[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Redirect your laughter from your latest Netflix obsession to a free Stand-Up Comedy Show. If you don’t go for the jokes, go for the legendary bartender Catfish who makes drink mixing an art. Jan. 29. The Republic Street Bar. Free.

2. Perhaps Cap House covers of Dylan songs and folk music have got you hankering to return to the hippie days. Though Woodstock may have missed us by a few years, Judy Collins offers a second chance to hear music from folk’s heyday. Jan. 28. Granada Theater. $40 & up.

3. Oscar Berglund’s first American show, Somewhere in Between, explores contemporary ruins and our relationship to erosion. The gallery is a newcomer in the Dallas arts scene as it opened last year with hopes of encouraging conversations about contemporary art. Opening reception Jan. 30, on view until March 19. Cydonia Gallery. Free.

4. Letting go can be hard, so don’t end your Groundhog festivities at the Party in the Park. Celebrate Punxsutawney Phil by watching Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day. Feb. 2. The Plaza Theatre. Free.

5. Trade your Baileys and bacon for Aristophanes and Aristotle at the Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts on Philosophy and Poetry. Ron Smith, poet laureate of Virginia, will give a reading and the keynote address. Jan. 29-30. Lynch Auditorium and Haggar Student Center. Free.

6. If listening to “1989” was the last time you indulged in romantic drama, bring your chocolate for the love-struck tale of Romeo and Juliet. Lest the story be lost on millennial ears, the theater has updated the show into the lives of modern teenagers. Jan. 27 – Feb. 28. Kalita Humphreys Theater. $15 for students.


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