Give me the chance to ask Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner a question and I'd ask him if he wouldn't mind explaining to my boss why I was wasted the other afternoon when I was supposed to be on deadline. Give me two questions and I'd ask how he felt about the show never getting picked up by HBO, despite Weiner's role as an executive producer on The Sopranos. C'mon: Just think how much hotter those sex scenes between Don Draper and [insert floozy of the week here] would be on a real pay channel. And don't even get me started on the HBO possibilities for Christina Hendricks' Joan Holloway character. Boing! Ugh, too late, I just finished. Unfortunately, I don't think a question-and-answer session is part of the plan for the American Advertising Federation-Fort Worth-hosted An Evening With a Mad Man, featuring Weiner. Brought in to help celebrate that foundation's 100th anniversary, Weiner's talk will focus largely on the development of the series and its characters, whose lives all revolve around the callous (but drunken!) world of 1960s advertising in New York City, in case you've been living under a rock or without cable. Tickets to the affair, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and takes place at Fort Worth's Casa Manana (3101 W. Lancaster Ave.), will cost you between $35 and $85. They're available, along with more information, at madmenfortworth.com.
Thu., Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., 2010