By Tasha Stevens


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Eric Bogosian’s “Bitter Honey- Best 100 Monologues” is at the Wyly Theater tonight through Saturday night. (2/11-13) You probably know the guy for his plays including the Pulitzer Prize nominated Talk Radio which was later turned into an award winning film by Oliver Stone. This show is a big deal… he rarely ventures outside of New York to perform, but he is in Dallas for a one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

Bullet for My Valentine and Asking Alexandria are playing the House of Blues tonight (2/11).

Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo happening now through February 29 with 5 dollar zoo admission.

This is the last weekend for the DFW Winter Boat Expo at Dallas Market Hall now through February 14.

The Texas Home and Garden Show is at the Fort Worth Convention Center (2/12-14).

Spring is near and the 7th Annual Collin County Home & Garden Show is coming up this weekend, February 12-14 at the Allen Event Center.   Check out the thousands of square feet of stuff to get your home and garden ready for spring.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will offer West Side Story at Bass Hall this weekend. (2/12-14)

Jurassic Quest is happening at the Automobile Building at Fair Park this weekend (2/12-14).

The Bridges of Madison County at Music Hall at Fair Park now through February 14.

Boyz to Men are playing the Choctaw Casino Friday night (2/12).

Ryan Reynolds debuts in theaters tomorrow as Deadpool. (2/12) I’ve heard is it very risqué so you might want to leave the kiddos at home if you go see it.

A Chinese New Year Celebration is at the Crow Collection of Asian Art Saturday (2/13).

Dallas Comicon Fan Days is at the Irving Convention Center Saturday and Sunday (2/13-14).

Experience the Finnish folk duo Vellamo, at 7:30 pm Friday, February 12, at the Allen Public Library. In addition to performing in the Finnish, Celtic and Scandinavian folk traditions, they also compose original songs.

The 12th Annual Dallas Blues Fest is at the Verizon Sunday (2/14).

The Perot Museum is offering a sweet spot to spend this Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day weekend with the family-fun Discovery Days: Gadgets & Gizmos on Saturday, plus ongoing special activities, crafts, “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, trivia, extended hours and more Saturday – Monday. It’s also the final days for the magically mesmerizing Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence exhibition, which “glows” away for good Feb. 21.

Forget the chocolates and roses and dinner, how about taking your honey to a haunted house for Valentine’s Day? The Cutting Edge Haunted House is opening for three nights (Friday, Feb. 12th, Sat. Feb 13 and Sunday, Feb 14) for something they call “Twisted Love”. You’ll explore the “world’s largest haunted house” lit only by candlelight.

Moxley Manor in Bedford is home to Valentine’s Day Massacre this weekend. 2/12-13)

Hangman’s House of Horrors in Fort Worth is having the St. Valentine’s Massacre-ade Ball.

The Love is Blind event is at Dark Hour in Plano.

Another cool thing to do this weekend with the one you love…a Free Valentine’s Love & Relationship Seminar at Fair Park. The Safe Conversations seminar is February 13th from 9am-5pm at the Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas.

Need to add a little protein to your diet? The Love is in the Air event Saturday February 13 at Texas Discovery Gardens will allow you to stroll through the romantic Butterfly House and release ladybugs. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres featuring chocolate covered insects.

80’s Rock Goddess and former Runaways guitarist Lita Ford is playing The Rail Club in Fort Worth on Valentine’s Day (2/14).

The President’s Day Celebration at the Dallas Arboretum runs tomorrow through Monday (2/12-15). They’ll have $5 General Admission, Patriotic Music, $1 Hot Dogs and $2 Cherry Pies.

Jefferson Starship is playing Arlington Music Hall Friday. (2/12)

The Rock and Worship Roadshow is at the AAC Friday (2/12) featuring the Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Audio Adrenaline.

The amazing former Megadeth and Cacophony guitarist Marty Friedman is playing Trees Saturday night (2/13).

Want to put the pedal to the metal in a snazzy car you’ll probably never be able to afford? Then be at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for The Fittipaldi Exotic Driving Experience this Saturday and Sunday (2/12-13).

Here is a great opportunity to enjoy great food, wine, art, and music while helping sweet furry babies find forever homes. The Artists for Animals Concert is Saturday night (2/13) at Level Two, a brand new event venue in the Dallas Design District. 100% of the proceeds of Artists for Animals go directly to Operation Kindness to help shelter pets find homes.

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