Six Can't Miss Dallas Theater Performances This Week

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Cara Mia Theatre

Theater can be pretty inaccessible. It can be too expensive or too intellectual. But now, there are plenty of affordable theater performances so that those of us who are too broke can broaden our intellectual horizons. And God knows we could all use broader horizons.

These six performances all have ticket options starting at around $20, which means that you can see one of the city's most exciting theater for less than your weekly latte allowance. Whether your theater preferences are totally mainstream or a little more avant garde, one of these performances will satisfy your need for good, live theatre.


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Five Museum Events For Culture-Deprived Dallasites

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Perot Museum

Let's face it, most of us spend way too much time in front of Netflix and the Kardashians to actually put culture into our brains. Think about the last time you went to a museum. If it was more than a month ago, it's time to head back to one of Dallas or Fort Worth's fine educational institutions for a little learning.

Whatever your interests, Dallas' museums and their extensive slates of programming will introduce you to the worlds of science, drawing, and art restoration, all at a much cheaper price than actually taking a college class that you'd probably fail anyway. If you're falling short in the culture department, these five museum events will help you feel like an actual adult who knows interesting things.


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Five Dallas Theater Events That Are Perfect for Your Valentine's Date

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Joan Marcus
Mark Evans and Derrick Williams from The Book of Mormon first national tour, 2013.
All of us should probably just go ahead and make it a priority to see more theater. Theater is good for the brain, and it's important to support the local scene. These talented actors, directors, stage managers and props-wranglers all make our city's robust theater scene possible, and the best way to support them is by putting your butt into a seat. With a paid ticket, of course.

Now that it's Valentine's Day, you have no excuse to not take your date to something with a little culture instead of one of those blah prix-fixe dinners again. Show off your renewed commitment to learning more about art by taking Mr. Right (or Mr. He'll Do) to one of these Dallas theater events.

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Five Dallas Events That Will Educate You About Arts and Culture on the Cheap

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Records Collecting Dust screens at The Kessler.
Thanks to the woeful state of arts education in this country, many of us are entirely unaware of the thriving arts scene that exists around us. There is theatre, dance, art and music every night in this city, but buying tickets to all those concerts and exhibits adds up quickly. As you probably well know, staying in touch with what's new and fresh in the arts scene isn't always cheap.

But it certainly can be. You don't have to spring for the good orchestra seats or purchase expensive paintings to take advantage of all the art that Dallas has to offer. This week, these five events will educate you about theatre, art, history and music, all for less than the cost of a couple of cocktails.

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There Are 63 Horses in Frisco, Prancing For Your Horse Loving Pleasure

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Cavalia

It's Wednesday night in Frisco, and I'm standing inside a giant, white, big-top tent, double fisting champagne before seeing what was described to me as "Game of Thrones" meets "Cirque du Soleil" with 63 horses. As it turns out, Odysseo by Cavalia is nothing like "Game of Thrones," and only a little bit like the nearly ubiquitous acrobatic show. But they aren't lying about those 63 horses.

If you never relinquished a childhood love for horses, you're raising an equestrian obsessive kiddo, or you're new to town and made the mistake of moving to the suburbs and find yourself hopelessly bored in a town of lonelyhearts, this is the show for you. It's got all the ingredients necessary to keep your wild heart from being broken: those 63 horses we mentioned, sexy athletic acrobat guys and gals, live music and booze.


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5 Dallas Arts and Culture Events That Will Make January Feel a Little Less Bleak

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I believe I told you it's time to take down those Christmas lights, mister.
It's January, and even though the weather has been nice, it's still pretty terrible to think about the fact that we have cold, hard months of winter and work before it's time to sit on patios with margaritas. Dallasites aren't at their best when it's cold outside, and if previous years are any indication, we'll likely be seeing frigid temps until at least March. Put simply, this last weekend was a fluke, and the weather is probably about to get much more gross.

But that doesn't mean that you have to just sit at your apartment and bitch about the weather on Twitter. Instead, consider one of these fun and interesting Dallas and Fort Worth arts events that are much more intellectually stimulating than making cat memes on your phone.



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Four Free Dallas Arts Events This Week That You Have No Excuse To Miss

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Gallup Motel Butchering
Keeping up with what's going on in the always-busy Dallas arts scene is tough, especially if you don't exactly have the cash to shell out $40 or $60 for an occasionally mediocre performance. The perception that taking in good art is expensive is pervasive, and it keeps many of use brokelings away from some really cool events.

When there are free and low-cost opportunities to see the arts, you should take full advantage of them. Spend a few hours getting culture on the cheap with one of these four events, ranging from art exhibitions to an avant-garde presentation of short film and visual art.

Late Nights At The DMA
January 16
Dallas Museum of Art
Free (exhibits require tickets for admission)

Late Nights at the DMA are a cheap way to spend an evening, and there are plenty of activities for single folks, groups of friends and families. If you're dragging the kids along, you can do some painting and yoga or play bingo. There will also be accordion and violin performances, cocktails for purchase and an interesting documentary about Henri Matisse. Weirdly, you can also check out a rendering of Monet's "Water Lilies" made entirely out of nail polish.


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Five Can't Miss Theater Productions In Dallas This Week

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Undermain Theatre
The Flick takes the stage at Undermain.
Now that the holidays are finally over, most of us are slogging back into our regular routines as we throttle into 2015. Out with the holidays also go festive performances and shows. Now that the Dickens costumes and Santa suits have all been packed away, it's back to business for Dallas' theatres and venues.

The weather is going to be chilly this week, but that doesn't mean that you should hole up indoors and drink alone. You've probably already broken your New Year's resolutions, so make seeing one of these excellent theater and dance performances a top priority in 2015. Easy enough, right?

The Book Club Play
Dallas Theater Center
January 1-February 1, 2015
Kalita Humphreys Theatre
$18-$90
As its title would suggest, The Book Club Play is about a book club with six distinct and quirky characters. Main character Ana finds herself (and her club) as the subject of a documentary film about the club's dynamics, which results in a lot of "reading between the lines," pun intended. The Book Club Play has been described as a "comedy of manners," so expect plenty of highbrow discussions about life, culture, and, of course, relationships.

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6 Ways to Get Your Holiday Fix Even After Christmas Is Over

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Sheri Terris
Cheer up, little guy. The Christmas season starts again in September. Maybe August.
However you feel about the holiday season, it is finally drawing to a close. After Christmas Day on Thursday, the shimmering lights and Christmas trees will be packed away as we all get back into the regular routine. (Most of them anyway, and is there anything sadder than Christmas lights still up in February?).

We still have New Year's eve to look forward to, but some of us just aren't ready to give up the holiday season just yet.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of holiday happenings that extend well beyond December 25, much to the chagrin of Scrooges everywhere. If you're not ready to let Christmas go, you can wring out the season's last few drops of holiday cheer by attending these six post-holiday holiday events. Once this week is (finally) over, though, it's back to our regularly scheduled programming of arts, theater and dance events.

12 Days of Christmas
Dallas Arboretum
Running daily until January 4
Free-$20

If you haven't made it to the Dallas Arboretum's 12 Days of Christmas, they'll be keeping those life-sized nutcrackers and other holiday decorations on display through January 4. Use this opportunity to retake those terrible Santa Claus photos that your kid screamed through, or just wander around and take in the top-notch Christmas decor and accompanying foliage.


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Five (Blissfully) Non-Holiday Events This Week

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Zoot Suit produced by Cara Mia Theatre
This time of year, you're either deeply enamored with all the holiday music and Christmas lights, or trying to figure out how to put your head in a vise so it will all just go away. If you fall into the latter camp, finding something to do during the holiday season is pretty difficult. If you'd rather not see A Christmas Carol for the four-thousandth time, you might feel like the only thing you're able to do is sit at home and watch all the non-holiday movies on Netflix.

But fortunately, not everything this time of year is Christmas-themed. They may be few and far between, but there are a few things to do in Dallas this week that will take your mind off the holidays, at least for a few hours. Or, if you're trying to butter your theater snob boyfriend up for a better Christmas gift, take him to one of these six events.

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