If you want to give yourself over to absolute pleasure this weekend, you won't want to miss the Oh, Rocky! Burlesque at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. The Texas Burlesque Peepshow pays tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show in a classic burlesque performance. Tickets start at $20.
PBR Iron Cowboy unleashes some of the nation's buckingest broncos with the hopes that the nation's top bull riders can stay in the saddle long enough to put on a good show. The longest ride will win $100,000 at the Professional Bull Riders' Iron Cowboy tournament at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at the AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way. Tickets start at $20 at ticketmaster.com.
Last year, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the Nasher Prize, a $100,000 award for a contemporary sculptor, in the vein of the Pritzker Prize. It signaled the Center’s serious exploration of the future of the art form, but it also threw Dallas onto the international map in a significant way — especially when it was announced that the recipient of the first prize would be Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo. Leading up to the official celebrations in April, the Nasher (2001 Flora St.) will exhibit Salcedo’s Plegaria Muda, a large-scale installation that developed from Salcedo’s research into gang violence in Los Angeles. Like much of her oeuvre, it is a politically charged piece in which Salcedo wrestles with issues of socioeconomic stratification, violence and individual significance. The sculptures consist of tables, the size and shape of human coffins, stacked one on another with grass growing up from a layer of earth between. Her work is deceptively simple, revealing powerful messages as the viewer unpacks the layers. The exhibition opens at the Nasher at 11 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $10. More at nashersculpturecenter.org.
What's better than chowing down on something delicious while you're watching a movie? We're not talking about a rotating hot dog, and we're not even talking about popcorn. Alamo Drafthouse's new Dallas location just south of downtown has a killer menu and we've got the pictures to prove it.
What if on a daily basis your favorite foods popped up in places where you were drinking your favorite drinks? That's what happens from 5-8 p.m. Sunday when Whisk Crêpes Cafe pops up at Veritas Wine Bar, 2323 N. Henderson Ave., and serves up crêpes filled with everything your heart desires.
OK, you won't be eating at this one. If you're looking to do some good and set a world record at the same time, TangoTab takes over the Convention Center hoping to set the record for most people making sandwiches in one place. Those sandwiches will then be donated to local charities. Donate $10 to register and show up a few minutes before 10 a.m.
God bless Bishop Cider Co., the creators of the Crackberry. Bless them so much they open a second location that's even bigger than their first digs. Bless them again with an opening party from noon-6 p.m. Saturday with tickets starting at just $20. If you need proof God is real, head to 2777 Irving Blvd., Suite 200, and see if my prayers were answered. Or maybe I am god. Or maybe Crackberry isn't an early morning juice.
It's wine time. At Filament, that is. In what has to be the best job ever, "wine director" Jeff Gregory tried 60 wines in a day to bring you the wine lists at Filament and FT33. We have a feeling by the end of the day he was just like, "yeeeesh, dis one's dewiciious, more pleaze," because spitting wine out is a myth created by heathens.
Want to drink some delicious beer? Head to Arlington. You read that right. And we apologize for bringing you this inconvenient truth: Some of DFW's Most Interesting New Beers are Brewed in Arlington Not Dallas. Ugh, we know. But you can't complain until you try them. And then, really, who complains after a beer? Try Division Brewing's Tap Room where 16 different beers are on tap, seven of which are IPAs, and for $15, visitors are given a logo pint glass and 4 beers to sample.
Out of the Loop Fringe Festival is one of the city's longest running festivals and it's not even old enough to drive a car. The 15th annual Out of the Loop fest opens this weekend with an array of plays, cabarets, ballets and more. Local acts include Shakespeare Dallas, Rite of Passage, Diana Sheehan and so many more. Plus there will be shows from companies and performers across the nation. Individual tickets are $10; festival passes are $65. More at watertowertheatre.org.
Will Leo finally get his award? Will Chris Rock comedically capitalize on #OscarsSoWhite? Learn the answers to all these questions and more at the Movie Award Watching Party at Texas Theatre at the Texas Theatre. Admission is free at 6 p.m. Sunday.
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We know the stats. Women's plays don't get produced as frequently as those written by men. But Bishop Arts Theatre Center (formerly Teco Theatrical Productions) is proving they're Down for #TheCount. The festival dedicated to female playwrights opens this weekend and runs through March 6. The plays are short, but the impact could last a long time. Tickets start at $18. The theater is located at 215 S. Tyler St.
Meet your favorite bookstore's favorite band. At 7 p.m. Thursday, the frontman of Water Liars will be strumming his tunes in the backyard of the Wild Detectives. Opening for him will be musicians from Earnest Matthew (Matthew Bridgman) and Real Live Tigers (Tony Presley). Concert is free, but if you want to sit in one of the 35 seats in the backyard you can reserve it for $10 in advance.
It seems like only yesterday Brass Tacks Barbershop opened its first location. Actually, as a woman I don't remember that. But I will remember the opening of the second location at 8 p.m. Friday because some kickass bands will be playing. Catch Bad Mountain, Danny Diamonds and Jake Paleschic, and maybe get your head shaved? Doors at 8 p.m. Concert is free.
Remember that period of time right after The Departed hit theaters that all of your dude friends were obsessed with Irish movies and would go around yell-singing "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." Relive those punchable days at the House of Blues this weekend when the Dropkick Murphys comes to town on their 20th anniversary tour 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $30 at houseofblues.com.