Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: May 8

Some indoor alternatives to getting drenched today.

A sample of the wares at Four Corners Brewing Company.
A sample of the wares at Four Corners Brewing Company.

From where I’m perched like a gargoyle on the 21st floor, it looks pretty nasty out there, Dallas. I got rained on fairly hard this morning, and I’m a bit like a cat about getting wet—I, too, shake off a paw at a time.

The first order of business is to tell you that the usually lovely patio sessions event at the AT&T Performing Arts Center is canceled, due to the aforementioned weather. Today’s scheduled artists—Brent Best of Slobberbone,  and Chris Johnson of Telegraph Canyon—will instead play on June 5th, so pencil that in.

Perhaps a more fitting way to spend your evening would be to catch a cult classic on 35mm in a storied old theater. 1983’s Sleepaway Camp will be shown in its gloriously textured original form at the Texas Theatre tonight and though I’m hard pressed to recommend a slasher flick, the overcast look of things outside is making it seem increasingly appealing. The film begins at 8 pm. For a list of far more current movies opening this week, head over to FrontRow.

As perhaps the only food that can rival the burger as the most controversial yet popular menu item in Dallas, it seems that nobody can stop talking, writing, and blogging about tacos. Especially during the month of May, of course, and tonight there will be an actual discussion about tacos, simply billed as Taco Talk. Cowboys & Indians associate editor José Ralat-Maldonado will host a presentation concerning the staple dish at Four Corners Brewing Company in Oak Cliff, and the evening is broken down into the following parts: “Tacos & Beer,” “Presentation and discussion,” and finally, “Beer and Conversation.” We all love a good public discussion around here, but this one is actually bookended by alcohol and tacos. Something tells me you’re fine with that.

For more to do tonight, go here.