On this day, 179 years ago, 59 delegates met in Washington, Texas, to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. That makes today Texas Independence Day — a holiday that no other state can claim.
And we think that's a cause for celebration, if there ever was one.
The big question remaining: How will you mark the birth of this great state? You've got several places to choose from tonight. And that, too, is not something most other places can't say about cold, wet Mondays in early March.
Let freedom ring, or some such.
Bull at Wyly Theatre
As seen on Broadway in recent years, this brief office drama from British playwright Mike Bartlett (Cock) depicts a ruthless set of coworkers who turn on each other when downsizing is imminent, even torturing one of their own like a matador toying with, well, you get it. It runs through Saturday, March 14, but tonight you can name your price.
Better Call Saul Watch Party at Sundown (Free)
DUI? Dealing Drugs? Better call Saul! Bored on a cold and wet Monday night? Better head to Sundown for the bar's weekly Better Call Saul watching sessions. It's all good, man.
AFGA Secret Screening at Alamo Drafthouse (Free)
The American Genre Film Archive is a collection of 35mm prints of over 3,000 classic films, most of which were released during the '60s, '70s or '80s. Tonight, they'll screen one of those screen gems at random — but, see, there's a catch. You won't know which film it is until the credits start rolling. Worry not cheapskate; the screenings in this monthly series are free.
Texas Independence Day Bar Crawl at Oak Street Drafthouse
Brewpubs and other beer-centric joints all over North Texas are celebrating the state's Independence Day today. For example: Out Denton way, Oak Street Drafthouse and its sister space, East Side Denton, will have several Rahr & Sons brews on tap and give away free pint glasses.
Shadows of Liberty at Texas Theatre
This 2012 British documentary puts forth the notion that more and more of the world's media sources are controlled by a circle of fewer and fewer large corporations. Fittingly, this screening is presented by publicly-funded radio station KNON, and local journalists Ed Sillis and Jim Schutze. Others will also be on hand after the screening to discuss the issues raised by the filmmakers.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.