Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 29

Go on an art adventure in Denton with renowned artist Kiki Smith, or see a play for mere pennies.

The artist herself.
The artist herself.

Today in important news, the petition to deport Justin ‘McTinyswag’ Bieber has reached the number of signatures required for a White House response. S-i-g-h. Not that I’m necessarily against this.

Weird dreams aside, this Wednesday offers plenty for you to do. There’s the CADD Bus Tour, which will depart Cohn Drennan in the Design District at 2:45 p.m. after you explore what the gallery has to offer, and take you to Denton for a full day of, well, Denton art things, and then back to Dallas again at the end of the night. You’ll explore a new exhibit from the University of North Texas’ artist-in-residence, Kiki Smith, enjoy dinner and drinks, and then attend a lecture on the body of her work later in the evening. The cost of the whole bus deal is $75, and you can still sign up via the CADD bus.

Incidentally, Smith’s artist lecture tops editor Peter Simek’s list of unmissable art events this week, and the talk is free at the UNT Student Center. So you could drive yourself. And maybe show up early to make sure you get a seat. Over on SideDish, Carol has a convenient guide to eating well in Denton. She’s technically talking lunch, but those places are open for dinner, too.

Also tonight, Second Thought Theatre begins performances of a play called Alternate Name for a Rooster in the Bryant Hall space of the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus. The New York Times rephrased the single-syllable title as ‘Cockfight Play‘ so I’m following their lead for family magazine-friendliness. Anyway, the play is about a gay man who splits with his longtime partner, meets a woman, and falls in love. Confusion and a love triangle ensue. You can buy tickets in advance online, but tonight and tomorrow you can show up at the box office and pay whatever you want. It takes all the fun out of advance planning (there is fun there, I promise) but results in a steal.

For more to do tonight, go here.