CLIBURN CHANGEUP: South Korean pianist Hyung-Min Suh and American pianist YouYou Zhang have decided not to compete in this year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. They’ll now be receiving Christmas cards from Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea and Nikita Abrosimov of Russia, who will fill their slots. You can learn more about the new competitors, who are each 24, over at theaterjones.com.
DMA’S POP-UP ART SPOT: Since the DMA went free back in January, the museum has introduced all sorts of new programs to entertain the expanded crowds. One of the new features is the Pop-Up Art Spot, which allows visitors to create art in a different gallery each week. This week, the Art Spot is parked in the 20th-Century European Art Gallery on Level 2. That’s where you can take part in a speed-sketching game or write a poem using words from artists in the collection. More details are on the museum’s Uncrated Blog.
SCREEN WRITING: This year’s Lone Star Film Festival is still a good six months away. But the Lone Star Film Society staff has been keeping busy by writing a lot about the movies these days. And there are a slew of recent posts worth checking out, including a history of coming-of-age films tied to the upcoming Kings of Summer, a look at this year’s book-to-film adaptations and a check-in with David Lowery ahead of his trip to the Cannes Film Festival with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.