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Save the Date

Power up your calendar and pencil in these don’t-miss happenings.

SEE
Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional
What:
Seventy minutes of wry constitutional commentary. From national leaders to politically thoughtless celebs, no public figure is safe from scrutiny.
Why: You really miss seeing this guy on SNL’s Weekend Update.
When: Jan. 10.
Where: Wyly Theater, 2400 Flora St. (214-880-0202). Tickets ($30-$40) at attpac.org.

CLICK
The Download
What: Apps, movies, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: New Netflix offerings, the word of the year, and thirteen hummus recipes.
When: You need a virtual snack.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

CELEBRATE
Artopia 2014
What:
The Dallas Observer’s yearly toast to arts, fashion, and culture, where the most talented of the bunch walk away with grants.
Why: Perusing artwork and sampling cocktails while listening to DJ Sober feels deeply enigmatic.
When: Jan. 18.
Where: 333 First Ave. (214-826-0467). Tickets ($40-$65) at ticketfly.com or at the door ($50-$80).

BROWSE
Fashion and Flea
What:
The Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show pros host an indoor market full of vintage furniture, antique housewares, and handcrafted you name it.
Why: One woman’s defunct birdcage is another woman’s repurposed jewelry display case.
When: Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
Where: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine (817-410-3459). Tickets ($6) at eventbrite.com.

RUN
Dallas Hot Chocolate 15/5K
What:
A footrace around Fair Park that doesn’t involve corny dogs. Aim to finish and then celebrate with chocolate in all its finest forms.
Why: A veritable fondue feast, the postrace party will give you a sugar rush better than any runner’s high.
When: Feb. 8.
Where: 1200 S. Second Ave., nr. the Cotton Bowl. Registration ($44-$69) at hotchocolate15k.com.

burlesque!

SHIMMY
Dallas Burlesque Festival
What:
The sixth annual sexy ladies revue promises three nights of acrobatic air splits and tassel twirling.
Why: It’ll show you how to work a feather boa without looking like a magician’s assistant.
When: Feb. 13-15.
Where: House of Blues, White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St. (214-978-2583). Tickets ($15-$100) at houseofblues.com.

WATCH
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
What:
A potty-mouthed play about a druggy couple grappling with its stash of secrets, violence, and infidelity.
Why: Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis wrote for The Sopranos. Need we say more?
When: Feb. 14-Mar. 15.
Where: Kitchen Dog Theater at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. (214-953-1055). Tickets ($15-$30) at brownpapertickets.com.

Photos: Mike Lavoie; Courtesy of Dallas Burlesque Festival

LOCATIONS
3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
214-953-1055
Artopia 2014
333 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
214-826-0467
Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-410-3459
2400 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
214-880-0202
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
214-978–2583
Fair Park
1200 S 2nd Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
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