Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Word to the Nerd: Geek Extravaganza Holiday Shopping

    Explore more than 40 booths peddling the best that pop culture has to offer in action figures, collectibles, and comic books.

    Knight right: Dine on Thanksgiving Day at nearby Medieval Times where ticket proceeds benefit 
    Philippines relief efforts.

    Sat 9:30a-4p. DoubleTree Dallas Market Center, 2015 Market Center Blvd., Design District (817-733-7786). Free admission.

    Nearby: Ascension Coffee; Maple Motor; Thai 2 Go

  • Quick Wit: Free Improv Class

    Learn the ins and outs of thinking fast and acting funny during this class taught by pros.

    Cheap laughs: If you get hooked on the ha-ha, save $50 on upcoming comedy classes during the
    Black Friday sale.

    Tonight 7p. Dallas Comedy House, 2645 Commerce St., Deep Ellum (214-741-4448). Free.

    Nearby: The Elbow Room; Adair’s Saloon; The Red Door

  • Knit Fit: Ugly Sweater Run

    It’s simple: Race 5K in the tackiest sweater around for the thrill of victory and a hard-earned beer or hot chocolate.

    Digital decorations: Find inspiration for the most hideous garment ever with a visit to the
    sweater generator.

    Sat 8a. Fair Park, 3750 The Midway, Fair Park (214-670-8400). $44

    Nearby: Pizza Lounge; Craft and Growler; The Amsterdam Bar

  • Animation Station: Cartoon Cereal Party

    Alamo Drafthouse’s monthly morning escape celebrates the toughest ladies ever sketched, from Jem to She-Ra, Princess of Power.

    Dress for success: Attendees are encouraged to sport PJs while indulging in the free mix-and-match cereal bar.

    Sat 10:30a. Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expy., Richardson (972-534-2120). $10

    Nearby: Sushi Sake; Burger Island; Holy Frijoles Tex-Mex

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