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Sheltering In Place? Try Some Virtual North Texas Arts And Entertainment


by Jerome Weeks 24 Mar 2020

Visit Big Bend, buy from local bookstores, watch symphony concerts and North Texas theater companies — without getting out of your chair.

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We’ll update this list regularly. Send your submissions to Jerome Weeks, [email protected] 

Updated April 28: TBT will be performing “Firebird” on May 1 and 2 at 8 pm. You can catch this fiery presentation on their YouTube channel. Theatre Three will live stream a reading of Matt Lyle’s new work, The Texas Devil, featuring local actors via Facebook on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 7:00 PM. DFW composer, Garrett Wingfield, is presenting ‘Handwashing Etudes,’ hand-washing videos that Wingfield writes unique musical compositions over. They are released every two days on his YouTube channelFacebook, Instagram, and his website. The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to bring you a virtual fireside chat with Sue Monk Kidd discussing The Book of Longings from the comfort and safety of your home.

Updated April 21: The PDNB Gallery presents “25 Years / 25 Photographs,” an online exhibition celebrating PDNB Gallery’s 25h anniversary. Ro2 Art presents “From A Distance,” an online exhibition featuring previously unseen work by gallery artists.

Updated April 20: Learn new painting, sewing, drawing skills at Oil and Cotton’s  virtual art classes for adults

Updated April 17: Blind Alley is an 8×10 structure located in a residential area on the edge of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The exhibition “Liminal Space” can be viewed from the street.  You can still hear great jazz from the Sammons Center for the Arts via their YouTube channel. The Dallas Historical Society has the online collection of photographs, “Polly Smtih: Images of Texas” along with a link to author Evelyn Baker’s discussion on Smith.

Updated April 16: Crow Museum of Asian Art will be hosting Crow Unscripted every Wednesday at noon CST on the Crow Museum’s Facebook Live page. Leaders from the museum will dialogue with each other and have guest speakers each week to share contemporary issues for Asian Art and culture.

Updated April 15:  Starting today, Lone Star Film Festival’s Chad Mathews will be sharing each film (1 per day) in chronological order from his 30 Days of Shorts vlog via the LSFF’s social media sites.

Updated April 13: Dallas Black Dance Theatre is unrolling a daily series of online events starting April 13 — including videos and Instagram posts — while the Latino Cultural Center will present Dia del Nino virtually this year on April 25 at 11 a.m. AThe Dallas Museum of Art has unveiled a pretty fabulous virtual tour of its current exhibition, “For A Dreamer of Houses” (below). It’s an immersive show with some 50 works about domestic spaces, how we furnish our dwellings, protection and isolation. The DMA’s Uncrated blog also features behind-the-scenes “making of” photos as staff members contribute to the elaborate display. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will travel the world through literature by picking a book from a different country each month for their Book Club: Around the World.

 Updated on April 9: The Dallas Art Fair will present Dallas Art Fair Online, from April 14-23, 2020. Join Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble on Saturday, April 11th for a free virtual West African dance class. The Big Medium is starting a weekly virtual Creative Standard series called “Coffee Chat” featuring artists from Texas. Sundays on the Screen is a virtual event series that has recurring hour-long episodes every Sunday that highlight the incredible and diverse makers, artists and entrepreneurs in Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s Stage West is streaming the play, “The Children” on Vimeo April 9 at 12 am through April 22 at 11:59 pm. Craighead Green Gallery is offering online exhibitions Abhidnya Ghuge, Streaming, Anders Moseholm, Wrong Memory, and Damian Suarez, The Shape of Color. Verdigris Ensemble hosts “The Song Must Go On,” a weekly live show of conversations, every Thursday in April at 7 pm.

Updated on April 8: Fort Works Art digital exhibition “Prelude to A Dream” brings together 20 important national and local contemporary artists. “Signs of the Times” photography exhibition is on view, digitally speaking, at PDNB Gallery. Bruce Wood Dance is live streaming Joy Bollinger’s striking “Carved in Stone” for free but you only have two chances to catch it.

Updated on April 7: Nasher Sculpture Center has continued to add resources like Shelf Life, a published list of recommendations from artists, writers, editors, curators and more. EarthX will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day online with “Earthx2020” virtually. Earthx2020 will Livestream Earth Day on Apr. 22, and all conferences and festivals with virtual experience layered with EarthxFilm Festival programming. Virtually tour “Mark Bradford: End Papers at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth”. Bradford hosts a 12 minute video showcasing the approximately 35 major End Paper works from private and public collections. WaterTower Theatre launches its Theatre is Essential video series on YouTube.

Updated on April 3:  Dallas Summer Musicals announced today that ‘Come From Away” has been rescheduled and will return to the Music Hall at Fair Park January 5-17, 2021This week, Cry Havoc launched the online project, The Ghostlight Project. It is a virtual open mic experience where you submit two minutes of material and then perform it in front of a virtual audience.

Updated on April 2: Starting on Friday you can  stream Ochre House Theater’s production of  “Mrs. Haggardly.” Fort Worth acoustic duo Danni and Kris perform “digital jams” live on Wednesdays on their Facebook page. A  slide show, visual tour, and conversation on The MAC’s exhibition, Finding Our Way, made visible through a camera lens by Mary Margaret Hansen and Patsy Cravens is available online.

Updated on April 1: Look for Dallas musician Erykah Badu’s Quarantine Concert Live from my Bedroom series on Instagram. Starting Friday and then every other Friday, Ballet Dallas will present a series of pop-up dance premieres.  The Creative Arts Center has Claim Your Creativity Challenges on their Youtube channel.  And check out MAP Radio Hour, a podcast series of conversations with artists impacting our world.

The Orpheus Chamber Singers have been posting new videos on their YouTube channel.  Above, they sing Renaissance composer William Byrd’s “Sing Joyfully.”

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If you’ve been bingeing on Netflix and Amazon Prime, you might want to take a sec to appreciate how artists — actors, directors, writers, costume designers, cinematographers — have been helping you get through this current crisis.

So here’s our partial (let’s call it curated) list of North Texas artists, arts organizations, parks, bookstores and music performances you can access via the web.

The virtual tour of the Amon Carter Museum’s recently renovated galleries – on Google’s Arts & Culture site.

ART MUSEUMS

Many art collections, historical and cultural sites (London’s Tower Bridge, Machu Piccu) can be viewed through Google’s Arts & Culture website — including temporarily closed North Texas museums such as the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell, and the Dallas Museum of Art. World-famous, individual paintings (Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss,” Monet’s “Water-Lily Pond”) can even be studied up-close there.

But in most cases, viewing a museum’s permanent collection, item by item, can be done by simply visiting the museum’s own website.  What’s more, many of these museums — like the Nasher Sculpture Center — have educational resources on their sites or YouTube channels with video lectures and at-home activities. Google’s Arts & Culture does have some virtual ‘walking’ tours, however — like the site’s “Street View” feature — although these are mostly of heritage sites and landmarks, like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Sydney Opera House and the Palace of Versailles.

“Mark Bradford: End Papers at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth” is presented by Glasstire as a part of their Five-Minute Tours videos. Bradford hosts a 12-minute video showcasing the approximately 35 major End Paper works from private and public collections, along with new works for this presentation.

EarthX

EarthX will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day online with “Earthx2020” virtually. Earthx2020 will livestream Earth Day on Apr. 22, and all conferences and festivals will take place throughout Apr.22-27, with some into May. The virtual experience will be layered with EarthxFilm Festival programming of select 2020 films. You can register for free admission or pay $5 without registration.

Shelf Life

Nasher Sculpture Center has continued to add resources like Shelf Life, a published list of recommendations from artists, writers, editors, curators and more. It’s anything from book and movie recommendations to recipes, poems, films and videos. New York-based artist Cheryl Donegan shares her reading list, and there’s so much more.

You can “Amaze Your Brain” at home via the Perot Museum’s YouTube channel. Saturn’s so light (almost all of it’s gas), if there were a bathtub big enough, it’d act like a very large rubber ducky.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

For its part, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is temporarily closed, but you can still point your kids to the museum’s “Amaze Your Brain” videos on its YouTube channel.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is now ‘field-testing’ its Discovery Lab Online series via its own YouTube channel. Starting March 23rd, the museum is presenting live and pre-recorded material daily — all of it geared toward young minds.

And Google Earth has put up a site similar to its Arts & Culture one that features virtual tours of America’s greatest national parks — including Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas.

Sixth Floor Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has its own YouTube video channel with historical documentation, panels on such topics as Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald as well as talks from notable authors, including Stephen King.

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Crow Unscripted will be featured every Wednesday at noon CST on the Crow Museum’s Facebook Live page. Leaders from the museum will dialogue with each other and have guest speakers each week to share contemporary issues for Asian Art and culture.

Stormie Parker: Endangered Americas at Artes de la Rosa Gallery

ART GALLERIES

Meanwhile, several art galleries — like Lilian Bloch on Instagram — offer tours or individual selections from their current shows. And as previously noted, solo artists are offering their efforts online: On his Facebook page, Dallas artist Arturo Torres has posted “Benny’s Silly Monsters Coloring Book” with black-and-white cartoon characters — suitable for printing out and letting kids color them (Benny is Torres’ own son, Benjamin).

Artspace111’s current exhibition “Collective Inspiration.” It’s a group show featuring works by artists who had studio space at Artspace111 since 1980.

Take a virtual tour of Artes de la Rosa exhibition’s “Endangered Americas” accompanied by artist Stormie Parker’s commentary. The ceramic works depict animals with humanistic expressions to allow the viewer to empathize with their natural struggle as species facing extinction.

Craighead Green Gallery is exhibiting three artists work digitally on their website. The first is Abhidnya Ghuge with the exhibition: Streaming. Anders Moseholm has the exhibition: Wrong Memory and Damian Suarez, The Shape of Color.

Fort Works Art digital exhibition is “Prelude to A Dream.” The online exhibition initiative brings together 20 important national and local contemporary artists.

The Dallas Art Fair will present Dallas Art Fair Online, from April 14-23, 2020. The new platform allows collectors to digitally preview and purchase works from participating galleries before the fair’s upcoming twelfth edition, which has been rescheduled to October 1-4, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dallas Contemporary has its own online offering — DCfromhome — which includes lesson plans, worksheets and at-home activities.

The Dallas Historical Society has the online collection of photographs, “Polly Smtih: Images of Texas” along with a link to author Evelyn Baker’s discussion on Smith.

Latino Cultural Center will present Día del Niño virtually this year on April 25.  Check out their events and join in on the fun. Craft tutorials will be loaded throughout the day. Follow them on Facebook to get a list of supplies in advance.

The MAC’s exhibition, Finding Our Way, made visible through a camera lens by Mary Margaret Hansen and Patsy Cravens has been extended indefinitely through summer 2020. A slide show, visual tour and conversation are available online.

For contemporary art, you can view a curated sampling via Pandemic Faire. We’re talking works by such Texas artists as Gabriel Dawe, Frances Bagley, Lettitia Huckaby and the like. The website makes no money from this — instead, it has links to the artists’ own sites, where you can purchase their works.

The PDNB Gallery presents “25 Years / 25 Photographs,” an online exhibition celebrating PDNB Gallery’s 25h anniversary. The exhibition offers a diverse spread of works exploring many genres.

Ro2 Art presents “From A Distance,” a group online exhibition featuring previously unseen work of almost 40 gallery artists. Most are from the area, but some from as far away as NY, LA, and Europe. The exhibition is best seen on a computer but can be viewed on a smartphone through the Exhibbit app.

“Signs of the Times” photography exhibition is on view, digitally speaking, at PDNB Gallery.

ART CLASSES AND ARTS & CRAFTS 

Visit www.oilandcotton.com to learn new painting, sewing, drawing skills. Connect with friends and make new ones. Kit options allow for local pick-up and shipping near and far. We bring the art studio to you.

 

BOOKS, READINGS and CONVERSATIONS

Great masses of people have stocked up on reading material via Amazon (although when I can, I use Powell’s — they recycle their shipping materials, for one thing). But if you want to support areas stores, the ones that bring in local and national authors, hold book club meetings and even Shakespeare in the Bar performances, you can still turn to web purchases: The stores serve you, you help them.

Big Medium

The Big Medium is starting a virtual Creative Standard series in response to the current situation and is increasing, “Coffee Chat” programming to occur weekly. By hosting events online the non-profit will continue to provide a reliable source for inspiration and community building. The first virtual Coffee Chat features Jules Buck Jones and is on April 9, 11 am to 12 pm via Zoom. A second workshop called Bookkeeping for Artists will be with Cheryl Finfrock sharing her expertise on April 8, 6:30 pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Find more information at the Big Medium website.

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture 

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture has an online program offering recitations and readings from their Dallas Institute Fellows. They’ll be reciting or reading their favorite—and sometimes their own—poetry, or memorable passages from plays, stories, and essays.

Half-Price Books

And although Half-Price Books has temporarily closed all of its 126 stores nationwide, including its mothership on Northwest Highway, it’s also got an online retail page.

Interabang Books

Dallas’ Interabang Books continues to sell books on the web, despite getting seriously clouted by the tornado in October and having to relocate its store to Lovers Lane at the Tollway. And then came the shelter-in-place that stopped most retail operations like theirs. So supporting Interrabang by buying your books via their website has become pretty important to that operation.

Kimbell Art Museum Q&A

In celebration of World Art Day on April 15, Kimbell Art Museum Director Eric M. Lee will host a live Q&A about the Kimbell’s collecting practices at 10 a.m. CST, through Facebook Live.

MAP Radio Hour Podcast

Janeil Engelstad with Make Art with Purpose hosts conversations with writers, artists, designers and others impacting people and the planet.

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

The OCC will travel the world through literature by picking a book from a different country each month for their Book Club: Around the World. All books will be ones that are available through the Dallas Public Library’s e-book system.

Virtual Fireside Chat with Sue Monk Kidd

The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to bring you a virtual fireside chat with Sue Monk Kidd discussing The Book of Longings from the comfort and safety of your home. This pre-recorded discussion will be available to ticket holders beginning Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m through May 11th. Ticket holders will also have their book and signed bookplate shipped directly to their home at no additional cost.

Verdigris Ensemble #TheSongMustGoOn

Join Verdigris Ensemble in their Facebook live conversations titled “The Song Must Go On” every Thursday at 7 pm. You can watch these conversations on their Facebook page.

The Wild Detectives

The bookstore The Wild Detectives, in Dallas, just launched its own ‘virtual shop’ — the image above is out front. It has a retail website now, done through bookshop.org, which helps raise money for independent booksellers. The new online outlet is in addition to the Detectives’ regular website with its calendar of events. The pickings may not be vast — 141 titles — but as typical of the WD, they are choice and bilingual.

Book Clubs

Speaking of book clubs: Richland Hills author and librarian Pamela Skjolsvik has started a Facebook group called The 2020 Quarantine Book Club. The idea is to help debut authors who’ve had to cancel book tours and public events. It’s a private group (you have to join to read the posts), but its first selection is  “The Mountains Sing” by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai– and the group already has more than 800 members.n

The Fort Worth Public Library has launched a “Stay at Home” Book Club on Facebook. The first book in the series science fiction novel “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

With the Dallas Symphony, you can follow #keepthemusicgoing on Facebook to listen to symphony musicians perform from home. The DSO also has its own YouTube channel, where you can watch Fabio Luisi conduct Beethoven’s 7th or this brand-new video of a woodwind chamber music concert recently taped at the Meyerson (above). The DSO is planning on adding more such performances in the near future.

American Baroque Opera Company

Go to facebook.com/AmericanBaroqueOperaCo for the 2018 performance of Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona. You can also find it on YouTube.

The Cliburn

The Cliburn has announced new online programming called “Cliburn at Home”  featuring three new initiatives. You can reconnect with great Cliburn Competition performances with a Cliburn Watch Party, learn with your children by listening to Cliburn Kids, and be inspired by the passion of our Cliburn Amateur pianists in their Amateur Spotlight.

Dallas Bach Society

The Dallas Bach Society also has its own YouTube channel — and just put up a whole slew of new videos, including this excerpt from their Monteverdi concert.

Dallas Chamber Music Society

In keeping with the updated Dallas County ordinance of shelter-in-place until May 20, the Dallas Chamber Music Society is canceling the final concert of its 75th season scheduled to take place on May 4. We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful patrons again next season!

The Dallas Opera has been recording recitals in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House. Here, Jocelyn Hansen sings Broadway numbers with pianist Emily Baltzer.

Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera has an ongoing series of Livestream Recitals on its Facebook Page — performances that were taped in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House. So far, they include concerts by baritone Lucas Meachem, who was set to appear in Verdi’s Don Carlo, and soprano Jocelyn Hansen from the company’s Education and Outreach program, singing numbers from Broadway shows including lesser-known musicals, notably, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.

Plano Symphony Orchestra

The Eisemann Center has closed, but the Plano Symphony Orchestra will still perform there — just not with a live audience (although their school performances in March have been canceled). Instead, shut-ins at home can watch the PSO’s concerts — at 8 p.m. on Saturdays through April 25th. For those holding tickets for the live concerts, the PSO suggests you might donate them and receive a tax deduction, exchange them for the April 26th concert of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto or receive a credit to be used during the coming season.

Sammons Center for the Arts

There are jazz and cabaret concerts to be found at the Sammons’ YouTube channel as well as their Take 6 talks with area musicians.

UNT College of Music

UNT College of Music has recommended IN CONCERT FROM THE ARCHIVES – BANCROFT STRING QUARTET: A series of student ensemble performances from the UNT College of Music – Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet in A-flat Major, Opus 105 (1895). Eugen Kim, violin; Ji Soo Kim, violin; Monika Idasiak, viola; Isaac Kim, cello; Nikola Ružević and George Papich, coaches.

FILM, THEATER and DANCE

Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble

The Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble is offering a free virtual West African dance class April 11. All ages, levels and backgrounds are invited to participate. To participate, you much follow the ensemble on Facebook and Instagram, tag one friend that you want to join you on each platform and share the flyer on your Instagram story or Facebook page tagging the company. For more information, visit the website.

The Classics Theatre Project

The Classics Theatre Project presents Stan Graner as Beralde in the live stream of The Imaginary Invalid, by Moliere, performed by Van Quattro. This show will be on April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m. and is free for anyone to watch here on YouTube. Please consider making a donation at TheClassicsTheatreProject.com for this free show.

Cry Havoc Theater Company

This week, Cry Havoc launched an online project called The Ghostlight Project. It is a virtual open mic experience. Each Monday, a new prompt will be released and you can submit two minutes of material – it can be a poem, a song, a monologue, a story – you name it! Then, you show up online on Thursday and share your work with a live audience.

Dallas Children’s Theater

You can find online activities drawn from recent shows  — “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” — in the company’s Fun To Do series.

The Dallas Children’s Theater is showing folks in quarantine how kids and their families can produce fun puppet shows at home with this video series, “DCT Fun To Do Shadow Puppet Series.” The theater hopes this project will help spark imagination and creativity for the entire family. Record your puppet show and send it to [email protected] so it can be shared with other DCT families!

Dallas Summer Musicals

“Come From Away” has been rescheduled and will return to the Music Hall at Fair Park on January 5-17, 2021. Ticket holders for performances March 13-22, 2020 should hold on to their original “Come From Away” tickets, as they will be honored for the new performance dates. Patrons who cannot make their new performance date should contact their original point of purchase for potential exchange opportunities. For more information, visit dallassummermusicals.org/shows/come-from-away.

Lone Star Film Festival 

Lone Star Film Festival has started streaming 30 Days of Shorts programming.

Music for the Soul

“Funny, You Don’t Act Like a Negro” by M. Denise Lee just finished its run at Theatre Three, and T3’s artistic director Jeffrey Schmidt has said he hopes he can bring it back. But Lee is hardly slowing down. She’s launched an online series, Music for the Soul, with performance videos (of her and other local actor-singers like Liz Mikel) posted on her Denise Lee Onstage Facebook page.

Ochre House Theater

On April 3, you can start streaming Ochre House Theater’s memorable production of  “Mrs. Haggardly.”  The play is set at Mrs. Haggardly’s Home for Wayward Children, an orphanage on the outskirts of the Great Brutal War, where the drums of war draw closer and closer each day.

Quarantined Cabaret

A local online effort that’s rapidly gone international is the Quarantined Cabaret, a Facebook page created by Dallasite Mikey Abrams. Yes, there are plenty of music theater professionals and wannabes posting their solo numbers, but there’s also a hula hoop dancer, pre-schoolers excited by watching “Matilda” on video, drag acts, tap dancers, bluegrass musicians and howling dogs. It’s like “The Gong Show” on steroids, says Abrams.

Stage West

Stage West is offering up its production of Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” for digital streaming. Patrons will be able to watch the play through Vimeo ON-DEMAND. The digital video stream of the play will be available from April 9 at 12 a.m. through April 22 at 11:59 p.m. but there are a limited number of seats available due to the theatre’s licensing agreement.

Stomping Ground Comedy Theater 

Stomping Ground Comedy Theater has The Social Connection, an online group to keep people connected and gain support through comedy and therapy.

Sundays On The Screen

Sundays on the Screen is a virtual event series that highlights the incredible and diverse makers, artists and entrepreneurs in Fort Worth. #SOS is a recurring hour-long episode every Sunday and is featured on Facebook live and Youtube. SOS is accepting submissions here for artists wishing to be featured on the show.

Teatro Dallas

Teatro Dallas invites audiences to access the 1990 Teatro Dallas film, Frida – A Ribbon Around A Bomb, for a limited time here with the password “Frida123”. Learn more about the documentary here.

Texas Theatre

Oak Cliff’s Texas Theatre has started its Virtual Screening Room with the movie, “Corpus Christi,” about a would-be clergyman and ex-con who’s mistaken for a real priest.

Theatre Three

In honor of this day of giving and community collaboration, Theatre Three will live stream a reading of Matt Lyle’s new work, The Texas Devil, featuring local actors via Facebook on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 7:00 PM. This will be a working reading, so the audience can expect the playwright and director (Jeffrey Schmidt) to answer questions and participate in discussions during the reading. Everyone is cordially invited to escape for an hour and celebrate this new work at no cost.

WaterTower Theatre

WaterTower Theatre launches their Theatre is Essential video series on YouTube. In the first episode artists Brian Gonzales & Ashley Puckett Gonzales share some of their favorite WaterTower Theatre memories with us, from past shows like “Woman in Black,” “One Man,” “Two Guvnors,” “Cabaret,” and “Guys and Dolls.” Check out the video, complete with photos from the WTT historical archives.

Early Music Online Film Competition

Lumedia Musicworks is holding its first-ever Early Music Online Film Competition to keep the creativity flowing and the community growing. Participants will film a story based on one of two, exclusive recordings made by Lumedia Musicworks (available on right on its website). You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to make a good video! A smartphone and free editing apps are at your fingertips.

Dance

Avant Chamber Ballet

You can watch this company’s recent production of “19th Amendment” – the one recognizing women’s right to vote 100 years ago – at their Facebook page.

Bruce Wood Dance

Bruce Wood Dance is live streaming Joy Bollinger’s striking “Carved in Stone” for free but you only have two chances to catch on the group’s Facebook page. It will stream for 24 hours on April 11 and 18th.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre announces DBDTatHome on its Facebook and Instagram pages.  Activities include virtual dance classes and a look at DBDT in days past.

Pop-Up Premieres

Ballet Dallas is introducing a new series called Pop-up Premieres! They are committed to engaging audiences with creative and beautiful new works of dance. Artistic Director, Carter Alexander, and Resident Choreographer, Hailey von Schlehenried, will be remotely choreographing new solos and duets with the dancers, set to commissioned music by Resident Composer, Martin Morgan and local composer, Max R. von Schlehenried. You can watch here as the dancers perform these pieces live on Ballet Dallas every other Friday at 5 p.m. starting April 3! The live stream is free and Ballet Dallas invites you to join the Ballet Dallas family with your contribution today.

Texas Ballet Theater

TBT will be performing “Firebird” on May 1 and 2 at 8 pm. You can catch this fiery presentation on their YouTube channel.

ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, MUSIC VENUES

Arturo Torres

On his Facebook page, Dallas artist Arturo Torres has posted “Benny’s Silly Monsters Coloring Book” with black-and-white cartoon characters — suitable for printing out and letting kids color them (Benny is Torres’ own son, Benjamin).

Danni and Kris

Fort Worth acoustic duo Danni and Kris perform “digital jams” live on Wednesdays on their Facebook page.

Erinn Sensenig

As a classically-trained professional singer, Sensenig teaches singers how to find their voice and perfect it. She accepts students 12 to adult and is continuing lessons online. Learn more on her website.

Kristy Krüger

Dallas musician Kristy Krüger is doing nightly lullabies. Tune in at 9 p.m. to Kristy’s Facebook page for her live lullaby performance. A nice way to end your long day.

Double Wide Bar

The owners of the Double Wide bar have joined forces with DJ Blake Ward to present a YouTube concert series called QuaranTV — and help musicians and performers get paid. Hip-hop artist 88 Killa kicked off the series. Episodes from soulful pop singer Larry GEE and comedian Gretchen Young, known on stage as “GretchYo,” will follow. Keep an eye on the website for more updates or to donate.

Erykah Badu

Dallas musician, actress and record-producer, Erykah Badu, has launched a quarantine concert series. The first part of the series titled, “Apocalypse 1,” was filmed live March 28 on Badu’s website at $1 per person. The next part of the series, “Apocalypse 2” will stream live April 3. Follow Badu’s Instagram page for updates.

Garrett Wingfield

DFW composer, Garrett Wingfield, is presenting ‘Handwashing Etudes,’ a project where people send in their handwashing videos that Wingfield writes unique musical compositions for. Wingfield uses the sounds made in the video to influence the tunes. These are released every two days on his YouTube channelFacebook, Instagram, and his website.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

The Creative Arts Center has Claim Your Creativity Challenges on their Youtube channel. It is hosted by the Center’s Communications Director Manager John Oakley. The challenges are short and fun and John makes it easy to follow along.

 

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