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16 Awesome Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, October 18 to 22

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Friday 10.19 Fan Days -- Listen up, nerds: If you've ever wanted to party with Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day and select cast members of Starship Troopers, this weekend is your time. Comic Con Fan Days runs through Sunday, but you'll want to check the schedule so you can be there, drooling, when your favorite dork idle is present.

Warriors of the Discotheque -- Starck Club, one of the most legendary nightclubs in Dallas history, opened its doors in May of 1984. It remained an adult playground for the rich until shutting down five years later. Texas Theatre is showing a documentary about the historic venue on Friday, followed by a dance party where DJ Deep Shade will slip you a set of Starck Club jams.

Linder Daughters of the Promised Land -- There's a gritty aspect to the new exhibition at Goss-Michael Foundation, and it's got my radical cheerleader pompoms all perked up. A little bit Dada, a whole lot of rock 'n' roll, Linder purees the obvious with the subversive, layering pages from pornography with crudely matched abstractions from flower catalogs and home appliance magazines. If you own the Buzzcocks' Orgasm Addict album, take a look at the artwork. That's Linder.

Saturday 10.20 Girl Show -- This ArtLoveMagic exhibition is now in its 5th year, and it attracts so many people (between 800 and 1200) that it will take over a couple floors of South Side on Lamar this Saturday. GO! See the best lady talent in the city as dozens and dozens of visual artists, performance handywomen and musicians spend the evening showing you their goods. It's one of ALM's biggest flagship shows and yeah, everyone will be there. Don't miss out.

Ricki Derek's Very Halloweenie Night-Oh-Cabaret -- Burlesque! Comedy! Entertainment! It's a variety show for modern young adults, and it goes down at Texas Theatre.

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Jamie Laughlin
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