QUICK WORK: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth posted a cool time-lapse video of its crew installing four works in a first-floor gallery. The Modern has gone a good job of adding these types of behind-the-scenes looks to its blog. Hopefully more museums will follow the Modern’s lead.
DINNER AND A MOVIE: Over on the Unfair Park blog, Robert Wilonsky passes along news that the Alamo Drafthouse has plans to expand into North Texas with six theaters, though the details of when and where are still up in the air. There was a rumor a few years back that an Alamo was going to move into Casa Linda, but that never panned out.
The chain has four theaters in Austin and should be familiar to anyone who has attended the film portion of South by Southwest. Entertainment Weekly named the theaters to its “10 Theaters doing it right” list in 2005, and with good reason. The Alamo has shown a knack for coming up with fun events over the years — everything from video sing-alongs to Weird Wednesday (this week’s film is something called Magic Christmas Tree) — the kinda stuff that movie geeks flock to.
Here’s hoping the expansion into our area works out this time.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “As a conductor, he can best be described as a very poor beater of time who far too often is unable to keep the ensemble together and allows most tempo transitions to fall where they may … In rehearsal, he admitted to our orchestra that he is not capable of keeping a steady tempo and that he would have to depend on us for any stability in that department. Considering his Everest-sized ego, this admission must have caused him great consternation upon reflection.”