The Ultimate Guide to Your Dallas Weekend, Jan. 29- 31

Do This! 
The legendary Harlem Globetrotters dribble into town this weekend, with mind-blowing athletics. Their historic combination of sports and theater will wow crowds at the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave.) at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $28. More info at AmericanAirlinesCenter.com.

One of the goals of new art space Site 131 is to draw connections between the work of different artists by pairing them together for exhibitions. The first exhibition featured artists who use the process of layering; the second, which opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, pairs two artists whose work pushes boundaries in different, exciting ways. Paul Kremer's enormous, hard-edge abstractions will share the gallery with Eduardo Portillo's more subtle pieces. For the opening, guests are encouraged to wear white for a new tradition called White Night, which celebrates the winter spirit. More at site131.com. 

For the past four years, when Texas Theatre's beloved bartender Susie Sue has had a birthday, she's thrown a little party. This year her Birthday Screening and Art Auction takes place at 8 p.m. She's chosen Ghostbusters as this year's theme, which means before, after and during the screening, you're invited to bring an art piece inspired by the ghost hunters (in any medium you like) to sell in the auction. All proceeds go to the Guardian Pit Bull Rescue. George Quartz will DJ. 

Eat This!
Try and tell me that just looking at photos of the food from Luscher's Red Hots doesn't make your stomach growl. This week, we chit-chatted with the man himself to learn what the most popular dish (The Post Oak Red Hot) at the restaurant is and which is his favorite (you'll have to click the link and find out). Stay hungry, my friends.  

We bet you didn't know you were craving Turkish pizza. But if you know the difference between Lahmacun and Pide, or if you're just curious (and you should be), we've compiled a list of places to grab this tasty delight. 

Depending on where you live, there's a pretty good chance you have a panaderia in walking distance. But if not, or if you'd like a recommendation on which ones to try first, we've compiled a list of seven great Mexican bakeries in Dallas. Because you look like you could use something sweet.

Watch This!
This weekend, Ochre House Theater unveils its newest show, Brothers' Harvest, a musical about a girl named Indigo Sue, who wants to get out of Rising Star, the small town town that raised her. It features faces familiar to the Ochre House stage and the wildly fun stylings of writer/director Matthew Posey. It opens at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. 

If you're looking to inject a little bit of Broadway into your life, If/Then runs at the Winspear Opera House this weekend. This musical is part New York City love story, part existentialist parallel life tale, and stars none other than Anthony Rapp (most famous for playing Mark in Rent, but also notable for roles in Adventures in Babysitting and Dazed and Confused). Tickets are $30 to $120 at attpac.org; performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. More at attpac.org. 

Given his superlative reputation now, it’s strange to think that early in Alfred Hitchcock’s career he wasn’t considered a true artist. His films, though popular, were considered pulp entertainment. But Francois Truffaut set out to rectify what he considered a serious misjudgment. As one of the founders of French New Wave film, he leveraged his reputation in 1962 to spend a week in conversation with the director of Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo and many others. The pair discussed and analyzed his oeuvre, which eventually resulted in a book dissecting Hitchcock’s works scene by scene. Now that experience has come full circle, as the book has been turned into a documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, which screens at the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) at 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10. More at thetexastheatre.com. 

One of the city's newest theater companies, Proper Hijinx, mounts a regional premiere this weekend. The Dead Guy by Eric Coble follows a down, but not out man who receives an offer to make a splay on television. The catch? He has to risk killing himself on live TV, based on an audience vote. The cast features great actors including Jeff Swearingen, Catherine D. DuBord,  Shane Strawbridge, among others. See it at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Hear This!
Shinyribs is the newest music project of Kevin Russell, formerly of The Gourds. He'll bring his distinctive voice and funky Americana music to The Kessler Theater Friday night. Concert starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $22.

Sure, you're not going to be in NOLA this year for Mardi Gras, but that doesn't mean you can't get down Cajun style. This weekend, Krewe de Etoiles (French for Krewe of the Stars) hosts its inaugural Krewe and Gala Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball at The Bomb Factory. Shell out at least $80 for a ticket and treat yourself to the stylings of David Carr Jr., Jay B and the Zydeco Posse, Unfaded Brass Band and DJ DaddyFats. The party starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Local songstress Poppy Xander takes the stage at the secret bar behind High & Tight Barbershop in Deep Ellum at 10 p.m. Saturday. This swanky cocktail spot is the perfect place to catch her theatrical tunes while sucking down a luxurious liquor libation. Free to get in. 

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