Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 17

Happy President's Day. Enjoy an outing at the Dallas Arboretum or a free film about making it in the music biz.


As you might have realized, the storytelling series Oral Fixation is no longer something you can just pop in to. Tonight’s “No Strings Attached”-themed event is sold out, which is really too bad, because it robs me of the opportunity to wax poetic about that ‘N Sync album.

Since today is President’s Day and most of y’all are ostensibly enjoying a beautiful day off, the Dallas Arboretum has put together a patriotic family-oriented day of trivia, costumes, face painting, music, and more. Active and retired members of the military get in free with ID, and hot dogs are a buck. General admission is $5 at the gate.

Meanwhile, did you know that Red Bull has a music academy? Yep. And this academy has made a documentary about the struggles of artists trying to make it in the business, which you can see tonight for free at the Texas Theatre. The film, called What Difference Does It Make?, features the likes of Brian Eno, Debbie Harry, Erykah Badu, and many others.

Speaking of musical success, homegrown pop star Demi Lovato is at the Verizon Theatre this evening. If nothing else, we can admire her for her frank attitude toward teenage stardom and its not-so-pleasant effects. Her Neon Lights tour supports 2013’s self-titled album, Demi.

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