Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Nov. 5

If you have yet to do so, you’ll want to get tickets to Election Night Live tomorrow. Mine are sitting on my desk. I’ll be there with little non-partisan bells on, and we can all watch the results roll in together.

When you’re a screenwriting student, your professors will probably tell you to not include specific songs in your scripts, no matter how perfect or tempting, because, well, on the off chance that you want to sell the thing, certain tunes cost more than others. This did not stop me from including at least one Rolling Stones song in just about every script I ever started and either semi-finished or abandoned in a frustrated huff. Tonight, the Dallas Video Fest presents a special, one night only screening of Charlie Is My Darling, a documentary of the Rolling Stones’ 1965 tour of Ireland early in their collective career, at the Studio Movie Grill. Brian Jones is on guitar, and everyone looks so very young. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott reviewed it when it opened in New York, so you can check that out if you need more convincing.

And for the love of everything, do not eat SMG food, because this not what going to the movies is for. Try Princi Italia, a very short car ride away, or the North Park La Duni for a popover BLT and a mojito.

Also tonight, in the general vicinity of rock ‘n’ roll (and edging toward funk and experimental), Primus plays a “3D” concert at McFarlin Auditorium. The members of Primus are in fact three-dimensional, but you will need the special glasses to truly enjoy this show from a band that has long made their living by playing strange songs with odd titles (unless “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” really is about a girl and her pet). You can still get tickets online through Ticketmaster.

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  • Tim Rogers

    Okay, I admit, Liz, that I am jealous of your new headshot illustration.

  • Liz Johnstone

    Time to petition the very angular headshot gods.