Today, a Temporary Better Bridge. Then, On Monday, a Temporary Better Downtown.

In moments, till 1 this afternoon, you'll be able to laze across the Cedar Crest Bridge -- yet another temporary installation from Team Better Block, in conjunction with the city and others trying to best determine how to turn a seldom-used thoroughfare into A Destination. There's a schedule of events here, including a history-of and a future-of, not to mention a nature chitchat with Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston; we're headed that way in moments.

And while we're on the subject of temporary installations intended to hint at the 'round-the-corner future, this just in: On Monday at 4:30 p.m. you're invited to the Dallas Power and Light building's Pegasus Ballroom for what's being billed as a community forum regarding the Downtown Dallas 360 plan, adopted by the council in April and not yet forgotten about. But that's not all: Just before Roger Staubach tosses Kenny Rogers the first pitch of Game 5 of the World Series, and Demi Lovato fires up "The Star-Spangled Banner," you're invited to "enjoy an activation installation at Browder Plaza that will serve as a visual example of the type of changes called for in the 360 plan."

Says the invite for the Monday-at-5:30 p.m. voilà: "Enjoy food, beverage, entertainment and a special unveiling from Downtown Dallas Inc." Further details here promise that the installation will include "'glass boxes,' street vending, outdoor dining, artists, music." What, no mimes? No Ferris wheel? Shame.

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