Around Fort Worth

Weekender: Fri., Sept. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Saturday), you really oughta gather up some of your smartest (drinkingest?) pals and hit Fall Gallery Night. From 2 ’til about 9 p.m., you can hop from gallery to gallery –– ...


AISD Apologizes For Dissing Barack Obama Speech

Jeff Prince
Another hour passes; another apology is issued. This time the groveling comes from Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough for his handling of the Barack Obama speech to school kiddies. I’m sick and tired of hearing people ...



Rolling Stone Mag Praises Fort Worth Band

Anthony Mariani
Say what you will about Rolling Stone –– that it’s basically a celebrity rag with a few album reviews in it, that it hasn’t been relevant in, oh, about 900 years –– but the 850-year-old magazine is still the last wo...


Thursday Night Live Tonight

Anthony Mariani
New and old local outfits will clash –– um, I mean, “Complement each other nicely” –– tonight (Thursday) at Central Market. You’ve got newbies Luke Wade and No Civilians, a supergroup of sorts fronted by vet singe...



R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...


A Man of Taste and Style

Jimmy Fowler
Kudos to the five local Metropolitan Community Churches who’ve started the eye-catching “Would Jesus Discriminate?” highway campaign, with at least two billboards on I-30 in Fort Worth declaring things like “Jesus Affir...



Shhhh! On Shuttle

Jeff Prince
People bitching about the high cost of parking at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium might want to consider the “Shuttle Deal” at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St., in Arlington. If you go to Gilligan’s before the game, order...


Dinner Roll Restaurant Round-Up: Post Restaurant Week Edition

eric.griffey
Just because restaurant week is over doesn’t mean you should stay home and eat beans out of a can. We roll: Blue Mesa (1600 S. University Dr. FW 76107 phone: 817-332-6371) is making tacos for a cause. One dollar from every ta...



Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon To Feature Joe Kuban

Jeff Prince
Labor Day is this Monday and you know what that means: Jerry Lewis and his Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be on the boob tube for hours on end. I love watching Lewis at the end of the show, half out of his mind with exhaustio...


First Friday on the Green Cancelled

Anthony Mariani
Tonight’s show is a no-go. The next First Friday will be October 2 and feature The Burning Hotels and The Campaign. Luke Wade, who was on tonight’s bill, will be performing at Chadra Mezza & Grill (1622 Park Place Av, o...