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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 26

While there is something to be said about the joys of a quiet night in, there are more things to be said about going out. Things like: "This discussion about the future of Fair Park should be fun. But maybe I'll go see a posse of Elvis impersonators in Fort Worth instead. And there's always that well-regarded poet speaking at SMU. Tuesday nights sure are swell and full of things to do."
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Make this work. Photo by Josh Blaylock.
Make this work. Photo by Josh Blaylock.

While there is something to be said about the joys of a quiet night in, there are more things to be said about going out. Things like: “This discussion about the future of Fair Park should be fun. But maybe I’ll go see a posse of Elvis impersonators in Fort Worth instead. And there’s always that well-regarded poet speaking at SMU. Tuesday nights sure are swell and full of things to do.”

Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster, Dallas businessman Walt Humann, historian Virginia McAlester, South Dallas Cultural Center manager Vicki Meek, and Trammel Crow Co. chairman emeritus Don Williams will convene at Fair Park’s Hall of State to discuss ideas for “making Fair Park work.” Consider this a warm-up to the Feb. 8 City Council meeting about doing more with the beloved and nevertheless underused space.

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay (sample quote: “I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you, and I choose both,”) will speak tonight at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. Kay’s taken on the admirable task of getting students interested in poetry, and is the author of two books.

Like a cloning experiment gone wrong, “Elvis Lives” throws Presley impersonators at you until you submit to the power of these ersatz kings of rock ‘n’ roll. This “theatrical concert” experience is at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall for one night only.

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