Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Apr. 24

Big D Reads edition of The Outsiders.
Big D Reads edition of The Outsiders.

Those of you with a vested interest in all things downtown (which means pretty much everyone) have quite a dilemma this evening. The NTTA will be holding a public hearing on the extremely controversial Trinity Parkway Project at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, following a two-hour open house and a statement on its environmental impact. The meeting takes place at 7 pm, and therein lies the dilemma.

Because if you want to make it to Main Street Garden in order to catch all of that rare footage of downtown circa 1939 that the DMN has been bragging about, you’ll have to hope that the hearing wraps up by 8 pm. Those clips will be shown in conjunction with a free screening of the film The Human Scale, a documentary which addresses urbanism, population growth, car culture, and basically all of the issues associated with the aforementioned meeting. Just hope that all questions and comments are addressed in time for you to almost be in two places at once. Seems reasonable.

Elsewhere this evening, S.E. Hinton will speak at The DMA as part of The Arts and Letters Live Series. Hinton of course, was the prodigy author of The Outsiders, the classic coming-of-age tale that selected for this year’s Big D Reads initiative.

Consider stopping by AT&T PAC’s Patio Sessions before any of this goes down tonight, as Diamond Age will be opening for the Cush. Aside from perhaps Yells at Eels, this may be the patio session I’m most excited about, as Diamond Age’s electronic sound is tempered with experimental guitar noise and other bits of oddness. It’s not for everyone but I’m sure it will sound great ricocheting off of all the many stark edifices of the Arts District. Music is at 5:30 pm.