Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, October 23-26

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Contemporary Ballet Dallas
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold! And ballet. Obviously.

Another weekend has arrived without jamming a newly sharpened pencil into your coworker's eye, so you deserve to celebrate your self-control. There are parties, movie screenings, dance shows, art shows, plays and operas. Get to it!

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Dear Dallas, I'll Concede Your Standing Ovations On One Condition

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Patrick Michels
These are students giving President Obama a deserved standing ovation.
Friday night, I found myself doing the Dallas Do-si-do Ditch. It's a cute little shuffle that people here do after a show with the following steps.
    1. Wait for first moments of applause.
    2. Jump to your feet without missing a beat.
    3. Swing your partner out the aisle.
    4. Promenade out the door.

I'm sure the 10s of other people doing it with me had really important places to go after a lovely, and not too long, evening at the symphony. I, on the other hand, was not in a hurry, although I certainly would've told you I was if you'd asked. I was avoiding the curtain call's inevitable standing ovation.

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10 Cool Airbnb's In Dallas

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Airbnb

In February, a few of my friends wanted to hit the slopes in Aspen. We had a friend who'd recently moved to Snowmass, where snow is plentiful and pot is legal. To save a little bit of money we rented a condo from Airbnb. I was skeptical about sleeping in someone else's bed and using their dishes, but there was a wood-burning fireplace, a community hot tub, and we would be saving hundreds of dollars. Sold.

Last week, I used Airbnb for the second time. We were in Denton for the night and didn't want to worry about drinking too much to drive. For $50 we stayed in the back room of a lovely little home just minutes from the square. Sure, it's odd to invade a stranger's home, but I'm starting to buy into the sharing culture, one stay at a time. So I've rounded up some of the places I'd consider spending the night, if I were visiting Dallas.


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10 Best Things to Do in Dallas This Week, October 20-22

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Dallas Arboretum

Get out there and enjoy the crisp fall air.

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Autumn at the Arboretum
This week the weather will be perfect to swing by the Arboretum for its celebration of fall and all things pumpkin. As the fall foliage turns a crisp brown, the expansive gardens fill with the fun of a fall festival. Visit the Pumpkin Village, wander the grounds, and watch the colors change daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Dallas Aboretum and Botanical Garden (8525 Garland Rd.). Admission is $15 for non-member adults and available at the gate on a first come, first served basis. More information at dallasarboretum.org.


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17 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, October 16-19

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Adolfo CantĂș-Villarreal, TZOM Films
The Weekend is Here, Praise the Gods!

It's here, finally. Well, if you count Thursday as the weekend. And we do. No need to slack off, get planning on how you'll make your fun this weekend. What's that expression? Oh yeah, carpe diem.


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10 Best Costumes from Last Halloween. Good Luck Beating Them, Folks!

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Ed Steele
Pamela Anderson?

Last year, Dallas got down and dirty with costumes. And nowhere outshone the Cedar Springs block party. Of course, that's usually the case in this city. If you want to see Halloween in all its gory glory, you head to the gayborhood for a night of revelry. This year, with Halloween falling on a Friday, we're sure it will be bigger and better than ever. Although glancing back through last year's costumes, we're not sure it will be easy to top. Here are a few of our favorites. All photos by Ed Steele.


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13 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Week, Monday - Wednesday

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Dallas VideoFest

For some people, this week kicks off with a holiday celebrating the accidental discovery of Christopher Columbus. In the spirit of exploration, we've compiled a few awesome ways to spend your evenings this week.


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Our 10 Favorite Instagram Photos from #StateFairofTX

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Photofox5000
Y'all have been taking some mighty pretty shots on your smart phones. We thought we'd share a few of our favorites, like this here photo of the slides from Photofox5000. The only picture I could snap was of Big Tex's bony butt, so thank you for sharing your much more colorful experiences with us.

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Sneak Peek: Lollie Bombs Showcase Their Spooky, Kooky Boobies This Weekend (NSFW)

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KWN Design

This weekend, the longest-running neo-burlesque troupe in DFW is dancing their way through their twisted, sexified Halloween show, arguably their most anticipated show of the year. The sultry members of the Lollie Bombs present "Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls!" at 11:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the Pocket Sandwich Theater. It'll be a smorgasbord of deadly dance, showcasing choreography from the likes of E. Hall and Honey Bordeauxx, and hosted by their new emcee, Connor Lingus. (Word to the Lollies virgins: the bottom level of seating is lovingly referred to as the "Splash Zone." Sit there if you're hoping to get hit by whipped cream, glitter, or stray lingerie.)

Featured beauties are versatile, off-the-wall, tattooed, and insanely talented. And did we mention? Halloween eye candy. Buckets full. Meet the ladies who are sure to show you a good time and a whole lot more!


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11 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, October 9 - 12

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Take flight this weekend with Paul Manes at Cris Worley Fine Arts.

Gallery hopping is not just the pastime of the art collector. It can also be a great way for anyone interested in art to take a peek at what Dallas artists are creating, and gallerists are curating. This weekend, many of the Design District spots have openings, with receptions from 6-8 p.m. worth attending. We recommend you stop by Zhulong Gallery's group show, Systema, Conduit Gallery's show of Vincent Falsetta, Gabriel Dawe, and Sarah Ball, and Cris Worley Fine Art's exhibition of Paul Manes' newest work.

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