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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

The ultimate event list to plan your week around.

This Week, Feb. 17 Through Feb. 19

Monday, Feb. 17

Geeks Who Drink are hosting trivia night at the Vetted Well Lake Highlands. The games begin at 8 p.m. and there’s no cover. 

There’s Unlawful Karaoke starting at Legacy Hall’s Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. Get there early to secure a seat at this free event

The Clover Club also has karaoke on Monday with the support of a live band. Karaoke goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and there’s no cover. 

Post punk group Church Girls are in town from Philadelphia with supporting acts Ruff Wizard and Upsetting. The three bands are performing at Double Wide and doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 

Jaap van Zweden directs the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 

Members of the Dallas Symphony perform Brahms and Debussy pieces curated by Angela Fuller Heyde. The concert is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $40.

Expo park mezcaleria Las Almas Rotas holds a screening and tasting for Agave: The Spirit of a Nation, featuring special guests from the documentary. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Spirits Room behind the main bar. Tickets are $23 and include a flight of spirits. 

Deep Ellum Art Company holds its Local Artist Market on Tuesday night from 6-11 p.m. Artists including Alex Hundemer, Carol Tanner, David Pech, and others will have goodies available for purchase. 

Hide is launching a Ladies Night every Tuesday! Women customers can get a free three-course meal with a minimum purchase of two drinks. The deal starts as happy hour ends at 7 p.m. 

Photo by Bret Redman.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 

Creative Time is having a mixer on Wednesday ahead of the 2020 Creative Time Summit in October. They’ll be at Sons of Hermann Hall from 7-9 p.m. looking to meet local artists, organizers, and community leaders to chat with. You can read more about what they’re planning here.

José executive chef Anastacia Quiñones is cooking at New York City’s James Beard House in March, but you can get an exclusive sneak peek at the evening’s special menu on February 19 in Dallas. The meal is six courses and costs $140 per person

Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Oak Cliff Brewing Co. are teaming up for Lotería Night at the taproom. The event goes from 7-9 p.m. and is free to attend.

Her.HQ is offering a Silk Marbling Workshop and Happy Hour where attendees can create their own unique silk scarf. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. 

Dallasites101 hosts Speed Dating at Dallas Comedy House from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is for singles 21-35 years old and consists of 5 minute mini dates. Tickets are $15 and include a beer.

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 

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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  

The new year brought exhibition openings from Dallas Contemporary, Galleri Urbane, the Nasher, Crow Museum and others. Check out our guide to January gallery and museum openings here.

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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