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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

The ultimate event list to plan your week around.

This Week, Feb. 24 Through Feb. 26

Monday, Feb. 24

Reunion Tower hosts Painting With a View in the GeO-Deck on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Klarity and Khaos will lead the class, which costs $55 per person. 

ABBA Mania, a renowned ABBA tribute band, performs at Granada Theater at 8 p.m. Hear all your favorite hits by the Swedish pop sensation, and dance the night away. Tickets start at $25. 

Good Records welcomes artists D. Smith, Claire Morales, and Field Division for an acoustic show on Monday from 7-9 p.m. There’s no cover. 

It’s Ladies Night at Cedar Springs Tap House starting at 6 p.m. There will be drink specials, a free nacho bar, and a DJ. 

Industry Alley Bar hosts Fresh 45s with guest DJ Misbehaviour visiting from New York City. The party goes from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Happy Mardi Gras! Here’s our guide to Fat Tuesday parties. 

If you want to partake in Fat Tuesday fun with your pet, check out Mutts Canine Cantina’s Mardi Paw party. The event goes from 3-8 p.m. and there will be $4 hurricanes and crawfish for the holiday. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas has Last Tuesday Happy Hour from 5:30-8 p.m. The networking mixer takes place in the bar in front of Fearing’s Restaurant. 

Every Tuesday night, Deep Ellum’s Hide offers ladies a free, three-course meal with the purchase of a couple drinks. Ladies Night specials are available starting at 7 p.m. 

Get ready for a magic, high-stakes evening at Martin House Brewing Company’s Dungeons and Dragons and Beer. There will be a “how to play” workshop for those who aren’t familiar with the game. The event is family-friendly and free.

Bret Redman.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Artsillery hosts another edition of Art Cultivation, a local variety show, from 7:30-9 p.m. at 723 Fort Worth Avenue. This month’s lineup includes Jess Garland, Poppy Xander, Noelle Carmen, Joey Jette, and many more. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

Hear a little Wednesday Night Jazz by Shelley Carrol and Brad Leali at Revelers Hall starting at 8 p.m. There’s a $5 music fee added to bills during the show. 

Add some heat to Wine Wednesday at Checkered Past Winery’s For the Love of Candles event. Tickets are $45 and include a scented candle to take home.

Ongoing Events, Through February 

Detail shot from Beili Liu’s Lure series. Courtesy of Crow Museum.

Here are our picks for the 20 best events happening in Dallas this month. 

On Stage 

Need a laugh? Here are 10 Comedy Shows to See in Dallas this Winter. 

Theatre Frisco presents the laugh-out-loud modern, musical comedy, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change from February 14-March 1. The play tackles all the joys and nightmares of dating in the 21st century, and there’s an entire song dedicated to the phenomenon of dick pics. Needless to say, it’s aimed at mature audiences. Find tickets here.

Visual Art  

Installation view of Misha Kahn’s work. Photo by John Smith.

The Dallas Museum of Art has several interesting things to see on view this winter. There’s an exhibit of interactive, experiential artwork made by contemporary designers called speechless: different by design. Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto also recently completed a large mural in the DMA’s concourse.

AfterImage Gallery in Uptown presents an exhibition of architectural photography by local artist Nikola Olic from January 11-February 25. Olic’s work documents iconic buildings of Dallas in close detail, providing a macro view of the urban landscape. Get a sneak peek here.

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