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.
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20 Questions Trivia is like no other pub quiz, because you don’t have to be good at trivia to have a great time. Funny answers receive partial credit even if they’re wrong, no matter how wrong they are. Musical clues help you figure out the right answer. And all of the questions revolve around a single theme. Previous themes have included Cats, Snakes on a Plane, Guns and Roses, and Tic-Tac-Toe (all answers had a prominent X or an O).
Broadway.com is hosting a livestreamed reading of Terrence McNally’s 1991 play Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The event, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, will be on Broadway.com and Broadway.com’s Facebook and YouTube channels at 8:00pm ET on Monday, April 6. The star-studded performance will feature Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, Take Me Out), Ari Graynor (The Sopranos, Brooklyn Boy), Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, The Boys in the Band). The reading will be dedicated to McNally, who passed away from coronavirus complications on March 24. The event is benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, helping those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day that theaters remain dark, entertainment professionals face unprecedented health and financial challenges requiring immediate attention and resources.
This Monday night, recline with us from your home at the 26th Annual Downtown Seder! We’ll be streaming live online (for free!) with comedian Lewis Black talking bitter herbs, David Broza and Peter Yarrow singing hits from the Exodus, Judy Gold’s annual Dayyenu, and SO MANY MORE including Speech from Arrested Development, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Harvey Fierstein, Seth Herzog, Paul Shapiro and Catherine Russell. More than 20 artists, thinkers and entertainers will join live through this unprecedented gathering as we wander together through the quarantine desert!
Ukrainian Easter egg dyeing is a magical process! It celebrates the spring, new life and is so much fun. Due to Social Distancing, this class will be offered online. It is okay if you don’t have the supplies and want to watch as a demo. Everyone will receive a PDF of instructions after the class. Definitely share supplies.
This class is designed to be taught online and keep your kids creative and engaged. Minimal supplies and maximum fun! We will use everyday objects and basic art supplies to do make various projects and sharpen the creative mind. Each class the project will be different to keep us all learning and entertained. Catherine Ruhl has five years of experience teaching adults and kids in New York City.
For the first time in 44 seasons, San Diego REP is releasing a recorded production for digital viewing! House of Joy was recorded on March 4, 2020 during an invited dress rehearsal of the play, prior to five preview performances. The production opened on March 11 and was closed on March 12 for public safety reasons ordered by the onset of the Coronavirus. Admission to the video is available with a suggested donation ranging from $10 to $100; access will last for a strictly limited time ending on April 12. Vimeo is available on any web browser or as an application on mobile devices and most major television streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Playstation and more.
Stream Anytime (Video will be accessible until 11:59pm on Apr 12, 2020)
Saturday Night Stories Live is a series of curated open mic storytelling events featuring a variety of artistic styles and lots of heart! This is an amazing way to share community. We’ve been called an “Urban Campfire” and invite you to snuggle down to relax; as we are met by the rhythms of our featured local music artist and sound guy, Brandon Moreno, as he gets us started on our entertainment adventure. There will be presenter partners telling stories using a variety of methodology. Our curated open mic is bound to be adventurous entertainment at its best as we host a variety of guests that tell their stories through poetry, spoken word, music, singing, art, dance, photography, film and anything you can think of. Listen as you connect to these impactful tales. We will laugh and may shed a few tears.
Having a really good idea is one thing, but getting people excited about that idea can be a whole new challenge. That’s where John Livesay’s How to Make the Perfect Elevator Pitch comes into play. Learn some helpful tips and tricks on how to sell your professional vision to interested customers with this online lecture.
Do you Love Harry Potter Movies? (This event is on the movies, not the books!) Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our Live Harry Potter Movies trivia game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. The prize will be a Amazon Gift card, free future events and maybe some others. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your Smart Phone/Tablet. Zoom is super easy to use: First, you will join the virtual room at the specified time. Then, prior to starting the game we will virtually introduce you to some of the other pariticants (if for any reason you are not interested in meeting the other participants, you can opt out of this part). Next, at game time, your host will read off several trivia questions from Harry Potter Movies. Your goal is to come up with the correct answer to each question and write it down on your paper. Once the round is over (about 6 questions), we will go through the answers and determine which person/people had the highest score for the round. That person/people will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the event. We will play multiple rounds so each time you win a round, you will earn another raffle entry.
Do you love Seinfeld? Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our Live Seinfeld trivia game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the Safety and Comfort of your home. Prize will be a Amazon Gift card, free future events and maybe some others. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your Smart Phone/Tablet. Zoom is super easy to use.
Yoga is a healing path when practiced compassionately. All of the bodies from the physical, energetic, emotional and wisdom bodies are connected when approached with understanding. Join me for yoga and meditation in the comfort of your home.
If you journal, then you already know for yourself what the research shows: that journal writing calms us and makes us more mentally and emotionally resilient. But did you know that just below the surface your journal contains a treasure trove of wonderful wisdom just waiting to be discovered? Learn where to find this hidden layer and how it can reawaken your creative power, vitalize your life, and further your personal healing journey. In this informative, supportive and experiential workshop, you will learn and practice five journaling techniques which will help you begin to find your most powerful and truthful voice and build an ever more meaningful life and legacy. The registration fee includes a downloadable PDF and access to a private Facebook group where participants can find support on their deep journaling journey.
Meld your love of fine wine with stand-up comedy, and let’s be honest, your need for a break from the re-runs with a virtual comedy show! Professional comedians and a sommelier join forces to share wine knowledge and a barrel of laughs. Break up the monotony of this quarantine with a little vino, jokes and escape from the abnormal norm.
When you can’t go to the party, the party comes to you! This interactive at-home dueling piano performance is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to songs by your fave artists, be it Billy Joel, Bon Jovi or Britney Spears. There’s hardly a request these guys can’t handle, so really go for it!
We showcase a powerful mix of seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming comedians who you’ve seen on all of the major networks. Your comedy show host: Michael Wirtz, a stand-up comedian, motivational speaker and voice talent born in Chicago who grew up in Central Texas. He spends a lot of time on the road and enjoys meeting new people every day.
Texas’ and Ft Worth’s BEST and most ENTERTAINING Drag Show is now seen weekly in downtown Ft Worth. The best costumes, music, and entertainment! Great illusions of such performers such as Cher, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Pink, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and MORE!