1/6: Less Serious

LAUGH LINE: The Backbeat Cafe & Listening Room made headlines over the holidays for hosting Dallas' first ever Unsilent Night street-level sound sculpture. On Wednesdays, the venue takes a break from brainy, experiemental music and invites would-be comics to nerd out at the Slap and Tickle! Comedy Open Mic. 8PM.

DIZZY CITY: New Orleans' heart is festive, and artist James Michalopolos makes sure we remember it that way. His paintings gawk in wonder at stately homes and city blocks with a blurry, bending shape and loads of vibrant color. See his work and feel a joyfully tipsy as at The Cameron Gallery from 11AM-5PM.

ONE-HIT WONDER: Was TLC's "Creep" missing from the '90s Night playlist? Want to subject your friends to an array of worn-out classic rock hits? Juxebox at Hailey's on Wednesday is the place where beloved singles live on, like it or not. Request your faves at no cover cost starting at 10PM.

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