13 Awesome Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend, August 8 to 11

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It's...ARRIVED! Opening weekend of Alamo Drafthouse wants your eyeballs.
Saturday 8.10

Full-Length Screening of Metropolis, with Live Band
at new Alamo Drafthouse
-- The new Alamo Drafthouse Richardson location opens this weekend, so if you've been craving a five dollar shake or that damn-it's-so-good grilled cheese sandwich, consider your urges satisfied. Adding to the fanfare is the two-and-a-half hour screening of Metropolis, with a live band. You could drink A LOT of beer buckets by the end of that one.

See Also:
Alamo Drafthouse Is Going To Change the Way Dallas Does Movies

Design District Market with Dumpster Pool -- Finally: socially acceptable dumpster diving. The Dallas Contemporary hosts the Design District Market, a big ol' shopping to-do this Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. As an added perk, they've tossed in a dumpster pool, with a specially built deck and swim-up bar. Miss this party and risk sob scrolling through your Instagram feed.


Pete Holmes
at Texas Theatre -- Host of the weekly Nerdist Podcast, You Made It Weird, Holmes is best known for breaking down the funny with fellow comedians like Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, that yellow-toothed Adam Carolla and more. He'll have a talk show soon, so see him now before you can't afford it.

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Summer Santa Rampage -- Who says red velour is December-specific? Those Santa Rampagers have a summer edition planned for Saturday. Join their Facebook group and follow them on Twitter to find out specifics regarding meet-ups, make-outs and where everyone's getting their jollies.

Saturday's Don't Miss Art Openings -- Locals take center stage at Circuit 12, Red Arrow, Cohn Drennan and The Safe Room inside Texas Theatre. Click the link for the run-down.

See also:
Your Guide to a Busy, Sweaty, Awesome, Weird Weekend of Art in Dallas

Sunday 8.11
North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show -- A whole room of cold-blooded reptiles? Either it's a convention of your ex-relationships or a massive meet-up for herpers. (Spoiler alert: it's the second one.)

Can't Stop the Serenity -- Joss Whedon's celebrated space western goes marathon on Sunday, thanks to the North Texas Browncoats. The Equality Now fundraiser lets you chill out with your favorite cult series; they'll also screen a Dr. Horrible's Singalong show. There's trivia parsed throughout, prizes and a bar to help Funday up your Sunday.

Kiss of the Spider Woman -- This tale of two cellmates trapped in a Latin American prison is web-like, but also oddly jovial considering all those song and dance numbers. Watch cuffs get slapped on jazz hands as Uptown Players revives this Tony-winner.


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