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This intriguing, dramatic play will draw you in from the very start. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2015 Tony-winner, which tells the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain, who lives with his dad in a working-class town west of London. When Christopher finds himself under suspicion of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery. It will absolutely captivate you! This ground- breaking contemporary play is based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same title. Buy your tickets at watertowertheatre.org.
Happy anniversary, WaterTower Theatre! Take a look back at 25 years of WaterTower shows, featuring North Dallas’ favorite performers and musicians who have brought the glamour of Broadway to Addison over the years. WaterTower Theatre has thrilled North Texas audiences with over 170 groundbreaking plays and musicals since its inception in 1996. They will be rolling out the red carpet and toasting this enormous Preacher Lawson at Addison Improv accomplishment! Secure your spot at this glamorous evening by visiting watertowertheatre.org
Support animals in need by participating in Operation Kindness’s Hope Gala Virtual Auction and Raffle! This week-long, online silent auction raises money for Operation Kindness to continue to provide lifesaving medical care, shelter, nutritious food and loving care to homeless dogs and cats in North Texas. Bid on items until April 10 at 8 p.m., which will then be arranged for pickup or delivery afterword. Learn more at operationkindness.org.
The talented Los Angeles-based comedian Ali Macofsky is coming to Addison Improv! She’s been a semi-finalist in “Standup NBC,” features on “Just for Laughs Digital” and been in more than 100 episodes of The Comedy Store’s “Kill Tony Podcast.” She will be performing at 7:30 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be bought online at improvtx.com/addison.
Although it looks a little different, Walk MS: Dallas 2021 is returning! Wear orange and sign up for the walk wherever you live and connect with the other Walk MS participants virtually this year. This event brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause: to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. Every step taken and every dollar raised brings them that much closer to their goal! This event benefits the National MS Society, which is the largest private funder of MS research in the world that has invested more than $1 billion to date. Find out more at nationalmssociety.org.
If you’ve seen “General Hospital,” then you’ll recognize Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson (aka, Stone Cold and the Jackal), who played Jason Morgan and Damian Spinelli on the show. Their real-life dynamic is even more wonderful than their onscreen friendship and seeing them on stage is a truly fantastic experience. Buy tickets at improvtx.com/addison.
Outcry Youth Theatre is presenting The Great Gatsby in person to friends and family members and via live stream to everyone else! The show is set in the spring of 1922, as the shy, reserved Nick Carroway has just moved east to become a bond salesman and is enthralled by the lavish parties that his next-door neighbor, the multi-millionaire Jay Gatsby throws. It seems like Gatsby is living the dream in his huge mansion, but he is pining after the love of his life, Daisy, who is married to former football star Tom Buchanan. Can Nick bring Gatsby and Daisy together? If so, at what cost? Outcry’s newest adaption of this tale of bootleg drinks, fast cars and lost love brings the roaring twenties to life, a century later. Buy tickets at outcrytheatre.com.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tasty smells of Latin America with specialty food trucks, live music and group dance lessons, followed by a performance from Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda in honor of her April 16th birthday. There will be street tacos, sangria, mariachis, shopping in the Mini Mercado and a Selena look-a-like contest. This free community party is part of the Addison After Dark series, which takes place at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month. addisonafterdark.com.
Celebrate Texas with country music, line dance lessons, craft beer and great BBQ. Wrangle up your best Stetson and cowboy boots and listen to your favorite ‘90s hits by Elaina Kay and Straight Tequila Night. This free event begins at 7 p.m. addisonafterdark.com.
Best known for creating and starring in NBC’s “Whitney,” Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. She also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls” with Michael Patrick King. Before she comes to Addison this spring, check out her podcast, “Good for You,” self-produced and starring Cummings, and her stand-up special, “Can I Touch It?” on Netflix. Tickets can be bought online at improvtx.com/addison.
Taste Addison is the first major festival to return to Addison Circle Park. This is an interactive sampling of the Addison social experience. Choose from dozens of tasty food from Addison’s best restaurants, as they bring their top dishes and smaller taste bites to the festival for you to enjoy. Also, catch tunes from acts including Flo Rida, Hoobastank and Third Eye Blind. Shopping and family friendly activities will be available as well. The event will be open from 6 p.m.-midnight June 4 and noon-midnight June 5. Get your tickets at tasteaddisontexas.com.
The Urban Artist Market is bringing back their amazing art and local goods to Addison this summer! This indoor curated show features the work of more than 50 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in a COVID-aware environment. Attendees will love admiring the one-of-a-kind 2D painting, ceramics, pottery, mosaic, stained and fused glass, fiber art, print photography, sculpture, jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. Tickets are $10 at Learn more at urbanartistmarket.com.
Step back into the 1970s with live music, costume contests, old school activities and complimentary meals provided by In-N-Out! There will be live disco and rock music from Le Freak and Silent Rumor Band, a ‘70s-themed costume contest, and totally fab dance lessons from Studio 22. This free event begins at 7 p.m. addisonafterdark.com.