Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 28

This was the Art Con piece I wanted. Other people wanted it, too. Kudos to the artist.

Back in November, there was Art Conspiracy No. 8, a Dallas-exclusive fragrance of art, charity, music, and free-range beer drinkers. It was great. The artist-donated artwork that I wanted was auctioned off for far more money than I could spend, so I bought a blue keepsake koozie instead. It’s almost as good, if not better, than something to hang on my wall.

And presumably, this year’s Art Con raised a decent amount of money for their beneficiaries, the W.T. White Ceramics Program, and Girls Rock Dallas. The organizers will announce precisely how much tonight at their “thank you” party at the Double Wide. The check presentation is set for 8:30 p.m., bookended by bands The Days and The Chloes. Nammi Truck will be there so you can have a barbecue pork banh mi whenever the mood strikes. Art Con volunteers and artists get in free, but otherwise, the cover is five bucks.

Also this evening, far far away in Fort Worth, the second-ever Cliburn Competition winner, Radu Lupu, returns for a one-night solo recital. I can only assume the Romanian pianist has gotten even better since 1966. Lupu interprets the classical masters, such as Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms, with unique flair, and keep in mind that prior to this Cowtown appearance, he played Carnegie Hall just last week. This is also a pretty good reason for me to visit Tim Love’s Woodshed, since I have still yet to do so. Embarrassing.

For more to do tonight, go here.