Elsewhere this evening, the circus is still in town, which explains the sudden rush of traffic in a usually quiet Victory Park of late. And Les Misérables is still in a strong run at the Wyly.Full Story
My favorite food happens to be a fungus with a variety of regal nicknames: “black diamonds,” “the crown jewel of French cuisine,” “diamonds of the kitchen,” or as it’s simply known—truffles. The luxury food item is so sought after that it has developed a rather unfortunate shadow industry full of deception, theft, and even violence worthy of a hollywood summer blockbuster.Full Story
The Goss-Michael Foundation will observe the closing of its current exhibition, which includes artists Ben Sanbury and Jaakko Pallasvuo. That’s from 6 to 8 pm this evening, and the details on that as well as a slew of other art events this weekend are available here.Full Story
Foreign policy wonks and those who closely follow world events (I hope that’s everybody) will have a couple of very interesting options this evening. Highly respected journalist and author Anna Badkhen’s concentration has been on the human cost of war, but she goes far beyond the killing and destruction itself.Full Story
Tori Amos once risked the danger of being a 90s has-been, but instead has maintained her status as a respected artist beyond the music video era.Full Story
You may remember Dogfight as the early 90s romantic drama that starred Lily Taylor and River Phoenix a couple of years before the latter actor’s untimely death. It was adapted into a musical in 2012 and was previewed at WaterTower Theatre in Addison over the weekend.Full Story
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is screening at the Texas Theatre tonight, as part of a benefit show for the Unique Home for Girls organization and the Sarah Zumwalt Middle Arts and Music programs. An art auction and live music performance will follow the screening, which begins at 10 pm.Full Story
First things first: I would like to thank everyone who came out to our “Best of Big” D event last night. I probably enjoyed the elaborate buffet concocted by See’s Candies a bit more than a grown man should, and I was really in awe of the effort put forth by my fellow staffers and interns for making it all happenFull Story
A good time was had by all, I believe, at last night’s Best of Big D party at the Rustic. DJ Sober and Sam Lao were great. The drinks flowed freely. Much food went into many mouths. And so on and so forth. But I will tell you this: before the front moved through, it was a little steamy. The meteorological conditions occasioned my favorite moment of the night:Full Story
Tonight’s event features a great lineup that opens with DJ Sober and Sam Lao, the latter of whom must be experienced in person in order to truly understand the kind of talent that resides in our sprawling metropolis.Full Story
If you find the increasingly gaudy frills of fine dining to be a bit overwhelming, then tonight’s entry in FT33′s guest chef series might be exactly what you need.Full Story
If you aren’t one of the lucky ones to attend the programming portion of the Mayborn, I hear that the hotel bar at the Hilton DFW Executive Conference Center is the most happening place to be this weekend, and not a glorified teacher’s lounge like you might suspect.Full Story
Texas Barbecue Week has a few more days before it wraps up, and while the statewide event may have few Dallas establishments representing our local take on the staple cuisine among the 54 participating restaurants, they are very much worth exploring.Full Story
1. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of this year’s winners in our annual Best of Big D issue.
2. Guests will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, cocktails, and same menu items from some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
3. DJ Sober and singer Sam Lao will perform.
4. The Rustic is a swell place to spend an evening eating and imbibing outdoors.
5. There’s a Jackopierce concert right after the party.
6. You can get 20% off an UBER ride to and from the event with the promo code ‘BOBDAL.’
7. Tickets are only $50
8. Tickets are only $65 if you want to attend the Jackopierce show too.
10. You know you don’t have any better plans for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
So get your ticket now. While they’re still available.Full Story
I’ll do my best to only include events that aren’t one-offs, or basically direct you to all of the vague and somewhat celebratory activity happening around the city.Full Story