Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Nov. 13

Funny business.

Have you seen this beautiful SideDish post about putting together your Thanksgiving dinner? All of intrepid research editor Lesley Lynch’s recipes look crazy delicious, especially that sweet potato gratin. Yum.

A cool thing happening tonight at the Dallas City Performance Hall: the still-newish Dallas Chamber Symphony premieres an original score by Austin-based composer Brian Satterwhite to accompany a screening of the 1921 comedy classic A Sailor-Made Man. If you’ve never had occasion to see this, you should, and it’s a perfect excuse to check out the Arts District’s newest venue. You’ll also hear John Adams’ Chamber Symphony and Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench, according to our classical critic Wayne Lee Gay. And the good news is, you can finally eat at Café des Artistes, because who knows what’s up with The Greek. Probably fleeing after an inside tip from the FBI.

Also this evening, local designer Jim Duran debuts his sparkly (think stuff like black tees with sequin panels) menswear collection at Dish. Raya gave us a sneak peek at the line over on ShopTalk, and DJ Blake Ward spins tonight’s free party that also offers drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

For more to do tonight, including the Dallas Observer Music Awards at House of Blues, go here.