Smell that? It just reeks of equinox. And with this weekend’s outings you might just get a whiff of the unexpected, too. Delight the senses with eau de Tuna (of the Greater variety), the sparkle of Diamond (as in Neil) and a touchy tank full of stingrays (Crikey!). If that’s not enough, you can tiptoe through the tulips. Just make sure to wear your rubbers – in case of Spring Showers, of course.
Tuna Does Vegas
Through March 30
Jaston Williams and Joe Sears are back with their first new show in 10 years, proving two of the fundamentals of funny: One, everybody has a white trash relative they associate with a Tuna resident. Two, comedy is always funnier when men wear dresses.
Tickets: $30 -$70
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth
Friday, March 28, 9:00 p.m.
If the real Neil Diamond doesn’t bring you flowers anymore, try Surreal Neil and Super Diamond, an alternative Neil Diamond tribute. You’ll be singing along to “Song Sung Blues” in no time and may even find that your heartlight is turned on by the end of the eve.
Tickets: $15 -$25
House of Blues
White Swan Building, Dallas
Through Labor Day
Remember those haunted houses when you were a kid where you closed your eyes and stuck your hand in spaghetti pretending it was brains? Well this is kind of like that, except this time the “brains” are actually stingrays swimming about in a 17,000-gallon saltwater tank for you to feed and touch. P.S. – we recommend leaving your Liberace rings at home for this lil’ adventure.
Tickets: $2.50 per person (zoo admission is separate)
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas
Through April 13
Hey, pansy. No, we weren’t talking to you. We were just practicing flower identification for when we stroll through 400,000 spring-blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and thousands of other annuals and perennials spread throughout the 66-acre property. And you’re sure to find a fairy or twelve in this not-so-secret garden, too.
Tickets: $8 for adults (and $10 valet parking for those with nice cars)
8525 Garland Road, Dallas
Through April 5
Artist Perry Nichols Brooks takes it to the street with a new batch of paintings featuring urban architecture and symbols of Dallas in soft, neo-psychedelic colors. Imagine how great that “Slippery When Wet” painting will look in the bedroom.
Dahlia Woods Gallery
600 Cantegral Street, Dallas