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Friday--as in First Friday--seems to be the favored weekday as far as arts organizations go.

But Thursday nights have never had it so good, if you ask the Dallas Museum of Art. This Thursday, the museum offers a twofer experience at its Thursday Night Live series, with a jazz performance and a film screening. (Both complimentary with a general admission ticket, $10.)

First, you can enjoy the music of Len Barnett and Friends in the atrium at 6 p.m. The percussionist and his band are sure to mellow museumgoers with their brand of rhythmic jazz. While the music might sway you to stay (and that’s OK; the band will play a special extended summer set until 8:30), film buffs will want to head to the Horchow Auditorium to catch a 7 p.m. screening of Oliver Stone’s Talk Radio.

The movie is part of a summer film series called “Dallas on Film!” which features movies made in Dallas. The series is running in conjunction with the exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, which ends August 19.

Jazz and a cult movie in one night? Sounds like music to our ears.

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

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