Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: July 31

The circus is in town; Goss-Michael closes an exhibition by throwing a party; The Fashion Art Network hosts a business mixer.

A scene from the F.A.N. Gallery. Credit: Andi Harman.
A scene from the F.A.N. Gallery. Credit: Andi Harman.

I hope you were one of the lucky ones who got to hear Anna Badkhen read from her new book at Wild Detectives last night. I recommended the event yesterday, and then took off of work just in time to hear the fearless journalist give entirely fascinating details from her seemingly endless coverage of war-torn areas. She basically made your average journalist seem like a total joke, and I mean that in the best possible way. Look her up.

As of last night, the circus is in town; specifically the tradition-minded standard-bearer, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The spectacle stands as one of my earliest memories of living in Dallas, although I recall a plastic light-up sword bought as a souvenir more than anything specific about the show. There are certainly many outspoken critics of the circus, specifically for the controversial treatment of the often-costumed animals, but considering that the “greatest show on earth” has been around since the late 1800s, it’s likely not going anywhere anytime soon. Every kid should see it once, if only to know what to protest later during the rebellious years.

The Goss-Michael Foundation will observe the closing of its current exhibition, which includes artists Ben Sanbury and Jaakko Pallasvuo. That’s from 6 to 8 pm this evening, and the details on that as well as a slew of other art events this weekend are available here.

The Fashion Art Network is the relatively young space on Quebec Street, where FrontRow helped organize an event with the Meadows School last week, and I recommend touring the grounds if you have yet to do so. Tonight they’ll be hosting a business mixer from 6 to 9 pm, and there will be drinks and small plate items available while you make a case for your current project.

For more things to do, go here.