10 Things to Do in Dallas for $10 or Less, November 4-6

See the new work of local artist Matthew Brinston on Saturday.EXPAND
See the new work of local artist Matthew Brinston on Saturday.

Eduardo Rabasa from Sexto Piso
The Wild Detectives
314 W.
8th St.
7:30 p.m. Friday
Free
Eduardo Rabasa is the founder and director of Mexico City-based publishing house Sexto Piso, and he's recently released his own first novel, A Zero Sum Game, which has been translated and published in English by Dallas' own Deep Vellum Books. The Wild Detectives will host Rabasa on Friday night for a bilingual conversation about his work at Sexto Piso as well as his new endeavors as a novelist.

Moby-Dick Opera Simulcast
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
6:30 p.m. Friday
Free
A 206,000-word, 19th century novel about life aboard a whaling ship and one mad captain’s hunt for a great white whale was turned into an opera that premiered in Dallas in 2010. It has since been hailed as a critical favorite that has played to acclaim around the world. See it for free Friday when a simulcast of the opening night performance at the Winspear is streamed in Klyde Warren Park. There will also be a scavenger hunt and other themed activities for kids and adults alike. — Patrick Williams

Modern Spanish Art
Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Ongoing through Jan. 29
$4 to $12
The Meadows Museum, tucked away on the SMU campus, is one of the foremost repositories of modern Spanish art. Their latest exhibit, Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo, is billed as the most comprehensive collection of Spanish art to hit the United States since the 1960s. Artists including Julio González, Antoni Tápies, Rafael Barradas Alfonso Olivares are featured in the exhibition. — Jennifer Davis-Lamm

The Handmaiden
Angelika Film Center
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
Multiple showtimes daily
$8.50 to $11
Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is a brash young Korean pickpocket and resident of a “baby farm,” where orphans are taken in to learn the fingersmith craft. She’s followed in the footsteps of her dead mother, who was hung in public to pay for her crimes, which has imbued her with a “go big or go home” ambition. So when the Count (Ha Jung-woo) saunters into the old house with an elaborate plan to trick the shy Japanese Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee) out of her wealth and into an insane asylum, Sookee’s eyes light up at the thought of a fortune. The Count — who can pass for Japanese, which affords him even more power — plants her as Hideko’s new handmaiden to help in his wooing of her. — April Wolfe

Upcoming Events

Dallas Fort Worth Diwali Mela
The Cotton Bowl
3750 Midway Plaza
4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday
$8 to $10
Any culture can appreciate a celebration of good over evil, but this year the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali seems especially exciting. At Dallas Fort Worth Diwali Mela, people from all walks will be welcomed to partake in fresh food and entertainment ranging from magic shows, a Bollywood stage featuring Kanika Kapoor, 50 performances from local organizations, two fireworks shows and more. — Merritt Martin

Machinedrum
RBC
2617 Commerce St.
8 p.m. Saturday
$10 to $25
Electronic producer and musician Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, has been in the biz for 16 years and knows a thing or two about experimenting with genre. His latest album Human Energy is proof of yet another reinvention of the artist and his music and has received much critical acclaim, melding contemporary R&B and traditional dance. Machinedrum is also half of the duos Sepalcure, Jets and Dream Continuum. — Diamond Victoria

Vice Palace: The End Vol. 1
Brick Haus Collective
215. S. Woodrow Lane, Denton
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday
$5
A few weeks ago, Art Pena — the creator of roving DIY venue and tape label Vice Palace — announced he would be bringing the project to an end. It had accomplished what he meant for it to, which is to say, a lot: Vice Palace Tapes became the first music label to be funded both by a city (Dallas) and a private institution (SMU). Help send Vice Palace off in the big way it deserves, beginning with the first of four shows this Saturday in Denton, where a slew of local and touring bands including Pearl Earl, Abacaba, Dead Mockingbirds, Shitstorm and Draculas will perform. A Pearl Earl/Abacaba tape will also be released.

Brinston: Give It Time
BREDA Studio
2920 Taylor St.
6 p.m. Saturday
Free
Matthew Brinston has been one of the most recognizable and prolific artists in the Dallas art scene in the last few years. He came to art fairly recently, after a near-death experience that taught him to see the world differently, and we've benefited from his beautiful, abstract interpretations of everything from human forms to animal skulls. He's also been known to engage in charming practices such as dropping free art at random locations and informing his fans via Instagram where they can snag their own painting. See Brinston's new work Saturday at BREDA.

Sully
Angelika Film Center
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
Multiple showtimes daily
$8.50 to $11
Like American Sniper (2014), Clint Eastwood’s Sully is a movie of nightmares. In Sniper, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) sits rigidly in the living room, imagining the gunfire, roaring helicopters and wailing bystanders of Fallujah. In Sully, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) has his own post-trauma TV-set hallucinations: In the middle of a restless half-sleep in a Times Square Marriott, he sees Katie Couric appear on the screen and call him out for making a “wrong choice” in landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River instead of at a nearby airport. Both films examine the ramifications of choices made under pressure, making these otherwise specific character studies more relatable to the audience.  

KAWS: Where the End Starts
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Ongoing through Jan. 22
$10
This exhibit isn't all giant figures (although after seeing “Companion” float through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, it’s certainly a huge draw — pun fully intended); the show also features paintings, drawings, sculptures and even toys from the Brooklyn artist’s prolific last two decades spent making statements on society and pop culture. — Merritt Martin


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