16 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, December 5 to 8


You were sweating in a tank top yesterday, which means freezing ice on Dallas roads this weekend. LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR TEXAS!!!

There's plenty going on this weekend -- weather be damned -- and because we like you, we're keeping you (mostly) indoors with gallery shows, films, temperature-raising burlesque, theater, John Hughes dance parties, holiday parties, holiday parties for pets and even a progressive supper that tours you through some of Dallas' most exciting art studios.

Now, let's bundle up and do a thing. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the hot toddy drunk, claiming "Snow Chains" is just some "hot new rapper.")

Thursday 12.5
Prohibition Night at the Alamo, with Lawless -- Celebrating Prohibition's repeal is a great excuse for Southern cinema and lots of booze, a fact the Alamo proves tonight during an action-packed screening of Lawless. There's a chat with Matt Bondurant, author of the historical novel the film was adapted from, The Wettest County in the World, and the cinema's bar is serving up that sweet, sweet moonshine.

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Enter the Void at Texas Theatre -- Enter the Void is sort of a "cinema dare." Can you make it through that drugged-out, neon-soaked Tokyo hellshow? Find out tonight when Texas Theatre screens the deep cut at 8 p.m., as part of its three-year anniversary celebration. If you need a breather, the bar will be open.

CANCELLED: Stephen Lapthisophon and John Judd at the DMA -- Friends. Collaborators. Artists. Lapthisophon and Judd go back nearly 40 years, and tonight you can hear the talented pair in conversation at the DMA. It'll be like a live version of Interview Magazine featuring people you actually care about. Plus, it's free, so get in there.

Friday 12.6
Cancelled The Seven, by Will Power at SMU -- Will Power's been serving an artist-in-residency at SMU, and tonight Meadow's students pull from his playbook to present Power's take on the Grecian tale Seven Against Thebes. Power is known for infusing his works with hip-hop, gospel, spoken word and other modern forms of communication, and you'll see that Friday as SMU presents The Seven, directed by Tre Garrett.

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Photo by Clint Hild
Viva Dallas Burlesque Presents Festivus Follies -- Those broads at Viva will give more than great face Friday night at Festivus Follies. The show's a fundraiser for Home for the Holidays, which helps unite our neighbors with AIDS to their families. Also, there are boobies. You love those.

Pretty in Pink, and Songs from the Edge of Forever After Party -- Whenever I watch Pretty in Pink, I always wonder why she put so much work into making that hideous dress. Gather your lady gang for this '80s classic, then stick around for a dance party featuring music from, and inspired by, the films of John Hughes. It's at Texas Theatre.

ex mus Presents the wulf at DFW -- If you're into contemporary composers, ex mus is the series for you. This install features experimental works out of Los Angeles-based the wulf, which describes itself as both a physical space and community for exploring new music. (Keep a Facebook watch on this one. CentralTrak has already canceled tonight's lecture due to tittie-freezing weather.)

Postponedamalgam d(8) -- Over in Denton a hot little group show has formed. A bunch of emerging artists working across the medium dial present their best at Imagine Gallery, a little space near the square. It's one to check out.


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