This weekend: open mike, smoke art, brass

If you’re not huddled up on the couch watching football tonight, don’t forget to check out First Thursday in the Bishop Arts District. I know it’s cold, but most of the retailers have really good sales right now, so it’s worth freezing your face off.

Cliff Notes Prolonged Media’s open mike night starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Mighty Fine Arts. Poet Josh Weir performs after.

Decorazon Gallery has a special presentation from Virginia-based artist Rob Tarbell, who makes drawings using smoke. Tarbell will demonstrate his method Saturday begining at 4 p.m. A cocktail party will follow.Tarbell’s work, including the exhibit, "Meet the Struggles," will be on display through Jan. 11.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "How the Brasses Found a Home" Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The piece is part of the symphony’s "Symphonic Brass Spectacular." "How the Brasses Found a Home" is co-written and narrated by Oak Cliff resident Alex Burton, who used to have a show on KRLD. Burton, a tuba player, says he and Donald Zimmers wrote the piece because they were tired of playing "Tubby the Tuba." Their piece explains how and why there is a brass section in symphonies.



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  • James.

    ONLi fashion boutique did it again. Mike Bogal and his musical talent blew the roof off the joint on 1st Thursday in January. Key board genius and fantastic Caribbean steel drum sounds made me feel like being back in the islands. Audrie (owner of ONLi) always seems to have quality entertainment for 1st Thursdays from live poetry to fashion shows and live mannequins in the windows. I hear art exhibition is planned for future events and it’s all local talent y’all. Get out and see what Dallas’ local talent has to offer.