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December 10, 2018


Next up: Wine, Pop-up Shops, & Crocodile Rock

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 | Iconic guitarist and vocalist Brian Setzer is taking his 19-piece orchestra on tour to bring Christmas cheer and big band sounds. This marks the 15th year of touring for the Brian Setzer Orchestra—a perfect excuse to highlight their latest Christmas album release, Rockin’ Rudolph. The Details: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place. 8 p.m. $35–$65. Click here for tickets. 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 | Explore (and sip) through a selection of wines chosen by Commissary sommelier Siobhan Sindoni that are perfect for holiday entertaining. (They also happen to pair well with Roman-style pizza al taglio, the chef’s feature for the night.) Stock up on wines for the holiday season and you’ll receive 10% off six bottles or more. The Details: Commissary, 1217 Main Street. 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13–SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 | Downtown Dallas Inc. has assembled an impressive, rotating line up of local entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, artists, and chefs in a pop-up space across from The Joule on Commerce Street. Holiday workshops, complimentary gift wrap station, and nightly happy hours make shopping a little more merry. The Details: Unbranded: Downtown’s Holiday Pop Up Shop, 1508 Commerce Street. 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 | The king of the piano is closes out his career in the most spectacular way. Elton John is ready to reflect on that Yellow Brick Road that has taken him through the decades. While he can’t promise that the night won’t go breakin’ your heart, hold your tiny dancers close and sing like a candle in the wind. We’re certain you’ll feel the love on these nights. The Details: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue. 8 p.m. $250+ Click here to purchase tickets. 

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December 4, 2018


On the agenda: Pups, boxers, and a good dose of holiday magic

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 | Christmas only comes once a year, but its stories last a lifetime. A Christmas Story is the perfect example. This 1983 Christmas classic has been a part of the holiday festivities for decades. Wear your pink bunny pajamas. Mispronounce fragile. Say “fudge” instead of…that other word. Join the fun without having to worry about finding that one television channel that plays the movie for 24 hours straight starting Christmas Eve—and for free! The Details: The Box Garden at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Avenue. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. FREE. Click here to register and for more information.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5–SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 | His name was Cassius Clay, but you know him as Muhammad Ali. His name was Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, but you know him as Stepin Fetchit. Or, do you really know either them at all? Loosely inspired by the pair’s real-life friendship, Dallas Theater Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Will Power has crafted a daring script that brings these two iconic figures and shapes their legacies against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. Fetch Clay, Make Man pulls no punches. The Details: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. 7:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5–SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 | There’s something about Christmastime and the holidays that is magical. In keeping with the season, five world-class illusionists, the Champions Of Magic, present daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading feats. The Details: Music Hall at Fair Park. 909 1st Avenue. Click here to purchase tickets.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | Bundle up and head to Wheelhouse for the return of Bark & Brunch: Holiday Pawty. Celebrating our fur-coat wearing besties, the event will feature free (and very festive!) pet portraits at the Color Barking pop-up studio, decorated treats  for all pups, and special hot cocktails to keep you warm. The Details: Wheelhouse, 1617 Hi Line Drive. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Complimentary valet. 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 | The TASCHEN Library at The Joule pops up in the Design District with gifts for design lovers, art lovers, fashion lovers, and well…lovers. Make a purchase of $100 or more and you’ll receive a card for a free cocktail or beer from Wheelhouse or Sassetta. The Details: Wheelhouse, 1617 Hi Line Drive. Noon–3 p.m. Complimentary valet. 

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November 27, 2018


Wheelhouse announces Bark & Brunch: Holiday Pawty

A French bulldog dressed as a bee stole some bacon from a table. A golden retriever knocked over a  glass of water with its tail. A fluffy doodle came dressed as Bob Marley. A scruffy pup, dressed as a pumpkin, greeted every table. If you didn’t make it to Wheelhouse for the last Bark & Brunch in October, you missed a real scene.  The event is back again—and this time it’s a holiday pawty!

Join us next Saturday, December 8 for brunch and free, festive pet portraits at the Color Barking Pop-up Studio. They’ll have decorated holiday treats for all nice pups (and heaters for you, in case it’s a little chilly.) Even if you don’t have a dog, it’s a really fun show to watch while you brunch.

The Details: Bark & Brunch at Wheelhouse, 1617 Hi Line Drive. Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Complimentary valet. 


November 26, 2018


Goat yoga, theatrics, and the spirit of the season

TUESDAY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – 29 |  Thanksgiving has passed and Dallas theatre is ready to open the curtains with the Christmas big guns! The classic “A Christmas Carol” and the hilarious “ELF The Musical” will be taking the stages downtown and Fair Park, respectively. Posit your past, present, and future lives or watch a non-elf battle a wintery whimsical identity crisis on the search for his father. The Details: A Christmas Carol. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. 7:30 p.m. $17.50-$80. Click here to purchase tickets. ELF The Musical. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Avenue. 7:30 p.m. $20-$150. Click here to purchase tickets.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | It’s a holiday tradition like no other. A magical Christmas Eve comes to life in the ballet that has delighted generations with its charming story and exquisite dancing. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle an army of mice led by the evil Rat King, and travel through a winter wonderland to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of Sweets. You don’t want to miss Tchaikovsky’s symphony of sound with Texas Ballet Theatre’s annual presentation of The NutcrackerThe Details: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street . 8 p.m. $20-$120. Click here to purchase tickets.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 | Finding family time during the busiest season of the year has its own challenges. However, Phyliss Nesmith Elementary aims to beat those challenges by bringing mothers and daughters together for a night of movies, popcorn, and pasta. Beeeee theeiiiiirrrr guest. Be their guest. Bring your pjs and blankets to view Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with the ones you love. The Details: Phyliss Nesmith Elementary School, 801 Presidents Boulevard. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. $10-$35. Click here to purchase tickets.


SATURDAY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 – 2 | It’s not just the halls that should be decked with holly this time of year. It’s also our furry friends’ paws, too! For two whole days, your pets can join the winter wonderland Deck the Paws: Holiday Pet Expo in Fair Park. This holiday utopia will be filled with photo ops with Santa, live music, and entertainment—even goat yoga! The Details: Fair Park’s Centennial Hall, 1001 Washington Street. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $10-$50. Click here to purchase tickets.


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November 20, 2018


The best of breakfast in a glass

The Drink: The Eggs & Bacon

Where: On the terrace at Mirador #becausetexasweather

When: Any Saturday—or any Sunday leading up to Christmas because Mirador’s open!

What’s in it: Bourbon, lemon, maple, egg white, and a bacon garnish

Easily one of the most inventive creations we’ve sipped this year. This breakfast-inspired cocktail is new to the menu and we’re hoping it stays around for a bit. It mixes classic A.M. flavors–maple, bacon, and eggs—with a boozy, bourbon kick.

The Details: Mirador, 1608 Elm Street. Saturday brunch, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday brunch, noon–3 p.m. only in December. 

Cocktail Hour: Bloody Orange Margarita 
Cocktail Hour: Hot Buttered Soul
Cocktail Hour: Bloody Mary
Cocktail Hour: Zephyr Palmer

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November 13, 2018


…But also, a very strong lewk

Here’s a question for those of you who flocked to see the likely-to-be-an-Oscar-favorite First Man: Did you happen to think to yourself while watching, “Wow, those NASA astronauts sure do look snazzy in their space gear”?

Lucky for you, Heron Preston happens to think so, too.

Public Figures,” the Fall/Winter 2018 collection designed by Heron Preston blends the coziness of cold-weather staples with the exuberant, hey-look-at-me colors and patterns the designer is known for. It’s equal parts flashy and familiar—recognizable but wholly different in the details, like a good public figure should be. Some favorites of the collection include a “HERON DRAGONS” college-style hoodie ripped straight from the closet of your hip aunt that went to art school and camo sweats that are as ready for the runways as they are the deer perches.

However, the buzz that’s followed Heron Preston recently is more tied to his recent collaboration with NASA. The capsule, celebrating NASA’s 60th anniversary, was inspired by the designer’s reaction to the space trash problem currently plaguing NASA’s Orbital Debris Program. Preston wanted to create a collaboration that not only evoked the spirit of the space program with shine and faux-futurism, but also made consumers aware of the trash problem choking out interstellar exploration. It’s not a surprising move from a man who originally broke ground by designing uniforms for the New York Sanitation Department.

Standouts from the capsule include “NASA” logo-embroidered belts, hats, and sweatsuits that are perfect for #cozyseason—all in the space program’s iconic and patriotic colorway. Come grab your galactic garb and remember to help keep our planet, ozone or otherwise, clean and debris-free.

Also, go see First Man. Seriously. — Dylan Kennemur 

The Details: Available at Traffic LA Men’s, 1608 Main Street. 

November 12, 2018


Mark your calendars for cooking tips, the blues, and Bloody Marys.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 |  DFW’s own Sarah Jaffe and L.A.’s Le Youth join Poolside at The Rustic to give laid-back disco vibes and a relaxing free showThe Details: The Rustic.3656 Howell Street. 7:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. Click here to RSVP.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | With Thanksgiving around the corner, we can all take any help we can get prepping for the feast. The Barefoot Contessa herself is lacing up her shoes to show up at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live. Ina Garten will be discussing her newest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, talking about life in the Hamptons, and answering audience questions. The Details: McFarlin Auditorium. 6405 Boaz Lane. 7:30 p.m. $50.50. Click here to purchase tickets.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | Nasher Sculpture Center hosts a free and family-friendly concert and movie screening once a month. This month’s ’til Midnight will feature Chulita Vinyl Club the a screening of the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures. Bring your picnic baskets and blankets and enjoy a cheap date night out. The Details: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street. 6 p.m. Free. Click here for more info.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | Everything that is “modern music” got its roots with the blues. It doesn’t take a melancholy mood to enjoy, either. Legendary artists Betty Wright, Clarence Carter, Lenny Williams, Latimore, and Tucka will sing the blues like you’ve never heard them before. The Details: Music Hall at Fair Park, 1121 First Avenue. 7 p.m. $49-$69. Click here to purchase tickets.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | A refreshing drink is a good way to end a workout, but a (free!) stiff drink and a loaded brunch menu is an even better way. Vital Fitness Studio’s David Andrews brings a 45-minute boxing class to Wheelhouse’s Center Court.  Once the class ends, you’ll get to build your own Bloody Mary and give brunch a TKO. Details: Wheelhouse, 1617 Hi Line Drive. 9 a.m. $15 (includes gloves, mitts, and one Bloody Mary).

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November 9, 2018


Sting like a spicy Bloody Mary

Taking a boxing class in the Design District may be far from a Rumble in the Jungle, but it will be headquarters for Vital Fitness Studio‘s technical knockout of a Sunday morning.

ROUND 1: Duke it out for 45-minutes in Center Court with boxing instructor David Andrews who’ll lead the class through the fundamentals and glove work. Jab, cross, hook, and uppercut your way through a killer workout before moving onto a killer brunch.

ROUND 2 THROUGH ???: Wind down your workout with a free Bloody Mary at Wheelhouse’s Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Pick your vodka (salt or no salt) and take a trip to the loaded bar with house-made mixes, tomato juice, and toppings like bacon, olives, pickled okra, peppers, celery, jerky, pickled shrimp, and cucumbers. Splash in worcestershire, tabasco, and horseradish to make it as spicy as you please.

The Details: Wheelhouse,1617 Hi Line Drive. Sunday, November 18. Check in @ 9 a.m. $15 per person (includes gloves, mitts, and one Bloody Mary). Complimentary valet. Reserve your spot here.

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November 6, 2018


This exclusive collab would still smell as sweet

Your favorite bakery’s cookies, your grandmother’s rose garden, a blazing campfire at your Christmas lodge… Fragrances leave imprinted memories that last a lifetime and are a vital part of our day-to-day experiences.

Enter Boy Smells! Founders by partners in business (and life) Matthew Herman and David Kien, the Los Angeles-based brand began making candles 2015. The duo started in their kitchen, guided by the philosophy that candles shouldn’t be a gender binary item. Complexly layered scents—Kush, Ash, Cinderose—are housed in a juxtaposition of black votives and petal pink packaging.

“We wanted to have products that were embracing masculine and feminine simultaneously in a simple and straight-forward way that wasn’t overtly targeted to one gender,” says Herman. “It’s a permission to harness your power from wherever you want it.”

Boy Smells recently teamed up with Kristen Cole, President and Chief Creative Officer of Forty Five Ten, to create a scent exclusively for Tenoversix.”We’ve been working with Boy Smells for years. It’s our best-selling candle, so this was a natural collaboration,” says Cole. “I asked them for something that felt bright, floral, and fruity —and here we are!”

The collaboration’s blend features grounding agarwood; juicy pomelo, raspberry leaf,  and black currant; and floral notes of jasmine and tuberose. “It’s a fun, sensory experience of Tenoversix.”

To celebrate the exclusive candle’s launch, we’re giving them away! To enter for your chance to win* one of five (5) candles, follow @1530main and then tag a friend in this post. You have until November 11, 2018 to enter!

Editor’s Update: Giveaway is now closed. Try again next time! 

The Details: Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main Street. $32 each. 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. The number of entries determines odds of winning. Employees of Headington Companies or its subsidiaries or related affiliates and their families are not eligible to participate. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by 1530 Main via Instagram or Facebook direct message. Winner will have until 6 p.m. on November 17, 2018 to claim their prize in person. No substitution or transfer of the prize permitted and the prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. Winner’s name available upon request. All federal, state, and local taxes, if any, are the winner’s responsibility. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Ends 11/11/18 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

November 5, 2018


Make a date with DeLoreans, art, and comedy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | Angelika Film Center is taking daylight savings a step further by rewinding our clocks back to the ’80s. This month’s ’80s Rewind screening is ready to also take you “Back To The Future”The Details: Angelika Film Center. 5321 East Mockingbird Lane. 7:00 p.m. $12. Click here to purchase tickets.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | Rock & roll wouldn’t nearly be what it is without the voice and lyrics that are Lindsey Buckingham. Even though Buckingham is best known for his success with Fleetwood Mac, he’s taking his Solo Anthology on tour and making a stop downtown. The Details: Majestic Theatre. 1925 Elm Street. 8 p.m. $29.50-$200. Click here to purchase tickets.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 | Noah Gundersen‘s powerful vocals and heart-wrenching songwriting are coming to Oak Cliff’s Kessler. His latest album White Noise is stripped down to its bare bones and flung to the audience with only an acoustic guitar. The Details: The Kessler, 1230 West Davis Street. 8 p.m. $24. Click here to purchase tickets.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | Michelle Wolf has quickly become one of the most talked about and influential comedians. With an HBO stand-up special, a successful Netflix sketch comedy show, and a largely watched White House Correspondents Dinner hosting under her belt, she’s taking the show on the road. The Details: Texas Theatre, 231 West Jefferson Boulevard. 7 p.m. $35. Click here to purchase tickets.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | Art Conspiracy has made a name for itself and shown some of the biggest names in the Dallas art community. ArtCon 14 conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes. This year, Art Con 14 will raise funds for Cry Havoc Theater Company. The Details: The Cedars Union, 1201 South Ervay Street. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Click here to purchase tickets.

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November 1, 2018


Aurora celebrates its 7th edition this weekend

Founded in 2010 by Shane Pennington, Joshua King, and Veletta Forsythe Lill,the Dallas-based Aurora has always been the local arts festival that could. From its humble-ish beginnings of 1,400 attendees in Dallas Heritage Village, the biannual event grew to a massive crowd of 50,000 filling the Arts District to immerse themselves in works that merged light, video, and sound.

Now, in its 7thaddition, Aurora is both bigger and smaller, all at the same time. The programming has expanded to spread out of the Arts District and across the city, including “Aurora Expanded” talks, screenings, and presentations leading up to November 3rd’s main event centered around City Hall. Yet the artist list is winnowed from the traditional 80-plus talents to just 24 participants, including this year’s grant winners.

Says the festival’s director of programming Monica Salazar, “Last year, when we featured ‘Prelude ‘(Aurora’s sneak peek), people were spending more time with the work. With less pieces featured, you can grab a drink, talk to people and still have enough time to see the work. And an expanded program is a step forward so viewers can get more insight into the main exhibition.”

Engaging with—and truly understanding—the art has always been a goal for Aurora’s founders, one even more crucial to achieve when you consider this year’s theme. Entitled “Future Worlds,” it takes on a particularly prescient view when worrying about the direction our world is taking is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, no matter which side of the political fence one resides.

Artist Refik Anadol’s work “Melting Memories” is also featured in Aurora

With that in mind, Justine Ludwig (formerly Dallas Contemporary’s director of exhibitions/senior curator and currently Creative Time’s executive director) and Dallas-based curator/writer Danielle Avram have teamed as co-curators to bring a hyper-focused selection of pieces to the fest that hone in on the convergence of natural and constructed worlds. Along with New York-based curator DooEun Choi and Berlin’s Nadim Samman, their efforts have resulted in a selection of work that isn’t just pleasing to the eye or engaging to the soul; it’s a critical exploration of human destiny. We took a few moments to chat with Ludwig and Avram about what we can expect to see in this year’s Aurora.

As co-curators, how did you divide and conquer selecting the work you are showing this year?
Justine Ludwig: “Originally I was reached out to (by organizers) after the last Aurora two years ago. When I moved to New York, the organization wasn’t something I could take on my own. I’ve always admired Danielle’s work and wanted an excuse to work with her. I think we bring a similar sensibility.”

Danielle Avram: “The basic framework of our section was already in place because Justine has already determined the idea was pointed towards these animal/human hybrids, and it just worked out that I was incorporating artists that expanded on the idea of ecology. Not so much thinking about it as strictly biological environments, but thinking about the nature of an environment and borders. Justine was already working with Paula Crown, and I was tasked with bringing in more local people, which is where (Denton-based) David Stout and Alicia Eggert came in. Kristin (Lucas) was someone I wanted to work with for years—she lives in Austin, which is nice because she’s Texas-based.”

Kristin Lucas’ “Sick Waves” references the environment and ecology

What inspired you to take the particular angle you did for your curation? Why was it crucial for you both to focus on the environment?

JL: “For me, in this moment, the ecology andthe environment are very important aspects—that reality of, ‘do we have a world to come to in the future from a physical standpoint?’ I’d been reading a lot of Timothy Morton (author of Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World ) and studying his engagement of looking at philosophy and ecology, and it functioned as a jumping off point. As the Doomsday clock moves closer and closer, we have to look to the future.”

How did you select the placement of the work?
DA: “When you think about the locations of Aurora, it has taken place in the Arts District which is a defining space. Now around the civic center, it incorporates a lot of unique-to-Dallas architecture. Aurora has been judicious in the way its selected where the works will be. It seems everyone had to sort of find their space, but once we started nailing down the specifics of the work, it further drove the locations. I’m excited to see how everything is going to function together and how viewers will take it all in.”

Miguel Chevalier’s rendering of “Digital Icons” outside Dallas City Hall, this year’s new Aurora nucleus

What is uniquely Dallas about Aurora?
JL: “I think there’s a very high communal buy-in in art (in the city) that’s something I saw firsthand living there. There’s a high sense of visual literacy. I really believe in the value of visual culture in quotidian existence. And the other side is the lean to the spectacular here, the ‘bigger is better’ mentality. Everything is bigger in Texas, which is a way of approaching art that really speaks to Aurora’s spirit and Dallas itself.” —Kendall Morgan

The Details: Aurora “Future Worlds” Light, Video and Sound Biennial, November 3 from 7 p.m.– 2 a.m. City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street. Entrance is free.

October 29, 2018


Our weekly rundown, including a record throwback, a wine walk, and art happenings

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 | Bestselling debut novelists Fatima Farheen Mirza and Tommy Orange head to the DMA to discuss their latest respective smashes, A Place for Us—published by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth—and There There. Both stories build suspense and drama pivoting off of tradition-enriched events. Hear the novelists discuss loss, betrayal, pageantry, and their craft. The Details: Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 North Harwood Street. 7:30 p.m. $30. Purchase tickets here.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | Preston Fassel gives a book presentation of his debut novel, Our Lady of the Inferno, at The Wild Detectives. Fassel will take you back to the big-haired years of 1983 with the story of two women who are unknowingly headed to one of their deaths. The Details: The Wild Detectives. 314 West Eighth Street. 7:30–9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 | While the kids are walking door-to-door for candy, saunter to your next glass of pinot and a food pairing at some of the city’s most beautiful showrooms during D Home‘s Design Center Wine Walk. Ticket sales benefit Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. The Details: Dallas Design Center. 1025 North Stemmons Freeway. 5:30–8 p.m. $50. Purchase tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 | Celebrate Halloween by boo-geying down at Spinster Records’  Spinning Thru the Decades party. Dallas DJ David Grover will spin you through five decades’ biggest hits, starting with the ’70s up until today’s bangers. The Details: The Rustic, 3656 Howell Street. 7 p.m.–midnight. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward is joining the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live to discuss her latest National Book Award-winning novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, where she explores the bonds of a family tested by racism and poverty. The Details: First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1928 Ross Avenue. 7:30 p.m. $40. Purchase tickets here.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | Mystery Science Theatre 3000 has gained quite the cult-like following in the thirty years since its start. To celebrate that milestone, they’re taking the show on the road and coming to Majestic Theatre. The live show will feature two different screenings, new riffs, and new sketches. The Details: Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street. 7 p.m. screening of The Brain; 10 p.m. screening of Deathstalker II. $37. Purchase tickets here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | Transforming downtown into an urban playground/open-air new media arts festival is no easy feat. Under the theme of ‘Future Worlds,’ the fifth edition of AURORA—a public biennial exhibition focused on light, video and sound art—invites artists and visitors to imagine a series of possible futures. The Details: Dallas City Hall. 1500 Marilla Street. 7 p.m.

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