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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 11

Janeane Garofalo cracks wise at the Granada.
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Janeane Garofalo performs at the Granada. Photo by Saeed Adyani/Netflix.
Janeane Garofalo performs at the Granada. Photo by Saeed Adyani/Netflix.

If you want to spend the evening at home listening to David Bowie, nobody’s going to hold that against you. You can also listen to Bowie’s 1983 recording sessions with Oak Cliff’s Stevie Ray Vaughan, or watch his 1978 performance at the Dallas Convention Center. I’ve got Station To Station and Ziggy Stardust queued up myself.

It is, however, a remarkable Monday lineup out and about in Dallas. Janeane Garofalo cracks wise at the Granada, Mary Karr and Weeds’ Mary-Louise Parker rhapsodize about memoirs at the DMA, and a bunch of ink-stained wretches come together at Half Price Books.

The outspoken stand-up comic Janeane Garofalo, who was most recently beamed into your home via Netflix’s revival of Wet Hot American Summer, performs at the Granada Theater.

Marry Karr,  one of America’s favorite and most accomplished memoirists, is joined at the DMA by a relative newbie to the form: Mary-Louise Parker, the Weeds star whose new book, Dear Mr. You, unfolds as a series of letters addressed to important figures, both “real and hypothetical,” in her life. (Parker also plays Karr in an upcoming television show.) They’ll speak in Horchow Auditorium as part of the museum’s Arts and Letters series.

Another bookish event transpires at Half Price Books’ flagship store on Northwest Highway, as the Writers’ League of Texas and a handful of Dallas literary luminaries give tips on how to get plugged into the local community of folks who make a hobby, living, and/or obsession out of putting words onto blank pages. The free talk gets going at 7 pm.

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