Hey there! Today is Labor Day and this got me wondering why we celebrate Labor Day in the first place so I had to look it up. According to the Dept. of Labor website, we take a day off to celebrate the Labor movement and workers who make our country a great place to be. So basically we take a day off of working to celebrate work? I like it! But, just cause (most) everyone is taking off that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do tonight. Try Adairs in Deep Ellum where they will be having a Honky Tonk Extravaganza that you can enjoy for free while you toast to all the workers you know.
This week seems to be Gallery Week. The Art with a View series at the Belmont Hotel will show the work of Oak Cliff artist Chris Bingham, The Irving Arts Center expands its Genghis Kahn exhibit to include Kahn Family Days, and the Arlington Museum of Art has an opening reception for Baby Got BAC. That’s no Sir Mix A Lot song we’re talking about, but a bunch of African-American female artists who are displaying their work in a group show and are indeed, amazing.
Some other noteworthies: Dallas Theatre Center starts preview performances of The Tempest this week. The brothers Van Dyke (yes, Dick and Jerry) are bringing The Sunshine Boys to Richardson and Roger Creager will perform at the Granada. On a very serious note, this Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Arts District Choral will hold a narrated concert (free, tickets required), while SMU and UTD professors will deliver 9/11: The Day the Whole World Watched. For a more events recognizing this day, check out our special category in the Art&Seek calendar.
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Have a great week everyone and in honor of Labor Day – don’t work too hard.