Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Dec. 5

I don’t watch Boardwalk Empire, but I gather last night’s episode was a doozy. And what a coincidence– the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed 78 years ago today, for which I’m sure we’re all truly grateful.

To celebrate this little bit of trivia, The People’s Last Stand in Mockingbird Station hosts a “Repeal Day” party, featuring prohibition era-appropriate cocktails, giveaways, jazz, and drink specials. The decent-sized bar is tucked up on the other side of Trinity Hall, and still feels like a bit of a pop up operation even though it officially opened in September. It probably has something to do with the concrete floors, white walls, and the fact that it was so cold in there I kept expecting to see Luke Skywalker ride in on a tauntaun. However, what the bar lacks in “cozy” and “den,” it makes up for in cocktail. They’re pretty good. Plus, there’s a salad with giant blobs of goat cheese. If you know me at all, you know that I’m sold.

And yes, it’s gross out. Driving long distances could get treacherous. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Amphibian Stage Productions closes out their 2011 season tonight at the Modern in Fort Worth with a staged reading of Christopher Hampton’s Treats. I consistently love the plays Amphibian chooses for this series, and Hampton is excellent. You know his film work: scripts for Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement (starring that green dress and Kiera Knightley’s back) and most recently, A Dangerous Method (also starring Kiera Knightley). Treats is a 1975 stage comedy about a love triangle that ends miserably for everyone involved. I find this fitting, as we head into a holiday season rife with manufactured romantic angst.

Quick update: Fans of the Dallas Opera’s world premiere of Moby-Dick might want to check out the company’s round table discussion tonight on creating new works for the musical stage. Like the last panel, FrontRow’s own Peter Simek will moderate. Unlike the last panel, it’s free and open to the public.

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