Weekend Guide: Over and Over Again Edition
There is the Super Bowl and then there is nothing else this weekend. Just kidding, there are some other things going on, just not many. Who wants to see a groundhog? We bet you do. Maybe you want to cosplay as a groundhog. Are there groundhog comic characters? YES. That’s Weekend Guide synergy right there.
We might’ve escaped the brunt of the polar vortex, but we stand in solidarity with our northern sisters and brothers in hope that rodents across the country fail to see their shadows Saturday morning. Head to the Arboretum to tell Arboretum Annie to look away(!) before enjoying Bill Murray’s 1993 holiday classic, “Scrooged.” Just kidding, “Scrooged” came out in 1988; they’re showing “Groundhog Day.”
If you’re a nerd, geek or aficionado who longs for the halcyon days when cons were about the comics, then the North Texas Comic Book Show is your spot. With a singular focus on comics, this two-day event celebrates the writers and artists who breathe life into every page. So come start your collection or find the one issue that’s escaped you so far.
It’s no surprise that the Cowboys aren’t in the Super Bowl. Dallasites are used to that. In fact, our continued absence has caused us as a city to develop some pretty excellent parties as excuses to celebrate on a day that has little to do with us. That means you have plenty of options to choose from across the city. It seems like every brewery is hosting some sort of shindig, but you can also check out The Bomb Factory, Granada Theater and Happiest Hour.
1999 was 20 years ago. We repeat: The end of the ‘90s was 20 years ago. Remember all those AOL CDs everywhere? Classic. The Rustic has DJ Christy Ray spinning from 10 PM to 2 AM Friday night and it’s all about Biggie, Tupac, Ace of Base and Backstreet Boys. Come dressed to impress in your finest ‘90s gear.
It’s the first Saturday of February and that means it’s Free First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Enjoy free family programming from 11 AM to 5 PM including writing workshops, sketching opportunities, hearings of the McKinney Boyd Orchestra Ambassadors, and discussions with Nasher educators. It’s also the first day of the “Sterling Ruby: Sculpture” exhibit, which you should check out either then or on your lunch break.