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The Weekend Guide

Good, clean fun.

JAM
The Roomsounds
What:
Four Dallas-based twentysomething guys make music that’s more Counting Crows than One Direction.
Why: It’s a little bit country, a lotta bit rock ’n’ roll.
When: Sat., 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: The Rustic, 3656 Howell St. (214-730-0596).

CLICK
The Download
What: Apps, movies, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: A self-deprecating memoir, SNL’s welcome addition, and the latest on Veronica Mars.
When: Break time.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

SEE
Unconstitutional
What:
Seventy minutes of wry constitutional commentary. No public figure, whether a national leader or a politically thoughtless celeb, is safe from scrutiny.
Why: You really miss seeing Colin Quinn on SNL’s Weekend Update.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. (214-880-0202). Tickets ($30-$40) at attpac.org.

LISTEN
Pixar in Concert
What:
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra pairs a Pixar sound track with clips from kid favorites like Toy Story, Up, Cars, and Finding Nemo.
Why: You’re never too old for a good Randy Newman tearjerker.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. (214-692-0203). Tickets ($19-$116) at dallassymphony.com.

LOOK
The Sweet Life Opening Reception
What:
Ray Phillips’s mixed-media paintings and Paul Rousso’s candy sculptures combine for a taste of pop art that’s equal parts contemporary and classic.
Why: When else can you contemplate the meaning of a discarded Tootsie Pop wrapper?
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Laura Rathe Fine Art, 1130 Dragon St. (214-761-2000).

PLAN (to PARTY)
The Birthday Party Project
What:
An ’80s-themed bash in celebration of the nonprofit’s 2nd birthday — do-gooders can bop to the Spazmatics while sipping cocktails and inhaling light bites by Marc Events and Ruthie’s Food Trucks.
Why: You can’t pass up the chance to crimp your hair and wear blue eye shadow for a good cause.
When: Jan. 18. Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Em the Venue, 1500 Dragon St. Tickets ($75) and sponsorship opportunities at thebirthdaypartyproject.org.

Photo: Will Von Bolton / Courtesy of The Roomsounds

LOCATIONS
1130 Dragon St
Dallas, TX 75207
214-761-2000
3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
214-730-0596
Em the Venue
1500 Dragon St
Ste d
Dallas, TX 75207
214-749-1999
2400 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
214-880-0202
2301 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
214-670-3600
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