Are the warm temperatures making it difficult for you to enjoy your pumpkin spice latte? Check out the cool art events happening this week. They’ll put you in a fall state of mind!
In Dallas, KXT 91.7 Presents Taj Majal. See Grammy winners and blues icons Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ at Strauss Square in the Arts District.
For nearly 70 years, the Jazz program at the University of North Texas in Denton has assembled world-class ensembles. Tonight you can see two of them. Catch the free concert featuring the Two O’Clock Lab Band and the Three O’Clock Lab Band at the University Union on the UNT campus.
In Fort Worth, this is your last week to see Stage West’s The Royal Society of Antarctica.” Inspired by the playwright’s real-life gig as a janitor at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the show’s delves into why and how far we are willing to run away from our problems.
The Moudy Gallery at TCU has work reflecting the experience of growing up in a Muslim American family in North Texas. See Baseera Khan’s “iamuslima.”
Texas Theater is screening the 1982 musical comedy “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” The film will be winding down CinéWilde’s monthly film series. Go early to the Oak Cliff theater for the pre-show conversation and stay late for a trivia game.
Art&Seek’s own Jerome Weeks hosts a State of the Arts discussion tonight at the Kimbell Art Museum. Head there to learn how Fort Worth-based performing arts groups are challenging industry traditions with dynamic staging, innovative programming, and audience engagement. Panelists include Kathleen Anderson Culebro from Amphibian Stage Productions, Dana Schultes from Stage West, and Texas Ballet Theater’s Ben Stevenson.
Saturday and Sunday
Saturday is a great day to visit the Arts District in Fort Worth. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is throwing Party on the Porch, an open house with live music from Green River Ordinance, Summer Dean, and the Matt Tedder Trio. There will also be food trucks and docent lead tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions.
Catch “In The Heights,” this weekend at Booker T. Washington High School. The Tony Award-winning musical was the first offering from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind “Hamilton.”
Denton Community Theatre presents “Sordid Lives, ” a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family who’s lost its matriarch. See it on stage at the Campus Theatre.
Du Chau’s porcelain artwork evokes memories of his childhood in Vietnam. See his new exhibition, “Silent Dialogues” at Texas Discovery Gardens through November 12.
The Forster Art Complex at Austin College in Sherman hosts the visual arts group exhibition “Exit or Not.” The show is curated by Scott Tucker of [inner.space projects,] a gallery in Duncanville
New York artist Tom Sachs works within the artistic practice of bricolage, that is, he creates art with whatever materials are at hand. See Sachs’ reworking of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Nasher Sculpture Center.
Two recently discovered works by composer, conductor, and champion of American classical music Howard Hanson will be showcased tonight at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. Piano Sonata, Op. 11, and Symphonic Rhapsody, Op. 14 will be performed by pianist and recording artist Scott Watkins of Jacksonville University.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.