Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Aug. 28

fullmetalHere’s a question. Besides Andrew Lloyd Webber and his ill-advised attempt at Phantom of the Opera II, has anyone made a direct sequel to a play or a musical? I ask because the Dallas Summer Musicals just released their upcoming season, and Sister Act, A Divine Musical Comedy is on there. Will we ever get a stage version of Sister Act 2? Seems unlikely, but I mean, I think we’d all like to see Cats 2: More Cats.

Tonight, though, something that has no sequel. Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket is screening at the Magnolia as part of FrontRow’s Big Movie series. And since me saying that I’ve actually never seen this movie was met with gasps of horror this morning, I might as well tell you guys, too. But tonight seems like the best time to do it, since Carol Shih told me that not having seen this movie is like “not having seen Star Wars.” I disagree, but I also digress. Weather.com told me things could get thunderstormy later, and plus, I have a fondness for the Mambo Taxis that can be found both directly across the street on two sides.

Also this evening, the legendary B.B. King plays at the Verizon Theatre out in Grand Prairie with Tedeschi Trucks Band. It’s far, I know, but not too far to go for a guitarist like King.  The man is 86, and he’s still touring. It’s pretty amazing. I took a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis a long time ago. I remember seeing a bunch of naked Lucilles, which was interesting. This will probably be better, and you can still get tickets.

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