Goodbye, Japanese hole-in-the-wall Mr. Max. You were a surprisingly nice thing about Irving.
Tonight, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth starts up its popular Tuesday evening lecture series with a talk from Fred Tomaselli, an artist whose layered works reflect, among other influences, the counterculture of the ’60s and ’70s that played a part in his Southern California upbringing. Don’t worry, he quickly decamped to Brooklyn. Anyway, his paintings are currently on display at the Modern, and he’ll talk tonight about his ideas and the work he’s done over the course of his career. You can get cocktails and snacks at Café Modern, which stays open later than usual for these lectures. Oh, and the talk is free.
If hallucinatory art doesn’t move you, perhaps the other event Café Modern is hosting will. It’s a whiskey and chocolate class—Balvenie single malts paired with a variety of chocolate desserts. The tasting is $45 and reservations are required for this one, so call 817-840-2157 before you show up demanding treats and alcohol. Elsewhere in Fort Worth, Old 97′s frontman Rhett Miller plays an acoustic set at the Live Oak Music Hall. He’s supported by Salim Nourallah and Chris Johnson.
Finally, more locally, the Dallas Wind Symphony jumps the Valentine’s Day gun by 10 days with a concert of romantic standards from the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. Aw.
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