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Dallas Museum of Art?s after-dark edition
Flashlight not included.

Living in one of the touristy-est cities in the nation means you’re allergic to Dallas tourist traps. You take the long way around the grassy knoll, and still can't find reunion Tower.

So surely the Dallas Museum of Art falls into that category, right?

Not so next Friday night, when the museum will stay open until 12 a.m. for a thoroughly surprising, non-touristy affair.

Here are three reasons to add the DMA Late Night Series to your calendar:

Introduction to mid-century art You can expect two major lectures over the course of the evening. We’re most excited about the history of jewelry in the 1950s and 1960s.

Jazz music and film collide Each Late Night event merges classic cinematic masterpieces and complementary modern music ensembles. In the Atrium at 8 p.m., the Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble performs before the screening of the 1961 Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman classic Paris Blues starts at 10:15.

It’s (mostly) free Many of the events from 6 p.m. to midnight are complimentary and open to the public, but some do require a ticket (for head count, really). And the rosé at the DMA Café will run you $7 a glass.

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.; 214-922-1200 or dma.org

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