Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 25

A silent comedy set to live music, or decidedly not silent comedians.


Dallas is back, and new schemes and ancient feuds abound. If you watched the season three premiere last night, check out our recap over on FrontRow.

Tonight, you have a couple of options. A Dallas Chamber Symphony concert always covers a number of bases. Culture, check. Music, check. Film, check. Dance, check. All this is possible with a program at Dallas City Performance Hall that includes a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent comedy Sherlock, Jr. in which the orchestra plays along live, and renditions of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Joseph Schwantner’s Distant Runes & Incantations. You can still get tickets online.

If you drop by Addison Improv tonight, you’ll find a comedy show for a good cause. Local puppeteer Darren Collins, who we wrote about in D awhile back, works to bring HIV and AIDS education to Africa. His organization, Project HAND UP!, combines creativity with a passion for teaching to impart important lessons and reach a wide audience through puppet plays. The puppet project is based in Nairobi, performing in schools and orphanages, but you can help accomplish the organization’s goals (such as the translation of skits into a variety of African languages) right here at home. This stand up comedy show, featuring favorite Paul Varghese, Kasambwe Mpulamasaka, Collins, and Jared Kopf, will also include a short auction. All of the proceeds fund Project HAND UP! initiatives.

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