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18 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, December 11- 14

This weekend your Dallas Stars take on the New Jersey Devils on their home rink. Which is good, because on the Devils' ice, we sometimes don't receive all our deserved points. Also, I'm beaming with pride that I know this much about sports. My dad would be so proud if ever read my blog. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15, but spring for better seats. Let the nosebleeds be on the ice.

Thursday, December 11 Rapid Readings Did you know Dallas has a budding poetry scene? Yeah, we didn't either. A poet is like an ivory billed woodpecker -a rare beautiful thing. Which is why we were excited to hear about the newest event at Wild Detectives (314 W. 8th St.) that features the word-driven up and comers in what is being called "the new SMU poetry scene." Hear what they've mined from their lives at 7 p.m. Thursday during Rapid Readings, organized by Greg Alan Brownderville, who happens to be their professor. More information at Blade Runner, 35mm Print This is a "Texas Theatre Certified Fan Favorite" so they're bringing it back tonight. 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10.50.

2nd Annual Juried Artists Books Art Books can be hard to come by. The lovely little objects made by artists around the world are hard to display next to an expensive leather couch, and besides books are headed for extinction, right? Wrong, says WoCA Projects. Now in its second year, this juried exhibition of art books contains the work of 20 artists, one of whom will receive the Purchase Prize and be added to the University of Texas at Arlington's Art/Art History & Rare Books Collection. Stop by the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at WoCA Projects, 2902 Race Street in Fort Worth. Or see them through January 31. More at

Serial Listening Party Last week, we attended the Serial Podcast listening party at Sundown at the Granada and were thrilled to find people similarly obsessed. They sell drinks at the bar and strongly discourage talking during the event. If you missed episode 10, they'll play that at 7 p.m. followed by tonight's episode. Catch up at

Black Nativity The Langston Hughes play pops up at the Bishop Arts Theater (214 S. Tyler St. ) this weekend, just in time for Christmas. Think Gospel music meets baby Jesus. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and shows run through December 21. Tickets are $15-20. More information at

Andrea Bocelli If you're into famous opera singers, he's playing the American Airlines Center.

A Very Nouveau Holiday 10 new plays. All about Christmas, or at least the holidays. The array of companies who use the Margo Jones Theatre throughout the year team up for an evening of plays. Opens at 7:30 p.m. and runs through December 21. Tickets are $15.

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