We know our Mavs are ready to kick some Floridian ass on Sunday night when they return to Dallas for Game 3, but since you're not going to need the whole weekend to slather on the body paint and buy a keg, we've found plenty of fun events to keep you occupied until Sunday's game.
You could clutch a major win yourself, but you'll need your dancing shoes and a few friends to make this happen. Billy Elliot the Musical will plié into Dallas on June 8, but on Saturday you can learn some of Billy's dance moves at the Largest Remote Dance Lesson. If 691 people attend the dance lesson, they'll break the Guinness World Record for largest remote dance. You don't need to be a Juilliard grad or a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader to participate, but if you do happen to be a talented dancer please stand directly in front of us.
Thankfully, if you do have two left feet and no sense of hand/eye coordination, you can practice the choreography at home tonight. The YouTube video above shows the dance from start to finish with music, but the kind folks at Lexus Broadway Series also have a video with step-by-step instructions.
Get those jazz hands warmed up because the Largest Remote Dance Lesson starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit attpac.org.
After the jump, see what else is happening this weekend...
Gary Dell'Abate Friday, June 3, at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park Fans of The Howard Stern Show will recognize Dell'Abate by as Baba Booey, the executive producer of the radio show, but the radio personality has come a long way since he started playing "Stump the Booey." He released an autobiography in November titled They Call Me Baba Booey, and now he's in town to sign copies of the book at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center at 7 p.m. tonight. The memoir isn't all jokes as Dell'Abate addresses his tough childhood, but there's plenty of wit and humor to keep his fans reading. You must have a copy of They Call Me Baba Booey to attend this signing, and you can visit Barnes & Noble during normal store hours to receive a ticket for the event. Visit barnesandnoble.com for more information.
QCinema Festival Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, at Rose Marine Theater QCinema, Fort Worth's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, returns for its thirteenth year, and though the festival opened last night, there are still plenty of films to enjoy this weekend. See a collection of shorts tonight at 6:30 p.m. and stay for a screening of eCupid as it makes its regional debut tonight. The full schedule is available on qcinema.org, and you can purchase single tickets for $10 to $15 and festival passes for $100.
National Learn To Row Day Saturday, June 4, at White Rock Lake Some of us at the Observer haven't seen the inside of a gym since the first Bush was in office, but this is definitely one athletic event in which we'll participate. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow the folks from White Rock Boathouse will teach kids and adults (and those sulky teens, too) how to row in both rowing machines and in a boat on real, actual water during National Learn To Row Day. The lessons are free, so you can't use the excuse that a gym membership are expensive. Plus, a whole host of activities are going on at the lake this weekend as part of the White Rock Centennial Celebration including bike tours all weekend and a kite festival on Sunday. Visit whiterocklake.org for more information.
War Birds Over Addison Sunday, June 5, at Cavanaugh Flight Museum History doesn't get more exciting than this unless you're in an Indiana Jones film. Watch planes from WWII and the Vietnam War take to the sky from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you'd rather be in the air for all the excitement, you can take a quick trip around the blue skies in one of the museum's helicopters. Sorry, only pilots can fly that bad boy. There will also be activities for the little ones, but we're pretty those don't involve heavy machinery, at least not heavy machinery that's mobile. Tickets are $5 to $10. Visit cavflight.org for more information.
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