Well, it’s finally here. Super Bowl week has arrived in North Texas.
The media headquarters for the big game is the Sheraton in downtown Dallas. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from our lovely office.
I thought you’d like to check out this photo from outside the hotel. Pretty cool stuff.
Andrea Pedraza, owner of Coco André Chocolatier, is having a free lecture on the history of chocolate at 7 p.m. Feb.11 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.
“Complimentary samples of Coco André handmade chocolate will be featured along with traditionally made Mexican hot chocolate,” sayeth an event press release forwarded by Kidd Springs Central president Augustino Jalomo.
At 6:30 p.m., the Texas Sculpture Association’s annual membership art show starts at the center, the release stated.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is at 223 W.Jefferson Blvd. Reservations are encouraged, and to make ‘em, call 214-670-3777.
I get press releases all the time from the office of state Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Wynnewood North, but they rarely mention rock ‘n’ roll icons or include pictures of former Playboy models.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, flew to Dallas on Friday so Alonzo could present Simmons with an honorary Texas flag. (Presumably, the street sign was a gift from Dallas City Council member Steve Salazar.) These gestures were in recognition of Simmons’ work with the Wounded Warrior Project, a Florida-based nonprofit that supports injured members of the military.
“The passion for humanitarian service shown by Gene over the last five years, particularly for our proud military service men and women, is truly an inspiration,” Alonzo said in the release. “His efforts, in concert with the WWP, demonstrate the capacity of individuals to bring about positive change in the lives of those who need us most. While we as a nation may not always collectively agree on certain issues, when it comes to our men and women in uniform, we speak with a single, powerful voice.”
Simmons will return to Dallas this week to host Wednesday’s Angels & Aces event. Proceeds will benefit the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Much to my surprise (and elation), I noticed that today’s Living Social deal is for the Texas Theatre. Just 10 bucks will get you two movie tickets, two popcorns, and two waters (60 percent off!) at the lovely art house theater. Seriously, people!
Want to take a look at what’s playing at the Texas Theatre? Pick up a copy of Oak Cliff People for listings!
DISD and the University of North Texas-Dallas are teaming up to bring eleventh grade students a free ACT Prep Academy this spring. While the ACT is sort of the step-child of college entrance exams, a free course is a free course. And this one’s taught by Princeton Review instructors. Take that SAT.
You can register through your child’s school counselor by Feb. 1, or at UNT-Dallas Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The class begins with a pre-test on Feb. 5, ends with a post-test on April 2, and in between? A whole lotta book learnin’.
For six Saturdays there is a class for students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on three of those there are parent meetings from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information contact: SAT-ACTPrep@dallasisd.org
Here’s the artwork advertising “Bloodstream,” the Valentine’s Day showing at Studio 109, the new art gallery at 413 N. Tyler Street. Is that strawberry syrup?
The showing, on Feb. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m., features photography, jewelry, ceramics, and painting, wrote co-owner Melody Hay.
“A passionate, and sometimes dark, interpretation by our artists of St.Valentine’s Day,” Hay wrote. “Join us for this fresh perspective and meet the artists.”
We’re trying to find out the origin of the raven statue on top of Ravens Pharmacy in the 500 block of West Jefferson Boulevard.
Does anyone know who installed it and why? Always helpful, conservation league president Michael Amonett said his uncle and grandfather built the pharmacy itself, but didn’t know where the original owner, George Raven, found the statue.
Amonett recalled the statue’s eye lit up. Does anyone remember about this?
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