Dallas is cold. Dallas is soaked. But Dallas is still Dallas, the ninth biggest city in the country. There’s a lot of stuff to do each week, it can be hard to sift through.

Luckily, Dallas has the services of a brave journalist, intent upon finding a quantitative answer to the “what to do in Dallas this week” question. He’ll do it in the only way he knows how, awarding a bronze, silver and gold medal to the three best things to do each week in the Advocate‘s four neighborhoods.

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That brave journalist is me, and this is the Dallas Event Podium.

Bronze medal: An “Incredible” Weekend at Reveler’s Hall, Friday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 28

Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

Do you like jazz? I like jazz. And if you like jazz in Dallas, you go to Reveler’s Hall. Let’s take a look at their website to see what’s coming up this weekend.

  • Friday, Jan. 26 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Dallas legend Linny Nance leads this incredible trio, playing everything from James Brown and Marvin Gaye to modern R&B, Funk, Pop and Rock hits!”

Nance brought the house down at the 2023 State Fair of Texas. Sounds like a great night.

  • Saturday, Jan. 27 5 – 9 p.m. “Drummer and frontman Joshua Willis leads this incredible trio, playing the very best of funk, soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and more! Come join us for an unforgettable, high-powered Happy Hour with attitude!”

Maybe it’s a coincidence.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 5 – 8 p.m. “Accomplished drummer and Jazz composer/songwriter Bobby Falk leads this incredible trio, bringing you the most thrilling highs and relaxing lows that Jazz music can offer.”

It’s definitely not a coincidence now.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 8 – 11 p.m. “The ace at the bass himself Paul Briggs leads this incredible Jazz trio, featuring some of the best young Jazz players in the city of Dallas.”

At least Briggs got the “Jazz trio” modifier. No matter the night, lead an incredible trio of friends to Reveler’s Hall and enjoy some of the best local jazz in Dallas.

(Tickets – Free entry, cover added to bar tab)


Silver medal: Alien 4K Restoration + Behind The Screen with SOFT VEIN, MVTANT and Llora – The Texas Theatre, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

A cyberpunk night for the ages. The Texas Theatre is set to screen a beautiful 4k restoration of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, Alien, followed by a late-night concert “behind the screen”. The three bands lean heavily into a dark, futuristic sound, pairing perfectly with the themes you’ll be watching on the other side of the screen just before.

The theater’s “behind the screen” shows are exactly what they sound like. Audiences walk around the projector screen to a small concert space. I couldn’t picture it either. Click here for a visual walkthrough.

(Tickets – $12 for movie/show only, $20 for combo)


Gold medal: Hope Healing Cancer With Music – Granada Theater, Sunday, Jan. 28, 12-6 p.m.

Lake Highlands High School senior Lauren Goin organized this charitable mini music festival benefitting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The performers and team behind it are students from LHHS, Bishop Lynch High School and Dallas Lutheran.

For more info about the event, read our own Carol Toler’s piece on Goin and the organization.

(Tickets – $33)