[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “New Orleans makes it possible to go to Europe without ever leaving the United States.” Enjoy some NOLA charm with Bugs and Brews, where you can eat fresh crawfish and hear good music. Bands include The Freeloaders, who played at Groundhog TGIT. May 1. Granada Theater. $15 and up.

2. Since the Cowboys’ stadium no longer graces our immediate skyline, take the opportunity to visit their new pad at the NFL Draft Party where you can visit the stadium, get autographs, see dance performances, and observe the specimen that is the Texan football fan. April 28-30. AT&T Stadium. Free.

3. “Pride and Prejudice” gets updated when Lizzy Bennett becomes a New York Editor and Darcy is a neurosurgeon. Hear all about it at Curtis Sittenfeld: Jane Austen Remixed. Besides revamping Austen, Sittenfeld has written for “This American Life” and the New York Times. April 30. Dallas Museum of Art. Free.

4. Get all the kitsch you didn’t know you needed at Etsy Dallas’ Spring Bash. Free DIY crafts and gift bags included. April 30. Gilley’s Dallas. Free.

5. Rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth commissioned Shakespeare to write Merry Wives of Windsor because she wanted to see Falstaff in love, and she only gave Shakespeare 14 days to write it. His short should encourage you in the coming weeks, when “diamonds are made under pressure” becomes the mantra. Playing until May 1. University of North Texas. $7.50.

6. The Woman. The Myth. The Legend. Discuss all three at the Braniff Salon Celebrating the Legacy of Louise Cowan: Lyric Poetry & the Soul where a panel of Cowan’s students will lead a discussion on her beloved lyric poetry. April 30. SB Hall Room 122. Free.


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