Happy Friday unto you, FrontBurner readers. Stop peering at your computer screen pretending to be busy for moment. It’s time to get your weekend plans in order.
A few days ago, Claire St. Amant of People Newspapers reported that Snappy Salads is hosting a Fu Man Chew event benefiting Movember. So, you can thank her for solving your “what’s for dinner?” conundrum (all together now: “Thank you, Claire”). The folks at Snappy Salads intend to run this shindig on a tight schedule to maximize proceeds, so they ask that you to sit down, eat, and leave in a timely fashion to make room for the next wave of eaters. Ordinarily I might rebuke them for rudeness, but tonight you need to get a move on anyway so you can get downtown for Aurora 2010, an after-dark art party at Dallas Heritage Village. Be sure to wear a jacket, though. My sources tell me tonight won’t be excessively cold, but I’d hate to learn that the weather cut your night short.
Unfortunately for you, seating is full for Saturday’s lecture at the Sixth Floor Museum, where two former Secret Service agents will discuss their time on the JFK detail. Alas. Keep your DART pass handy nonetheless, because this is your last chance to attend the Modern Masters workshop with James Magee at the Nasher.
Saturday apparently is Decorate-a-Shoe day in the greater Dallas area. UGGs devotees (it seems you still exist) can have a pair airbrushed or studded at Stonebriar Centre. Spring for a new pair of TOMS at Nordstrom in Northpark Centre, and a local artist will happily customize it. In other shopping-related news, Neimans’ downtown store is lighting its Christmas display later in the evening. Bring the kids–there’s no time like the present to indoctrinate the next generation.
As Danna Reubin noted yesterday on the Dallas arts blog, Nutcracker season is upon us. Check out the Moscow Ballet’s production, which wraps up Sunday. I recommend you round up your kids, sisters, moms and aunts and make it a family affair. Because it’s a matinee performance, you’ll have ample time to rest and prepare for the Roger Waters concert at American Airlines Center later on.
OK, folks. I’ve done my part, though you’re welcome to search these other things to do in Dallas for more satisfactory options. Have a great weekend.