pawscause Head to Sambuca for the Paws Cause, benefiting the SPCA, on January 24.


Comedy // Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard once said, “Never put a sock in a toaster.” Good advice, if we’ve ever heard some. The Emmy winner and British comic turns history and everyday situations into hilarious stream-of-consciousness monologues. You may recognize him from Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen or as Wayne Malloy on The Riches. 8 pm. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. 214-222-3687.

Happenings // Robert Duvall at the NasherSalon
Robert Duvall is awesome. He was in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and To Kill a Mockingbird, and he's won an Academy Award, two Emmys, and Four Golden Globes. Ask him to say, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”—or anything else your heart desires—when he speaks at the NashSALON Speaker Series. Gary Cogill presents, and there is a Q&A at the end. $65; $50 for members. 8 pm. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. 214-242-5100.

Nightlife // Glass Cactus
Get your ’80s dance on with The Spazmatics at Glass Cactus this weekend. The cover band plays all of our favorite old-school hits, such as “Jessie’s Girl” and “Come on Eileen.” With a 2,000-square-foot dance floor, you’ll have plenty of room to do the Running Man. 10 pm.

Nightlife // Acoustic Music Thursdays at Knox Street Pub
Every Thursday night, starting this week, catch live tunes at Knox Street. Tonight, the lineup includes Christian Ross, Colby Domino, Pete Bixby, and $5 Texas-size drafts and $4 wells. 9 pm.


Nightlife // Fergie Shoe Giveaway at Aura
Ladies, have you seen Fergie's new shoe line? It's totally, well, Fergalicious. (Sorry. We had to.) Be at Aura Lounge Friday night for your chance to get some for free. We recommend arriving early, because they're only giving away 30 pairs. 9 pm.


Music // Kraig Parker With the Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra
We never got to see Elvis perform live, but Kraig Parker’s Elvis impersonation is the next best thing. The internationally known Elvis impersonator makes his debut at the Bass Performance Hall backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Thank goodness—we now have an excuse to wear those blue suede shoes. 8 pm. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. 817-212-4200.


Galas and Benefits // Paws Cause
Because we recently adopted a pet, we are all about helping out other pooches. The Paws Cause at Sambuca is a great way to do so if you’re not in the market to take home a dog or cat. This fun event benefits the SPCA of Texas and features a Bone Appetit raffle, a designer dog bed silent auction, drinks, food, and much more. 6-9 pm.


Theater and Dance // The 39 Steps
This Alfred Hitchcock comedy already has us interested; apparently, four cast members play more than 100 characters. We’re going just to see how they change costumes so quickly. The story revolves around a man who goes out for a night at the theater and ends up meeting a woman who claims to be a spy. When she dies at his house, he has to flee London—and drama ensues. 8 pm. Music Hall at Fair Park.

Nightlife // Toast to Tuesdays at Vino 100
All day every Tuesday, patrons get 20% off of all Captain’s Wall Wines and Champagne at Vino 100. Also, starting at  5pm, you can drop your biz card in the hat for a chance to wine a free bottle of wine. The drawing is at 7:30, so be sure to hang around. 5 pm.


Nightlife // 360 Mixologist at State & Allen Lounge
360 Vodka is sending a mixologist to State & Allen Lounge to introduce new flavors Cola and Double Chocolate. Learn how to make yummy 360 Vodka cocktails and, best of all, sip for free. Well, your first drink is free. But after that, they’re only $5. 7:30-9:30 pm.

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