Saturday, December 20, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

  • Jock Jokes: Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam

    Shaq is back, bringing some of the biggest names in comedy to one stage for one night only.

    Stand-up smorgasbord: Enjoy a funnyman lineup ranging in styles from
    Bruce Bruce to Gary Owen.

    Tonight 8p. Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie (972-854-5050). $40-55

    Nearby: Dave’s Backroom Bar; Linda’s Lounge; Diamond Bar and Grill

  • Blood Types: Valentine’s Day Massacre at Moxley Manor

    Haunted houses aren’t just for Halloween when these guys turn the Hallmark holiday for lovers into a day of blood and guts.

    Liquid courage: Steady your nerves at nearby
    Toadies Bar and Grill where “Sex with a Toad” shots are only $3.25.

    Tonight-Sat 7p. Moxley Manor, 510 Harwood Rd, Bedford (682-231-1313). $15

    Nearby: Buffalo Wild Wings; Bizzi’s Wine and Cheese; Papa G’s Sports Bar & Grill

  • Lens Envy: Thin Line Film Fest

    The final weekend of this documentary festival includes Backyard Blockbusters, a shoutout to fan fiction.

    Snap shot: Attend Sat’s
    Docu-Denton 7K to see what teams of filmmakers created on a random subject shot and edited in just 7,200 minutes.

    Tonight-Sun. Various
    times. 5012 Pebble Beach Tr., Denton (888-893-4560). $8 single, $50 weekend pass here.

    Nearby: Don Camillo Italian Cuisine;  Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant; Fry Street Tavern

  • Snakes on a Plaza: Chinese New Year Celebration
    Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake at this downtown festival sponsored by the Crow Collection After Dark.

    Fangs for the memories: Create paper lanterns, watch the dragon parade and dancing snake puppets, or listen to a Chinese orchestra.

    Fri 6p-midnight. 2010 Flora St. (between Harwood & Olive), Downtown (214-979-6430). Free.

    Nearby: Stephan Pyles; Dallas Museum of Art; The Greek

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