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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April 8-10

Despite some clouds Saturday and Sunday, we are largely in that springtime sweet spot, when the Dallas climate hasn’t quite settled in at its usual punishing “what have we done to deserve this?” level on the heat index. Make the most of it. Eat your heart out at Savor Dallas, become a Belieber at American Airlines Center, or do one of these other things.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 7

Plague, devil worship, and a bloodthirsty prince make for a rollicking good time tonight at the Majestic Theatre, where the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet will debut its adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. Poe gets some more shine with Ghost Quartet, a production that treats the theater as a spooky campfire around which to tell scary stories. In less haunted happenings, Savor Dallas kicks off a weekend of epicurean events, and Charlie Hamilton James emerges from the Peruvian rainforest to share some of his photos.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 6

March Madness is over and baseball season has begun, but there is still plenty of basketball excitement to be had. Your Dallas Mavericks have a critical home game tonight vs. the hated Houston Rockets, lurking hungrily at the 9 seed while Dirk and company cling to No. 7. Elsewhere, the William Foley Quintet heats up the Sammons Jazz Series, and American Epics continues out Fort Worth way.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 5

The Boss arrives tonight at American Airlines Center, where he will play the entirety of his 1980 album, The River, a great record that slots in just below Nebraska, Darkness on the Edge of Town, and Born to Run in the Definitive Bruce Springsteen Album Rankings. That still places The River well above most Springsteen albums, and therefore most albums in the history of music. The Jumpin’ Jersey Jammer (not a commonly accepted Springsteen nickname) should sprinkle in a handful of classics and a few surprises at the end of the set. Elsewhere, the Mavericks throw a festival, and the author of a novel loosely about art speaks at a museum definitely about art.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 4

There is no better day to leave work after lunch and spend the rest of your afternoon eating hot dogs and watching baseball. Rangers Opening Day has arrived. If you’re unable to cast off the yoke of responsibility until later this evening, no sweat. Tonight, Mumford and Sons kick off the outdoor mega-concert season at Gexa Energy Pavilion, and the aftershocks of last night’s record-setting WrestleMania are felt during WWE RAW at the American Airlines Center.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April 1-3

Feel free to start planning out the rest of the month with the 25 things you must do this April. For now, an eventful weekend lies ahead. WrestleMania arrives at the House That Jerry and Arlington Taxpayers Built, the National Videogame Museum opens its doors in Frisco, and the Big Texas Beer Fest gets to brewing at Fair Park. Also, more.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: March 31

Erik Larson is back to rock you with some more hard-hitting, meticulously researched and compellingly written nonfiction about historical events. The Devil in the White City, which explores the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition and connects it to the horror movie-ready serial killing exploits of H.H. Holmes and his Chicago “Murder Castle,” is the one on everybody’s shelves, and it is a great book.

Larson’s latest book, Dead Wake, is about the sinking of the Lusitania, and he’ll tell you all about it tonight in Dallas. Elsewhere, wrestlers take over the convention center, and Sarah Jaffe plays the Granada.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: March 30

The cast and crew of Lonesome Dove, the 1989 Western miniseries that is widely seen as a high point for both Westerns and television miniseries, will reunite in Fort Worth this week. I haven’t seen Lonesome Dove, or read the Pulitzer Prize-winning Larry McMurtry novel it’s based on, so I can only speculate as to what will be discussed at this reunion. I’m assuming they’ll address doves, lonesome or otherwise, as well as cowboy hats and horses. Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall will probably do some shtick about being grumpy old men, at which point Danny Glover will chime in with you-know-what. Elsewhere, Napalm Death and the Melvins show no respect for your eardrums at Trees and TED talkers try out at the Granada.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: March 29

I’ve always thought Ludacris must be pretty fond of Dallas, considering his hit song “Area Codes” mentions both “214” and “972.” His hometown of Atlanta is the only other city to receive such an honor. The rapper will rattle off those digits and reveal what in the world is in that bag tonight at the Bomb Factory. Meanwhile, the under-23 U.S. men’s soccer team battles the under-23 Colombia men’s soccer team for an Olympic berth, and bowlers roll for charity.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: March 28

It’s my understanding that spring break is over, and it’s time to hit the books once again. I’ve carefully selected some educational things to do in Dallas tonight to mark the occasion. Sheer Mag is putting on a clinic in rock and roll, while a new documentary schools us on the history of the capricious Trinity River.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: March 25-27

Whatever your religious habits, maybe you enjoy a good brunch. Or perhaps you appreciate the sight of costumed dogs and anthropomorphic rabbits. These brunches and these things to do for Easter are for all creeds. But if none of the above sounds good to you, there are plenty of other things to do this weekend.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: March 24

Jaap and the gang take on one of the most iconic pieces of classical music ever written tonight at the Meyerson, while a traveling symphony performs the music of Star Trek at Verizon Theatre. Elsewhere, Big Head Todd and the Monsters roll through House of Blues and some good people celebrate White Rock Lake with eating, drinking, and running.

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