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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 11

You should probably spend at least part of today listening to some Ornette Coleman, who died this morning. Words like “challenging” and “innovative” are going to crop up in every obituary for the Fort Worth-born jazz musician, but his music’s pretty easy to appreciate whether you’re a diehard jazz aficionado or somebody who’s only heard Kind of Blue played at Starbucks.

In more upbeat news, the Oak Cliff Film Festival kicks off tonight, E-40 is in town, and the Melvins are playing a show with Le Butcherettes.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 10

Plans should always be flexible. I was initially thinking tonight might be a quiet one in. Maybe hit the library for something to read, or finally start watching The Sopranos. Maybe a little bit of the jogging, stumbling, wheezing, and praying for a lightning bolt to end it all that I like to pretend qualifies as exercise.

Then I looked at some of the things to do tonight, and decided staying in was out of the question. Wednesday night is waiting, and it’s not coming to you unless you leave the house. Head to see some Canadian rockers at Three Links, or see a world renowned concert pianist at the Wyly.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 9

Cinderella is not my favorite princess, or even my favorite Cinderella, but you’ve got to respect a folk tale that’s stuck around long enough to get turned into an animated Disney movie, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and a live action cinematic retelling of the story. Tonight, we get the musical. We also get the return of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, which is presenting the Bard’s best work, along with a play I know almost nothing about it. If none of that sounds appealing, I’m sure we can find something for you to do in Dallas tonight.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 8

We’ve been heralding the beginning of summer for at least a couple weeks now, but this weekend actually felt like the real deal. I went to an outdoor wedding and sweated so profusely the armpits on my nice shirt turned into Rorschach inkblots. I ate crawfish in the blazing sun and cast their eviscerated carapaces onto a paper plate like I was Lord of the World’s Most Decadent Picnic. I politely declined to go swimming with friends because some things — like my translucent gut — are best left unseen. Typical summer stuff.

So once more, with feeling: Summer has arrived in Dallas. This week is the first week of the rest of your summer, and tonight is the first night of the rest of your week.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: June 5–7

I’ll be out of town this weekend, and will not be seeing The Rolling Stones on Saturday. I’m bitter about it, and I’m actively considering sabotage and subterfuge to escape my obligations.

This is a great weekend to be in Dallas. If you have plans out of town, cancel them. Feign illness. Blackmail somebody. Whatever you’ve got to do to clear your schedule for all these wonderful things to do.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 4

This must be Thursday. Like the great Arthur Dent, I have also struggled to get the hang of Thursdays. It’s a weird one, kind of the black sheep of the seven-day week, if you ask me. It flirts with the weekend but is too shy to commit to anything serious. Maybe Thursday isn’t really that into the weekend, and is just being nice.

Regardless, we’re here to help you deal with the awkward fit of Thursday. We have things to do. Tonight, it’s a play over at Kitchen Dog Theater, a band that has such a gross name you have to marvel at it, and a screening of 10 Things I Hate About You.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 1

May has gone away, and so has the rain. Good riddance. Here’s a to a dry, sunny June. If you’re the type who enjoys planning ahead, we’ve got the 25 things you must do this month right over here. To start the next 30 days off right, we’ve got an unusually jam-packed Monday evening. Here are the things you should do tonight.

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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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