A new comedy, appropriately titled Laugh, opens at Theatre Three. Courtesy photo by Jeffrey Schmidt.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Jan. 6-8

Another thriller in North Texas.

It’s going to be a cold weekend, which won’t stop some lunatics from making a polar plunge at the FOE, and shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying themselves at a magic show, a concert, or one of the other events described below.

Friday (11/6)

The Dallas Symphony’s program at the Meyerson includes pieces by Debussy and Dukas, with performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dale Watson and Ray Benson play some of that old time country music at the Kessler.

Laughan uproarious new production set in 1920s Hollywood and written by Pulitzer winner Beth Henley, enjoys its opening weekend at Theatre Three.

Saturday (11/7)

Michael Carbonaro, a friendlier, less intimidating David Blaine type, brings his magic act from the street (as seen on TV’s The Carbonaro Effect) and into the theater for a night of illusion at the Winspear.

The ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one of Dallas’ most compelling performs, plays an occult-themed show at The Nines, formerly known as Red Light, in Deep Ellum.

It’s almost been a year since the death of David Bowie, reason enough to remember one of the greatest, and to celebrate what would have been his 70th birthday this month. The Texas Theatre is throwing a costumed shindig and dance party, with events on both Friday and Saturday.

Sunday (11/8)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with the great Trombone Shorty opening, play American Airlines Center.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare project is rolling along with staged readings Sunday and Monday of Cymbelinean underrated romance, at the Winspear’s Hamon Hall.

Maniacs and folks with warmer blood than me will take Hypnotic Donuts’ 5th Annual Polar Plunge on Sunday, diving into the pool at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in East Dallas to raise money for the Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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