Things to Do! 2/11/16 to 2/18/16

OPENING THIS WEEK

‘I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard’will be performed at Kitchen Dog Theater, Feb 12 – March 12.

A new Omni IMAX film, National Parks Adventure, will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from Feb 12 to May 30.

TEDxSMULiveat Caruth Hall, Feb 15 – 19.

The Thin Line Festivalin Denton, Feb 17 – 21.

THIS WEEKEND

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater this weekend.

Valentine’s Stop & Shopat Pegasus Plaza, Feb 11 – 14.

Eric Bogosainat the Wyly Theater, Feb 11 – 13.

Swingin’ In The Ringwith the Sossy Mechanics Trick Boxing at the Eisemann Center, Feb 11 – 14.

Fort Worth Home & Garden Showat the Fort Worth Convention Center, Feb 12 – 13.

Dallas Burlesque Festivalat House of Blues, Feb 12 – 13.

Fine Food & Frightsat Dark Hour Haunted House, Feb 12-13 for those who want a different kind of Valentine’s experience.

‘The Lady In The Van’will be screening at the Magnolia @ the Modern, Feb 12 – 14.

West Side Storywill be at Bass Hall, Feb 12 – 14.

Valentine’s Dinnerat the Cafe Modern, Feb 13 – 14.

Hodgepodge Marketat Lakeland Plaza, Feb 13 – 14.

North American Reptile Breeders Expoat the Arlington Convention Center, Feb 13-14.

Dallas Fan Daysat the Irving Convention Center, Feb 13 – 14.

Be part of a Flash Mobwith One Billion Rising. They will be at Klyde Warren Park, practice is on Feb 13 and the live event will be on Feb 14.

Flaming Cocktails Hot Dateat Vetro Art Glass in Grapevine, Feb 13 – 14.

Share the Loveweekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Feb 13 – 15.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11TH

Asian Art 101: Contemporaryat the Crow Collection.

Goya: Visions in Flesh and Bloodat select theaters.

Culture & Cocktailsat the CR Smith Museum.

Deadpool Glass Nightat Oak St. Drafthouse in Denton.

Democratic Debate Watch Partyat Expo Bar in Dallas.

Poetry Smash #3at the Clarence Muse Cafe Theater.

For the Love of Artistsat the Kettle Art Gallery.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12TH

The Hateful Eight 35mm Roadshowat the Texas Theater.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13TH

Zip Line Dayat the Heard Natural Science Museum.

Love is in the Airat Texas Discovery Gardens.

Valentine’s Day @ the Food Parkat the Fort Worth Food Truck Park.

Hearts in the Parkat Klyde Warren Park.

My Furry Valentine Walkwith DogFit Dallas at the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.

80’s Prom Partyat Double Wide.

‘It Happened One Night’screening at the Majestic Theater.

Mimosa Walkin Deep Ellum.

Monster Jamat AT&T Stadium.

Ennis Czech Music Festivalat Sokol Activity Center in Ennis.

BalletBoyzat the Winspear Opera House.

Chinese New Year Festivalat the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14TH

LAST CHANCE Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eyeexhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum, Nov 8 – Feb 14.

LAST CHANCE Oilat Theater Three, Jan 25 – Feb 14.

LAST CHANCE The Bridges of Madison Countyat Music Hall @ Fair Park, Feb 2 – 14.

LAST CHANCE The Lord of the Fliesat WaterTower Theatre, Jan 25 – Feb 14.

‘Pretty in Pink’is screening at select theaters.

‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’screening at Texas Theatre.

A Star is Bornat the Amon Carter Museum.

12th Annual Dallas Blues Festivalat Verizon Theater.

Valentine’s Double Featureat the Granada Theater.

Films About Art: ‘Herb and Dorothy’at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15TH

TED’16: Dreamat select theaters.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote Alongat the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson.

Free Storm Spotter Trainingin Waxahachie.

‘The Grapes of Wrath’at the Magnolia Theater.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

‘The Princess Bride’at Studio Movie Grill, $3 tickets.

‘Jane Eyre’at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

‘Pretty in Pink’at select theaters.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH

LAST CHANCE Star Wars: The Force Awakenswill be playing on the IMAX screen at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Dec 18 – March 18.

Arlo Guthrieat Bass Hall.

‘Women of Faith’at select theaters.

‘Glory’at Studio Movie Grill, $3 tickets.

Art in the Darkat the Amon Carter Museum. Birds and Brewsat the Trinity Rive Audubon Center.

Create Arlington Monthly Meetingat the Upstairs Gallery.

February EDMo: Trash Talkat Sons of Hermann Hall.

ONGOING EVENTS

Forever Plaidat the Artisan Center Theatre, through Feb 20.

Tales of the American Westat the Amon Carter Museum, Sept 5 – Feb 21.

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescenceexhibition at the Perot Museum through February 21.

$5 Admissionto the Dallas Arboretum through Feb 26.

People and Placesart exhibit by Liz Bonham at Elm Street Studio, through Feb 27.

Romeo & Julietat the Kalita Humphrey’s Theater, Jan 27 – Feb 28.

The Oil and Gas Showat the Level Gallery, Jan 28 – Feb 28.

Decadence: Fashion of the 1920’s, a fashion exhibit inspired by and celebrating the final season of Downton Abbey, at the Galleria Jan 22 – Feb 28.

Penguin Days, $5 admission to the Dallas Zoo through February 29.

Bastien and Bastienneat the Winspear, through March 5.

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza, Feb 3 – Mar 10.

Rossini and Companyat the Winpsear, through March 13.

‘Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions’exhibit at the Crow Collection, Sept 12 – March 20.

‘Jackson Pollock: Blind Spot’exhibit at the DMA, Nov 20 – Mar 20.

Exploring Americaexhibit opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Dec 19 – March 19.

‘Whew!….that’s a relief’exhibit at The Gallery @ UTA, Jan 29 – Mar 30.

Focal Points: New to the Photography Collectionat the Amon Carter Museum, Oct 17 2015 – April 10 2016.

A new exhibit by Ann Veronica Janssensat the Nasher, Jan 23 – Apr 17.

FOCUS: Glen Kainoexhibit at the Modern Art Museum, Jan 30 – April 17.

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywoodat the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Feb 6 – May 1.

Coast to Coast in 48 Hoursexhbit at the C.R. Smith Museum, Oct 31 – May 7.

Omni IMAX: Coral Reef Adventureat the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Jan 1 – May 27.

Modern Opulence in Viennaat the DMA, through May 29.

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Storyat the Sid Richardson Museum, Jan 15 – June 19.

Spirit and Matterexhibit at the DMA, through July 31.

Texas Folk Artat the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Oct 16 2015 – Sept 19 2016.

RECURRING EVENTS/COOL THINGS AROUND TOWN

Feed The City, hosted by Volunteer North Dallas at Gordon Biersch in Plano, is a public effort to make sandwiches/meals for the homeless. Every first Saturday at 8.30am.

West 7th Farmers Marketon Crockett Street in Fort Worth, every Thursday.

The Dallas Swing Dance Societywill host lessons and dances on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month.

Geeks Who Drinkhost trivia at various places and locations throughout the Metroplex, including Alamo Drafthouse on Mondays, Cedar Springs Tap House Tuesday at 7, and Bryan Street Tavern Wednesday at 8.

Free Improv Jam Sessionand Open Mic Nightevery Tuesday at the Dallas Comedy House, among various other fun activities weekly.

Various shows at the Planetariumat UT Arlington.

Vintage Train Ridesin Grapevine.

Open Gymwith Dallas Elite Dogdeball on Tuesday evenings.

Various classesare offered at the Dallas Arboretum weekly, everything from silk screening to gardening information to fused glass making.

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Showevery weekend at the Stockyards.

Parkour In the Parkhas free classes every Saturday at the Water Gardens in Fort Worth, Reverchon Park in Dallas, or Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas.

Every Tuesday is Open Mic Nightat the Free Man in Deep Ellum.

Every Thursday night is Bingo Nightat City Park Café at Main Street Garden.

At Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson every Sunday is Board Game Nightand Tuesdays are Tiki Bingo Night.

Stockyards Rodeoevery Friday and Saturday night at 8pm in the Stockyards.

Every Saturday is the Coppell Farmers Marketin Old Town Coppell.

Tuesday Teaseweekly at Sue Ellen’s Dallas.

Trinity Hall has lots of weekly things, like Pub Triviaon Sundays and Texas Hold ‘Emon Mondays.

Pub Quizon Wednesdays at Ten Bells Tavern.

Book a trapeze class at Skyline Trapezein Dallas.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventureslet you tour Dallas while doing an Amazing Race style scavenger hunt on your smart phone.


Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

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