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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 6

As Mal Reynolds would say, shiny.

I can’t believe only 87 people “like” Trader Joe’s gummy tummies on Facebook right now. This is a travesty. In other news, never bring a bag of these wonderful things to the office. Dangerous.

It’s pretty nice when you can discover a band, and then a couple weeks later see them live. I was listening to KXT (as I do), liked a song I’d never heard before, Shazamed it, then bought it. That song was Churchill’s “Change.” And now Churchill is here, playing a KXT-sponsored show at Prophet Bar. They were in Austin last night, and they proclaimed their set at Stubb’s the best show of their tour so far. Considering all the irrational hatred that flies back and forth on I-35, Dallas might take that as a challenge. Frankly, I just like what I’ve heard of this Denver group, which consists of four guys and one lady with a pretty voice, and a good concert is a perfect indoor activity for this dark, misty day. Señor Fin and The Venetian Sailors open.

I know there are closer places to grab a bite, but for some reason, I’ve found myself at Lakewood Landing both on rainy evenings and before a show at Prophet Bar. Not sure why. Comfort, maybe, and the fact that the Lone Star is cheap and the burgers are great. I’m going with my gut.

Also this evening, we have more jazz. The Sammons Center kicks off their spring jazz program with a concert honoring the memory of saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, a Texas native, as well as the living legacy of Johnny Pate, a bandleader and musician. The two ensembles will do their thing, and the ticket includes valet parking, drinks (of both the non-alcoholic and alcoholic variety), and light appetizers. Not a bad deal. You can’t buy tickets online, so call 214-520-7789.

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