Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 23

The Oscars are beating down on us. Go vote in FrontRow’s poll, and remember, it’s who should win, not who will actually win. But if Christopher Plummer does not win best supporting actor for Beginners, I will eat the one hat I own and never wear.

Last night sort of felt like the weekend, because I did my patriotic duty and went out for a margarita. Today marks the true beginning, however, because this weather is unbelievable. Most of you will probably find a patio and stay there. But for those looking for a little something more, there are options.

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre kicks off their Cultural Awareness series tonight with a performance at the Wyly. The company will present a wide range of pieces celebrating European and African influence on the world of modern dance. The evening includes Pacing, a rhythmic work by choreographer Milton Myers, Angelitos Negros, performed by principal Nycole Ray, and The Nina Simone Project, back by popular demand. But if you’re in Fort Worth, I’d head to the Modern Art Museum for a screening of the National Theatre‘s production of Travelling Light, which is a new play about how an old-timey Hollywood director became interested in cinema. This is also known as Liz catnip.

Otherwise, you can indulge your inner fashion critic at the Pin Show in the Fairmont Hotel ballroom. Thirty-five mostly-local, independent designers will showcase their wares, competing for grants and a three-month artist residency program. You’ve only got a little over an hour left to buy general admission tickets online, so move quickly.

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