My brain’s a big blank today. But here’s what I can tell you. There’s a guy named Ben Fountain, who wrote a really good book that you should read if you haven’t already. It’s called Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. You can read what we’ve said about it here. And here. And here. And here’s what Fountain has to say for himself after not winning a National Book Award.
And if all that’s not quite enough for you and you want more, Fountain is reading from his novel and speaking tonight at the University of Texas at Dallas. He’ll also do a Q&A after the reading, so stick around. I know it’s all the way in Richardson. I know. But I think you might find that it’s worth the trip.
Also this evening, Milk + Honey boutique on Henderson hosts a pre-Valentine’s Day bash that covers all the last-minute bases: manicures and maybe a new outfit. The store is staying open later than usual and offering wine and live music, plus Polaroid photos on your way out the door. Down the road, resident DJ Blake Ward hosts a “very special” Cupid-inspired singles night at The Dram, if that’s your scene. Or just go to dance. It all starts around 9:30 p.m.
For more to do this evening, go here.