Over The Weekend: Dallas Museum of Art, The Paper Chase, Autorama

We feel like we were all over the place this weekend. We checked out the latest art exhibit at the DMA, oohed and aahed over custom cars and managed to get into The Paper Chase show. If your weekend lacked any of those, then you need to keep reading.

Late Night at Dallas Museum of Art

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This is the kind of love the DMA Late Night event inspired. (Melanie Gomez)

Love was definitely still in the air Friday night at the February installment of the Dallas Museum of Art's Late Night series (photos). The museum offered up readings of classic love poems (we particularly dig Keats), a performance of love songs by the Arts District's Chorale, some very tasty wine at the happy hour and more couples attending that we've seen before. We also enjoyed hearing author Nancy Horan speak. (She signed copies of her book Loving Frank, too.) Also, the DMA just acquired the J.M.W. Turner exhibit, which features stunning landscapes. The paintings are breathtaking. The DMA will show the collection through May 18, so you've got plenty of time to get down there.

The Paper Chase at Sons of Hermann Hall

The Paper Chase lived up to our expectations at Friday's show. The melodies were enchanting, the band members engaging and the crowd was alive. Maybe it was the wait for this show, but the indie group's performance was totally what we needed this weekend.

O'Reilly Auto Parts Autorama

There were a lot, I mean, a lot of fantastic custom cars at this weekend's Autorama. They brought in a bunch of sort of celebrites, most from TLC and Discovery Channel shows like L.A. Ink and Overhaulin'. I'll admit, I'm a fan of Kim Saigh (tattoo artist on L.A. Ink), but having her at Autorama seemed weird. That said, we still really loved meeting The Fonz (a.k.a. Henry Winkler). -- Chelsea Ide


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