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14 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend, May 16 to 19

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Friday 5.17 Dallas Comic Con -- From Battlestar Galactica to William Shatner, the fanboy and fangirl lusts run deep at Comic Con. There's so much packed into the three-day party that we've made an A to Z guide to help you navigate. (You're welcome.)

Auditions for The Quest -- There's a new reality show in the works called The Quest, and it's being billed as "The Amazing Race in Middle Earth." YES! IT'S FOR NERDS! Awesome. Casting crew will be at Barcadia on Friday night from 8 to 10 p.m. to see if Dallas' dorks have star potential.

Light the Runway -- It's fashion for a cause at Light the Runway, an annual catwalk bash that gets office attire into the hands of women who need profesh gigs, but can't afford the threads. Remember: a strong work outfit can really empower a gal.

Beer Pong Battle of the South -- There's a lot that we don't understand about this beer pong battle, like why it's done with water instead of beer. Anywho, a major tournament happens in Addison this weekend and folks are flying in from all over to participate. (I'm just going to let that all sink in.)

Saturday 5.18 A Guide To All Things Artful Happening on Saturday -- Whether you're mildly interested in art or fully immersed, Saturday has something to suit your agenda. There's the Visual Speedbump Tour in Oak Cliff, where you can poke around in artists' residences and studios. There's a strong night of gallery openings happening in East Dallas and the Design District, including must-see shows at Oliver Francis Gallery and Red Arrow Contemporary. And to top all of that off, ArtLoveMagic has its annual celebration of artful mayhem, Underground, from 8 p.m. to midnight at South Side. Here's 16 art parties I think you'll like. Whose Live Anyway? -- Proops! Props! Comedy! You loved Whose Line is it Anyway?, and guess what? It's being resurrected! To help hype the comeback, a live version of the show is touring and we get a Dallas visit, complete with your favorite comics, Saturday night.

Learn Curling -- You've failed at every other sport, but when you see Olympic curling you think "That's the one I can probably do." Then, you wonder what it's like to live in Canada, and if free healthcare and a vibrant indie film scene are enough to counterbalance the boredom. [Snaps back to reality.] Right! Here in Dallas we've got a curling community and they're inviting you to do some light sweeping at their open house. Try it out.

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Jamie Laughlin
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