[The half dozen]

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Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Finally an event where knowledge of “The Republic” can be put to good use! Join local visionaries and entrepreneurs for a discussion about Dallas and the ideal city at the Dallas Festival of Ideas. The planning groups for the event even include University of Dallas faculty. Feb. 19-20. Fair Park. Free.

2. Don’t ignore the third day of the week, sandwiched between the shock of Monday and the relief of hump day. Celebrate the ordinariness of Tuesday with Trivial Tuesdays. Sip on selections of premium beer while showing off your knowledge of useless facts. Tuesdays. The Ginger Man in Uptown. Free.

3. Leave the masters in your annotated essay or thesis to see the art at the Modern Masters exhibit. The show features work by over 60 artists including Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Ends Feb. 21. Arlington Museum of Art. $5 for students.

4. Those struggling with an identity crisis should check out the After Hours play Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, which promises to be better than Brain’s version of the book in the “Arthur” sing-along episode. Feb. 20. 8 p.m. Carpenter 240. Free.

5. Fashion Week might not fit in your budget alongside Franzia and ramen, so visit The Pin Show in Dallas instead. Feb. 20. The Bomb Factory. $25 & up.

6. Kill two birds with one stone at Opening Bell: study first and swoon second as Emma Walsh brings her lovely, old-fashioned vocals to Lamar Street. Feb. 21. Opening Bell Coffee. $5 donation suggested.

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