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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 24

The Grape’s cheese and charcuterie plate.

In case you missed it, Peter Simek broke the story Monday on how, for more than a year, the Dallas Contemporary has been selling donated artwork on eBay for cheap without the artists’ knowledge. Oops.

Was there ever a moment more fitting to have a big panel discussion on the state of contemporary art in our fair city? No? Perfect. The Dallas Museum of Art hosts their regular conversation/lecture series this evening, with Jeff Whittington moderating a talk between Carlos Donjuan, a man with a fantastic surname who also happens to be an artist and adjunct professor at UTA, Kim Cadmus Owens, an artist and associate professor at UTD, and Lucia Simek, art critic for Glasstire who occasionally moonlights for us over on FrontRow. Tickets are only five bucks, and the conversations always prove lively. It’s also supposed to be incredible outside tonight, so pack a picnic and have dinner in Klyde Warren Park before walking over to the museum.

Also tonight, The Grape kicks off a new year of their “come-as-you-are” casual dinners with wines from the Burgundy region of France paired with a three-course prix fixe menu selected by chef de cuisine and former Top Chef: Seattle contender Danyele McPherson. And as I’ve mentioned a few times before, I’m a big fan of The Grape in general. You can’t miss with one these dinners, especially if you’d like to make your Thursday night a wee bit more special than usual.

For more to do tonight, go here.