In honor of that insane, other-worldly occurrence in Russia yesterday (regards to the 500 injured), let’s talk space and meteors. Today’s game is, poetically, The Space Game. “Take an asteroid field and turn it into a space station!”
As we all know, happiness isn’t happiness without a violin-playing goat.
But is that particular picture on view as part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Chagall: Beyond Color exhibit? Perhaps. Devoted Notting Hill fan that I am, I’d be pretty excited for this exhibit (not included in your free general admission, unfortunately) to officially open on Sunday. But I think just about everything he’s done is beautiful, so my excitement was pretty much a done deal since I realized the La Piscine-organized exhibit was stopping here. The only other location is, well, France. Anyway, I don’t want to tell you how to feel, and Chagall makes me feel all swirly and thoughtful. But I do say that you should check this out, because not only are we looking at paintings, sculpture, and ceramics, but also a rare display of costumes he designed for the 1942 production of the ballet Aleko.
Tonight happens to be the museum’s first Late Night since going to free admission, and it is pitched as a Chagall celebration even if you can’t traipse through the exhibit yet. So, no more long lines to buy tickets to get in, but perhaps bigger crowds, at an event that was always really packed anyway. I’m not entirely sure, but we’ll all find out together. If things get too nuts at the DMA, you can always pop over to the Crow Collection, where they’re hosting their Crow Collection After Dark activities and celebrating the Year of the Snake.
I’m trying to check off every item on D Magazine‘s “What You Must Do In Dallas” list. One of those is “Call in to KERA’s Anything You Ever Wanted to Know.” I decided to go to the studio instead, and sit in with host Jeff Whittington. Note: as for the list, I will not be getting fake boobs.
Jeff Whittington is sitting behind a KERA console, and he has a small but fixable problem. He needs to find a series of questions to lead off his show, Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, but only has a minute. There’s a stack of printed emails on the desk, some with Qs written on them, others with As. A fifteen-second Dave Brubeck intro fills the studio, then it’s his turn.
“We’re taking your questions…and answers!”
American CEO to Receive $20 Million Deal: “So my company’s customer service nosedives, we get bought out by a company with one-third the market share, AND I get $19.87 million? What’s not to love?”
A Supposedly Fun Thing A Flower Mound Woman Would Never Do Again: Pooping in bags, sleeping in tent forts, eating onion sandwiches: sounds like a great campout. Except it was a Carnival cruise. Upside for all you optimists: Carnival cruises will probably be DIRT cheap for a year or so.
Manhunt Continues for Alberto Morales: The best thing about this NBC story is that they refer to Morales as “a schizophrenic,” like it’s up for debate. The man hears voices, has mutilated his genitals, and scrawled his name in blood on a medical ward wall. Probably no need for the scare quotes. “Okay?”