Put The Fun Back in Funimation.
Thanks to the growing popularity of events like Movember and the rising acceptance of even the dirtiest hipsters among us, beards have never been more popular.
So massive, in fact, is this follicle trend that companies such as Procter & Gamble have even begun to take notice. Then again, a near-billion dollar drop in razor sales would be hard to miss.
Trendiness aside, another big hypothesis we've heard bandied about is that society is growing increasingly lazy — or, worse yet, increasingly accepting of our own indolence. To that, we suggest that we all get off our asses tonight and prove 'em wrong.
Oral Fixation: Silver Lining at Hamon Hall
A wise man once said that the leading fear for most Americans — ahead of even death — is the fear of public speaking. Goes that old bit: “To the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Of course, the only public speaking scenarios most folks face in their lives comes through the mundane presentations they're forced to make at school or in front of co-workers. Those moments rarely come elsewhere — like, say, in front of a crowd of strangers. And yet that's exactly what Dallas storytelling series Oral Fixation asks its contributors to do. And the results are great: The authenticity and honesty behind the tales shared by organizer Nicole Stewart and her gutsy performers are what makes Oral Fixation such an exceptional series. Tonight, all tales will center around a “Silver Lining” theme. — Cory Graves
Adult Night at Legoland Discovery Center
Usually, the powers that be require any adult that's 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
Funimation at the Movies: Jormungand at Alamo Drafthouse
Once a month, this Flower Mound-based anime powerhouse hosts free screenings at nearby Alamo Drafthouse. Tonight, they'll screen the first four episodes of the locally-dubbed English versions of Jormungand. — CG
DJ Dee-Bay at Twilite Lounge
Mug down with a frozen Jack and Coke tonight whilst Twilite owner, local band bass player and local radio personality DJ Dee-Bay (read: Danny Balis) will be showing off his DJ skills as part of the bar's recently added all-vinyl Monday night offerings. — CG
*Update: It looks like DJ CeePee (read: Good Records owner Chris Penn) will be filling in for Balis tonight at Twilite Lounge, spinning eclectic selections from his personal vinyl collection.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.