Monday, January 26, 2015

This Weekend

  • 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

    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

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