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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 18

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Val Kilmer as the kinda egotistical guy who once referred to himself as “the American,” rather than “an American.”

Not a great day to hang out on the Bar Belmont patio, but we’re all going to do it anyway because we’re troopers and because Sam Weller is worth it.

Weller is, of course, the journalist who chronicled the life of author Ray Bradbury, who wrote our Big Read book Fahrenheit 451. If this weather helps us out a little and lets his plane leave, Weller will join a panel of other local literary folk—including Jeri Williams, Library Director of Montgomery County Library system; Walton Muyumba, a UNT English professor; and moderator Michael Merschel, the books editor at The Dallas Morning News—to discuss the issue of censorship, past and present. Normally I go for Belmont’s mint juleps, but maybe I can just get a hot chocolate or something. Either way, you can’t go wrong ordering a bite off the bar’s limited food menu. It all comes over from Smoke.

Also this evening, the Arts District says hello to Val Kilmer, impersonating Mark Twain for his one-man show. Citizen Twain chronicles the life of the legendary writer and humorist through Twain’s own words, with a spotlight on his feud with religious writer Mary Baker Eddy. You can still get tickets to tonight’s performance at the Wyly, but the show will run through the weekend.

For more to do tonight, go here.