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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 8

I’ll be honest. Today is a slow one, folks, not mention a bit gloomy. But it’s also Elvis’ birthday, so there’s that. (David Bowie’s, too, for that matter.)

And the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating this special day with free admission for anyone actually named Elvis, Lisa Marie, Priscilla, or Presley and the chance to meet Elvis impersonators, such as Kraig Parker. You can take advantage of all that, plus birthday cake and banana pudding (the King’s favorite treat, apparently), if in fact you do not have to go to work or school.

The rest of us are not so lucky.  But there’s always a movie I should stop putting off, and right now, it’s Zero Dark Thirty. I do, however, highly recommend Lincoln. If Daniel Day-Lewis does not pick up his third Oscar, I will eat a top hat. And if you choose to see that over at the Angelika this evening, it’d be the perfect opportunity to check out the new Mockingbird Taproom, a place I have yet to visit. With the promise of $2 tacos on Tuesdays, and a late-night happy hour that starts at 10 p.m., I am pretty well sold. Read Peter’s excellent review of Steven Spielberg’s film before you go.

Another thing I like do on a rainy night is drop by The Libertine for a bite and a French 75. It’s half-price food night, so either go early, or expect a bit of a wait. That’d be okay, since just down the road, Sundown at the Granada has free live music from Phil Pritchett starting at 11 p.m. It’s a nice, laid-back place to take in some local tunes.

Finally, FrontRow has a couple of tickets to give away to the Pegasus Theatre’s black and white production, XSR: Die!, for Friday night. Our critic, Lindsey Wilson, gave it a glowing review–and that stage magic is something else. Go enter to win here.

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