Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Nov. 8

Dueling Taj Mahals.

Hey ladies, R. Kelly is in town tonight probably just singing that sexy song from Space Jam. On a side note, who’s excited about 100 more chapters of Trapped in a Closet? Yes.

Anyway, actual single ladies should almost definitely stay far away from Kelly’s The Single Ladies Tour, especially when there’s a chance to check out blues legend Taj Mahal (born with a regular person name) on his first tour in nine years instead. He’ll play the still new Dallas City Performance Hall with opening act Lincoln Durham. It’s too bad that Café des Artistes in One Arts (Screen Door’s replacement) isn’t quite open yet–though they should be by Friday, according to Carol. I dropped by on Monday for a media preview, and liked what I saw as far as the potential for pre-show dining and drinking. Fingers crossed. But I do really love Mai’s for reasonably cheap and reasonably fast pre-Arts District meals, and it’s just getting cool enough for a tofu clay pot.

Not too far away at the Magnolia Theater in West Village, Klyde Warren Park’s landscape architect, James Burnett, gives a talk about the park built over the freeway as part of the Dallas Architecture Forum’s ongoing lecture series. Prior to getting down to the nitty gritty details, there’s a free reception.

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