Night Falls on Dallas

Somewhere out there in that unreachable plain of existence that Carl Sagan used to talk about on Cosmos when you were too baked to understand what he meant, lies a place where the abnormal is the norm. Three suns rise and fall over the desert landscape. The sheriff has a secret police force to do his bidding. Hooded figures occupy the school playground. Visitors and fans who are lucky enough to listen in on the town’s only radio broadcasts know it as Night Vale and it’s coming to Dallas. The weekly podcast Welcome to Night Vale shares the strange goings-on of the town through the community radio show host by Cecil Palmer, played by Cecil Baldwin. The host will record a special episode of the podcast as part of a national tour at The Majestic Theater with special musical guest Mary Epworth providing some much needed tunes during the harrowing weather report. The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $30 each depending on available seating. Visit frontgatetickets.com for tickets.
Sun., April 12, 7 p.m., 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.