Things to Do in Dallas Tonight: Jan. 10

Wouldn’t it be something if Nicola Benedetti held her violin like this while she performed?

We’re finally getting some sun today, which can only work wonders for your Vitamin D intake and dreary mood. It couldn’t come at a better time, because there are a lot of options to make Thursday more exciting. Let’s get started, shall we?

Over at the Meyerson, the ever beautiful Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a night dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The accomplished 25-year-old is the recipient of a multitude of accolades, including the BBC Young Musician of the Year and honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University. Coincidentally, FrontRow’s doing a giveaway for tonight’s show, so make sure to enter for a chance to win tickets.

Also, The Texas Theatre’s screening Roman Polanski’s 1965 psychological thriller, Repulsion, on a 35mm print tonight for your viewing pleasure. It tells the frightful tale of an awkward and out-of-sorts Belgian nail manicurist, Carol (played by Catherine Denevue), who quickly nosedives into a complete psychological breakdown when her roommates are away on holiday. Her transformation is complete with full-fledged hallucinations, a few murders, and a rotting dead rabbit to further emphasize her distress. I’m not sure when rabbits became the tell-tale sign of psychotic females, but Glenn Close further emphasized this point in Fatal Attraction. Silly rabbits, you just don’t stand a chance.

For some California flare, you can check out Long Beach natives The Growlers at Club Dada tonight with support from The Vacant Lots. Their latest effort, Hung at Heart, was first produced by the always masterful Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys but clearly, something felt off about the project because they scrapped the whole thing to start over from the basics. However, their sense of psychedelic surf rock is still intact and impeccable, so I’m not mourning for the record-that-could-have-been as much as I normally would.

And before the show, I’d recommend heading over to Serious Pizza to grab a slice of their delicious Pesto, topped with fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses from Mozzarella Company. Mainly, this is because I happen to be a big believer in the power of good pizza to start your night off right. Also, a Shiner Bock never hurts.

Iris Zubair is a intern who’s filling the (figuratively) large, yet (literally) small shoes of events editor Liz Johnstone, on vacation this week.