I’m all about Oak Cliff this week. There’s just so much going on in that part of town. Tonight, the Kessler Theater is having an open house with music from Denton-based guitarist Michael Tillman. FrontRow’s Peter Simek wrote a great article about the theatre in the June issue of D, and I’ve been wanting to check out the newly renovated space since then. But tonight is the night. Why? For one thing, organizers told me it’s mostly a neighborhood crowd that comes to the open house happy hour that starts at 5 (Tillman goes on at 7). I don’t know about you, but everyone I know who lives in Oak Cliff is much cooler than me. So I’m hoping to make some new friends (no offense old, uncool friends). Secondly, this YouTube video of Tillman performing at the Kessler during the renovation is enough to prove to me I’ll enjoy his music. Third, it’s free tonight, so I really can’t lose.
If you don’t want to go to Oak Cliff, you can also go to Henderson. Austin transplant J. Black’s is having its opening night party tonight, even though it has been open for a few weeks. Drink specials, etc. You could also use this information to avoid the bottleneck that is certain to occur on that street later tonight. IJS.