The Southwest is exposed in infrared
I'm suspicious of people who would choose invisibility for their superpower. Everyone knows the real reason they want it is to sit undetected in dressing rooms and be pervy. I want a superpower--such as flying or a heightened sense--that opens up unavailable worlds to me. Infrared photography comes close to this--it makes visible on film the light waves we can't ordinarily see. As a result, the images glow and often look a little haunted. One of the masters of this otherworldly genre is longtime Richland College instructor Roy Cirigliana. Cirigliana shoots black and white infrared, tints the luminous images sepia and frames them in hand-forged steel. His signature is a singular human presence in an out-of-the-way landscape shot, the focus hazy and the grain visible. It's a beautiful view of that extra light--superpower or not. His solo show, Roy Cirigliana: Infrared Southwest Series, opens with a reception from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday and runs through December 16 at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, in the Lago Vista Gallery. Call 972-238-6339. --Leah Shafer
Roy Cirigliana: Infrared Southwest Series
Fungus Among Us
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It seems like truffles (those ugly mushrooms with the too-pretty price) are only for refined foodies or pigs and dogs. But Nana's annual White Truffle Dinner this Friday offers truffles for those who neither root in the ground nor lead a silver platter lifestyle. The five-course tasting menu includes white truffles with egg yolk ravioli, white truffles with fontina and potato "coca" and lobster with warm potato foam with white truffles. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Nana is located in the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Cost is $120 to $150. Call 214-761-7470 or visit www.nanarestaurant.com. --S. Anne Durham
Dolly Plays Dress Up
Reproduction vintage clothes are like fake boobs--they're supposed to look like the real thing, but everyone knows you bought them last summer. They just don't have that "seen-some-action" wear-and-tear you need for legitimacy. Likewise, pseudo-vintage is too overdone--the nostalgia scene has sold out to Urban Outfitters. Being fashionably authentic, however, doesn't mean you have to bury yourself in your local Goodwill racks to find that perfect piece. Introducing a genuine market for reasonably priced couture "made-in-your-past" is Dolly Python. Co-owners Gretchen Frizzell, longtime collector and designer, and Jason Cohen, founder of Forbidden Books and Video and Forbidden Gallery, offer an eclectic variety of vintage clothes, antiques, art, furniture, folk art and designer apparel for men and women. Dolly Python opens its doors at 1916 Haskell Ave. with DJs, drinks and door prizes Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Regular store hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 214-887-3434. --Danna Berger