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Art&Seek Plans Your Week

by Nilufer Arsala 25 Jul 2011 10:50 AM

Looking for something fun to do this week? We’ve go the details on movie screenings, concerts and fun at local museums.


Happy Monday! Here is a question that is not out of the ordinary at all: Have you ever wondered what would happen if Elmo took on Darth Vader? Sure, Darth is all scary looking, but that Elmo has a lower center of gravity … plus he looks quick. Tuesday night the Texas Theatre will screen The Ambassadors of Hollywood. The documentary takes a look at the lives of Hollywood street performers who dress up as famous characters and how the people behind the characters have to compete in order to make it day-to-day. Stay after for a talkback with former Arlington Bowie Theater Chair Matt Hunt. You can also see Source Code on Wednesday at the Planetarium at UT Arlington. I know what you’re thinking – a movie at the Planetarium? That’s crazy talk. But no, no, it’s not. And even better, the screening is only two bucks! Plus, seeing a movie at a planetarium just seems like it would be pretty amazing.

When I was younger I may or may not have quit a job to see a Pink Floyd laser light show (totally worth it), so Bricks In The Wall – Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd at the House of Blues on Friday is on the list of must dos. The tribute band will perform, and there will most certainly be lasers involved. Also on the live music side of things is Dallas-based singer/songwriter Nicholas Altobelli at the Kessler in Bishop Arts, 80s tribute band M 80’s at the Dallas Arboretum and country favorite Brad Paisley at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.

If you have children, then the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth is the place to be on Sunday. There will be live performances, kid-friendly films and art projects to be done at the Art Spark Family Festival. More good news – the whole thing is free! Since you’ll already be in Fort Worth on Sunday, stop by the Community Arts Center where Kids Who Care will be performing Choices. The original musical shows how decisions can have an impact on your life. It’s kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Book.

Looking further down the line, save some space next week for Arctic Monkeys and fun with Legos, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Art&Seek e-newsletter. Now, here is the trailer for The Ambassadors of Hollywood, so you can get familiar before heading out to the Texas Theatre tomorrow night. Have a great week!