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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 5

One man's Tuesday Night Trash is another man's Tuesday Night Treasure.
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One man's Tuesday Night Trash is another man's Tuesday Night Treasure: Winterbeast, now showing at the Texas Theatre.
One man’s Tuesday Night Trash is another man’s Tuesday Night Treasure: Winterbeast, now showing at the Texas Theatre.

Why do bad movies inspire more devotion than bad books, or bad music? To the best of my knowledge, there are no book clubs ironically dissecting Glenn Beck’s The Overton Window. Nobody is throwing spoons at listening parties reliving the joys of William Hung’s Inspiration.

Anyways, be the Mystery Science Theater 3000 you want to see in the world. The Texas Theatre’s Tuesday Night Trash resurrects cinema’s greatest goof-ups, pratfalls, and catastrophes for your viewing enjoyment. The 1992 film Winterbeast, an unfinished garbage soup in which “people are being killed off by possessed totem poles” is on the screen this evening. Elsewhere, read up at Deep Vellum’s inaugural book club or say farewell to the Kehinde Wiley exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern.

Local publishing house Deep Vellum is hosting a book club at its brand new store in Deep Ellum. Appropriately, a Deep Vellum production is at bat for the inaugural meeting: Argentine author Ricardo Piglia’s Target In The Night. Translator Sergio Waisman will be on hand to lead the discussion. I haven’t read the novel, but NPR loved it, and Piglia’s apparently taking cues from some all-time greats, including the hard-boiled detective writer Raymond Chandler and Thomas Pynchon, paranoid soothsayer of American fiction. Read more. It’s good for you.

The Kehinde Wiley exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern closes after this weekend. Wiley specializes in paintings spun off of classic European portraits, replacing white royal subjects with young people of color. It’s a striking show, by all accounts, and one you should see while you still can.

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