The Master List: The Best Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, May 20-22
It's finally Friday, and you know what that means: Time to buy a keg, join an orgy and enjoy the last few hours before the world ends tomorrow. If you're like us, you'll be around after the rapture, slightly drunk from Friday's festivities. We're not participating in the nationwide looting fest scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (even though Jesus is supposed to hoist up his followers later in the evening) because we'll be going to some pretty dope events. We'll be here every Friday to fill you in on the weekend's best events, so welcome to the Master List.
We're postponing our pre-rapture events because our favorite former prosecutor and talk show host is in town. That's right, Ms. Star Jones will be visiting Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park at 7 p.m. tonight to sign copies of Satan's Sisters, a fictional account of a morning talk show with a female cast. We can't imagine where she got her inspiration.
Tomorrow night, while fire and brimstone rain down on the world, indulge in some sexy fun at Hot Rods and Heels at Lakewood Theater. The pin-up and classic car show features performances from burlesque performers including Coco Lectric, Cora Vette and Jayme Foxx. Of course, if you prefer hot rods to hot bods, there are plenty of pre-1964 cars to ogle. Pin-up makeup workshops and beginning burlesque lessons are also available. Doors open at 6 p.m., burlesque show starts at 8 p.m. Visit hotrodsandheels.com for tickets.
On Sunday, while everyone else is scouring the city for scrambled eggs and mimosas, get your art on at the opening of Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color at the Women's Museum. The exhibit features paintings that were recently released by Jones' estate, including early works inspired by her early years in North Carolina and late works inspired by Haiti and Caribbean culture. You can view the collection for free on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., and the exhibition will be on display through July 23. Visit thewomensmuseum.org for tickets and more information.
After the jump, see what else is on this week's Master List...
Four Legged Fashion: Canine Meets Couture Friday, May 20, at Dallas Trade Mart
For those who carry their little pups in fancy purses, you need a little more flash for your dog to gain the attention it deserves when you're shoe shopping at Neiman Marcus. Buy your furry friend an adorable outfit at tonight's fundraiser for local animal rescue groups. Bitch New York, The Southern Pup and Haute Puppy are among the designers auctioning off canine couture. Visit fourleggedfashion.org for tickets and more information.
4 The Love of Summer Fashion Show & Date Auction Friday, May 20, at Y.O. Steakhouse
Summer's right around the corner, so do your swimsuit shopping early and for a good cause. Proceeds from tonight's event benefit the American Diabetes Association, and if you need a date for your beach excursions, bring lots of cash tonight. There's a date auction featuring eligible bachelors, but no one on the beach needs to know that you bought your date. Visit tiabp.com for tickets and more information.
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at Wisby-Smith Fine Art
Pierre Argillet was a vocal supporter of surrealists artists and published most of Dali's beloved works, and now his collection of Dali works is on display at Wisby-Smith Fine Arts through June 5. From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night, Chrsitine Argillet, daughter of Dali's publisher, will discuss her father's relationship with the artist and the collection of over 200 painting he amassed. Admission is free to the exhibit and discussions, but you must RSVP to the discussion. Call 214-397-0808.
Mad Hatter's Ball Saturday, May 21, at Lofty Spaces
Alice (the literary character, not our foul-mouthed writer) would have loved this Wonderland. The party gets started at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a silent auction and dancing. If you're still up for more fun after that, there are plenty of casino games, but don't worry where your money is going. Proceeds from tomorrow night's shindig benefit the Lakewood Service League and the White Rock Centennial Celebration. Visit lakewoodserviceleague.org for tickets and more information.
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