Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Oct. 22

A collection of cigarette butts collected by a prisoner, part of José Antonio Vega Macotela’s Time Divisa project.

The beauty of the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth always surprises me a little bit, maybe because I don’t get out there as much as I should. (I was in the neighborhood this weekend, saw it from afar, but didn’t have time to venture in.)

Tuesday nights are a good excuse, thanks to the fall lecture series. This evening draws inspiration from the museum’s México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 exhibit, which is worth checking out anyway. José Antonio Vega Macotela, one of the 23 artists featured, will offer his perspective and talk about how he uses art to examine regional issues and everyday life. The talk is free. As always, I recommend The Usual for drinks and intellectual conversation. Or just go and admire yourself in the ceiling mirror above the corner booth, whatever.

Tonight is also the first performance of El Conde Drácula, the Ochre House Theater’s collaboration with the Dallas Flamenco Festival and local flamenco artists Delilah Muse and Antonio Arrebola. As you might have guessed, the show is based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and it is sort of amazing the dancing they’re able to pull off in this tiny space. Unfortunately, it’s sold out online. You could always take your chances at the door, but you also may want to consider reserving for your tickets for another night. There will only be four performances.

Finally, if you’d like to do a little good with your Tuesday, Malai Thai is donating 15 percent of today’s lunch and dinner proceeds to Red Cross Disaster Relief in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Hurricane Manuel hit Mexico last month, and recovery efforts are still ongoing. The owners of the Thai-Vietnamese restaurant were moved to help after attending the World Forum on Mexican Cuisine in Acapulco.

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