1/12: Stage Show

Spooky Irish play, Partyfest and Open Mic Night

By Christina Miralla
|  Thursday, Jan 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
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1/12: Stage Show

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MORE THAN JUST AN IRISH JIG: Playwright Martin McDonagh is the man behind the black comedy, "Lieutenant of Inishmore." Currently, Terry Martin’s gory interpretation on stage at the WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre is doing McDonagh’s vision justice. The tale takes place in Inishmore, Ireland, centering on an off-the-wall character with a strange cat fetish and a group of assassins from the Irish Republican Army. The production can get a bit gory for theatre with special effects by Steve Tolin, but still makes for an entertaining Wednesday night out. Tonight’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for Wednesday’s showing. The play runs through Feb. 6.

PARTYFEST: Want some tips on how to throw the best bash in town? Pay a visit to the Dallas Market Center today for the 23rd annual Partyfest Tradeshow. The party playhouse is not just home to event planners throughout North Texas, but for the diehard party host in all of us. The day of party talk starts at 10 a.m. and doesn’t end until 4 p.m. This year the tradeshow will feature over 200 DFW party suppliers, a silent auction benefitting the YMCA and educational seminars for party pros that need to brush up on new trends. Click here for a list of exhibitors. Admission is $10 and parking is free.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Last Chance Saloon in Downtown Plano is giving you the chance to be a star every Wednesday night. If you’ve got a knack for belting country high notes and wailing to southern rock tunes, then tonight’s the night to make it happen at the country-themed bar for Open Mic Night with hosts Lane Thomas and Ten Gauge welcoming the best acts to the stage. Don’t miss out on Last Chance “Idol” beginning at 8 p.m. lasting until midnight. 


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