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Watch Some Drunk Shakespeare, Listen to Toto Cover Weezer, Cosplay at AnimeFest, Shop For Lady Snearkers, or Peep a New Local Comedy.

A recent study out of the University of Kansas found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from being someone’s acquaintance to a casual friend, 90 hours to go from casual friends to ‘real’ friends and 200 hours to become close friends.

Seems like a lot of time to put in, but it’s that whole eating an elephant theory. Just gotta take it one bite at a time.

So, if you find yourself in the market for some new friends, start inviting some of those casual acquaintances out this week. Little by little it’ll happen.

Here are some things you can do with your new pals-to-be.

Monday (8.13)
Shakespeare in the Bar: Measure for Measure at The Wild Detectives
To pee or not to pee?

Dawes Live Lunch at Good Records
We’re all gonna dine.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO at American Airlines Center
It won’t bring you down.

Tuesday (8.14)
Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, The Dirty Hooks, The Cult at Toyota Music Factory
Sometimes it blows my mind.

Toto at The Theatre at Grand Prairie
They got their hash pipe.

Wednesday (8.15)
Women Texas Film Festival at Studio Movie Grill (Northwest Highway)
Action!

Oak Cliff Brewing Launch at Braindead Brewing
Cheers!

Thursday (8.16)
Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie at Dos Equis Pavilion
Raise some hell.

Lupe Fiasco at Gas Monkey Live
Spittin’ hot fiya.

The Last Starfighter at Texas Theatre
With Cygnus behind the screen.

An Evening with Alex Zhang Hungtai by Fortress Presents at The Modern
Mr. Dirty Beaches.

Friday (8.17)
Scratch Session: Mix Master Mike at It’ll Do
One lonely Beastie he be.

AnimeFest 2018 at Sheraton Dallas Hotel
The first of four straight days.

Dolly Day at The Rustic
All Dolly Parton everything.

Dallas Girl Gang at STIRR
A women’s networking event.

Never Goin’ Back at Texas Theatre
Made by locals, screening nationwide.

Saturday (8.18)
Dax Shepard at Majestic Theatre (Sold Out)
Podcasting with Gordon Keith.

Cody Jinks’ Loud & Heavy Fest at Panther Island Pavilion
With Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, The Sword, Paul Cauthen, Sunny Sweeney and Ward Davis.

Red Bull Air Race at Texas Motor Speedway
It’s got wings.

Local Brews Local Grooves at House of Blues
Dozens of local craft brews and homegrown bands.

Fourteenth Anniversary at Granada Theater
With Ishi, Medicine Man Revival, OG Garden.

Ice Cube, Bun B at Toyota Music Factory
It was a good day.

Sunday (8.19)
Lady Sole Expo at Lofty Spaces
A sneaker event for the womens.

Aqua: Walker & Royce at SiSu Uptown Resort
Make a splash.

Rico Nasty at House of Blues
Smack a bitch.

Patty Cantu at Canton Hall
¿A dónde vamos a parar?

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