Through Feb. 13 is “Close Encounters of the Dirk Kind” at Pocket Sandwich Theater. Film Noir detective Dirk Spatula is called out of retirement to help find a space alien on the run. Mix in a host of vixen spies, teleportation, shape shifting, voodoo and a werewolf. Don’t forget to throw popcorn at the stage. Pocket Sandwich Theater is located at 5400 E. Mockingbird. Call 214.821.1860 or go to for more. Tickets are $12-$25.

Through Jan. 30, Bath House Cultural Center is hosting “Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida (The Flower of Life),” an art exhibition that draws inspiration from the influential Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The Bath House is located at 521 E Lawther. Go to the website for more. The exhibit is free.

On Monday, Jan. 11, comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo brings her standup to the Granada Theater at 3524 Greenville. Call 214.824.9933 or go to for more. Tickets are $30-$36.