Best Bets • 01-30-15

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.30

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‘Everest’ premiere at Dallas Opera

Dallas Opera continues its season with two mountaintop works — one, the fourth act of the classic La Wally, is set in the Alps, but the second is a world premiere work about the doomed Mt. Everest expedition of 1996. The amazing set (and bearish climbers) is just one draw of this daring English-language one-act opera.

DEETS:
Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.
Jan. 30–Feb. 7. DallasOpera.org.

Saturday 01.31

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Paula Poundstone doubles up at Saturday concerts

Out comic Paula Poundstone has a way of communicating with her audiences that says “I feel you,” which has made her a popular standup for 30 years. She brings her patented humor to Dallas for two shows on Saturday — the early show at 7 p.m. is sold out, but there are still seats available for the 9:30 p.m.

DEETS:
City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ATTPAC.org.

Friday 01.30—Sunday 02.01

Thor

Marvel swings into Dallas, Part 2

The Marvel museum expo has been playing for a few weeks in Fair Park, but the show opening this weekend — including several matinee and evening shows — is the live action stunt show Marvel Universe Live, with special effects, fireworks and well-built muscle men in tights. They had me at well-built.

DEETS
: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave.
Jan. 30–Feb. 1.
MarvelUniverseLive.com
Ticketmaster.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 30, 2015.

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