The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Oct 26, 2018 / 9:00pm
Get ready to play, drink and be scary when Game Plan Dallas hosts their annual adult Halloween-themed game night. Everyone has attended or hosted a game night, but Game Plan Dallas' job is to introduce you to the new way to party in the city. All of their outrageous and hilarious party games target you and your friend's interests and is customized to all things Halloween. You're in for a spooky good time when Ghostly Game Night comes to Sino House Chinese Restaurant.
Ah, families. Everyone thinks theirs is crazy, but it'd be hard to out-crazy Mortimer Brewster's relatives. One brother thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, the other is a homicidal maniac who's had plastic surgery to look like Boris Karloff. And his two sweet spinster aunts? Well, they poison lonely old men and bury them in the basement. The play, of course, is Arsenic and Old Lace, the farcical dark comedy classic (later a movie starring Cary Grant) that paved the way for the likes of the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino and every other writer who's dared to spike their comedy with a heaping dose of murder. But there's nothing like seeing these macabre shenanigans play out on stage, so come to Allen's Community Theater for some truly killer laughs.
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 3:00pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 6:00pm
Fill up on tasty, Southern-inspired food and joyful singing at the World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Dallas. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet, which includes a wide variety of choices, including carving stations, the signature chicken and waffles, omelets and more. Then get ready for a joyful and inspiring good time that'll have you on your feet, clapping, singing and swaying to the sounds of the beautiful voices from top local talent performing traditional and contemporary gospel songs. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.