Recognize.

Lest there was any doubt that New York's subway system was one of the most germ-filled places on the planet, a newly-published, 18-month study conducted by Weill Cornell Medical College now confirms it. A team from the college collected samples from 466 subway stations, and spent months sequencing the genetic material from their swabs. What they found was traces of over 15,000 types of life forms, “ranging from rodents and insects to the bacteria that cause the bubonic plague.”

Yikes.

Still, Dr. Chris Mason, who worked on the study, says it's really nothing to worry about. Even if, he says, you decided to lick all the poles in the subway, you'd probably be fine.

Plus, you know what they say: If you can lick things in public there, you can lick them anywhere. It's up to you, Dallas.

Sunday (2.8)
Hares on the Mountain (Album Release) at Dan's Silverleaf
Hop to it.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School at Three Links
Put pen to paper.

Monday (2.9)
Oral Fixation at Wyly Theatre
This month, it's “Two Peas in a Pod.”

Enabler, Call of the Void, Cleric, Heretic at Three Links
All hail the void.

Tuesday (2.10)
Bass Drum of Death at Dada
Get found.

Jessie J UTA's Texas Hall
Bang, bang.

The Book of Mormon at Winspear Opera House
It's a Spooky Mormon Hell Dream.

Alice Cooper at Verizon Theatre
No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Wednesday (2.11)
Unmarked Graves (Album Release) at Dan's Silverleaf
It'll haunt you.

Jerry Maguire at Sundown (Free)
Show me the money.

Thursday (2.12)
Amanda Shire at Magnolia Motor Lounge
A voice as pretty as a pearl.

Murder by Death at Dada
As long as there's whiskey in this world.

Princess Bride Quote-a-Long at Alamo Drafthouse
With Mandy Patinkin in attendance.

Pink Flamingos at Texas Theatre
An exercise in poor taste.

Rose Quartz at Lola's
Following an in-store at Good Records.

Friday (2.13)
Sarah Jaffe, Blue, the Misfit, Sam Lao at Trees
The body wins.

Eric Prydz at It'll Do Club
Call on me.

Partynextdoor at South Side Music Hall (Sold Out)
Recognize.

Dallas Burlesque Festival at House of Blues
Take it all most of it off.

Saturday (2.14)
Ricki Derek at Granada Theater
A Valentine's Day tradition.

Monster Energy Supercross at AT&T Stadium
Rev your engines.

Excision at South Side Ballroom
It's all about the bass.

Party Static (Album Release) at Three Links
Your cat won't like it.

Hair Metal Prom at Double Wide
Bang your head.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) at Dada
Spin it.

The Turning Point at Texas Theatre
With the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet.

Dwight Yoakam at Billy Bob's
The only thing that keeps me hanging on.

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