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17 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend, April 11 to 14

Remember, in the world of indie films, this trailer about breast cancer is considered highly uplifting. Next week we'll return to our regularly scheduled fart jokes. DIFF continues through this weekend. So if you haven't seen your movies, it's time to see your movies.

Now is also the time to step through Artapalooza's glowing door of opportunity and free drinks. Or, as the city would prefer it be known, #DallasArtsWeek. What this means for you: So. Many. Parties. Also, if you're good at crashing fancy events, you can guzzle a year's worth of free champagne in about 3 days' time. (Some window squeezing-through will be required.) From visual art to opera, galas to DIFF, it is ALL GOING DOWN through Sunday.

Now, let's dig in, shall we? Share this list with your party gang, and click on the events' titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one doing champagne keg stands.)

Thursday 4.11 Dreams of Slaughtered Sheep at Ochre House -- A typical Ochre House show is still the least conventional activity that you could do on any given night. Take their newest, for example: It's the story of "Spencerville, a man tormented by nightmares of the slaughterhouse in which he works." Now imagine that tale told through puppets, live music and eccentric fringe actors. Perfect. (Pro tip: Always, always, always get a reservation. These shows sell out before the doors open.)

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Jamie Laughlin
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