The frenzied and harried 4th of July festivities are over for another year. Perhaps you would like some time to relax, settle down, and slip into more soothing pursuits. Check out our choice list below and allow us to elucidate some options for you and yours.
Shakespeare Dallas is taking on The Bard’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Pack your picnic blanket and see the comedy at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre.
The Mesquite Arts Center is where you can see the vibrant paintings of Southeast Texan Mark Nesmith. His work is inspired by the bayous he roamed as a child. The City of Mesquite Arts Council hosts Wild World: Paintings by Mark Nesmith through July 28.
In honor of Frida Kahlo’s birthday, the Dallas Museum of Art is throwing a celebration for the Mexican artist. Dress up like Frida and you can help try to set the Guinness World Record for the most Frida look-alikes in one place. Also at Frida Fest will be Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the makeup line, Reina Rebelde.
And in downtown Fort Worth, Circle Theatre performs “King O’ The Moon.” The play centers on a family in disarray and the historic moment the brought them together.
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association is presenting their Selections 2017 exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The opening reception tonight for the group show includes an art talk by Heritage Auctions’ Ed Beardsley.
In North Richland Hills, KXT 91.7 presents Tripping Daisy. Grab your flannel and grunge it up like it’s 1995 and then head to NYTEX Sports Centre.
On Saturday, celebrate generosity, and love with a Cinderella tale based in Zimbabwe. Catch the national touring production of John Steptoe’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” at Dallas Children’s Theater. The show runs through Sunday, July 9.
In Plano, Theatre Britain continues their final season with the comedy “Nobody’s Perfect.” This play about a novelist’s complicated pseudonym can be seen at the Cox Building Playhouse through July 16.
On Sunday, the Fine Arts Chamber Players present the 37th annual Basically Beethoven Festival. See the show at Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
Also on Sunday, stop by the opening reception for “From Cowboy to Doughboy – North Texas in WWI: Mobilization for The Great War” at the Central Branch of the Fort Worth Public Library. The exhibit explores how the Great War impacted communities in North Texas then and now.
The Texas Sculpture Association has invaded Keller Town Hall. On view today are 53 works by Texas artists. The show is on view through July 26, and an evening with the artists is planned for Thursday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Check out the Second Thought Theatre’s premiere of the play “The Necessities” at Bryant Hall in Dallas. The play is about four individuals looking for something they can’t find in their Southeast Texas community.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art’s newest exhibition, Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints explores figural representation in Japanese art. Some of the works date to the early 17th century. The show is on display through January of 2018.
Time is running out to see the vibrant and youthful, patterned paintings of Katherine Bernhardt at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Her show Focus is on display until July 19.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.