The game is at 1:05 p.m. Thursday against the Seattle Mariners. We will select TWO winners. Three tickets and a parking pass to each.
To win, provide the correct answer to the trivia question via the form below. The winners will be selected at random from among all the correct answers received, and they must be able to pick up the tickets at the D Magazine offices in downtown Dallas. We’re open until 5:30 p.m. today, and in the morning at 8:30 a.m.
Since this is short notice, we’ll accept entries until 4:30 today. Now, go:
UPDATE: Wow. Who knew so many people were available to attend a Thursday afternoon game? The giveaway has been given away. The winners have been notified via email.
We handed out scorecards to the 100 or so people who went to last night’s education forum at the Kessler Theater. We asked the audience to grade the candidates on their answers to their randomly drawn questions. They were given only three minutes. Here’s how the candidates did:
Michael Greenberg: 85.31Â Â Â Â Elizabeth Jones: 84.98Â Â Â Â Jennifer Levy: 78.78Â Â Â Â Roland Love: 79.48
Dan Micciche: 82.98Â Â Â Â Bruce Parrott: 68.49
Bernadette Nutall: 82.56Â Â Â Â Damarcus Offord: 35.81
To read the questions and answers and to decide how you would score them, jump.
Wondering which of the 110+ movies to check out during the Dallas International Film Festival? The fun officially starts tomorrow, but we’ve reviewed a few of the movies on FrontRow so you can start planning.
Also, I’m sure the thing you really want to do is stare at a screen tonight. But just in case, there are couple worth considering. The Texas Theatre is screening Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers’ screwball comedy that has the happy coincidence of being one of three tolerable Nic Cage movies. The film is 25 years old, if you can believe it, and you can see it on 35 mm. It’s been far too long since my last visit to Mesa, so I’d do that for dinner. Over at the Angelika in Mockingbird Station, there’s a showing of She Stoops to Conquer, a Royal National Theatre production broadcast live via satellite. The last time I went to one of these theater-as-movie screenings, there were serious technical difficulties. It was also pre-taped. I trust things will go more smoothly for Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy of manners. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will also screen SSTC this evening, so everyone can just give I-30 a rest.
On a side note, I can’t believe the way Childish Gambino fans trashed rapper Danny Brown at their Palladium Ballroom show last week. He’s sworn never to return to Dallas, which is a shame, since he was one of the best things about 35 D and the only good thing about that miserable rainy Saturday. But much-beloved band The Hold Steady takes the stage there tonight, offering sensitive lyrics and Craig Finn’s signature conversational style. The Happen-Ins open.
For more to do tonight, go here.
Dave Little is a local standup comic and really terrible basketball player. He’s got himself a new concept called Little at Large, wherein he takes a mic and goes around bothering people. Worth your time:
Unwed, Pregnant Teacher Fired for Being Unwed and Pregnant. Cathy Samford used to be a volleyball coach and science teacher at Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall. Now she is not, because she’s pregnant and not married. And that firing is legal.
14-Year-Old Killed While Trying To Rob Home. This story is terribly sad. The boy fell into the wrong crowd while trying to cope with the loss of his two brothers–one who was killed while in the wrong place at the wrong time, and one who died a month ago from colon cancer. The homeowner doesn’t face charges, though a grand jury will review the case.
Strip Club Owner Allegedly Tried to Hire Killers for Arlington City Leaders. Ryan Grant was angry. He’s the owner of Flashdancer, a strip club in Arlington. The city forced his club to shut down for a year. He says he lost $800,000. Therefore, he tried to pay illegal immigrants from Mexico $10,000 to murder Mayor Robert Cluck and city attorney Tom Brandt. Then he was caught. I bet he’s really angry now.