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Things To Do This Week

Monday, October 18

Guests laughing at Rooftop Cinema Club
Guests laughing at Rooftop Cinema Club
Courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club

📽️It’s the last week of Rooftop Cinema Club’s Summer Series at Heritage Village. Need a quick date night idea? Purchase tickets for La La Land at 7:30 p.m. For the more voyeuristic couples, buy tickets for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 10:15 p.m.

🍭 “Rewind,” Sweet Tooth Hotel’s new exhibition, opens at Watters Creek in Allen. Get tickets for the dessert-themed immersive art experience.

Tuesday, October 19

Finish this line: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice,….” The Tim Burton film plays at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Village.

🧙‍♀️Did you know Hocus Pocus is being rebooted? Watch the iconic Halloween film at 9:45 p.m., before the reboot ruins the quintessential Halloween magic.

⚽ As the great Dani Rojas says, “Fútbol is life!” Cheer on FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The home team plays the Los Angeles Football Club.

Wednesday, October 20

😱GET OUT!!! The Jordan Peele film (that gave me several nightmares) screens at 9:45 p.m.

👭God Bless The ’90s. Watch Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play witchy sisters in Practical Magic at 7:30 p.m. at Rooftop Cinema Club.

🎃 Bring the family out for a night of pumpkin decorating and local beer at Ash & Brewing Co. in Cedar Hill. The autumn painting event starts at 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

Recurring Things To Do

It’s now October, which means it’s time for our print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events.

“Whereabouts”, a multi-artist exhibition opens at The Cedars Union. The exhibition centers on one’s relationship to nature, culture, history and identity. The exhibition runs until October 22.

Think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but musical! Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic is reinterpreted through a pop rock score, courtesy of Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse. Get in-person and livestream tickets. The musical ends on October 24.

“#IfThenSheCan”, an exhibit of contemporary women professionals in STEM careers, at NorthPark Center runs until October 24. The 3D printed display features 122 statues of women STEM innovators to inspire the next generation of young girls and women. The exhibit runs through October 24.

Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Miles of Freedom hosts “The Arts of Oppression”, an exhibition and auction of over 180 works created by formerly and currently incarnated individuals. Proceeds from the exhibition benefits Miles of Freedom, a Dallas based nonprofit which assists with prison reentry services and programs. The exhibition lasts until October 30.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center launches its 12th season with a world premiere of Before You Get Married, Franky Gonzalez’s new play about the relationships between two siblings on the night before the sister’s wedding. The play runs until October 30. Buy tickets.

“Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition runs until January 2, 2022.

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