Despite causing a traffic jam around downtown Dallas last night, the Klyde Warren Park donor dinner was a hit. Stilettos were left at home and flats were making the rounds.
Everywhere you looked there were power types like Mayor Mike Rawlings, Margaret McDermott, Ross Perots Jr. and Sr., Ebby Halliday, Elaine Agather, Owen Wilson and other boldfacers.
Despite the famous and familiar of Dallas, the one who had everyone talking was 12-year-old singing phenom Jackie Evancho, who performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. What a voice!
If the name Tony Weathers rings a bell, it’s because he was the guy who died in a Fort Worth mud run in April. Men’s Health takes a look at the man and the racing phenomenon. The story is titled “A Race to the Death: Mud runs are the new rage, but their popularity could be their undoing.” Recommended reading — especially if you run in this type of event.
Bless you, Patio Sessions. After Sarah Jaffe inaugurated the City Performance Hall for a pretty penny in September, she’ll now perform sorta diagonally across the road for absolutely nothing.
It’s the final free concert of the season, so go while the going’s good (and the weather’s nice and the living’s still kinda easy). I tried visiting The Greek Tuesday after work, only to find the doors locked. But a couple of food trucks generally show up for this, if, like me, you’re not a big fan of Wolfgang Puck’s catering monopoly. My other favorite thing to do is pick up a couple sandwiches from Jimmy’s and call it done. Can’t bring in booze, but you can buy it there. DJ Emptycyclinder of Vinyl Fantasy opens, and Jaffe will go on at 6:30 p.m.
As I’m sure you realize, Halloween is nearly upon us. To that end, Mockingbird Station’s Hitchcocktober series closes with an outdoor screening of Vertigo. I’m not sure I need to do much convincing here. It’s a darn good movie, and you should see it.
Not sure why he changed the spelling of his name, but clearly Zac has been under some pressure lately, and that pressure has gotten to him.
D MagazineÂ has just published an entire special issue about how this park came to be: the idea, the funding, the construction, and the anticipated impact. You can learn about all the programming planned for this new green space. Our cover line calls it a “green jewel for Dallas.” But what do you think?
Don’t like our line of questioning? Ask your own.
Yesterday’s contest went really well. Best confession won two wristbands to the sold-out show this Saturday. Our winner was Jenna, who told us:
I confess that when my husband is asleep & snoring EXTREMELY LOUD I look into his face and start off slowly blowing air into his nose… I gradually increase the intensity of air flow until he stops snoring or swaps at me. If he swaps at me I scream like he is attacking me in my sleep & make him feel horrible for attacking me! I then tell him to go sleep on the couch because I’m scared he is going to do it again…This is Bad huh. This only happens when he snores like there is a LOUD MOTOR in his throat. I’ve done this only 4 times this year… If I get the passes will I have to tell him?!
Today we’re going in a different direction. Tell us your most embarrassing moment. Best story, as determined by me, wins two wristbands. Contest ends at 5 o’clock today. Winner must pick up the wristbands at D Mag HQ by end of business Friday.
Trophy Club High School Student Hospitalized After Eating LSD-Laced Brownies. Two things surprise me about this story. First, I didn’t think LSD was still a thing. I thought kids had moved on to bath salts or whatever. Second, Trophy Club has a high school named after Byron Nelson. Surely the folks over at Stuff White People Like are already working on an entry for that one.
Homeless Man Pulls Attacker Off Dallas Cop. We got into a big discussion yesterday about homelessness and homeless people. Well, here’s a story to turn that discussion in another direction. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the video of a homeless former Crip gang leader pulling a drug-crazed attacker off a cop and body-slamming him to the ground. City officials are giving propers (paywall) to the good Samaritan, Charles Alexander.
Big Tex Will Not Get an Extreme Makeover. This (paywall) is going to disappoint Zac. Sue Gooding, a fair spokeswoman, says: “We have no plans to do a drastic makeover of Big Tex. Big Tex is not going to be monstrous or freakish when we finish. It will be very respectful of the icon that we’ve had from the very beginning.” He might grow a little taller. His head and mouth might move more smoothly. But he will not morph into Corny the Kid, as Zac had hoped, and neither will he be replaced by Big Cesar Chavez, as I had hoped.
Dick Cheney Will Be in Town Today. See you at the big Mitt Romney fundraiser, Glenn?