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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Feb 6 – Feb 8

The weekend is upon us. For better or worse, it’s the first one in a long time without the specter of football hanging over it. It’s bittersweet, but it leaves a lot of time for these things to do, from the costumed extravaganza of Dallas Comic Con to the cocoa-swilling lunacy of the Hot Chocolate 15K Run. Here are our recommendations for the weekend.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb 5

There are a lot of compelling things happening tonight, not all of them recommended. Good news: Rick Springfield is playing an intimate show at the Majestic, and Dallas’ biggest DJ has resumed his Thursday night dance dominance at Beauty Bar. Iffy news: A new play has its moments but is stuffed full of outdated gender stereotypes. Ugly but potentially fascinating news: A disgraced comedian is taking the stage at the Improv.

But you can make your own decisions. In the spirit of full transparency about things to do tonight, here are two enthusiastic recommendations, one cautious suggestion, and one request for more information.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb 4

A retired military man isn’t as “cool” as some of the musicians and DJs playing around town tonight, but don’t count out Gen. Wesley Clark when you’re looking for things to do tonight. “Zola Jesus” and “Colly T” are pretty hip names for artists, but neither one of them can claim former “NATO Supreme Allied Commander” as a title. This Wednesday is looking like one of those special evenings where both style and substance abound. Here are our recommendations.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb 3

Football fans got a master class in poor decision-making over the weekend when Seattle head coach Pete Carroll called for a pass on second down at the one-yard line in the year’s biggest game. Fortunately, the Seahawks aren’t making the calls on how you spend your Tuesday. Make good decisions: Give the ball to your star running back with under a minute to go, and do these things in Dallas tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan 30 – Feb 1

Odds are good you’re ready for some football. We hope you’re also ready for opera, music, and skateboarding cats, because there’s a lot to do this weekend. But first, football, or at least the giant spectacle surrounding Super Bowl XLIX.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 29

Get a head start on your weekend tonight. Life is too short to spend another evening watching Netflix. One minute you’re settling in to watch an episode of The Gilmore Girls, and the next thing you know your kids are graduating from college, there’s a new president in office, and you’re lamenting the fact that you never took up pottery. More importantly, you’re missing these things to do in Dallas.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 28

Unlike the world’s most talkative football player, you’re not just here so you don’t get fined. You’re here because it’s Wednesday, and you need something to do tonight to barrel over that weekly hump in style. We’ve got a couple of gloomy, lovebird folk musicians, the author of the best book published this (admittedly young) year, and some choreographers who are pretty darn sure they can dance all in town tonight. Here’s our picks for things to do.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan 27

A wise man once called beer the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems. Girl Scout cookies also make any given day immediately better, but do have some problematic after-effects. Combining the two, as a Dallas restaurant and beer garden is doing, may be the best or worst idea of the year. I’m leaning toward best. If you’re not already clearing your schedule for beer and cookies, then we have very different life priorities. But there are plenty of other things to do in Dallas tonight, including a panel discussion that may make you feel guilty about watching the Super Bowl, and a film screening that doubles as a music documentary and relationship study. Here are our recommendations.

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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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