Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 13

Margaret-Hunt-Hill-Bridge-rendering1The affection that one has for city landmarks is a complex kind of love. I spent some time with a writer over the weekend who recently moved to Austin, and as we made the serene drive over the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, she claimed it was the one thing she missed the most about Dallas. Seemingly surprised by the admission, it was clear that perhaps she didn’t know how she really felt about Santiago Calatrava’s boastful design until she was gone.

Personally, I’m a big fan of the bridge, and wouldn’t mind knowing even more about it. Tonight at the Trinity Trust’s headquarters, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that as there will be a celebration to honor the documentary Bridging the Trinity for the Love of the City. The short film was commissioned by the trust, and won a Lone Star Emmy Award, so a toast will be held to honor the occasion. You can RSVP by calling (214) 740-1616. The event runs from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Elsewhere in the Design District, there will be a trunk show at Front Door Fashion, featuring the wares of Project Runway star Shirin Askari. The Stoli cocktails are free, and I probably don’t have to twist your arm to convince you to eat and shop simultaneously.

Finally, former Gourmet Magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl will appear at the DMA this evening, to discuss her new novel, Delicious, among other subjects. The museum is also offering a chance to have dinner with the author ahead of the event. I would hate to have the job of selecting the menu for that particular meal. What pressure.

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