Go Storytelling With Oral Fixation.
As we have many times before in these daily to-do posts, here we go again, mentioning the monthly adult night at Grapevine's Legoland. We're not the least bit embarrassed by it, either. And, really, why should we be? Legos are cheap, pretty rad and come in all sorts of varieties.
More recently, the company has also even given its biggest fans a chance to make some major cash. Through its Lego Cuusoo site, fans can now submit new fantasy Legos sets theyâ€™d like to see put into production.
Once a project gets 10,000 “likes” from fellow Lego fanboys, it gets taken into consideration by a special division at the company and, if it gets approved, its creator receives one percent of all future sales.
Just something to keep in mind as you step out tonight. As cliched as it sounds, the world really can be your playground if you know where to look.
Oral Fixation: An Obsession With True Life Tales at Hamon Hall
Maybe you're like me and, when you're nursing a hangover and listening to NPR over the weekends, you hear those live-recorded portions of This American Life and you think, “Man, it'd be cool if shit like that ever took place in Dallas.” Well, for two seasons now, Nicole Stewart has been recruiting regular Dallas folk and helping mold them into bona fide storytellers in just that vein. Tonight's offering of the best tales from season two of Stewart's Oral Fixation series will feature stories ranging from the heart-warming and uplifting to the tragic and hilariously horrifying. It also marks the first time the monthly event will be held in its new digs at Hamon Hall inside the Winspear. — Pete Freedman
Assassins at Theatre Three
Stephen Sondheim, the brilliant mind behind Sweeney Todd (among many other musical classics), is responsible for this musical revue featuring song-and-dance routines courtesy of John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Jr., Lee Harvey Oswald and a half-dozen other men and women who attempted — in some cases successfully — to assassinate various presidents. — Cory Graves
Golden Suits at Three Links
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus of Department of Eagles. After a tumultuous last couple of years dealing with rat infestations and lady problems, Nicolaus crafted his first solo record, which was released last month. The batch of indie-folk tunes isn't too far off from something you might find on a DoE record, although it might even bear closer resemblance to DoE collaborator Daniel Rossen's other project, Grizzly Bear, whose members each contributed to the new record. — CG
Adult Night at Legoland Discovery Center Grapevine
The powers that be require any adult wishing to check out this Lego wonderland to bring at least one kid — except for one day out of the month. Lucky for you, today is that one day. Go check out all the Legos you can handle at this adults-only event. Make sure and get your tickets from the link above, though, or else they'll be $7 more expensive at the door. — Stephen Young
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.