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Weekend whirlwind

                I mustache why ANYONE would miss out on the good times awaiting you this weekend! (…I’ll see myself out…)

An enviable lip mantlepiece.

While Valentine’s Day is still desperately trying to hold our attention, it’s got some fierce competition from Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Heart Health Month and President’s Day, and even extended Mardi Gras stuff. In this week’s Whirlwind, we’ve lined up some fun stuff to help you celebrate whatever it is you celebrate. (For me personally, an excuse to celebrate the new little mustache that started growing once I turned 42. ~Teresa)

Celebrate Love Cabaret

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CenterStage Youth Theatre is presenting a family-friendly variety show centered around LOVE, and this dinner performance features 28 students performing music, dance numbers and skits that will make your hearts sing. See the Celebrate Love Cabaret Friday at 6:30pm. Tickets $30 306 N Church St, McKinney.

>> Feb 18 is the last day to see Dinosaurs LIVE! at @HeardNSM in #McKinney! Go with me to experience nature trails, the spring plant sale and more! http://www.heardmuseum.org/

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The grownups need a FULL GROWN BEER, dammit! The Festival of Darkness, brought to you by TUPPS Brewery, will feature all of their Full Grown dark beer offerings on tap. They’ll also have live music on tap starting at 1pm. No cover. Saturday, 1-10pm. Get there early for a free brewery tour at 12:30. 721 Anderson St, McKinney.

Seeking a cultural buzz?

 The TWU Department of Dance and the Artists Enclave of Denton County present Day of the Dance this Saturday at 7pm. Amongst the popular forms of dance that will be included, we swear we saw “hula hooping” in the event details. Sounds like something we have to experience. No reservation required, and there is a requested donation of $5 a the door to benefit both organizations. Saturday at 7pm. The Black Box Theatre 318 E Hickory St, Denton.

February isn’t all about Valentine’s Day, ya know.

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It’s Chinese New Year and you should be celebrating! Since 2018 is the Year of the Dog, bring your pawed friend (and hula hoop, if you want) and join the festival at Klyde Warren Park. The community will celebrate a new year of loyalty, kindness and love with food, fireworks and live performances. Saturday 2-8pm. 2012 Woodall Rogers Pkwy, Dallas. Free.

It’s a SWEET Feb 16-18 weekend at @VerizonTheatre — Alan Jackson on Friday, Festival of Laughs  on Saturday and Los Angeles Azules on Sunday! @AEGworldwide >>  http://www.verizontheatre.com/events 

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Cowboy UP

One of the top bull riders in the world will be taking home a $250,000 purse at the PBR Iron Cowboy 25th Anniversary event! Help the rodeo community celebrate these tough guys and their attempt to hold on for 8 seconds. Saturday 5:50pm. Tickets $10 and up. AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington.

For Monty Python Fans

Rodeo not your thing? “Oh look, there’s some lovely filth over here.” Andy’s Bar in Denton is hosting a Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie Night if you’re wanting to end the weekend with the Knight who says ‘Ni!” Sunday 7-9pm. 122 N. Locust, Denton. Free. Registration Encouraged

While Monty Python is the pinnacle of culture to many grownups, there’s also a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Bedford Library on Saturday night, where we’ve heard it’s quite the soiree! $50 per person includes dinner, glass of wine, costume contest, dancing, and casino. If you’ve been waiting your whole life to make a lot of noise in a library… here’s your chance.

She Loves Me

Who doesn’t love a good love story??

Another collaboration worth checking into this weekend is She Loves Me, performed by the Rockwall Community Playhouse. The comedy designs itself around two lonely hearts who eagerly await love letters from a romantic partner they don’t yet know. Or do they? Friday-Sunday. Adults $20, Kids/Seniors/Students $15. 609 E. Rusk St, Rockwall.

Droolworthy hot metal at @DFWAutoShow this weekend … who’s going? Feb 14-18 https://dfwautoshow.com/ #DFW 

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One thing that we know is that the Dallas Arboretum is beautiful any time of the year.

Especially when they’re offering free admission to all active and retired military in honor of President’s Day! They’re putting forth an All-American experience with hot dogs, apple pie, live music, beer and wine. Free with valid military ID, $5 General Admission February 17-19. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas.

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The morning after is usually a brutal epilogue to a 
night of binge-drinking but …

The Dallas Observer knows how to put on some incredible foodie events. The first of at least three this spring is The Morning After Brunch Event held under the Shed at Dallas Farmer’s Market. Starting at 11:30 Saturday morning, you can bombard your face-hole with unlimited food samples and bottomless mimosas for $40 per person. Here’s our how-to for help making these sampling events work best for you. ~ Andi

Do you know of some amazing, fun events coming up? Tell us in the comments or add them to our Event Calendar here.

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