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The Ten Very Best Things To Do This Week, March 8 to 13

Is it just my imagination or have we been working for three weeks straight? It is time to collectively get our rocks off and start the party. Whether you wind up at 35 Denton, the Southwestern Athletic Conference, or some abstract storytelling group where people reveal the details of their greatest one-night stand, we've got a guide to suit your needs. Click the titles for more details, kiddos! We'll see you in the pit.

Thursday 3.8 35 Denton Detonates Man did I pick the wrong month to adopt a puppy. This festival boasts a killer line-up from Thee Oh Sees and Built To Spill to The Jesus and Mary Chain, but don't miss tomorrow's Art of Rock daypanel with Bruce Lee Webb. He's basically amazing.

House Guests, by the Firehouse Agency Live music? Check. Pop-culture-inspired art? Check. Beer by Deep Ellum Brewing Company? Triple that check. it's a party.

Art Discussions at the DMA, Nasher and Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery Three heavy-hitters, one night, and three big-thinker discussions. Get all nerdy on a Thursday and love yourself for it!

Friday 3.9 Whoopie Pies and Fun D.I.Y. Gifts The Dowdy Wagon just had a face lift, and boy does it look cuuuuuute! Tonight the crew is celebrating with a debutante party in honor of the redesign and they've invited their friends at easy slider and DFW's newest whoopie pie trailer, Rockstar Bakery, to join in! There will also be free beer....mmm beer.

Southwestern Athletic Conference Basketball, comedians, Djs and a giant Step-Off throw down? Bring. It. On. This multi-day affair has something for everyone, so go ahead and slide up next to it. You won't be let down.

Saturday 3.10

The Great Big Texas Home Show If you've ever had mantasies about HGTV hotties, this is probably the right event for you. Hosted by Trading Spaces' carpenter Ty Pennington, this shopping spree runs all weekend, so you're sure to find a little inspiration for that sad, dank corner that plants tend to die in. Five Exhibitions Opening at 500X Gallery 500X shows are always fun, collaborative efforts. It takes teamwork by the area's most talented artists to fill that giant space, and tonight's offering is no exception. For more information on the artists, hit the title.

Sunday 3.11 Get Thee To The Kimbell The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark opens in Fort Worth, and it's a really big deal. 21 Renoirs, big. All of the Daddy Mac painters, known for taking the studio outdoors and getting weird with classical styles will be present on this only American stop, from Monet to Degas and Gauguin.

Monday 3.12

Consider That Myth, Busted! Mythbusters nerd dreamboats Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (Sorry boys, spritely Kari couldn't make it.) will do some hearty debunking on Monday at the Verizon Theater. Adjust your imaginary glasses and give a little snort, because this will be one hell of a dorkfest. Tuesday 3.13 Oral Fixation at Kitchen Dog Theatre Fans of the podcast "The Moth" will love this celebration of story-telling. This month's theme is "One Night Stand" so each presenter will blend truth and fiction as they expound upon their most personal and freaky experience. He was part robot, she had a tail, who knows? Get all college-y at this one-night stand.

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