Two quick points. First, today is Spirit Day, in which you are invited to wear purple as a small show of support for anti-bullying initiatives and LGBT youth. If you want to get sad, read this New York Times story about a father who was walking from Oregon to New York after his gay son committed suicide. Second, if you want to get happy, just look at this photo of Vice President Biden and his muffins.
Tonight, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra begins the first performance in a weekend-long concert series featuring Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird. The Russian composer based his breakthrough piece on the Russian folktales of a magic bird that glows red, orange, and yellow. It’s both a blessing and curse to the person who attempts to cage it. (Incidentally, the ballet portrays the Firebird as half bird, half woman, so there’s that.) The concert will also include Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3. I had great success popping into Lark on the Park for happy hour last week, so I highly recommend grabbing a seat at the bar for drinks before walking back over to the Meyerson.
Also this evening, British singer Jessie Ware has a show tonight at the South Side Music Hall. I like her, a lot. Her sound is a quiet mix of pop-soul and R&B, and it’s all very appealing. Listen to “Wildest Moments.” You can still get tickets online.
For more to do tonight, go here.