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Art&Seek Plans Your Week
by Nilufer Arsala 15 Aug 2011

Hear music (both local and national), take in some free movies (indoor and outdoor) and watch some pretty balloons go for a ride.


Holy music madness! This week is stuffed full of live music, so if that’s your thing then start your celebration tonight at the House of Blues with Matisyahu. The musician is known for mixing Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop sounds. You might think it wouldn’t mix very well, but it totally does. Johnny Mathis will take over the Meyerson this weekend, but the angst ridden 12-year-old girl in me (get out of my room!) is most excited about  Stone Temple Pilots at the Palladium Ballroom on Wednesday.

If it’s been a while since you last checked out the amazing bands that are based here in North Texas, then this is also the week to do that. Seryn will play a free show at Church of the Incarnation in McKinney, Sarah Jaffe will hit the Kessler in Bishop Arts and the Barefoot at the Belmont concert series will come to a close with James McMurtry and Greg Schroeder. If you haven’t experienced the low key concerts at the Belmont with the Dallas skyline as a backdrop, then try to make it out – you don’t want to have to wait ‘til next summer for this concert series.

The kids might enjoy the 24th Annual Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair (hot air balloons everywhere!) or The Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series, where movie shorts will be shown at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for free. Hit the info desk for self-guided projects, check out the galleries and make a whole day of it.

There is also a free outdoor movie at the AT&T PAC, Murder at the Howard Johnson in Coppell and Xanadu The Musical all happening this week, so get out there and have some fun! Also, remember to sign up for the free Art&Seek e-newsletter and feel free to leave some comments down below. And speaking of Xanadu … the musical is based on the 1980 movie that starred Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelley and, lucky for us, the score for the musical contains many songs that were in the movie. This a great thing, considering the movie gave us this little piece of magic. Have a great week!