What’s hotter than a firecracker? The arts scene in North Texas this week! Whether you’re in the mood for theater, music, museums, or you’re wanting to make plans for the 4th, 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.
The teen-theater company Cry Havoc opens its production of “Sex-Ed” tonight. The show is about sexual impropriety, healthy relationships and everything in between. See it at Hamon Hall inside the Winspear Opera House.
Vietnam veteran Sergeant Paul Reed speaks at the Allen Public Library tonight. Sgt. Reed is the author of “Kontum Diary.” He’ll discuss combat stories and living with PTSD.
The 22nd Annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival begins tonight. Check out the 10-day classical music gathering at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall in Fort Worth.
Today we’ve rounded up a few Independence Day events worth checking out. First up, is the Arlington Independence Day Parade. The two-mile, curb-to-curb procession of red, white, and blue features 150 entries of large and small floats and the music from of all six Arlington high schools.
If parades aren’t your thing, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform a lineup of patriotic tunes at their Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic. It happens this evening at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
If you’re looking for a cooler, air-conditioned event, don’t miss the Dallas Winds’ Star-Spangled Spectacular at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Celebrate America’s birthday with patriotic music, hotdogs, and indoor fireworks.
Fiber artist Sheila Hicks has taken over the Arts District. First, stop by the Dallas Museum of Art to see her work on view with artworks made by indigenous people from Latin America. Then, pop over to the Nasher to see more of Hicks’s woven sculptures.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors.” Bring a blanket and enjoy the cult classic by the museum’s reflecting pool.
The Keller Public Arts Program presents paintings, sculptures, and photography in an exhibition that brings awareness to the plight of endangered animals around the globe. See In Peril- Endangered Species at Keller Town Hall through Aug. 21.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues their Botanic Garden series with a Sci-Fi Laser Light Spectacular. This weekend they’ll be playing music from your favorite space films and TV shows.
Also in Fort Worth, time’s running out to see the Art Room gallery’s first juried exhibition. You only have until July 13 to check out Now | Contemporary 2019.
In Dallas, the Uptown Players take you back to the French Quarter of the 1970s for a show about an infamous arson attack on a gay bar that killed 32 people. This is the last weekend for you to see the provocative musical, “The View UpStairs.”
Celebrate the Lone Star State’s avian species that call the Lone Star State home at Frank Tolbert’s Texas Birds exhibition. That collection of works is on view at the Tyler Museum of Art.
In Richardson, the galleries at Brookhaven College feature 12 lithographic prints from faculty member and printmaker David Newman. Also on view are paintings by faculty member Juliette McCullough.
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is jam-packed with new work from local artists right now. Today is a great time to the see far-out, colorful paintings from the artist Cosmo Jones in the show Big Dumb Self.
In Dallas, the gallery at North Haven Gardens celebrates summer with an exhibition featuring paintings that show the intricate details of nature. See Luminous by Nature before it flies away after July 18.
Lots of accomplished musicians are in Fort Worth this week for the Mimir Chamber Music Festival at TCU. Tonight you can see the Horszowski Trio at PepsiCo Recital Hall.
In Dallas, the Crow Museum of Asian Art has a mid-career retrospective of the Chinese contemporary artist Master Shen-Long on view through August. He’s known as the most innovative ink-based artist of his generation.
In Denton, the Patterson-Appleton Art Center has fiber works by Ginger Cochran on view. See how Cochran’s fiber works speak a language of sustainability in the exhibition, Opulent.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.