Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 21

Fly away home, little beer.

Our Peter Simek has done my job for me with his note about Richard Patterson’s video art project at the Texas Theatre tonight. You should attend.

The artist and painter has recently dabbled in film, and produced these six short vignettes that Peter declares not to be missed. Peter also says it’s pretty much your only chance to see them, thanks to copyright issues and other stuff that just flies right over my head. A conversation between Patterson and Peter, which sounds a bit like a fun folk band, will follow the screenings, and then there’s a DJ set from Wild in the Streets. That’s Lisa Bush, who  sticks mostly to vinyl and plays old soul, pop, and French pop. All this is free. And I’m still swooning over the white pie I had at Eno‘s a few weeks ago—spinach, roasted garlic, onion, mushroom, ricotta. So good that a friend who claimed he wasn’t hungry started snatching slices.

Also tonight, the Meridian Room in Fair Park celebrates four years since their phoenix-like resurgence as the Parry Avenue spot we all know and love for its surprisingly good bar food and consistent drinks. I’ve been going there for what seems like forever, for reasons that run the gamut from birthday celebrations to half-price food night to quick drinks before theater performances. Lots of good memories. I don’t doubt that others feel the same way, so a toast to the place that’s served us faithfully is definitely in order. There’s drink specials, such as three dollar rum punch, $3 cans of Fireman’s 4, $4 well drinks, and two different shot-and-a-beer options. Live music starts at 8 p.m.

Finally, don’t forget to head over to FrontRow and enter today’s ticket giveaway—a pair to The Taming of the Shrew at Stage West, which begins its run tonight out in Fort Worth.

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