Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 15

Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel, par Marc Chagall.
Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel, par Marc Chagall.

Man, Irving is having a bang up day today. Have I mentioned lately how much I adore/abhor my hometown? Mostly the second one.

It’s a very Arts District-centered evening, since we’ve got cool events at Booker T. Washington and the Dallas Museum of Art. As most of my friends know, I own a pretty decent camera. I do not really know how to use it, and I also don’t use it enough. A much more talented friend argues that those two things go hand in hand. All of this doesn’t stop me from being interested in tonight’s Take the Lens Cap Off panel discussion at Booker T., in which several knowledgeable guests will talk about photography trends with DMA curator Jeffrey Grove. Panelists include Kael Alford, documentary photographer, writer, and journalist; Deborah Bell, a curator and dealer who serves as vice president and head of Christie’s photographs department in New York; Dorinth Doherty, a professor of photography at UNT and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow; and Wendy Watriss, and photographer and founder of Fotofest Houston.

Also tonight, the Dallas Museum of Art is offering their own event in conjunction with the gorgeous Marc Chagall exhibit, which is only around for another week or so. Anyway, tonight’s program is a “serenade” to the versatile, imaginative artist, and features live music and dance performance inspired by his life and work. You also get a special tour of the exhibition.

All the familiar Arts District haunts are open for dinner tonight, such as Cafe des Artistes and The Greek. I’d go with Cafe des Artistes, in honor of Chagall’s Belarusian-French heritage

For more to do tonight, go here.