Need weekend plans? We have you covered!
Hit the theater
I'm not much of a theatergoer, but right now there's a musical in town that's absolutely worth checking out. The Color Purple kicked off a nearly two-week run at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Jan. 23. If you're not familiar, the production is based on a book by the same name and the story follows Celie, a young black woman, through her experiences in the American South during the 1930s. The musical includes plenty of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues music, as well.
The Color Purple will be in town through Feb. 4, and tickets start at as little as $20.
See some jaw-dropping tricks
Another stunning performance comes to Dallas this weekend, this one courtesy of the Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball players will be flipping and flying through American Airlines Center and Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, showcasing the amazing tricks they've become known for. Seriously, so many of the team's stunts seem to defy gravity. The Globetrotters are doing two shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. They head to Frisco for a show Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
Bring on the beer
If you like beer, there are two fun events where you can knock a few back. The first is Community Beer Co.'s fifth anniversary party. On Saturday, the brewery is serving nearly 50 different original recipes, which include one-off specialty beers as well as riffs on their classics. There will also be live music and local artists selling their wares. A ticket ranges $30 to $65, depending on how early you want to get there.
The second opportunity I'll mention is a Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing flight at LUCK restaurant in Trinity Groves. For $12, you get four different cookies paired with samples of equally as many local beers. If you plan to go on Sunday, which is the first day the pairing is available, you'll need to pre-purchase a ticket online; however, the restaurant is offering this deal through Feb. 3, and you can simply order it when you get there any other day.
Take in some tunes
What's a weekend without some live music? Poor David's Pub kicks off festival season with the 19th Annual KNON Blues Fest, which features performances by Zak Harmon, Dylan Bishop, E-Flat Porch Band and many more. That event runs Saturday and Sunday, and tickets start at $15 per day.
Do some post-holiday shopping
Lastly, if you're a bookworm or a vinyl collector, you'll want to make time to hit the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library for the Dallas Public Library in downtown this weekend during its annual inventory sale. Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl albums will be available for purchase, many times at a steep discount. Get a look at the goods Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).