Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 28

IH-345. Photo by Scott Womack.
IH-345. Photo by Scott Womack.

Welcome back from the long weekend.

Tonight, a band called The Coppertones, something I could have used a bit more of this weekend, plays on the Arboretum’s stage. It’s billed as a “rock and soul revue,” which apparently means you could hear anything from “Margaritaville” to The Supremes’ “Come See About Me.” Personally, I could do without the Jimmy Buffet, but that’s a minor quibble. There’s a limited number of tickets still available for purchase online, so snap those up. And remember you can bring food and drink from home.

Best Coast is at the Granada, which makes it a very musical Tuesday. My friend group is pretty divided on the subject of this band. But I saw them at 35 D last year, and I really do like their surfy lo-fi pop sound. It makes me want to hit the beach in a very laid-back, no-plans sort of way. Basically the opposite of my regular existence. For dinner, there’s Sundown at the Granada (number 83 on our 100 Best Restaurants list).

Finally, the Dallas Center for Architecture hosts a free talk from Walkable DFW blogger, urban planner, and D Magazine contributor Patrick Kennedy, in which Kennedy will present his argument for tearing down IH-345, the highway that separates downtown from Deep Ellum. He wrote about this for the magazine back in February, but this morning Tim pointed us to a new website that illustrates the study Kennedy and his friend Brandon Hancock did to show the economic and connective impact getting rid of the decrepit highway could have. Robert Wilonsky, working hard over Memorial Day, chronicles the ongoing debate over Kennedy’s proposal on the Dallas Morning News’ transportation blog. Should this be of interest, Kennedy’s talk tonight is called “Highway Tear-outs:The New Frontier.” It’s free and open to anyone.

For more to do tonight, go here.