An American in Paris is at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Photo by Matthew Murphy, courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Week: Jan. 30-Feb. 2

An American in Paris, Rick Astley and other human memes, and more.

Monday (01/30)

A candlelight vigil in solidarity with “Muslims, refugees, and immigrants in the Dallas community” is tonight at Thanks-giving Square downtown.

The hypnotic metal of the legendary Sleep will rattle the walls at the Granada. Fort Worth’s heaviest experimental duo, Pinkish Black, warms up the crowd’s eardrums.

Tapping into a rich vein of nose-thumbing punk and teenage angst, filtered through the moral clarity of purpose of a band like Fugazi, Joyce Manor plays Trees with the similarly raucous AJJ.

Tuesday (01/31)

Dallas Summer Musicals, likely swaggering a bit this week with the news it landed Hamilton for its 2018-2019 season, brings An American In Paris to the Music Hall at Fair Park. The romantic and moving musical—earnest boy meets alluring girl in postwar Paris—runs through Feb. 12.

Dallas Theater Center’s The Christians is a smart play about religion and community, set at a megachurch in turmoil, running at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

An exhibition of prints by Richard Serra, whose large steel sculptures are hard to miss and help define the ambience at the Nasher’s garden, is underway at the museum.

Wednesday (02/1)

Rick Astley won’t give you up, he won’t let you down, but he will play the House of Blues.

RC Williams, quoted in this great feature about Erykah Badu, has been the queen of neo-soul’s bandleader for a long time. For almost as long, he’s led this weekly jam session at the Prophet Bar.

Ochre House Theatre’s Dr. Bobaganusha timely satire about the rise of fascism, is underway.

D.R.A.M., whose 2016 song “Broccoli” is a ray of light that brings joy into my life whenever I am feeling blue, plays The Loft.

Gordon Gill, University of Texas at Arlington graduate and architect of some of the world’s tallest buildings, will speak at UTA for the latest lecture from the Dallas Architecture Forum.

Thursday (02/02)

George Takei, human meme, human rights activist, and Sulu on Star Trek, speaks at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.

Gabriel Iglesias, alias “Big Fluffy,” generally a very funny stand-up comedian, starts a three-night stand at the Majestic.

The Dallas Symphony’s program this weekend at the Meyerson includes music by Tchaikovsky and Bruckner.

For more to do this weekend and beyond, go here.