Last night I got two emails in rapid succession from the same friend. The first subject line was “List of Unusual Deaths.” The second was “Pretty bad way to die,” and included a definition of scaphism. Believe the rumors. Law school is basically one big Wikipedia wormhole. Which brings me to the very important question of, which unusual death would you prefer? Accidental cannonball, beer flood, or molasses moving at 35 mph?
Meanwhile, tonight, you could do things that hopefully don’t involve exceedingly strange tragedies. For one, you could take advantage of the Dallas Museum of Art’s late Thursday evening hours and check out Israeli artist Omer Fast’s video art piece, 5,000 Feet is the Best. I have been chomping at the bit to see this since the DMA announced that they were putting the video, which has been part of the museum’s contemporary collection since last year, on view for the first time. Fast debuted it during the Venice biennial–it’s sort of a meandering, circular story based on an excerpted interview between Fast and a former U.S. military Predator drone pilot who now works in Las Vegas as a casino security guard. And yes, I know you can find it online. But I always think seeing the original of anything is worth it.
Don’t forget that students and educators (with ID) get in for free 5-9 pm, and there’s live jazz in the atrium starting at 6 pm. Over on FrontRow, Peter Simek recommends the exhibit Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, which consists of 20 pieces from the German Dadaist’s early, oft-forgotten visit to Dallas.Â It’s less of an exciting art exhibit, Peter says, than it is a fascinating trip through the city’s philanthropic history.
Also this evening, WAAS Gallery hosts a fancypants reception for New York-based photographer Alberto Mena’s latest exhibit, Dream With Me. Mena’s a Texas native, and this exhibit extends his otherworldly work in digital photography and drawing to embrace the realm of science fiction. The black and white photos are pretty cool looking, absolutely. What’s also cool is the prospect of free drinks (a “complimentary vodka bar” featuring three different cocktails) and food from Rock and Roll Taco.
For more to do tonight, go here.