought anyways.

For now, let’s enjoy these bands on their own terms. Here are the things you should do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 13

Wednesday’s a good time to blow off some midweek steam in a safe responsible, manner. The good people of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead don’t smash their instruments much anymore, but the band’s live act is still plenty loud and cathartic. Find your own instruments to smash if you’ve got that much stress in your life. Or head to an art gallery, where they won’t let you break anything, but you can cool down with some new compelling work. Or maybe go to the Granada, where the goofballs of They Might Be Giants can put things in perspective. Here’s what you should do tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 12

Tuesday is a choose-your-own adventure kind of day. While most of the city is inside with the weekday blues, you can be a part of something special. If you decide to look at things to do in Dallas tonight, click “Full Story” below. If you decide to do nothing, exit your browser and be gone.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 11

Hopefully your weekend wasn’t rained out, and hopefully you’ll have a chance to enjoy the few slices of sunlight we may get to enjoy today before the world returns to cloud-covered darkness. Enjoy the brief respite from the most depressing run of weather in history and make it a point to get out of the house today, because we’ll probably be underwater again tomorrow. Here are some things you can do.

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