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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan. 26-29

A Chinese New Year celebration, the Denton Black Film Festival, Jason Alexander, and more.
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Thursday (01/26)

Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty plays at Trees.

Dallas Theater Center’s The Christiansa provocative play about a religious crisis and schism at a modern megachurch, begins pay-what-you-can previews at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Opening night is Feb. 3, and the show runs through Feb. 19.

The sun-soaked literary folk rock of Dawes fills the Bomb Factory.

Don’t throw away your shot to sing along to your favorite songs from the hit musical Hamilton. Proceeds from Hamiltunes Dallas will benefit a local charity. The room where it happens is…wait for it…Mac’s Southside in the Cedars.

The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group gets ritualistic in the “sexy nightmare” that is War Flower, through Saturday at the Bath House Cultural Center. (Watch our video about the show here.)

Friday (01/27)

Gad Elmaleh, hilarious in French and almost as funny in English, does stand-up comedy at the Texas Theatre.

Jason Alexander, star of Shallow Hall, one episode of Star Trek: Voyager, and an old show on NBC that you may have heard of, is at heart a Broadway comedy song-and-dance man, which he’ll prove to you with some help from the Dallas Symphony. Three shows this weekend at the Meyerson.

The Bridgman|Packer troupe incorporates video and other technological stage tricks into its dance performances, gracing the Winspear Friday and Saturday.

The Denton Black Film Festival gets underway, with movies screening at the Campus Theatre off the square and Silver Cinemas at the Golden Triangle Mall. The semi-documentary film that is based around the writing of the late James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, is showing opening night, and is supposed to be fantastic. There’s a full schedule of films and various other activities throughout Denton all weekend. Go here for a full schedule and more info.

Saturday (01/28)

The downtown central branch of the Dallas Public Library is hosting a massive book sale Saturday and Sunday. Load up a box with books and leave without breaking the bank.

Run a 5K and immediately reward yourself with baked goods at the Hypnotic Donut Dash at Fair Park.

Welcome the Year of the Rooster with a celebration of Chinese New Year in the Crow Collection side of the Dallas Arts District.

Undiluted by the extraneous television and pop culture ephemera of other conventions, the North Texas Comic Book Show at the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park is for the comic book diehards.

Sunday (01/29)

The Harlem Globetrotters play for a close one at the American Airlines Center.

An exhibition of prints by Richard Serra, whose looming steel sculptures so help define the Nasher’s garden, opens at the museum.

New movies: Matthew McConaughey commits to his role as a desperate prospector, but Gold is far from all right, all right, all right. Chilean actor Luis Gnecco embraces the unknown in playing one of Latin America’s most famous poets and Communists in Neruda.

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