Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Nov. 12

Danchev’s book.

In honor of Veterans Day, which was yesterday, the city is hosting a parade this afternoon that begins around noon. Before the parade starts from the parking lots near the place formerly known as Reunion Arena and snakes around downtown, there’s a ceremony outside City Hall. I’d like to thank my grandfather for his life of service so that I can a) live in a free country and b) bank with USAA.

Tonight, the Dallas Museum of Art hosts biographer Alex Danchev for a special Arts and Letters Live event. Danchev’s latest book, which he’ll discuss this evening with author (and Dallas native) Michael Ennis, is an exploration of the life and work of French post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne. In his day, Cézanne was viewed as many things, but not as the visionary artist we now know him to be. Arts District restaurant Jorge’s is open, so I recommend an Estrella Damm and the spinach enchiladas. But if margaritas are more your thing, they’re just five bucks all day today.

Over at the Granada, Jens Lekman of Whip It soundtrack fame headlines a bill that includes a personal favorite of mine as the opening act: Taken by Trees. Among other things, I really love their “My Boys” cover of Animal Collective’s “My Girls.”

And as you may already know, the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum has been extended through December. I’m telling you this not because you can actually participate in Chihuly Nights this evening, because it’s sold out, but because if you do want to go, you’ve should make your December reservations for it now. Just a friendly PSA.

For more to do tonight, go here.

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