Grab some eggs. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland, via Flickr.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: the Easter Edition (April 13-16)

Nature abhors a vacuum, and a long Easter weekend must be filled with things to do.

Is Morrissey going to show? What does a pooch parade have to do with Easter? What’s the punchline to a set-up involving Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstory? These cliffhangers and others, resolved below.

Thursday (04/13)

Rick Ross, the rapper whose fantasy world of luxury automobiles and consumerist excess sounds downright dreamy, remains the biggest boss that you’ve seen thus far at Gas Monkey Live. Trina opens.

Deadhead stragglers clinging to an endangered, if not extinct, lifestyle, can rekindle the flame with founding Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and his Campfire Band at Music Hall at Fair Park.

Sebastian Maniscalco, a livewire comedian whose physical antics complement his very sharp jokes, is “blowing up,” as they say. Hop on the early shockwave and catch him at the Majestic.

Friday (04/14)

Electra is, on its own, a great and rarely performed Greek tragedy, complete with all the whimsical gods, violence, and weird incestuous tension that implies. Dallas Theater Center’s twist on the material, running through May 21 at Annette Strauss Square, takes the action outside. Every audience member dons a headset, through which are piped dialogue and narration, and follows along from scene to scene, each staged more creatively than the last. It doesn’t all work, but most of it does (full review incoming later), and it’s worth it just to see DTC trying something unusual and ambitious.

Che Malambo, an Argentinian dance troupe that whole-heartedly embraces the mythology of the gaucho, clops into City Performance Hall.

Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy trade barbs and talk metaphysics in this meaning-of-life comedy opening this weekend at WaterTower Theatre.

Saturday (04/15)

The 1975, a boy band for the alternative rock crowd, plays the Allen Event Center.

Morrissey is on the calendar to play the Majestic, a make-up for a show the Smiths’ crooner was forced to call off last year. But, as one should expect from Morrissey, this thing isn’t set in stone until he’s on stage singing “Suedehead” — a San Antonio show was cancelled this week because the singer lost his voice, and we’d keep a watchful eye on this.

Oak Cliff’s Better Block is hosting a celebration for Shakespeare’s birthday, with readings of the Bard’s greatest hits, food, and more.

Only the fastest and most furious can survive TH3 F4S7 & FUR1OU5 MA6ATH8N 2, more than 1,000 minutes of Fast and the Furious movies, culminating with the new F8 of the Furious at the Richardson outpost of Alamo Drafthouse. Start your engines at 9 a.m.

Sunday (04/16)

Oak Lawn’s Easter in Lee Park and its adorable pooch parade (exactly what it sounds like) return. Happy Easter.

For more to do this weekend, go here.