13 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend, October 3 to 6
(Video by Frank Benlin)
It's back. This Friday local video artists take control of the OMNI's programming for an evening of public art. You'll want to stake out a great spot early for this 8 p.m. show and make sure you have a radio synched up with KXT's live musical sidecar.
There's more. Lots more. We've got a professional wrestler doing stand-up on Thursday night, tons of nerdy celebrities in town for Comic Con Fan Days, a bicycle photography scavenger hunt and an Arts District Saturday that's jam-packed with extremely interesting, free stuff.
As always, share this list with your crew and click the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one hugging the OMNI.)
Dallas Southern Pride - Still picking Pride Week glitter from your hair? Keep the party going this weekend with activities specifically targeting African American Pride. Events are divided into 'him for him' and 'her for her,' so you can cut straight to the chase.
Mick "The Hardcore Legend" Foley Does ... Stand-up? - Yes! Slamming bodies through tables isn't the only thing Mick Foley excels at -- or maybe it is, I haven't researched his material -- he also does stand-up comedy! He'll do a set tonight at the Arlington Improv, so go put your funny bone in a figure-four leglock.
Not gonna lie: This looks hillarious.
12th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival - This celebration of short films by female filmmakers across the Lone Star state happens tonight at the Angelika. There's a pre-show reception over at People's Last Stand so you can drink your attention span down from "full-length narrative" to "short film" size.
Expanded Cinema: MulipliCity - When local artists hijacked the OMNI hotel's light system last year, we saw what happens when a city celebrates art together in a grand way. Cars were abandoned along the roads. People moved in packs. Fields filled with onlookers and we held boomboxes up to the sky to blast KXT's musical component. It happens again on Friday at 8 p.m. sharp. So stake out your spot early and stay put until the show. Since this is the second year they've done it, the technical aspects have been troubleshot and the programs tightened. Expect great things.
Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days - First of all, Starbuck and Apollo are going to be there. Those two kept your eyeballs captivated all the way into the terrible Season Four of Battlestar Galactica, so don't pretend that you don't care. You know who else is going? Shelly Duvall (!!!), Ron Perlman and Peter Mayhew. (Pro tip: Let the Wookiee win.)
Napoleon Dynamite is gonna be there.
Nothing Fits! - Perched up inside the Texas Theatre is one of our area's newest small space galleries, The Safe Room. Slightly larger than a confessional and just as intimate, the exhibition space opens its newest -- a tagteam effort by Nina Harp and Erik Schuessler that has the room reinvented, with walls lined in painted cardboard. What'll they hang on 'em? Go Friday to find out. (Bonus: Texas Theatre is hosting the afterparty for Expanded Cinema, so you'll be there anyway.)