The lazy days of summer are officially here. Get out and make the most of the longer balmy days with one of these events the Art&Seek team has picked especially for you.
Creatures of Comfort is on display at Voertman’s Gallery in Denton through June 28. The show features painted animations from UNT students Stuart Shaskan and Kyle Hanson.
In Richardson, see Belsterling Blooms at the Nebula Library inside the McDermott Library at UT Dallas. The show is a collection of rare botanical books featuring vibrant hand-colored illustrations.
Kitchen Dog Theater new show about life under the glow of the Northern Lights opens tonight. See the magical, strange and funny “Reykjavík” at Trinity River Arts Center.
Denton Community Theatre also opens a new show tonight. The comedy, “Lend Me A Tenor” is about Cleveland’s opera company and the hijinks that happen when they host a world-famous Italian tenor. See in at the Campus Theatre through June 16.
The psychedelic pop group The Polyphonic Spree plays Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion tonight. The Dallas rock group Not Ur Girlfrenz opens up for the band.
Dallas native Jonathan Norton has written a new play about life in Dallas’ own Pleasant Grove. Catch the world premiere of “Penny Candy” tonight at the Wyly Theatre.
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center hosts opening receptions for four new exhibitions tonight. Artworks include abstract pieces made with a drawing robot, photography and fiber sculptures.
DISD, Junior Players and Kitchen Dog Theater have partnered to present a play festival. It’s called PUP Fest and it showcases jury-selected works by student playwrights. Don’t miss the one-day festival, Saturday at Booker T. Washington High School.
Also on Saturday, check out the Final Round and awards ceremony of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition. The remaining three pianists will perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
On Sunday, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs A Little Night Music at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The ensemble’s principal oboist, Corning Lucio, will take the spotlight as the orchestra performs Mozart’s Oboe Concerto.
Finally, throughout the weekend, Jubilee Theatre stages a firey drama about race, police brutality and moral decision making. The production, called “Split Second” is sure to spark a conversation.
“The Ballad of Little Jo” is the latest production from WaterTower Theatre. The musical is about a woman in the 1890s fighting to get herself a piece of the American Dream – disguised as a man and working in a silver mine. Catch the production at the Addison Theatre Centre.
In Denton, Envision Arts presents Fruit Punch. Its an exhibition of artwork from a dozen North Texas artists reflecting upon life in the region. Armadillo Ale Works hosts the show through June.
For their Tuesday Evening series, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens “Intermediate.” That’s a collection of short films made by local artists who were inspired by the museum’s current exhibition Disappearing—California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein.
The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton has a new collaborative exhibition on view. Visual artists and poets merge their works to create singular works in Merging Visions.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.