SPEAK UP: The City of Fort Worth is considering a pretty significant cut – a reported 25 percent – to the funding it provides for the arts. The final decision will be made Sept. 18, but tonight a public forum will be held at City Hall to discuss the potential cuts. Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? The forum begins at 7 p.m. Can’t make the meeting? You can find more information and show your support here.
LOCAL MUSIC BITS: The Fort Worth metal community is feeling slighted by the reopened Ridglea Theater. (dfw.com) … Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson talks about the swift process of recording his first solo album in eight years. (dallasnews.com) … The first Oak Cliff Music Festival has added Bobby Patterson and Lucky Peterson to the bill. (DC9 at Night)
FALL PREVIEW: The brainpower over at Glasstire has put together the site’s list of must-see visual arts events around the state this season. It’s a handy list if you’ve got some road tripping in your future. And if you’re planning to stick around town this fall, shows at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, William Campbell Contemporary, The Reading Room, Conduit Gallery and the Nasher all make the Dallas-Fort Worth section of the list.