Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Oct. 3

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Today happens to be one of my favorite days of the year, because it combines both my favorite month and my lucky number. My cube also smells like croissants. Everything is awesome.

Speaking of awesome, this afternoon’s scheduled guest at SMU is the actor Stephen Tobolowsky, a Dallas native (and SMU alum) with an extensive IMDB rap sheet. You might not know his name, but you’d probably recognize him, since he’s been in more than 100 movies (Groundhog Day is probably one of the biggest) and some 200 TV shows (including Glee, where he plays the effeminate former director of the Glee Club). And since Tobolowsky has added “author” to his list of credentials with a new memoir, The Dangerous Animals Club, he’ll discuss his life and work during a free lunchtime lecture. Check out this interview D did with him a few years back.

Country music fans might be interested in Ryan Bingham’s concert at Palladium Ballroom tonight. This gravelly-voiced singer caught my attention (and the attention of people way more important than I) when he collaborated with T Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind,” a song he performed for the film Crazy Heart in 2009. It won an Oscar and a Grammy. “I really feel like his work has slipped since then,” a Lubbock-dwelling friend informed me recently. Maybe it has. Bingham’s newest single, “Heart of Rhythm,” is from Tomorrowland, the album he dropped last month. And while it’s certainly more rock than country, I doubt he’s losing his West Texas roots. La Santa Cecilia supports. The Cedars Social is your spot for drinks before, after, or both.

For more to do tonight, go here. For all of today’s excellent State Fair festivities, go here.


  • LakeWWWooder

    5:45 pm today: 100 year-old Louise Sellers, the “oldest living graduate” of Woodrow Wilson High School (class of 1930), will serve as Grand Marshal of the school’s homecoming parade. The parade winds through the Lakewood area of Dallas before returning to the school for a pep rally. Here is a profile of Louise: She will be driven in a 1914 red Model T by alumnus Jimmy Benedetto (class of 1982). The car is two years younger than Louise!

    Best spots for viewing: Lakewood Country Club along Abrams, Harrell Park, Wells Fargo Bank Building along Gaston, Lakewood Library.