Hey ladies, R. Kelly is in town tonight probably just singing that sexy song from Space Jam. On a side note, who’s excited about 100 more chapters of Trapped in a Closet? Yes.
Anyway, actual single ladies should almost definitely stay far away from Kelly’s The Single Ladies Tour, especially when there’s a chance to check out blues legend Taj Mahal (born with a regular person name) on his first tour in nine years instead. He’ll play the still new Dallas City Performance Hall with opening act Lincoln Durham. It’s too bad that CafÃ© des Artistes in One Arts (Screen Door’s replacement) isn’t quite open yet–though they should be by Friday, according to Carol. I dropped by on Monday for a media preview, and liked what I saw as far as the potential for pre-show dining and drinking. Fingers crossed. But I do really love Mai’s for reasonably cheap and reasonably fast pre-Arts District meals, and it’s just getting cool enough for a tofu clay pot.
Not too far away at the Magnolia Theater in West Village, Klyde Warren Park’s landscape architect, James Burnett, gives a talk about the park built over the freeway as part of the Dallas Architecture Forum’s ongoing lecture series. Prior to getting down to the nitty gritty details, there’s a free reception.
For more to do tonight, go here.