We’ve checked the abacus, the sundial and our biological clocks and, indeed, it’s Leap Year. That means five Fridays in February and 24-hours more to fill with chichi shindigs. Since time is of the essence, we’ve taken the liberty of pulling together the highlights. Now get your Jack Bauer game face on and go for it.
Dress for Disco at Studio S4
Friday, February 29,
doors open 9:00 p.m.
Break out the hot pants and hustle over to Station 4 for this homage to the golden era of gay groovin’. The cast of the Rose Room will be there with bells on, or rather bellbottoms on, to add to the entertainment.
3911 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
Make Space for Art Winner’s Announcement Party
Saturday, March 1, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Still jonesin’ for a “winner fix” while waiting for the finale of Project Runway? La Reunion can keep you from having to chase the dragon with the announcement of the winners of its Make Space for Art contest. There will be no “aufing” or “make it work,” but there will be a sneak peek at what’s in store for this up-and-coming artists’ enclave, as well as a performance by Escalator Maintenance Society. RSVP to email@example.com.
PanAmerican Arts Project
1615 Dragon Street, Dallas
Toast To Life Gala
Saturday, March 1,
VIP Reception 7:00 p.m.
Gala 8:00 p.m.
By toast, they don’t actually mean bread. So those of you fasting for Lent or Atkinsing your way to a meatier body will be fine. In this instance, the toast is free-flowing wine and spirits, a Venetian carnival, silent auction items and a raffle, all benefiting the Resource Center of Dallas. And a word to the wise, cocktails plus silent auction equals $3,000 giant ceramic panda for your living room. At least it’s for a good cause. Drink up.
Tickets: $150 VIP, $100 Individual
The Women’s Museum, Fair Park, Dallas
Sunday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
We hate to burst your bublé, um bubble, but there’ll be no Stabucks half-caf, no fat, Venti vanilla lattes to suck on while you’re listening to this crooner live. Let’s hope he sounds as good without the hiss of the cappuccino machine in the background.
Tickets: $49 – $89
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie
They Might Be Giants
Tuesday, March 4, 8:00 p.m.
Nerdy music listeners of the world unite. Your evening has arrived. Brush up on your “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” lyrics and rise up in the masses. It’s time to show those Weird Al Yankovic fans who really runs this town.
Tickets: $22 – $35
House of Blues
White Swan Building, Dallas