A Cut Above: Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's
At a gathering of sword swallowers simultaneously sucking steel, what could possibly go wrong?
Numbers game: Don't be late, the festivities begin promptly at 2:23:13 on 2/23/13.
Sat 2:23:13p. Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, 601 Palace Pkwy, Grand Prairie (972-263-2391). Free.
Nearby: Six Flags Over Texas; Ballpark at Arlington; Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Sci-fi Fantasy: Nerdlesque
Those dreams of gold bikini Princess Leia dancing with Lara Croft become reality during this evening of Comic Con mixed with Can Can.
Penny pincher: It’s a BYOB event, allowing you to save a few singles for use elsewhere.
Tonight 8p. Art Centre Theatre, 5220 Village Creek Dr., Plano (214-310-3228). $15-20 here.
Nearby: Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar; Snuffer’s; Brick House Tavern+Tap
Four Score: The Meridian Room Anniversary Party
Celebrate four years of hole-in-the-wall fun with performances by Yells at Eels and a newly formed (and still unnamed) cover band.
Booze ’n buddies: Drink specials include a signature rum punch, plus Meridian Room swag giveaways.
Tonight 8p. The Meridian Room, 3611 Parry Ave., (214-826-8383). Free.
Nearby: Doublewide; The Prophet Bar; Adair’s Saloon
Cool Intentions: Laser Skate at Polar Ice House
Bust a move under the glow of black lights and lasers while the DJ spins, just make sure to clear the floor for the Zamboni.
Ice, ice, maybe: Book the rink for just your friends and a rousing game of Broomball where ice hockey meets household chores.
Fri-Sat 7:30p. Polar Ice House, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine (972-874.1930). $9 entry; $4 skate rental.
Nearby: Buffalo Wild Wings; Flips Patio Grill; Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano