Things to do in Dallas tonight

If you still haven’t seen Moonlight, the gay black Oscar winner for best picture, then you have your chance tonight with United Black Ellument, the gay black project of the Resource Center. And you can see it for free — U-BE is teaming with DFW FUSE to host a screening tonight, not at their Deep Ellum location but at RC’s new headquarters at 5750 Cedar Springs Road. The program (which includes a raffle) runs 7–10 p.m.

Dallas Blooms, the annual celebration of colorful flowers at the Dallas Arboretum, is in full glory now, but tonight you can enjoy the scenery and sit wine and nosh on treats with the first-ever Food and Wine Festival. Find out more about it here.

Jaap van Zweden will lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a concert starting tonight and going though Sunday featuring the music of Brahms. Learn more here.

Theatre 3’s production of the awesome but rarely-revived musical Passing Strange picks up with more performances tonight and continuing through next weekend. Get tickets here.

Cirque du Soleil’s dazzling circus Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities, pictured, continues through March 26 under le grand chapiteau in the parking lot of Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Dallas Arboretum continues Chefs in Nature series

JANICE.door.joy.2015Last month, the Dallas Arboretum launched a new culinary event: Chefs in Nature, where local chefs share recipes, prepare some bites and pair their dishes with a few cocktails. There are three more events scheduled each month. Tomorrow, Aug. 17, will feature community favorite Janice Provost of Parigi, pictured, conjuring up a light menu with two summer cocktails and tips on making her French-Italian fusion food. On Sept. 21, Nikky Phinyawatana of Asian Mint will create the meal. It will all culminate on Oct. 16 with a Harvest Feast featuring six chefs, each preparing a course.

The August and September events run from 6–7:30 p.m. The price is $70 ($63 for members). Learn more here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Chihuly Nights at Dallas Arboretum

Chihuly in effect

The marriage of Dale Chihuly and the Dallas Arboretum seems like an obvious one. His gorgeous glass sculptures against a natural landscape are a match made in heaven. Chihuly at the Arboretum opens this weekend and runs through Nov. 10, so you have some time to see this magnificence up close. And trust, it really is.

Chihuly Nights are featured Tuesdays–Thursdays during the exhibit and feature illuminated sculptures, live music and dining options

DEETS: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. $15–$20. DallasArboretum.com.

—  Rich Lopez