Trying to decide what to do this week? The Art&Seek calendar regularly posts close to 1,000 events online. Don’t know where to start? Try doing a search by date or by category. There’s a category for arts, books, dance, music, museums, theater, and Radio-TV-Film. Whether you’re looking for something new and daring to do or something familiar and comfy you can find it here. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Paris-based artist Raphaël Barontini gives a talk at TCU’s Moudy Fine Arts Building. He’ll discuss his creative process, his current artist residency with Louis Vuitton, and his upcoming exhibition “Caribbean Fantasia” at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.
The Post at River East celebrates National Bacon Day. Head to the Fort Worth venue for some live music and bacon-themed menus and activities.
And, in Dallas, hustle on over to the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum to try out swing dance lessons.
Black and White photographer Alan Ross will talk tonight at the Dallas Center for Photography. Ross will discuss his experience as Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant and how he developed his own fine art printing techniques. The talk is the latest in the DCP Speaker Series.
See “Phoebe in Winter” at the University Theatre on the campus of UT Dallas. The play follows three brothers who return from war only to be surprised by a strange woman who shows up and demands to be part of their family.
And, the President’s Gallery at Texas A&M Commerce holds an artist reception for realist painter and alumnus, Albino Hinojosa. “Coming Home” represents Hinojosa’s work from 1972-2020.
As part of the Elevator Project, the vocal group Verdigris Ensemble performs stories from the Dust Bowl at the Winspear Opera House. The multi-media performance features a bluegrass band, video projection, and choreographed movement.
The Allen Community Band performs its Mid-Winter Concert at the Allen Public Library. The show is dedicated to educators and the band will play a medley of George Gershwin’s music, Fiddler on the Roof, Star Wars themes by John Williams, and other hits from stage and screen.
KXT 91.7 Presents Alejandro Escovedo at The Kessler Theater. The veteran rocker is touring in support of his new album The Crossing, which was recorded in an Italian farmhouse. It is the first album that Escovedo recorded in Europe.
And at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, OverTake Productions presents “King David is Burning.” The play tells the story of a son who must dethrone his father in order to save his kingdom.
Comic Paula Poundstone performs on Saturday at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. She is a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly news quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” where she holds the record for game losses.
Also on Saturday, join the UTA Native American Student Association for its 25th Annual Powwow. Enjoy Native American dancing, vendors, and food at the free powwow that happens at Maverick Activities Center on the campus of UTA.
The World Bhakti Yoga Festival at Westside Wellness in Dallas continues through Sunday. It features local vendors, plant-based food and drinks, education workshops and a variety of free yoga and meditation classes.
In Fort Worth, head to the Modern Art Museum for the 2020 Cliburn Festival. They’ll be celebrating the 250th birthday of Beethoven.
Tonight, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts Amy Bean, the daughter of astronaut Alan Bean. She’ll give her unique perspective about the Apollo 12 astronaut, the Space Race and the sacrifices made by the families of the men who walked on the moon.
It’s book club night at The Wild Detectives. Tonight the club will discuss the book “Topics of Conversation,” the first novel from Miranda Popkey. The book spotlights almost 20 years in the life of an unknown narrator and is told almost exclusively in conversations between women.
And Theatre TCU closes out “Streetcar Named Desire” at the Buschman Theatre on the campus of TCU. The Tennessee Williams classic follows a troubled Southern belle on her visit to see sister and brother-in-law in New Orleans and when truth and reality see the light of day events move into dangerous territory.
Head to the Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery for “Signs of the Times.” The group exhibition highlights the significance of signs from street advertising to sociopolitical signage during the past century.
In Denton, US Air Force Veteran and recent TWU graduate Robert Hold uses photography to highlight the connection between masculinity and flora in the exhibition “Floralis Masculus.” His show is on view through May 23 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.
And, Tarleton State University hosts Food Network Star and master baker Duff Goldman. He’ll be speaking at the Wells Fine Arts Center about his career as a cake decorator and judge of baking competitions.
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