October 29, 2018


Our weekly rundown, including a record throwback, a wine walk, and art happenings

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 | Bestselling debut novelists Fatima Farheen Mirza and Tommy Orange head to the DMA to discuss their latest respective smashes, A Place for Us—published by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth—and There There. Both stories build suspense and drama pivoting off of tradition-enriched events. Hear the novelists discuss loss, betrayal, pageantry, and their craft. The Details: Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 North Harwood Street. 7:30 p.m. $30. Purchase tickets here.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | Preston Fassel gives a book presentation of his debut novel, Our Lady of the Inferno, at The Wild Detectives. Fassel will take you back to the big-haired years of 1983 with the story of two women who are unknowingly headed to one of their deaths. The Details: The Wild Detectives. 314 West Eighth Street. 7:30–9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 | While the kids are walking door-to-door for candy, saunter to your next glass of pinot and a food pairing at some of the city’s most beautiful showrooms during D Home‘s Design Center Wine Walk. Ticket sales benefit Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. The Details: Dallas Design Center. 1025 North Stemmons Freeway. 5:30–8 p.m. $50. Purchase tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 | Celebrate Halloween by boo-geying down at Spinster Records’  Spinning Thru the Decades party. Dallas DJ David Grover will spin you through five decades’ biggest hits, starting with the ’70s up until today’s bangers. The Details: The Rustic, 3656 Howell Street. 7 p.m.–midnight. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward is joining the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live to discuss her latest National Book Award-winning novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, where she explores the bonds of a family tested by racism and poverty. The Details: First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1928 Ross Avenue. 7:30 p.m. $40. Purchase tickets here.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | Mystery Science Theatre 3000 has gained quite the cult-like following in the thirty years since its start. To celebrate that milestone, they’re taking the show on the road and coming to Majestic Theatre. The live show will feature two different screenings, new riffs, and new sketches. The Details: Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street. 7 p.m. screening of The Brain; 10 p.m. screening of Deathstalker II. $37. Purchase tickets here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | Transforming downtown into an urban playground/open-air new media arts festival is no easy feat. Under the theme of ‘Future Worlds,’ the fifth edition of AURORA—a public biennial exhibition focused on light, video and sound art—invites artists and visitors to imagine a series of possible futures. The Details: Dallas City Hall. 1500 Marilla Street. 7 p.m.

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