Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 19

No Eagles tickets? There's Cirque du Soleil and a sing-along at the Alamo Drafthouse.


When I first heard that The Eagles were swinging back through town mere months after their sold-out concerts in October, I was, to say the least, perturbed. It’s like we’re all trapped in the events equivalent of “Hotel California.”

The show at American Airlines Center tonight is, again, sold out. That goes for Lord Huron at Trees and Hayes Carll at Double Wide, too. Sad face.

Meanwhile, the fancy circus is in town and begins performances tonight. Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, a new show with a title that translates from the gypsy language of Romani to “wherever,” takes you deep into a whimsical forest inhabited by strange, colorful creatures infected with incurable wanderlust. That’s out in Frisco at the Dr Pepper Arena, and you can still get tickets online. Varekai will be here through Sunday, and then pack up and move on.

Also this evening, the Alamo Drafthouse hosts something I didn’t know I would like, but now kinda am into. Obviously, it’s a Moulin Rouge Sing-Along. I know, not everyone like Baz Luhrmann as much as I do. This soundtrack also contains so many memories for me. But there’s a can-can dance contest prior to the screening, and various props tied to songs like “Sparkling Diamonds.”

For more to do tonight, go here.


  • cirquefan

    “Varekai” is not a new Cirque du Soleil show at all. It was originally staged in Montreal in 2002 and has been touring the world since then. It appeared in Dallas in 2004 under the famous Cirque Grand Chapiteau at Fair Park.

    An arena version of the show has been touring since 2008.