It’s not every year that the city’s most beloved non-collecting art museum turns 35. Thus, the Dallas Contemporary has planned its own truly inspired birthday party. Christened “Alive for 35,” the event’s pièce de résistance is “Acceleration,” an exhibition that features works from a veritable who’s who from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond. (Thirty-five artists in total, natch.) The event begins at 1 pm Friday, November 8, and runs 35 consecutive hours, ending at midnight Saturday, November 9. We suggest stockpiling caffeine now. Access to the exhibition is free; tickets to the November 9 birthday party start at $235. 161 Glass St., 214.821.2522; dallascontemporary.org.