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22 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend: February 21 to 24

Yes, that's a Monster Truck school bus named Higher Education. Yes, I think that you should mute it, and play this song instead.

What do you want, Dallas? Samurai silent films with live experimental music? Done. Amazing fashion shows with booze served from fire trucks? Alright. How about sword swallowing, tons of art, Monster Jam, beauty tips, Oscar parties and cosplay burlesque? Well shoot, we got that too.

Start navigating your weekend now, and click on the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one flirting with the Pin Show's firefighter bartenders.)

Thursday 2.21 Science Cafe at Anvil Pub -- Alright, I think Perot might be onto us. They've started offering events that combine science and heavy drinking, which is my favorite "life titration." On Thursday, you'll join Dr. Frederick Grinnell in a spirited discussion about Bioethics while pounding drinks at Anvil Pub. Now, Anvil isn't the calmest, most upscale bar in Dallas. In fact, I aspire to someday (read: tonight) start a bar fight there; preferably one regarding the moral implications surrounding that half-cylon baby from Battlestar Galactica.

It Came From Dallas -- Dallas Producer's Association and Women in Film Dallas are behind this celebration of Lone Star cinema. They'll screen clips from favorites that grew out of our cracked clay dirt, like True Stories, Urban Cowboy and Office Space. It's free, but be nice and kick $10 in the drawer; donations benefit the Texas Motion Picture Alliance.

Process at W.A.A.S. Gallery -- W.A.A.S. does up an art opening like no other gallery in town. Tonight, you can go early for a chill art talk from 6 to 7 p.m. where you'll hear Eric Cox discuss his nature-rich process (hint: he lets the elements do some of the heavy lifting), and get an earful of Jonathan Ramirez who likes to represent the freakier, more grotesque side of the human condition in his sculptures and paintings. Then, there's a party, and Cutter's playing.

Six Short Stories, by Richard Patterson at Texas Theatre -- Previously aired as a component of Twain, a recent exhibition by thinkers/doers/shakers/makers, The Art Foundation, this series of vignettes gets a second Dallas reveal. It's free to attend this collage of shorts, and there's a chat between Patterson and D Magazine's, and Art Foundation's by marriage, on the wife's side, Peter Simek.

Nerdlesque -- I like to think this fan girl tribute to burlesque is hot enough to melt Hoth's arctic surface.

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Jamie Laughlin
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