Friday, May 8, 2009

A Jazzy Evening

Last night A. and I went to get a free dinner at KFC because of a promotion they were running online. We found a place that wasn't absurdly packed. Feeling happy and hungry we went in... and got turned away. Apparently KFC bit off more than they could chew when they offered free chicken to the whole country. The young woman at the register had us turn in our coupons and fill out forms to get coupons in the mail. What? Turn in a coupon to get a coupon? Okay, we did it. Then we went and picked up dinner at Burger King instead. :)

Why fast food for dinner, you ask? Well, the Dallas Museum of Art has jazzy Thursdays with live music... and no admission fee. Seriously. This is the perfect thing to do when you can't hit the museum during their regular daytime hours. Thursdays they're open until 9 pm and it gives you plenty of time to browse the artwork (and the giftshops!). Not only that, when you go after 6, you can park out on the street without having to pay the parking meters! Oh, yeah. What can be better? Maybe free chicken, but we're not dwelling...

The museum was packed and it was a good experience. Too bad we didn't have time to see it all. Then again, who would want to see it all in one day? That would be a total art overload. Maybe we'll go back again sometime. This time wearing comfortable shoes!

I would have loved to take pictures of some of the artwork, but we couldn't figure out how to turn off the flash. So instead, here is a pic of the ginormous windows in the atrium. This is where The Jamal Mathis Trio was performing. The way the Atrium is, you can listen to the music there, out in the passageway, in the giftshop, and even on third level! So nice.

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