Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 29

Gaga, from her Twitter.

Hey, Dallas is back. And so is the inimitable Terry Linwood, Jeopardy champ and Southfork Ranch enthusiast. Terry writes, “Now that Larry Hagman was successful in his takeover bid of Heaven (R.I.P., cowboy) how can this show possibly go on without the character who has arguably become not only the definition of Dallas–city and show–but probably of television villainy itself for billions across the world?” I don’t know, but you should read the rest of his recap here.

Meanwhile, if you’re already ready for lunch, the Omni Hotel hosts Soup’s On, the Stewpot Alliance’s annual lunchtime fundraiser. Led by The Grape’s chef-owner Brian Luscher, the event benefits the Stewpot’s regular clientele: homeless and at-risk individuals, in need of care and a good meal. Luscher’s famous (and some might say magic) mushroom soup will be joined by offerings by Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava, Bruno Davaillon of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and Jason Maddy of Oak. There’s also an art sale prior to the main event for anyone looking to add to his or her collection. You can still snag the $150 individual ticket online.

This evening, Lady Gaga brings us her Born This Way Ball. I can’t tell if she’s been more off the rails than usual lately, or if it’s still just Gaga being gaga. But I do know that some local fans are already camped out, vying for the best general admission “monster pit” seats. You can’t have those, anyway, since they’re sold out. But there are upper level tickets still available. Madeon and Lady Starlight support. In addition, her Born Brave bus will be parked outside the AAC from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. It’s a pre-concert thing, but it really serves more like a rolling community center for young people under 25 who could use some help, or just like-minded people to talk to. Pretty cool.

For more to do tonight, go here.