Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Dec. 4

Jenny Holzer’s new installation at the Modern.

I managed to plow through a season and a half of Revenge in approximately three days. All I can think about are schemes, and how great it feels when they fall into place. Obviously, my schemes are all for good. I purchased three Christmas presents last night, which makes me about 100% better at this holiday planning thing than I was at this time last year, and we’ve got a fun series cooking for FrontRow that I’m really excited about. Stay tuned.

Until then, tonight’s got plenty to keep you occupied. If you haven’t made a trip to the Modern Museum in Fort Worth recently, this is a good evening for it. Why? Artist Jenny Holzer is the featured guest for their Tuesday lecture series. I caught her PROTECT PROTECT exhibit at the Whitney in New York a few years ago (which I really only found out able about thanks to inescapable subway advertisements, honestly) and have been interested ever since. The Modern will unveil a as-yet-untitled new installation of her work (lighted text, running through central gallery) this month, and Holzer will talk a bit about that tonight as well as reflect on her lengthy career. As always, admission is free, and Café Modern is open for dinner and drinks.

Closer to home, the Magnolia is screening a couple of good films tonight. For one, there’s our Big Movie movie, Singin’ in the Rain. If you’re in a funk and this musical doesn’t life your spirits, I fear you might be a lost cause. The movie theater has also has a copy of Jimi Hendrix’s vaunted 1969 Woodstock concert, which they’re showing it in honor of the 70th anniversary of his birth alongside a newly restored documentary about the road to Woodstock and what it took to get Hendrix as a headliner. This is your last chance to catch it here on a big screen (and in surround sound). And since it’s been far too long since my last visit, I’d want Union Bear for dinner and drinks.

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