I’m getting excited about this Museum of Nature and Science expansion now that it’s become abundantly clear that the cool glass thing really is going to be an exoskeleton escalator and not, as I originally feared, a very awesome air duct. I love escalators, especially the kind built by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, almost as much as I hate/am scared of elevators.
Absolutely the coolest thing you can do tonight, in terms of actual event and amount of air conditioning, is go hear Gail Collins, the New York Times columnist, speak at the Tower Club at the behest of the World Affairs Council. Our own Glenn Hunter will moderate a conversation around Collins’ latest book, As Texas Goes…How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. What a title. You extrapolate from that what you will, but you can also read an excerpt about Texas’ sex education laws over on the Daily Beast. You’ve have to register with the WAC website to get your seats, but I promise, Collins (and Glenn, of course) is worth it.
Also this evening, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour finishes up its two-day stint at the American Airlines Center. You can still get tickets, but be warned: the only seats left are in the expensive section. I’ve heard mixed things about the show itself, but if you’re a fan of the man’s music, you shouldn’t be disappointed. If you show up expecting a hologram Ã la Tupac (who was actually CGI) or Princess Leia, you will be disappointed.
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