Follow a young girl as her place of refuge, atop her apartment building, lifts her to a special world of dreams come true. Actress/comedian Carol Burnett and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, bring this story based on Burnett's own childhood to life with tears and laughter as only the beloved red-headed icon can do. See it at Allen's Community Theatre in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm
A Dallas Observer slider event presented by Whole Foods Market, Between The Buns is an outdoor slider-sampling festival that will feature over 20 of the best sliders that Dallas has to offer, from fried chicken, to pulled pork, burgers and more! It will also include music, cash bars with beer and cocktails. Get your fill of sliders, one of the best finger foods, only at Between the Buns! This festive afternoon of unlimited slider samples will take place at Dallas Farmers Market.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto Casa Manana in Fort Worth's stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 1:00pm
From Robert Plant's scorching vocals to John Bonham's thundering drums and Jimmy Page's trademark guitar riffs, tribute band Led Zeppelin 2 captures the dynamic sound of one of classic rock's legendary live bands. Combining the blues with hard rock, Led Zeppelin turned out countless classic tunes, from the epic "Stairway to Heaven" to jams like "Black Dog," "Whole Lotta Love" and the psychedelic "Dazed and Confused." Fronted by Bruce Lamont of the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza, Led Zeppelin 2 is one of the best Zep tribute bands out there.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
For a comedy glam-rock band, Steel Panther manages to tell a joke with a surprisingly straight face, jamming out over-the-top sleazy hair metal in a way that is equal parts caricature and homage. Sporting cheetah-print spandex and at least a can of hair spray apiece, the glam metal aficionados have built a massive fan base over the past decade with raucous performances of original songs like "Stripper Girl" and "It Won't Suck Itself." But these eyeliner-wearing dudes also have street cred -- its members have played in bands like L.A. Guns and they've opened for Guns N' Roses, plus luminaries from Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and KISS's Paul Stanley to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello have all rocked out with the Panther on stage. Expect a lot of gnarly guitar licks and nothin' but a nasty good time when they come to the House of Blues in Dallas.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
A slouchy, foul-mouthed young comedian and an overwhelmed middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are unexpectedly brought together when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Tensions rise and gauntlets are thrown, but appearances may be deceiving. Through confessions, fights, and uproariously inappropriate jokes, these two unwittingly invest in each other and help to pick up the pieces of their broken lives. A boisterously brazen story of the strength it takes to learn to laugh through pain, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City comes to Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pm
Calling all RPG gamers, fantasy nerds and fans of exciting theater! Laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and '90s pop culture references, She Kills Monsters is a can't-miss, high-octane dramatic comedy that's a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, this plucky play tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. The adventure begins at Dallas' Theatre 3.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Rhymin' N' Stealin' salutes the music of the '90s and NYC hip-hop innovators The Beastie Boys. This Texas-based quartet of three MCs and one DJ captures all of the energy, comedy and musicality of Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D in a show that's filled with familiar party anthems like "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)," "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," "Hey Ladies," "Sabotage," "Body Movin'" and more. Catch them in concert -- along with cover band Poo Live Crew -- at the Granada Theater in Dallas.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm
Vino Palooza is an award-winning wine and music festival produced by platinum recording artist Ryan Cabrera. Each festival offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries, along with samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites, plus unplugged performances by major Top 40 artists. This event benefitting local nonprofit groups comes to Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ in Dallas.
One of YouTube's biggest breakout comedy stars, "thinking man's comic" Steve Hofstetter brings his latest no-holds-barred stand-up show to Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas. His new show, dubbed The Your Tour: Grassroots Ramble, features some of his most unfiltered, hilarious and very adult observations about virtually anything and everything under the sun, along with his patented after-show meet-and-greets. Along with his popular YouTube videos -- now up to 75 million views -- Hofstetter's performed on TV, with sets on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed, headlined at some of the country's top comedy clubs and brings his act to your city by popular request.
Vino Palooza is an award winning wine and music festival produced by platinum recording artist Ryan Cabrera. Each festival offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries along with samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites, plus unplugged performances by major Top 40 artists. This event benefitting local nonprofit groups comes to Shipping & Receiving in Fort Worth.