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20 Awesome Things to do in Dallas this Weekend, April 18 to 21

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Friday 4.19 George Saunders -- The New York Time's Magazine dedicated an entire cover to Saunder's newest book Tenth of December, calling it the best book you'll read in 2013. I agree. He's got a special way of speaking his characters' brains, and a jazzy pace to his prose. He's doing a reading at the DMA and tickets are sold out. DO NOT PANIC: I'm doing a giveaway.

Continental Gin Open Studios, plus "Doing Lines" -- Dallas' Continental Gin Building is a creative stronghold, a rented crashpad for ideas by artists of every medium, and a few times each year they invite you to party with them and gawk at all they do. This weekend is that time. Piggybacking onto the affair is the group show within a show, "Doing Lines."

Bud Light Pro Fight Series -- Yeah! Bloodsports! It's a welterweight match-up, featuring fist-thrashers Hector Vazquez, Dallas' Julio Cesar Rangel and Fort Worth's Tony Lopez, with a main-event match between Houston's Rogelio De La Torre and Waco's Milton Bad Boy Ramos.

"Under Pressure," the North Texas Print Guild Spring Exhibition @ Art Hotel -- Who doesn't love a screenprint show? Crazies, that's who. Get an eyeful of the best poster-based art of the season at this tidy little group show, happening at some place called Art Hotel in the Cedars.

Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studios -- Nesters, beware: Dwell Thrift is an amazing gift for your home, soul and pocketbook. DWD is a local organization that assists families transitioning out of homelessness by furnishing and designing their new apartments' interiors. It's a lovely mission, and it's partially funded through shopping events like this where you find newly refinished or reclaimed pieces in the Dwell showroom and snatch 'em up on the cheap. It opens to the public on Friday, so get there early for first pick.

Eraserhead with Wig Party -- It's David Lynch's surrealist feverdream, and Texas Theatre pulls it out in style, with a 35 mm screening and an accompanying wig party. Better pop it high and tight if you want to pose perfect in the lobby.

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Jamie Laughlin
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