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Art&Seek Plans Your Week

by Nilufer Arsala 18 Jul 2011 10:55 AM

A look at what’s coming up around town this week so you can plan ahead.


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

Summer always makes me think of libraries. When I was a kid, I spent many days there, and I have the tote bags to prove it. Libraries also have about a gazillion fun things for you and your kids to do over the summer. OK, not a gazillion. But, still a lot. For example, today the Davis Library in Plano screens Letters to Juliet. This movie is more geared towards teenagers, but there are plenty of events to choose from for the little ones, too. Wednesday, the Emily Fowler Library in Denton holds the DCT Roadshow, where members of the Denton Community Theatre will be on hand to mix up stories and songs that help your child dig up a good book. What’s amazing is that both of these events (and most others at the library) are free!

For the adults, the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, hits the Verizon Theatre on Tuesday, The Orbans perform at the Barefoot at the Belmont concert series Thursday, and music blog Gorilla vs Bear has teamed up with the Granada Theater to put on the very first Gorilla vs. Bear Fest on Saturday.  DJ Sober will be spinning in between sets, and a highlight is that Tim DeLaughter, of Polyphonic Spree and Tripping Daisy fame, will debut his new band, Preteen Zenith, during the festival.

Of the other events on the calendar, what really stood out to me this week is The Butterfly Effect and Other Beautiful Catastrophes, which is being held Sunday in the grand lobby of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Even the name is intriguing. Members from Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will perform, but technology will be used to transform their movement into sound. Yes, sound! Sound that will be coming at you from all corners of the lobby! It looks pretty amazing in my imagination, but the real thing is probably way better.

On the theater side of things, Jubilee Theatre holds preview performances of Once on This Island, you can see one-act plays at the Bath House Cultural Center during the Festival of Independent Theatres and the Queen of Country’s musical hits Bass Performance Hall.

As always, make sure to check the calendar for a complete list of daily events, and be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter to keep up with the arts news of the week and stay on top of arts events in North Texas. Now  seeing as how the Queen of Country keeps popping up everywhere, lets take a look back at her 1974 performance of “Jolene” on the TV show That Good Ole Nashville Music.