[The half dozen]

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Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Up next in the series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Braniff Graduate School is Can Poetry Save the World? featuring four of Louise Cowan’s former students, including the University of Dallas greats Dr. Scott Crider, Dr. Eileen Gregory and Dr. John Alvis, as well as Wyoming Catholic College President Glenn Arbery. Head to SB Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday for some good old-fashioned UD literary discussion.

2 Denver-based band The Lumineers will play at the Verizon Theatre with accompanying artists Kaleo and SUSTO Tuesday night at 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Starting at $50.

3. The Nasher Gallery Lab at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents Let’s Taco’ Bout Prints with Adrienne Lichliter Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. — because it doesn’t get much better than art and free tacos.

4. After coming together to write, cast, rehearse and perform four short plays in only 24 hours, WaterTower Theatre’s 24-Hour Play Festival will present a one-time performance of the plays, lasting about 15 minutes each, on Saturday night at 8 p.m. $10.

5. Celebrate Mardi Gras a little early at the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Follow the parade through the Bishop Arts District and take in the quirky scenery while you’re at it. Free (reserved seating $27.25).

6. If you haven’t had enough of Mardi Gras after the parade, Wild Detectives will have a Mardi Gras After Party featuring a backyard bar from 5 p.m., also on Sunday. Free (but you should probably pay for your food and booze).

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