Friday, February 7
Purple Rain 1st Friday
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
The Island Spot (Oak Cliff)
Nothing compares 2 Prince. At The Island Spot this Friday, DJ Scorpio will be spinning all of Prince’s greatest hits. Try some jerk chicken wings and rum punch cocktails and party like it’s 1999. Tickets are available for purchase here.
’60s & ’70s Rock with Happy Hour
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
The Balcony Club
Cut a rug and paint the town red at The Balcony Club, where $8 allows you to see two local cover bands playing the hits from back in the boomers’ prime. Rock out to legendary tracks from The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and more.
Democratic Debate Watch Party
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
If you're looking to have some amazing craft cocktails while being politically active, head to Alexandre’s to catch the political debate and try their newest cocktail, the Bernie Sanders. Plus, there will be sign-ups for block walks and other volunteer opportunities. After all, Alexandre’s owner Lee Daugherty says the bar is “the equalizer of society.”
Saturday, February 8
Free Workout: February Open House
8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Trophy Fitness (downtown)
It’s not too late to follow through with your New Year’s resolution. Trophy Fitness in downtown Dallas will have an open house. Pop in and get the endorphins flowing with a free workout plus complimentary treats from Pressed Juicery.
Rick and Morty Bar Crawl
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Wub-a-lubba-dub-dub! Lord knows when the next season of Rick and Morty will premiere, but luckily, you can honor the show while you wait. Throughout Uptown, you can participate in a Rick and Morty bar crawl and compete against other fans of the show to see who is the trivia all-star. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in trivia and to those in the best costumes. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Mya at Trees
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Mya will be taking the stage at Trees this Saturday. We have a feeling that this performance is “like whoa.” Tickets are available for purchase here.
Color Me Badd
9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Valentine’s Day might not be until next week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go without being told “I wanna sex you up.” Catch Color Me Badd performing at The Rustic this Saturday, as well as a DJ set from Field Day Records. Get your tickets here.
Sunday, February 9
10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Lava Cantina (The Colony)
Lava Cantina is launching a new brunch + movie series. This Sunday, guests can watch Captain America while eating Panther pancakes, Ant-Man migas, Thanos ham and more. You can bring the whole family, because kids under 12 eat free.
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Hypnotic Polar Plunge
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles 3108
$5 to enter, $10 to jump
If you thought the ice bucket challenge of 2015 was wild, wait until you hear what’s happening at FOE. Participants in the Hypnotic Polar Plunge will jump into the pool and swim the length. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Elle Varner at House of Blues
7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
House of Blues Dallas
After a seven-year hiatus between albums, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Elle Varner is back on tour. She will be taking the stage in the Cambridge room and performing songs from her new album Ellevation. Tickets are available for purchase here.