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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 4

Start off 2016 the right way.
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We are back at D Magazine Central Command after a wonderful break, and I hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. I rested and read. I saw Star Wars three times and The Hateful Eight once. I took a trip to the traffic-choked streets of Austin and then on down to sunny San Antonio, where I had a much better time than Trevone Boykin.

Now we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. It’s a new year, and it will be a special one. It’s a new month, which should be pretty solid even without Janet Jackson. While 2016 may be a time of great change and growth, some things stay the same. There are always things to do in Dallas, starting tonight with the Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions’ migration to a new venue, a reading at Wild Detectives, and Christmas’ last gasp. Or go to the movies.

Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions, Dallas’ top-notch experimental music weekly, is moving to the revamped RBC in Deep Ellum. The first show at the new digs is tonight with Kent Evans, Baby Blood, and The Azukiwashers.

Poet J. Scott Brownlee will read from his award-winning book Requiem For Used Ignition Cap at Wild Detectives. He’s joined by three other acclaimed poets.

Christmas is gone, and all the notable light displays have twinkled out for the season, as far as I can gather. But if you’re not ready to let go, embrace the cold and go ice-skating at the Panther Island Ice outdoor rink in Fort Worth.

Most of the year’s best films are no longer showing in theaters, with the exception of Carol. Regardless, it never hurts to catch up. Also of note, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is still showing in 70mm at NorthPark. As of tonight, it will also show in less majestic format at theaters throughout North Texas.

For more to do tonight, go here.

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