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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Therese Powell 23 Oct 2019

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

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Can you believe it? The month of October is almost over!  Time to break out the sweaters and celebrate the most pumpkiny time of year! And what’s the best way to do it? Well, with a cool art-related event, of course! Our picks this week include live music, bright art installations, and a couple of events that are guaranteed to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Wednesday

The Art Galleries at TCU present “Abstract Utility: Buster Graybill” at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. The gallery-based artist utilizes sculpture, installation, video, and photography to examine and celebrate the cultural geography of rural America.

Rachel Bloom brings her ‘What Do I Do with My Life Now” Tour to the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The Golden Globe winner will perform stand-up and original material as well as songs from her hit series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

And in Irving, KXT 91.7 presents Wilco at the Pavilion Toyota Music Factory. The band’s 11th album, “Ode to Joy,” was released earlier this month.

Thursday

Dallas Parks and Recreation Center hosts “Sugar Skull! A Dia De Los Muertos Musical Adventure” at the Anita Martinez Recreation Center. The show follows a young girl who goes on a quest to discover the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos.

Head to The Eisemann Center in Richardson for Arts and Letters Live. The event is presented by the Dallas Museum of Art features New York Times best selling author John Grisham. Mr. Grisham will be discussing his latest legal thriller “The Guardians.”

Don’t miss Weatherford College Jazz Band’s fall concert tonight.  The group will perform at the Weather College Marjorie Alkek Fine Arts Center.

Friday

Time is running out to catch “Single Black Female” at Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre.  The production features a comedic female duo who perform vignettes examining the lives of thirty-something African American middle-class women. The New York Times called the show “a socially significant and very entertaining show…”

The Sweet Tooth Hotel has teamed up with Arts Mission Oak Cliff for a new theater experience called “Disturbance.” The immersive theater removes the stage and allows audiences to interact with the actors and their surroundings thereby breaking the fourth wall.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra screens “Ghostbusters” at Bass Performance Hall tonight. The ensemble will perform Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score and Ray Parker Jr.’s chart-topping theme song live with the film.

Saturday/Sunday

In Dallas, Laughter League presents The Petite Palace at the Bath House Cultural Center. This family-friendly show combines acrobatics, comedy, music and storytelling all under a tiny tent.

Head to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth for a Ribbon Cutting and community open house. Guests are invited to experience the architecture and enjoy activities at the new multi-purpose venue adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial complex.

Theatre Arlington continues it’s Family Music Series with the children’s musical, “Winnie the Pooh.” The musical features Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest of the beloved characters who live in the 100-acre woods.

In Plano, Ismaili Jamatkhana holds a free screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as part of its Film Talks series. The series aims to explore humanity and cultural diversity to enhance our global awareness through films. Make your way there on Sunday to remember the life and work of Fred Rogers.

Monday

Head to the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at UT Tyler to see the one-night performance of “Jersey Boys.” The award-winning musical is the behind-the-scenes story of the successful pop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

In Dallas, the Nasher Sculpture Center holds the 2019 TACA Perforum: Art Matters! The Arts’ Relevance in Contemporary Culture. Join us for the live conversation with arts leaders from around the country at the center or watch the livestream on Artandseek.org.

And, EarthX Film presents “Ghost Fleet” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The film explores slavery in the Thai fishing industry. Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with the film’s producer.

Tuesday

The Tuesdays at the Modern Series continues at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tonight’s presentation is titled “Dispatches from the Fringe of Experience” and features San Antonio artists and cofounders of Cattywampus Press, Lindsay Starr and Daedelus Hoffman.

Dinosaurs Live! continues at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney. The exhibit features a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

And in Dallas, head to the Granada Theater to catch the French electro-pop band Caravan Palace.

 

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

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