Deep Ellum art space The Public Trust will have an unusual midweek event tonight. It will feature filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel, and musician Ralph White, who we have discussed before following a festival performance in Denton. White is a multi-instrumentalist who has a very distinct style whether he is playing banjo, guitar, or thumb piano, otherwise known as a kalimba. It’s an instrument you’re more likely to hear in Sub-Saharan Africa than Commerce Street. The two are traveling the Southwest, putting on multimedia performances in small galleries along the way, in a touring act billed as “drought tolerant film and music.” Daniel’s documentary on the storied art of rail-worker and train-hopper graffiti, Who is Bozo Texino, will screen at 9 pm. The event begins at 7.
There will be a rather different film playing a few blocks away at approximately the same time. The Twilite Lounge continues its summer movie series with The Big Lebowski tonight, and the endlessly quotable (often to annoyance) movie will be accompanied by the serving of White Russians in its honor.
Finally, there are a couple of events that could occupy you for several days should you be lucky enough to have that much free time. First up, Eddie Izzard begins a three-night stand at the Majestic this evening. The tireless comedian has been an outright overachiever of late, as he embarks on a world tour which sees him performing in multiple languages (he claims to speak up to six). Though his Mensa-friendly brand of comedy can be a bit self-satisfied, he manages to charm his way out of it, especially because his grasp of history is indisputable.
Finally, there should be high sports drama in Arlington, as Ian Kinsler returns to Globe Life Park for the first time since making disparaging comments in public regarding his former team. The Rangers will face the Detroit Tigers in a series that begins at 7 pm tonight, and wondering what sort of welcome Kinsler will receive is already the talk of the local media, including this unnecessarily preemptive bit of chiding. I say to be completely honest and open about your feelings, Rangers fans. It’s healthier for you.
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