Things to Do in Dallas Tonight: April 7

Good morning, fellow nerds. There’s at least one other person in my office who watched Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and there’s definitely one or two Firefly fans floating around, which is why I begin my post with an insanely important public service announcement. Summer Glau is here, in Dallas, for the DIFF screening of Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy. Clearly, the big important screening tonight is Beautiful Boy. I know. It’s a very serious film, and Legend might just be beyond ridiculous (and FrontRow’s review here seems to suggest it is). But Summer. Glau. No self-respecting fanboy (or girl) would miss this.

But if you’re not a fan, you have no earthly idea what I’m talking about, or you’re just sick to death of movies, never fear. Ballroom dancing is here. The Music Hall at Fair Park’s limited engagement of Burn the Floor kicks off its opening weekend this evening. The show features 10 pairs of professional dancers (including Anya and Pasha from So You Think You Can Dance) who will blow your mind with just about every style of fancy dance you can imagine: salsa, tango, waltz, foxtrot, mambo, quickstep, jive, and more. I took cotillion classes back in the day, and even if I’d bothered to hone my old-fashioned boogie skills, there’s no way I could ever be this good. For those who need further motivation, watch one of my favorite short films of all time about a guy who learns how to tango. I promise, the twist is great. The dancing doesn’t start until 8pm, so grab a casual dinner and a beer at the Meridian Room beforehand.

For more things to do tonight, go here.

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