Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: July 30

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.

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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: July 28

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.

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: July 25—27

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.

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Is Dallas-Fort Worth Really the Third-Best Destination in the Country?

Mayor Mike Rawlings is crowing about how Dallas fared in a report issued by Resonance Consultancy. Resonance’s “Top 50 U.S. Destinations 2014” puts Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 3, behind Los Angeles and New York City. Cleveland, which stole the Republican National Convention from us, came in at No. 27. Resonance broke down the list into some top-10 subcategories, too. In the Top 10 Places for Culture and Performing Arts, we came in at No. 3. In the Top 10 Places to Shop, we came in at No. 2.

I’m not sure what to make of this. Is Dallas-Fort Worth really a better destination than Chicago (No. 4) and San Francisco (No. 5) — not mention everywhere else in the country except LA and NYC? I love where I live, but, um. I did a Nexis database search for Resonance Consultancy to try to figure out what sort of chops these folks have. The name pops up in 33 sources, with seven of those being newspaper articles and seven being newswires and press releases. So yeah.

We’re No. 3!!

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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: July 18—20

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.

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