Put Your Money in Your Shoes.

The world is running out chocolate.

We repeat: Because of drought and overwhelming demand, chocolate manufacturers are finding themselves increasingly incapable of keeping up with production. If we don't cut back on our cacao intake, economists say that getting our Snickers fix may soon be more of a delicacy than a dime-store treat.

So what's say we skip the candy tonight and treat ourselves with a night on the town instead?

Hi Fidelity Lecture Series at Off the Record
You'll have the chance to learn a thing or two about what exactly it is that makes Deep Ellum the soul of Dallas — and from one of the area's most-cherished local music historians, no less — as Jeff Liles will kick things off as the guest speaker at the still-pretty-new Deep Ellum record store bar Off The Record's new free, monthly High Fidelity Lecture Series tonight. Says the former Trees-affiliated Liles, who these days works as the artistic director at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff: “It will be a talk about the reclamation of the neighborhood; how it went from being the center of gravity for the African-American community during the Depression Era to being relatively dormant for decades to then being the safe haven for younger musicians who attempted to lead the Dallas music community out of the Dark Ages of copy bands in bars to actually landing major label record deals and eventually taking our music to the rest of the world. And I'm sure we'll talk about art too, and the important role it still plays in giving voice to the counterculture community in a red state. I was kinda surprised to be asked. I'm happy to oblige; I still love the neighborhood, of course.” Sounds enlightening.

The Prestige at Alamo Drafthouse
Director Christopher Nolan reunited much of the cast and crew of Batman Begins for the best of the three major motion pictures released in 2006 that were about old school stage magicians. This is the one, you might recall, that featured David Bowie playing Nikola Tesla.

“Nice” at Wyly Theatre
The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group's fall premiere, called NICE, is an immersive dance work that deals with “femininity and pop-culture” — a topic on the forefront of just about everybody's minds at the moment — and features musical compositions by Paul Slavens.

Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at Crown and Harp
This regular Monday night event promises to be anything but regular. Curated by the always cutting edge Stefan Gonzalez, Dallas' best, if not most interesting drummer, these pretty-much-weekly events tend to host some of the most challenging and “out there” performers in town — and beyond. To wit, not only will you find locals Problem Dogg, Burnt Bridge Road and Super Mook playing this one, but Japan's Otonana Trio, too.

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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