The half dozen

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Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. Meet designer, engineer, artist, playwright and comedy writer Jonny Sun at the Flagship Half Price Books in Dallas on Nov. 2. Sun will discuss and sign copies of his delightful and heartfelt illustrated story “everyone’s an aliebn when ur a aliebn too.” As Lin Manuel-Miranda says, “Read this book only if you want to feel more alive.”
  2. Celebrate those who have gone before us at the Day of the Dead Ball at Arts Mission Oak Cliff on Nov. 3. Come dressed in black and ready to party. Dia de los Muertos makeup and crowns encouraged but not required. General admission gets you in the door for snacks and dancing; VIP tickets includes alcoholic beverages. General admission $30, VIP $45.
  3. The trek to Fort Worth is justified to visit The Casanova: The Seduction of Europe exhibition at the Kimbell Museum. Explore 18th century Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacamo Casanova. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, furnishings and period costumes. Student tickets $14.
  4. Come celebrate the autumnal full moon at the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival at Klyde Warren Park on Nov. 4. Enjoy Japanese music and dance performances along with sky-gazing and moon activities with the Texas Astronomical Society. There will also be other traditional Japanese art forms including calligraphy, tea ceremony, ikebana and haiku poetry.
  5. The Dallas Opera presents Verdi’s “La Traviata” Nov. 1, 4, 10 and 12. The timeless romantic classic tells the story of the famed courtesan Violetta Valery navigating the twists and turns of the one thing she hoped never to come up against: love. Don’t miss one of Verdi’s most beautiful scores. Student rush $15-25.
  6. Come paint your personal masterpiece while enjoying the greatest downtown views at Rooftop Paint and Sip at the NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel. On Nov. 7, Klarity and Khaos is relocating their usual paint and sip festivities from their studio to the gorgeous rooftop of the NYLO hotel. $35 per painter.  

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