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


by Therese Powell 22 May 2019

Mark your calendars. There are some great Art&Seek picks for the coming week.

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Woo Hoo! There’s a three-day holiday weekend ahead! Let Art&Seek help you make plans. Whether you’re looking for live music; a theatrical performance or you’re just curious about what’s new to explore in the art scene; there’s plenty going on around town this week. Here are just a few events the Art&Seek team would love to share with you.

Wednesday

Time is running out to see “Gloria” at the Bath House Cultural Center. The comedy is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York City socialite who dreamed of singing operas. The only problem, she couldn’t sing. It’s onstage through Saturday.

The Tyler Museum of Art has a new exhibition titled Floating Life. The show is a collection of large-scale works by San Antonio artist Liz Ward. It’s based on geological maps of the Mississippi river’s ancient courses and inspired by the artist’s childhood memories from South Louisiana.

Thursday

Join KXT 97.1 at the Texas Theatre for a special screening of “A Hard Day’s Night.” In this classic Beatles film, the famous mop tops play comic versions of themselves and capture the moment when they officially changed music forever.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth explores the theme of disappearance in the exhibition Disappearing – California.  The show examines the theme of disappearance in the works of Chris Burden and his contemporaries in 1970s Southern California. See it through August 11.

Friday

Texas Ballet Theater brings the beloved story of a puppet’s adventure to becoming a real boy to Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall. See “Pinocchio” through Sunday.

The Public Trust art gallery showcases photographs captured by Art&Seek Spotlight Artist Misty Keasler. The show, Low Lands, concentrates on the deterioration of the Vegas strip. See it through June 22.

Fruit Punch is a group art show made up of work by contemporary artists commenting on life in North Texas. Stop by for the opening reception tonight at Armadillo Ale Works in Denton.

Saturday/Sunday

On Saturday, the Austin country music duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis take the stage at Levitt Pavilion. Head to the Arlington outdoor venue to hear them perform the hits.

In Farmers Branch, The Firehouse Theatre stages “Bright Star.” That’s the 2016 Tony-nominated Broadway musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Dallas’ Edie Brickell.

Also headed to the stage this weekend is a play about morality, race and policing. Plan to visit the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth to see “Split Second.

If you haven’t visited the newly opened Latino Arts Project in Dallas’ Design District, now’s the time. Their inaugural exhibition features modern sculptures by prominent 20th century Mexican sculptors.

Monday

In Waxahachie, this is absolutely your last day to trek out to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Go there to role play, eat a turkey leg, and live the medieval life.

Author John Neal Phillips wrote the book “Running with Bonnie and Clyde.” He’s also helped write a couple of movies about the bandits too. Today you can run with John as he leads a bus tour of Dallas and sharing factoids about the famous outlaw lovers. The outing hosted by the Dallas Historical Society also includes lunch!

Tuesday

Today is Day One of the Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas. This week-long event is a celebration of books and authors and will include, lectures, discussions and city-wide events with writers, thinkers, and influencers all with the goal of helping to shape the future of Dallas.

In Keller, the Elm Street Studio hosts an exhibition with work by the Cuban-American artist Barbara Tilka. The exhibition, A Therapeutic Stroke of Art, features brightly colored paintings with floral patterns.

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

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