"Come on, guys, just one more Friday night hanging out with kiddos. Next year, we go burlesque."
GENTRIFIED BLOCK: The age of Abby Cadabby continues as Sesame Street Live blows back through, this time with a "1-2-3 Imagine" theme based on the daydreams of that glittery new kid, Elmo, Big Bird, and the crew. Where does pretend take the critters? To an African rainforest, the company of a blues-afflicted octopus, and, well, right back to their old 'hood, which hasn't changed enough to stop you from sharing it with your kiddos. Nokia Live. Find tickets here. 7PM.
8 O'CLOCK ROCK: It's hard for fans of early rock and roll to pretend like they're hearing the music of Buddy Holly or Ritchie Valens for the very first time. America's collective ears have amassed heaps of both trash and gold since then (not to mention the perils of those who were actually born when blues and pop shook hands). So why not share these pioneers with your delighfully un-jaded offspring? The Dallas Symphony Orchestra unbuttons its collar for the 50's Dance Party. Find tickets here. 8PM.
DOCTOR'S ORDERS: Multiple films and stage shows have taught us The Whos of Whoville are a blast when played by live actors. We're interested to see how Seussical Jr. handles the hefty Horton, though, and Theatre Arlington provides a chance to adventure with the whole Dr. Seuss clan starting tonight. (The cast is all-youth; all the better to inspire your budding stage hogs.) $5 at the door. 7:30PM.