20 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas for TX/OU Weekend, October 10 to 13

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The big news is that it's TX/OU weekend, so I've stuck a bunch of great football parties in this week's list. (You're welcome.)

There's more. A lot more. Like the 26-year-strong Dallas VideoFest, a vinyl toy party at ATAMA, a Bonnie and Clyde bicycle ride and a screening of the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live symphony. Grab your hoodie, eat something and go tackle this monster of a Dallas weekend. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one doing shots with Bevo.)

Thursday 10.10
Dallas VideoFest, at Alamo Drafthouse -- For 26 years this festival has brought Dallas some of the most unexpected finds in contemporary video work and video art. This year's line-up is bigger and more exciting than ever before, especially for fans of documentaries and political or tech-based topics. It runs through Sunday, so fuse it into your weekend plans.

ATAMA's Dunny Party, Sponsored by St. Arnold Brewery -- This celebration of Kidrobot's latest Dunny Evolved Series runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at our favorite vinyl goodies store. Added bonus: St. Arnold beer is delicious. More bonuses: It's free to attend. You can't stop winning with this one.

"State of the Arts: Contemporary Artists" -- KERA presents this series of panel discussions in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art, and we love the things. This one's going to be killer -- or as 'killer' as a panel discussion can be -- featuring Christopher Blay, curator at the Art Corridor Galleries; Janeil Engelstad, founder of Make Art With Purpose; and Stephen Lapthisophon, visiting professor at University of Texas-Arlington.

Dwell with Dignity's Thrift Studio Pop-Up -- We recently gave this group Best Charity because, well, they do great work. They furnish spaces for those families transitioning out of homelessness. They even put food in the pantries. Doing that ain't cheap, hence public shopping events like this one. Thursday's event requires a special ticket, after that anyone can shop the studio for the next 30 days. Here's a preview.

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Friday 10.11
Brian Posehn -- He's geeky. He's lumpy. He was on Mr. Show. What more do you want?

Diamondbag's TX/OU Party at Lee Harvey's -- If you're starting off a weekend of football, beer and greasy food with a Neil Diamond tribute band ... you're doing something so right. It starts at 8 p.m. and is totally free.

The Official TX Exes Pre-party at FIG -- Does crimson make you gag? Got "Bevo 4eva" tattooed somewhere on your bod? Still paying off your student loans? Cool. Go hang with your people at F.I.G. during this annual rager.

Sign Painters
-- Take a look inside the vanishing artform of handpainted signs in this documentary. Locals of the movement will be present, so go learn about the medium and the passions fueling it.

The Amazing Johnathon -- He's broken free of those buffet-stamped Las Vegas shackles and gone rogue! Known for combining comedy, magic and a coked-up persona, Johnathon puts the show right in your faceholes. He's at the Addison Improv through Sunday.

La Ballet de Dracula -- Yo, this ain't no Nutcracker. On Friday and Saturday you can see one of dance's most haunting pieces: Necks will be bit, toes will be tipped and you'll wear a heavy scarf, just in case.


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