For three long days, the tweets trumpeting the arrival of morning were grim, if, like us, you woke up to the Dallas Morning News' frantic ice storm updates on Twitter. Tuesday: Cllllosings! Wednesday: Roads way treacherous! And Thursday: It's over today — no scratch that the FOG IS FREEZING TO THE ROAD AND I'M SCRAPING MY CAR WINDOWS IN ISOLATED SPOTS!
Even the ice-phobic little bird formally declared "the DFW fog/icepocalypse" over at dawn today. So liberate yourselves from fear. Break out the cash you saved sharing the heels of your bread loaves. Put on yer best boots and check out the goods DFW kept warm for the weekend:
The celebration starts with a sophisticated exile of the wiggles: a skirt-shaking romp through Django's Paris. The Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate presents the Euro-jazz stylings of the Texas Gypsies at Swingtime Center from 9 p.m.- midnight, with an East Coast swing lesson to lead from 8-9 p.m. Ten bucks for members and students (only another ten spot to invest in an annual membership, if you catch on quick); $15 for non-members.
For stir-crazy families, The Dallas Museum of Art has an afternoon of productive fun included with general admission. At 1 and 3 p.m., Music Inspired by the Arts of Egypt and Africa is brought to the Level 3 landing for the wanderlusty. The Studio Creations series is from 1 to 3:30 in the Art Studio to unblock the imagination after so. much. TV. Reading Rainbow: Opt–An Illusionary Tale is showing at 2 p.m. in the Theater, to, er, top off the mug of learning for kids who got to play video games in lieu of class this week. We, too, can appreciate the sheer trippy-ness of optical illusions in nature revealed in the film. (Ice is clear. Dude. Think about it.)
Staying in the house to watch a mediocre football game isn't our first pick. Luckily, the Dallas Observer reports that North Park Center's La Duni Kitchen is throwing a Super Bowl Party: a reason to shop in faith for spring dresses and then socialize (sip margaritas!) with freed friends and strangers. Appetizers, snacks, and two drinks are included in the $25 advance admission; call 214-606-6737 or pay $30 at the door. Show up at 5 p.m. Week of Tuesdays will be there, too.