10/27: Glow and Grow

KNIFE SKILLS: Central Market Plano might be better known for carving turkeys in that season after this one, but apparently someone in the store's cooking school ranks can carve a mean Jack-o'-lantern. If you need some assistance with your front porch buddy-to-be, CM offers a class with all the goods included -- pumpkin, tools, stencils and snacks (for the artist) -- for $35. Call 469.241.8389 for more information. 6PM.

NEW FRIENDS: Opera is cool again in DFW. Well, it was always cool underneath all that for-old-people stigma, but with the opening of the Winspear Opera House at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, an evening of dinner and Otello looks as exciting as it actually is. So Amici di Opera, the Dallas Opera's club for young professionals, celebrates the resurgence of opera's place in the cultural literacy pool with a networking party hosted by Modern Luxury at the Winspear with wine and appetizers. Note the RSVP request here. 6:30PM.

LANDMARK CASE: Whatever side you've taken on Proposition 8, rake through the political debris and revisit the beginning of the movement for same-sex marriage: a wedding between two lesbians who'd been a couple for 51 years. The University of North Texas is screening the award-winning film One Wedding and a Revolution, a documentary chronicling the first ever same-sex marriage in the U.S. Chilton Hall Media Library, 7PM.

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