Don’t let the January blues getcha down, no matter what those anti-depressant ads on TV try to tell you. There’s plenty to look forward to this weekend besides prescription drugs: art collections, bingo, free beer and more. Just say Yes!
East Meets West Exhibit
Friday, January 18 through March 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
You think you’re turning Japanese, you think you’re turning Japanese, you really think so? We highly doubt it, but you can at least immerse yourself in the culture at the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. Texas Collects Asia 2008 kicks off a year-long exhibit with stunning art from Japan.
The Crow Collection
2010 Flora Street (Between Harwood & Olive), Dallas
Saturday, January 19, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join the Resource Center of Dallas as GayBingo moves to its brand-new location at The Rose Room inside S4. And while Nicole Kidman won’t be there coughing up blood (at least not confirmed at press time), the Moulin Rouge theme is sure to make your windmill turn at full speed.
The Rose Room inside S4
3911 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
Saturday, January 19, 8 p.m.
Get your geek on as the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra brings video game music to life like never before. World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy are just two of the video game scores that will be accompanied by larger-than-life graphics depicting scenes from each game. If they open up with the theme song from Pac-Man, we’re so there.
Tickets $35 to $65
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street, Ft. Worth
Tuesday, January 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
If you’re the type of person who hits Sam’s Club every Saturday to get a full meal out of the gazillion free samples offered, then you’ll love this upscale version of progressive sampling at Urban Market. Splurge on tastes of wine, beer and chef-prepared food for bite-size sustenance. And if you’re still hungry, Manorexics, take home larger quantities of your favorites.
1500 Jackson Street, Downtown Dallas
Wednesday, January 23 through February 17
A-tisket, a-tasket. What’s that in your basket? Theatre tickets? Splendid! Get lost in the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald in this original play by Dyke Garrison with previews this week leading up to opening night January 29.
Tickets $16 to $29 for preview performances; $23 to $43 regular run
Dallas Theater Center Kalita Humphreys Theater
[3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas