Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Aug. 16

Two guys had a loud discussion about my car in the parking lot of La Duni last night, and since I’m deaf as well as extremely law-abiding, I obviously couldn’t overhear them. The upshot was that if Guy Number One drove a Mustang, he’d have “tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets.” I’m not really superstitious, but I did go inside and knock very discreetly on the wooden table.

Up tonight, we have a Dallas Opera mixer at Screen Door, part of their ongoing summer Baritones and Beachballs series. The Opera’s revival of Katya Kabanová, written by Czech composer Leos Janacek and set in rural Russia, was the original inspiration for tonight’s vodka tasting. The production was canceled amidst budget woes, but I telephoned: the happy hour show must go on. They’ll talk the upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor instead. You can still grab tickets via the Dallas Opera’s website, or email them for reservations. I’m all for cheap, easy, and tasty ways to support the arts.

Richardson residents: should you feel like pizza this evening, Russo’s Pizzeria has their own pretty sweet deal. You get free wine tastings with your pie (or calzone, whatever) from 6–8 PM. If you’re just an absolute pizza fiend, SideDish is reporting that San Antonio import Dough opened about ten minutes ago. Frenzy, etc.

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