The Weekend Guide

furry valentine dog adoptions!

Everything hot, sticky, and sweet (and also sparkly and slobbery).

My Furry Valentine
Dog adoptions organized and produced by Downtown Dallas, The Petropolitan, and DogFit Dallas. Duck Team 6, DFW Pug Rescue Club, and Chihuahua Rescue & Transport will have pups aplenty.
Why: A costume contest and pet pics rank off-the-charts cute, and you could go home with a slobbery little heartbreaker.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Main Street Garden, 1902 Main St. (214-744-1270). Free.

The Download
What: Apps, series, books, and more to keep you company.
Why: Get lucky with Kevin Spacey, the Russian Police Choir, and a virtual flower girl.
When: You want to suck interface.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Dallas Burlesque Festival
The sixth annual sexy ladies revue promises three nights of acrobatic air splits and tassel twirling.
Why: See how to work a feather boa without looking like a magician’s assistant.
When: Thru Sat. Doors, 8 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. (214-978-2583). Tickets ($20-$100) at houseofblues.com.

Old 97’s Preview
Sample the first song off the local darlings’ new album, Most Messed Up (out Apr. 29). Stream “Longer than You’ve Been Alive,” or pony up your email address and download it for free.
Why: Six minutes of ass shakin’, witty lyrics by guitar-playin’ Rhett Miller. In other words, why we fell in love in the first place.
When: This clickin’ minute.
Where: At old97s.com.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash
A night of beers, burgers, and blues with Bella Ramos of Dateless in Dallas, Elysa Ellis and Nelli Tokleh of GenPink, and Freddie Jones singing the blues. A portion of the proceeds goes to the American Heart Association.
Why: Snap a pic with an impish Cupid, get some fake ink, clobber a heart-shaped pinata, and stuff yourself with Trailercakes. It beats sitting at home with a bag of chalky candy hearts.
When: Tonight, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The People’s Last Stand, 5319 E. Mockingbird Ln., ste. 210 (214-370-8755). Tickets ($15) at eventbrite.com.

Red Arrow Scavenger Hunt
The contemporary art gallery celebrates its second anniversary with a scavenger hunt around the Design District.
Why: Find all items on the list and you could win a restaurant gift certificate, tickets to a show, or a night’s stay at a Dallas hotel.
When: Sat., 4:30-9 p.m.
Where: Starts at Red Arrow Contemporary, 1130 Dragon St., ste. 110 (214-335-9556). Tickets ($20) at the door.

Mix, Match, and Mingle
Browse Kendra Scott baubles along with B by Brandie tableware (new to the store; save 15 percent). Fill up on drinks and bites between accessorizing like a pro.
Why: Coordinate champagne flutes with bangle bracelets, dinner plates with dangly earrings.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Kendra Scott Plano, 5800 Legacy Dr., in The Shops at Legacy, ste. c2a, Plano (214-299-5227).

Photo: Retales Botijero / Getty Images

1130 Dragon St
ste 110
Dallas, TX 75207
5800 Legacy Dr
The Shops at Legacy, ste c2a
Plano, TX 75024
1902 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
5319 E Mockingbird Ln
ste 210
Dallas, TX 75206
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202