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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 25

Remember my long multi-week journey into the mostly pointless night of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84? Right. I didn’t like that book. But I soldiered on because I’ve read almost everything else he’s written, and generally enjoyed the experience.

The first book of his that I read was not, in fact, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. It was Norwegian Wood, a pretty, nostalgic story about a man reminiscing about his two very disparate college lovers. And of course, the title comes from that great Beatles song. Anyway, the Texas Theatre’s Kimono Club will screen last year’s film adaptation, directed by Tran Anh Hung. This is an amazing opportunity to see it, since its U.S. release didn’t start until this past January–and of course, only in the usual select cities.

If you wear a kimono, your first beer is free. And as always, there will be karaoke after the film. I’ve narrowed my song choices down to two. Since the show starts at 9:30 pm, you could go pretty much anywhere for dinner, but why not try the still new-ish Chicken Scratch? Pretty pictures of fried chicken will convince you.

Also this evening, the Dallas Opera’s The Magic Flute continues to delight. Yes, I know, you could go see it for free at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday. But I don’t want to go to the Death Star and also I’m busy on Saturday. So, tonight  at the Winspear sounds much better. Our classical critic, Wayne Lee Gay, recommends this comedic opera highly.

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