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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Gila Espinoza 11 Mar 2020 1:00 AM

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

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Now that the weather is allowing us to shed a layer of clothing and Daylight Savings Time is giving us precious more minutes of daylight – how will you take advantage this week? Let us help you decide.  The Art&Seek calendar regularly posts close to 1,000 events online.  Here are a few suggestions for you to try on.

Wednesday

Kate Jenkins, Burning Man 2018, Playa Art 4

Make your way to the Irving Arts Center to see “Night/Light: Photographs by Kate Jenkins.” The exhibition features night photography from three different but related series of night photography.

The SMU Meadows School of the Arts holds its Spring Dance Concert at the Bob Hope Theatre on the Dallas campus. At the concert, a new work from SMU Jazz Artist-in-Residence Mark Burrell will premiere in which he blends classical jazz dance stylings with athletic, rhythmic and theatrical dance.

And, catch “Duo Means Two” at the Frost Gallery at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The solo exhibition by Jessica Fuentes captures pairings of everyday items from both outdoor and interior scenes.

Thursday

Chris Lattanzio

See “Back in the Saddle Again” at the Dahlia Woods Gallery. The exhibition is the inaugural show for the re-opened gallery and features Texas landscapes and semi-abstract scenes from Dahlia Woods and an LED light installation and sculptures from DFW artist Chris Lattanzio.

The 35th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival kicks off at the Denton Civic Center. The festival runs through Sunday and features storytelling concerts, workshops, music, and story swaps.

And the musical “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus” has pulled up at the Irving Arts Center. The stage adaptation of the Mo Willems’ beloved book is recommended for kids in PreK through 3rd grade.

Friday

Photo by James Edward.

See the latest installment of the Elevator Project at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas. “Playwrights in the Newsroom” by Brigham Moseley and Janielle Kastner was written after the playwrights immersed themselves in the newsroom at The Dallas Morning News with the goal of writing a play about journalism.

Make your way to Richardson to see the Spring 2020 UTDance Ensemble Concert at the University Theatre at UT Dallas. This event is the culmination of a Visiting Artist Residency with Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Encore! Company directed by Nycole Ray and features performances by Encore! and the UTDance ensemble.

And see the classic Jerry Herman musical “Hello, Dolly!” at Art Centre Theatre in Plano. You’ll feel the room swayin’.

Saturday/Sunday

It’s a big weekend for dance: TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Winspear Opera House Saturday.

And,  Dallas Black Dance Theatre travels to Fort Worth to perform highlights from its 43rd season. See Dancing Beyond Borders at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Also on Saturday, the gallery 500x opens its final show. The artist-run space has been a fixture in Dallas for over 40 years. It lost its lease, forcing the closure.

In Gainesville, the Butterfield Stage Players close out “Marvin’s Room” this weekend. The play tells the story of two estranged sisters who are reunited through a family crisis.

Monday

Time is running out to see “Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind” at the Perot Museum. At this traveling exhibition, you’ll get an up-close look at two newly discovered species of our ancient human relatives. The fossils featured in the show have never been displayed outside South Africa – and probably never will be again.

Broadway’s Christine Toy Johnson comes to the Bishop Arts Theatre for a conversation on access and representation. The award-winning actor, playwright, and director will join Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash for an intimate discussion on access and representation for women creators of color in arts and entertainment.

And, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center continues its Original Works Series tonight with a staged reading of the play “Tommy Cain.” The story follows a 15-year-old boy in a holding cell in a juvenile hall as he reflects on the situations that lead to his incarceration.

Tuesday

Maria Sandoval Moreno in “American Mariachi.” Photo by Jordan Fraker.

Themes of family, progress, and the freedom to dream big are all explored in Dallas Theater Center’s new musical “American Mariachi.” Set in the 1970s, the comedy follows one woman’s quest to put together an all-girl mariachi band despite the social barriers and disapproving relatives that are against her. See it at the Wyly Theatre through April 5.

Amphibian Stage kicks off its 18th installment of their popular comedy residency series tonight with “Saturday Night Live” writer Stephen Castillo. The program gives comedians an opportunity to work on brand new material in an hour-long set and also provides a chance for local comedians to open for national names.

And, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Post at River East in Fort Worth. Folk/punk musician Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James, is performing.

For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar. And to get the latest art news, event happenings, and ticket giveaway alerts delivered right to your inbox sign up for our weekly e-newsletter.

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