Here’s a (long) list of things to keep in mind when planning out your weekend:

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  • Promise of Peace Community Garden is partnering up with Bernadette Fisher of now-closed Angelo’s Italian Restaurant in Lakewood for a mid-winter spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 7. The event will be held at White Rock United Methodist Church at 1435 San Saba. Seating is at 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are from $15-$5 and can be purchased on the Promise of Peace website.
  • Learn about the History of the Interstate Theatres tomorrow, Feb. 6 at the Hall of State at Fair Park, 3939 Grand. Documentarian Jeffery Mills will present his research and work in the documentary “Before the Curtain Rises,” a feature-length film about the history of movies and why going still matters. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the one-hour program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The program is free to the public. You can register online, by calling 214.421.4500ext. 101 or by emailing nora@dallashistory.org.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Rachel Nash Gallery is celebrating its grand opening in Deep Ellum at 2646 Main from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Find out more on her website.
  • The Hex Gala + Auction for Victor H. Hexter Elementary School is right around the corner, on Feb. 8. Tickets are $25 a person. Learn more on the online event page.
  • It’s a tad out of our neighborhood, but The Reading Room is hosting an exhibition presented by the collective (wo)manorial from Feb. 8—March 1, with an opening reception this Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m. The title “never to be yourself and yet always – that is the problem” is taken from Virginia Woolf’s “The Modern Essay.” The group exhibition addresses those endless doubts and beliefs, searches and frustrations, manipulations and attempts to be honest with art and with ourselves, questioning the freedom that gives pleasure but also uncertainty. The Reading Room is a project space at 3715 Parry that’s dedicated to text and image. For further information, contact Karen Weiner 214.952.4109 or check out the website for more
  • Gloria” is opening at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station this weekend. The press release describes the film thus: “Gloria is a ‘woman of a certain age’ but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair — until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.” For more, see the website.
  • Neighborhood composer William Foley, who we wrote about in the February issue of Advocate, is playing at Times Ten Cellars this Sunday, Feb. 9, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Echo Theatre is turning the historic Art-Deco style Bath House Cultural Center into the fictional 1930’s “Echo Room Supper Club” and filling it with music, song and dance. They’ve gathered a group of singers from the varied backgrounds of opera, musical theater and indie-music, and they’re “thrilled” to be collaborating with the DGDG: Danielle Georgiou Dance Group; musical director and arranger Scott A. Eckert; and members of Matt Tolentino’s Big Band to bring Dallas audiences great music from women lyricists and composers circa 1900-1940 for the celebration of “HER SONG.” HER SONG will run until Feb. 22. Tickets $25-$35. See more on the website.
  • “Go, Dog Go!” is on at Dallas Children’s Theater until Feb. 23. This stage adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book is geared towards the 4-year-old-and-up crowd. Tickets are $22-$28.
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