Nine Dallas End of the World Parties That'll Make You Forget the Pending Apocalypse
I think the Mayans just had better things to do than extend their dayplanner out, indefinitely. Perhaps they predicted Google Cals and Siri, then took another look at their elaborate and lovely circular documentation of time and thought, "Well, screw that."
So this Friday we'll all share a few human impulses: secretly amassing tinned meats in a pantry; listening to that R.E.M. song -- you know the one -- at least a dozen times; and scattering out into the world in search of other people to be around. We know this because it's what we do every time the end of civilization is predicted and attached to something obscure and farfetched that nobody really understands, like the Mayan calendar, or Zooey Deschanel's singing career.
Since come Friday, you'll be on the hunt, we've put together a party guide to cling to in those (absolutely not) final moments.
Laugh Death in the Face -- When I think of The End, I like to imagine going out laughing. And maybe eating a sandwich -- I mean, dying hungry? That was never the plan. You can do exactly those two things on Friday at the one-night only offering of the End of World Comedy Show at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Tickets cost $12, but see if you can pay when it's over...
Mega Party at S4 and the Rose Room -- If there's one place that you'll be safe from hearing Michael Stipe prattle on about Leonard Bernstein, I'd say it's here. Plus, the party action in Cedar Springs has been poppin' off since way before it was trendy: they're professionals. On Friday, the boys boldly ask the question on everyone's mind: "End of the world, or not: Wouldn't you rather be dancing?" Quite true, quite true. S4 is where you'll shake it until 4 a.m. while the Rose Room offers "Epic theme shows."
The Grapevine -- I love this bar, and so I'm proud that they've decided to poke a little fun at death's infinite abyss. Beginning on midnight Thursday and running until midnight on Friday, all drinks are set to happy hour prices, so the apocalypse won't leave you strapped for cash. They've also created a signature cocktail for the evening, ehem, the "Mayand Eraser" and will feature prizes for best costume and best bomb shelter item.