North Texas' own Norah Jones, and others, play the music of Neil Young at the Granada. Photo by James Coreas.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Feb. 16-19

The most nutritious part of any week is its end.

Thursday (02/16)

From late late on CBS to not-really-that-late (8 p.m.) at the Winspear, it’s comedian Craig Ferguson.

Clatter, bang, boom, dance, and Stomp at the Music Hall at Fair Park, through Sunday.

And yet it moves: 17th century astronomer fights the Catholic Church’s alternative facts in Galileorunning through March 5 at Undermain Theatre.

Friday (02/17)

“Mortified,” in which funny people share their red-faced and shameful—typically high school era—past creations, returns to Dallas Comedy House.

No war but class war between the odd couple—a bourgeois divorcee and layabout laborer—forced together in Kitchen Dog Theater’s production of this suspenseful Latin play, Paper Flowers.

Cirque du Soleil, in all its high-flying glory, sets up shop at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The troupe’s latest show, a steampunk-ish spectacular known as Kurios, is there through March 18.

Saturday (02/18)

Dallas looks its best at The Pin Show, the fashion showcase featuring mostly local designers at the Bomb Factory.

Doug Varone, choreographer of screen and stage, and His Dancers, perform at the Winspear.

The wacky tie-dye punk band Tacocat plays at Three Links.

The ultimate work for prepared piano—with bolts and screws jammed under the hood for some truly unusual sounds—is John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludesbeing performed at the Nasher as part of the museum’s ever-fantastic Soundings music series.

Sunday (02/19)

Matthew Posey, the Ochre House theater director wounded in a senseless shooting near Deep Ellum late last month, is recovering, but will need extensive dental work. To help offset the costs, proceeds from this benefit concert at Club Dada will go toward Posey’s medical bills.

Norah Jones, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and more pay tribute to one of the all-time greats in what amounts to an informal, fun sing-along with Neil Fest at the Granada. Of course, Neil Young’s music runs the emotional spectrum–from the defiant “Rockin’ in The Free World” to the plaintive “After the Gold Rush”–so we’d expect to feel a lot of things at this shindig.

New movies: A Cure For Wellness has a lot of spooky style, almost enough to get by despite its lack of substance.

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