Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 22

Oral Fixation wants you.

If y’all follow me on Twitter, I finally dedicated 140 characters to a thought that I have at least once daily as I drive and walk around the Arts District. We have at least two taco food trucks. Why can’t we have a breakfast taco food truck? It’s a long cold ten minutes from my parking garage to this office, and I don’t think it’d be an exaggeration to say that a couple of egg, bacon, and cheese tacos would actually improve my life.

Okay, fine. I know. This evening, though, you can have everything you want, if what you want is a trip to cloud nine. I’m lying. That’s just this month’s theme for the storytelling series Oral Fixation, where you can hear folks deliver personal essays about flying high in probably both the literal and the figurative sense. It’s generally a fun thing no matter the topic, though tonight the stories range from terrifying helicopter rides to a girl meeting her favorite musicians. It’s at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, which makes grabbing a burger and a beer at Maple & Motor easy, and quick enough to get you to the theater in time. And as always, if you have your own tale to tell, you can submit via the Oral Fixation website.

Speaking of food, the first-ever Dallas Dishcrawl is also this evening. The secretive dining event revolves around downtown, and features four courses at four different restaurants. The meeting location is revealed to ticket-holders 48 hours before the event via email, and the names of the restaurants are still being kept a secret. If you love a relatively inexpensive foodie mystery or if your name is Veronica Mars and you just can’t help yourself, it’d be worth it.

For more to do this evening, go here.