Things To Do in Dallas Tonight: May 20

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Oh hey, have you bought a ticket to our Best Restaurants party on Wednesday? I know it’s Monday and I’m usually your advocate for last minute follies, but your should really plan for this one. Tickets are here.

Tonight, we have a stage reading of Richard III, part of the five-year collaboration between Shakespeare Dallas and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. For the past few months, we’ve seen staged readings of the plays that make up what’s commonly referred to as Shakespeare’s War of the Roses play cycle—Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III. Up until now, we’ve been concerned with King Henry and the civil war between the noble houses of York and Lancaster. Enter a new villain, the hunchbacked Richard III, whose bones were recently dug up under a parking lot in Leicester. No joke. Anyway, I don’t want to spoil the end of Henry VI, Part III too much, but obviously Richard’s got big, bloody plans to supplant the current king and install himself on the throne. So there you go. A little scheming for your Monday night. Head to Sunset Lounge for happy hour and tacos. The cute umbrella in your drink will help you forget that it’s only Monday.

As Carol notes, Trinity Groves offers an Indian cooking class this evening. Minal Jhaveri, an native of India recently transplanted to Dallas, will guide attendees through the six spices used in everyday cooking, how to prep veggies, and how to cook Basmati rice without it getting sticky, and then teach the class how to prepare seven different vegetarian dishes. Yum. Call 214-939-3015 to register.

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