All weekend: Back when I covered Dallas theater, Fred Curchack was one of the most memorable, zany, unpredictable and smart,  playwright/performers I encountered. I am confident that Curchack, now a teacher at UTD, will not disappoint in his exploration of the Tibetan Buddhist figure, Milarepa. "Milarepa", by Curchack and Laura Jorgenson, opens Friday at the Bath House Cultural Center and runs through Saturday January 30. Tickets go for $10-$15. Details.

Sunday: Isn’t it great to look around town and see folks sporting Dallas Cowboys gear — in January? Don’t get too excited now, kids — we still have a tough road ahead. This Sunday, watch what is sure to be a nail biter of a game among friends at the Granada. Score a $5 BBQ and Nacho Platter when you reserve your seats in advance, Friday before noon, at

Monday: Even if you (like many of us) have to work on MLK day, you can still commemorate King at the 25th annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. The concert, sponsored by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $15 and $25. The show, featuring guest soloists Roz Ryan and Karen Clark Sheard, honors Dr. King; his late daughter, Yolanda King; and the late Jerry Mitchell, a concert choir organist.

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