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Art&Seek Plans Your Week
by Nilufer Arsala 26 Sep 2011

On tap this week: A new/old Fort Worth Music Festival, free Sarah Jaffe and the beginning of Art in October.


Welcome back to the work week! Some would argue that Monday isn’t the best day to go out and do something. I disagree. Especially on a day when Sarah Jaffe is performing for free at Good Records. Her new CD/DVD combo, The Way Sound Leaves a Room, is all set to drop Tuesday, so go, enjoy a free show, pick it up a little bit early and have her autograph it for you. Follow that up by going and seeing Michael Bolton at the Verizon Theatre on Wednesday. You know you still love the way he belts out “When a Man Loves a Woman.” You know you do.

On Thursday, catch the “Beyond What Eyes Can See” exhibit at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. Artist Theo Ponchaveli beat out 300 other artists through Internet voting to win the  Community Arts Black History Month Art Contest. The opening reception is Thursday. And, the Studio Theatre at UNT is performing Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

The Fort Worth Music Festival kicks off on Friday. This festival used to be called Jazz on the Boulevard, but they changed it this year. On the bill are the Meat Puppets, Dawes and Telegraph Canyon, among many others.

Also, remember that Saturday is the first of October. This by itself would usually only mean the Halloween decorations are coming out, but in this equation it means it’s the very beginning of Art in October – the monthlong celebration of all things arty in the Dallas Arts District. Head out to the Opening Celebration for the human-powered Art in Motion parade, free admission to the District’s museums, live performances and food truck deliciousness.

Now, sadly, I must go. But just until next week! Remember to sign up for the Art&Seek e-newsletter to keep up with the arts happenings in North Texas, and don’t forget to tell your friends! As always, I will not leave you empty handed. Not when I actually HAVE a reason to look up Michael Bolton videos on YouTube. Have a great week!