Outside the Bubble

Students can experience culture and entertainment in the Dallas area. Here’s six things to do this week:


Philippe Bowgen as Oedipus (Courtesy of Dallas Theater Center)

Liked the modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story? Then Oedipus El Rey is right up your alley. Oedipus El Rey takes Sophocles’ Oedipus and resets in the streets of L.A. barrios. Violence and passion follow the lives of delinquents and ex-cons in the complex story.

Admission: $15 – $85
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 – Mar. 2

Dallas Theater Center

Wyly Theater (map)
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 526-8210


So vampires were the big thing in entertainment a couple of years ago: Twilight, Vampire Diaries, True Blood and etc. Well, fortunately for us that the serious side of the obsession is dying down. Pocket Sandwich Theater’s “Drac in the Saddle Again!” Melodrama!” takes the bloodsucker and places him in the Old West. Yes, cowboys, Indians, vampires and even Frankenstein’s daughter are all tossed into a bag. The end product becomes a theatrical parody of a classic horror movie sequel.

Admission: $10 – $20
8:00 p.m.
Jan. 30 – Feb.15

Pocket Sandwich Theatre (map)
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1860



Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (Courtesy of CultureMap Dallas)

America’s iconic city: the place where artists, actors, musicians or people with just a dream go to find their place in the world. New York City, one of the most photographed cities, is the subject of PDNB Gallery’s exhibit. The show features images throughout the 20th century, from the Great Depression to the Disco era.

Admission: Free
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 – Mar. 29

PDNB Gallery (map)
1202 Dragon St.
Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 969-1852



Flipside bassist Matt Penman (Courtesy of Flipside)

For students in a jazz mood, who haven’t checked out the Dallas Museum of Art’s Jazz in the Atrium, the DMA is the place to be Thursday night. Flipside, a jazz group specializing in a unique combination of American musical form, is performing.

Admission: Free
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 30

Dallas Museum of Art (map)
1717 N Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200

Country? Punk? Merge those two together and Those Darlins is what ends up happening. Tennessee band brings an interesting, if not fresh, presence to the Club Dada’s stage. Bully opens the show.

Admissions: $10 – $12
8 p.m.
Jan. 31

Club Dada (map)
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226



Chinese New Year celebration (Courtesy of Crow Collection)

 Crow Collection of Asian Art is celebrating the Year of the Horse. Last year, over 10,000 guests attend and this year that number is expected to surpass that. The horse-themed extravaganza will be held on Flora Street, block party style, with several performances. Over a dozen specialty booths featuring art activities and even miniature horses will also be present. Dallas’s best food trucks will be out in the area.

Admission: Free
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Feb. 1

Crow Collection of Asian Art (map)
2010 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 979-6430

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