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Art&Seek Plans Your Week
by Nilufer Arsala 11 Jul 2011

You’ve heard Nilufer Arsala voice the Art&Seek calendar on KERA and KXT. And you’ve seen her daily calendar highlights here on the Art&Seek home page and in the e-newsletter. Now she’s taking a look ahead at the week. Mark your calendars!


A look at what’s coming up, so you can plan ahead.

While putting together the Art&Seek e-newsletter features for this week, I couldn’t help but notice how stacked the calendar is with concerts. Salim Nourallah will perform at the DMA’s Late Night on Friday. The North Texas singer/songwriter/producer is so good, that one time I saw him perform on accident and ended up buying two of his albums. This time, watching him perform will be on purpose. Saturday, Club Dada is the place to be as the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market puts on its very first Local Artist Showcase. And a showcase it is, with Goodnight Ned, Seryn, The Orbans, RTB & Last Joke, and Bravo, Max! all on the bill. Even Forney is getting in on the action with an outdoor performance from country artist Austin Cunningham. And if you are a fan of hip-hop, make sure to mark out a space for Kid Cudi at the Verizon Theatre on Sunday night.

On the museum side of things, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth holds Wonderful Wednesdays, where you can load up the whole family for tours and activities. A favorite is the Moon Day celebration at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field, mostly because it helped me discover a new holiday. The actual Moon Day is July 20 and commemorates the first manned moon landing in 1969. Local organizations have come together a little bit early to celebrate the day and all things space. There will even be goodie bags for the first 200 kids.

Other notables include the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, which opens with a party on Thursday night. It’s the 10th year for the festival, and because of that, movies from the very first year will be shown alongside the new ones during the weeklong event at the Magnolia in West Village. Also, everyone’s favorite fake news comes alive as The Onion brings its live show to the Winspear Opera House. And next week, you can prepare to see The Queen of Country at the Verizon.

As always, make sure to check the calendar for a complete list of daily events and be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter here to keep up with the arts news of the week and stay on top of arts events in North Texas. Now to get you in the spirit of things, this is the song off of the Beautiful Noise LP that convinced me that I absolutely HAD to buy Salim Nourallah’s albums.  Enjoy, and have fun this week!