According to people that keep up with this sort of thing, we're currently experiencing a female whiskey resurgence, as whiskey sales among women have more than doubled since the '90s.
As a direct result, vodka sales have begun to plummet in recent months.
That's OK, though! Because, as it turns out, there's lots of other stuff you can do with vodka besides drink it. And despite its waning popularity, there's lots of places around town that still sell the potent household cleaner/deodorizer/insect repellent. — Cory Graves
Oral Fixation: “Two Peas in a Pod” at Texas Theatre
Dallas' favorite live storyteller series gets a bit cozy this month for its Valentine's-acknowledging, “Two Peas in a Pod” show, but that's not to say you can't show up stag. It's not all lovey-dovey. There will be stories about beloved pets, twin siblings, plutonic pals and childhood besties, too. — CG
Elm Street Tattoo Wig Party at Three Links
Elm Street Tattoo's 24-hour Friday the 13th tattoo marathons are a pretty well-engrained tradition in these parts. And though it's a lesser-known affair, so too is the wig party that precedes each Friday the 13th. Every Wednesday before a Friday the 13th, Elm Street tattooers throw a wig-themed party and aim to stay up as late as they can, all in hopes of skewing their sleep clocks so much that they'll sleep all day Thursday and be fresh and awake when the calendar turns to Friday. Tonight, though, a special edition of Good Luck Karaoke will make sure this party keeps rolling into the wee hours of the morning. — Melanie Shafranek
Jerry Maguire at Sundown (Free)
This whiskey Wednesday, it'll be Tom Cruise back up on Sundown's big screen. And not the couch-jumping, Dawson's Creek cast member kidnapping Tom Cruise, either. As a sports agent in Jerry Maguire, Tom was at his '90s best in this one. Still, you had as us at half-price whiskey. — Lauren Rushing
Lloyd Cole at Kessler Theater
Nearly three decades into his career, English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has been primarily known as a solo acoustic performer. With his 2013 LP, Standards, though, he went the full band route, even going so far as wielding an electric guitar. Needless to say, it didn't make quite the stir that Dylan did when he went electric back in '65. For what it's worth, Cole did say this album was largely inspired by Dylan's 2012 Tempest album. — CG
Anita Sarkeesian: “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” at UT Dallas
Feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian was one of the initial targets of the GamerGate controversy, after her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games video series began gaining popularity, and has remained a subject of severe harassment ever since. She'll be at UTD today, lecturing on the shitty, cliche treatment of women in video game culture, and providing a few examples of games that actually manage to get it right. — CG
Unmarked Graves (Album Release) at Dan's Silverleaf
Denton punks, Unmarked Graves, will attempt to pull off the rare, mid-week album release show tonight at Dan's, where copies of the band's new, Dirty Mind will be available. Grab a free download of the lead single, “I'll Haunt You” here. Mathew and the Arrogant Sea, Patriot, and Nicholas Altobelli open. — LR
Boogie Nights at Alamo Drafthouse
Before he was talking to Teddy Bears on the big screen, Marky Mark was talking to the reflection of his own dick in this porn-tastic, retro classic. Even among a list of A-list cast members like Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, Philip Baker Hall and Alfred Molina, that prosthetic was probably the film's biggest bright shining stars. — CG
CNU Fundraiser: Public Space Demonstration at Deep Ellum Lofts
The Congress for the New Urbanism North Texas will meet at the Deep Ellum Lofts (2814 Canton St.) to discussion panel/fundraiser aimed at helping Dallasites “reclaim their neighborhoods,” making them more walkable and transit-friendly in the process. A $25 ticket gets you dinner from Wild Salsa, drinks from Deep Ellum Brewinc Co. and access to the panel, which will include DPD officers, artists and government officials. — CG
Darin Bradley at UNT Willis Library
A graduate of the University of North Texas' Creative Writing Program, Dan Bradley is now the editor of two periodicals, the Bahamut Journal and Farrago's Wainscot, and has served in editorial capacities for a variety of other presses. At this free event, sponsored by the university's creative writing program, its successful alumnus will return to read from his novel Chimpanzee, followed by a Q&A and book signing. To see where Darin is now with his success and how he lives as a public author, check him out at Willis Library. — LR
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