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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

by Therese Powell 25 Apr 2018 7:00 AM

Mark your calendars – There are some especially great Art&Seek picks coming up in the next week!


Ah, spring is in the air. Make the most of our lovely temperate weather and get out this week. And if the weather doesn’t cooperate there are always indoor events you can turn to. You can check them all out here on the Art&Seek calendar.  Here are just a few ideas on how you can spend your time this beautiful spring week.


Learn more about the Kimbell Art Museum’s permanent collection as Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art presents the lecture, “Journey to Peru: The Wari, the Inca, and the Road to Machu Picchu.”

Authors are gathering at The Wild Detectives tonight to read their supernatural and futuristic works. Come get weird at the third installment of “Rejected: Stories Unsold.”


A musical adaptation brings the beloved novel “Little Women” to the stage. See the March sisters find their voices at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch.

The Dallas Theater Center has a new play at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. “The Trials of Sam Houston” finds the Texas leader struggling between loyalty to America and loyalty to his state.


Let your creativity run wild this weekend at Plano Artfest. Highlights include live music, art installations, performances from local arts groups, and a kids zone. The free, two-day festival happens this Friday and Saturday in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

Dallas’ Ochre House Theater new play,’The Felling’ is set in the Old West. It deals with the trial of a man whose actions are tearing his community apart. See it on stage through May 12.

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Want to up your photography game? Then this two-day/two-location workshop might be what you need. On Saturday, the Dallas Center for Photography starts hosting a light painting class with photographer Noel Kerns.

Also starting on Saturday is the Fortress Festival. The two-day fest will bring touring as well as local acts to fill the Fort Worth Cultural District with music.

On Sunday, hit up the Royal Ale Fest at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. There’ll be art, food, music, and of course ale!

Sunday’s the first day of “Brief Encounters.” The trio of pocket operas is presented by the Fort Worth Opera and will be performed not downtown but at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Saint Mary with Eleven Aliens, Rose Abraham

Saint Mary with Eleven Aliens, Rose Abraham


The Hurst Public Library has an exhibition of paintings featuring intergalactic beings from outer space. Check out Rose Abraham’s “Alien Art.”

The Irving Arts Center is hosting the “Grant Wood and the American Heartland” exhibition featuring Wood’s prints and works on paper. The iconic American painter created the works during the Great Depression.


It’s time for another installment of KXT’s summer concert series. So pack up your picnic baskets – or leave them behind since food trucks will be on hand –  and make your way to the lush lawn of the Dallas Arboretum.  Tonight, Laura Veirs and Ryan Berg will take to the stage for KXT Sun Sets.

The Bearded Monk in Denton hosts award-winning trumpeter Keith Karns and his friends as they play some sweet jazz at The Monk Sessions.

For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.