Friday, March 22, 2013
Put a pig on your head and check out the weekend’s five weirdest events
Being normal is overrated.
Want to do something different? Here’s a look at some lovably oddball stuff to do in the Dallas area.
Stiletto Stampede: The 100-yard high heel dash at at the Plaza at Preston Center on Saturday benefits Komen Dallas County. Organizers suggest you “run, walk, or strut,” but if we were there, you’d probably have to add “wobble, grimace, or face-plant” to the list.
Texas Paranormal Unity Fest: The author of a book called Encounters with Flying Humanoids, a demonologist, a person who conducts “paranormal forensic interviews of clients using law enforcement techniques,” and a silent auction featuring Storage Wars' Walt Cade are among the attractions for this Saturday fest at the Waxahachie Civic Center.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Shouting and throwing things (the appropriate things, of course, like toilet paper when someone yells “Great Scott!”) are hallmarks of the Amber Does Dallas shadowcast of the 1975 R-rated musical-comedy movie. Catch it at the Lakewood Theater on Friday night. Get our Joy’s Jaunts columnist’s take on the wacky proceedings.
Laurie Berkner Band: The members of the children’s music group are known to wear stuffed animals on their heads when they perform the song “Pig On Her Head.” Bring your own and follow suit for the Saturday “Animal Party” show at Annette Strauss Square.
Silent Disco: Ever go out and wish the music would just stop already? At the Saturday event at Zouk, you can just take off your headphones and enjoy the silence as people still wearing their headphones rock out. Or you can control your own volume. (There’s something similar at the Green Elephant on Friday.)
- Grab brunch with fierce ladies at drag event Sunday at DISH
- Looking for dinner and a game of bocce? Try Samar by Stephan Pyles
- Dallas Beer Kitchen promises "rare, hard to find" brews on Lowest Greenville
- Transit Bicycle Co. relocates to Lower Greenville
- Creepy rendering of Big Tex shows he's almost ready for the State Fair