Start Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Early With Anthony Jeselnik.
No, Cinco de Mayo isn't technically until tomorrow. But that won't stop plenty of Dallas restaurants and bars from starting their celebrations early with enough margarita specials to incite brain freeze on even the most insulated of craniums.
After consuming enough of the frozen concoctions, a crazy idea like making an entire movie in 24 hours might sound like a perfectly plausible way celebrate the Battle of Puebla. Or maybe it'll just make the beauties in Viva Dallas Burlesque's Cinco de Mayo-themed show appear that much more good-looking. Or perhaps it'll just make heckling Anthony Jeselnik at the Addison Improv seem like a wonderfully hilarious idea. Or maybe it'll just give you enough courage to hit on the ladies from He's My Brother She's My Sister at Dan's Silverleaf up in Denton (hint: Be careful, as one of them really is the sister of frontman Robert Kolar, and he will kick your ass).
Point is, there's plenty to do tonight.
Anthony Jeselnik at Addison Improv
Besides his perfectly groomed hair, the other thing that makes former Jimmy Fallon writer and Comedy Central Roast veteran Anthony Jeselnik so funny is his dry, deadpan delivery. The utterly serious yet nonchalant tone in his voice makes it all the more jarring/offensive when he drops an AIDS joke into the mix — but loads funnier as well.
Viva Dallas Burlesque's Cinco de Mayo Show at Lakewood Theatre
Viva Dallas Burlesque puts on some of the biggest monthly burlesque shows in the state. Their Cinco de Mayo production promises to be so big they're starting it a day early. Special guests Coco Lectric of Austin, and 2010 Miss Viva Las Vegas Ruby Champagne of Los Angeles will join a cast of Viva Dallas regulars.
Diavolo at Wyly Theatre
Diavolo is a portmanteau of Latin words roughly translating to “from point to point I fly.” Combining theatrical elements and acrobatic performances of Cirque du Soleil with the creative movement of parkour and components of contemporary dance, Diavolo's performance at the intimate Wyly Theatre will make a statement about how man interacts with his environment through the performers' interaction with ever-evolving, giant set pieces.
24-Hour Video Race at The Angelika
We recently watched a documentary showing filmmaker Jim Wynorski taking on the difficult challenge of filming an entire B-movie in three days. Starting at midnight tonight, 100 teams of local filmmakers will have only 24 hours to complete an entire project to be shown at the Angelika next week. Those interested in registering in the competition should go here. Past entrants have included everyone from elementary students to industry professionals. So the films should wind up being pretty diverse.
He's My Brother She's My Sister at Dan's Silverleaf
Like Tilly and the Wall before them, L.A.'s He's My Brother She's My Sister uses the old tap-dancer-as-drummer bit. But, in their case, they improve upon the idea by having their bandmate dance on a bass drum and letting her hit some cymbals with her free hands. The whole thing gives their setup a fun, visual vibe to match their enjoyable throwback-style folk tunes.