A time-honored tradition--there is nothing like rounding up the family and killing a few weekend hours wondering who the hell can afford a new boat in this economy. But, since 1955, the Dallas International Boat Show has brought the largest collection of watercraft imaginable to North Texas and this year is no exception. Spectators can take advantage of exhibits like the Miss Geico Racing boat and meet the little talking gecko that is oh so popular these days; watch Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel do his thing; score some water-less wakeboarding lessons, or enjoy my personal favorite, Bubble Runners, which allows one to reenact their favorite stunts from the Jake Gyllenhaal classic, Bubble Boy. The Boat Show continues through February 13 at Dallas Market Hall. Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for kids, and infants are free since they probably arent in the market for a catamaran just yet. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the show. Check out dallasboatshow.net for more information and a coupon for $2 off general adult admission.
Sat., Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 9, 3-8 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 10, 3-8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 11, 3-9 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2011