Arts Calendar



Aug. 28-Oct. 10
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts presents Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

For her first exhibition in Texas, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra presents a series of recent drawings featuring strange figures enacting nightmarish behavior. Born in Chile, now living in Berlin, the artist is recognized for her captivating and unnerving images which explore psychological aspects of identity, religion, sex and myth. Using pencil, she draws on different types of found paper which she then dips in wax, resulting in mysterious, seductive works that simultaneously intrigue and provoke fear in the imagination of viewers.
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Aug. 28
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

2013 Cliburn competitor Steven Lin returns to Fort Worth to perform Beethoven’s exuberant Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Mozart’s delightful Overture to The Magic Flute and Haydn’s spirited “Oxford” Symphony.
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Aug. 28-Sept. 24
TCU Biennial Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition celebrates the expertise and creativity of the School of Art Faculty, and expresses a range of practices and interests. These professional artists teach ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and new media and set the standard for new ideas in art at TCU.
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Aug. 28
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

2013 Cliburn competitor Steven Lin returns to Fort Worth to perform Beethoven’s exuberant Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Mozart’s delightful Overture to The Magic Flute and Haydn’s spirited “Oxford” Symphony.
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Aug. 29
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Violinist David Coucheron makes his FWSO debut performing Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, which will delight with its humorous and cheerful energy, and Haydn’s dramatic and impassioned Overture to L’isola disabitata. Haydn Overture to L'isola disabitata Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219, "Turkish" Beethoven Symphony No. 2
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Aug. 29
Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue presents Classical Music Concert

With works by Händel, Scarlatti, Mozart, Bruch, Massenet, Mendelssohn Performers include: The Swedish Baroque Trio (Roger Wagsjo, Michelle Wagsjo, and Michael Wagsjo) Consuelo Wagsjo Boriana Savova
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Aug. 29
The Rich-Tone Chorus presents Tag, You're It!,

In a new show, Tag, You're It!, the five-time international champion Rich-Tone Chorus invites you to play "tag" through song! In the lobby before the show, we'll be singing tags (those wonderful, soaring finales in barbershop harmony arrangements) – and you’re invited to sing along, or just enjoy the music. During the show there'll be lots of audience participation and amazing harmonies of special guests, OC Times – 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions known for their unique blend of traditional barbershop with a touch of country, swing and pop culture.
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Aug. 30
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church Organ Concert

You are invited to hear internationally acclaimed concert artist, Bradley Welch, as we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the installation of our Quimby Pipe Organ, Op 61. The three manual, 57-rank instrument was installed during the summer of 2005, and was first heard in worship on August 21, 2005.
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Aug. 30
DAVE KOZ A NIGHT OF JAZZ

JAZZ JUGGERNAUT AND LIVE SHOW LEGEND DAVE KOZ HAS BROUGHT ALONG EQUALLY HUGE JAZZ TALENT RICK BRAUN FOR HIS “A NIGHT OF JAZZ” TOUR. AND THEN JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY DIDN’T MISS ANYONE WHO LOVES AMAZING MUSIC THEY BROUGHT ALONG SPECIAL GUEST GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED SINGER/SONGWRITER KENNY LATTIMORE.
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Aug. 30
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Pianist Gustavo Miranda-Bernales performs Haydn’s lively Piano Concerto No. 11. Also on the program are Beethoven’s ever-popular Leonore Overture No. 3 and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, a resplendent work of extraordinary eloquence, joy and brilliance. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 Mozart Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
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Sept. 2 - 30
Bands on the Bricks Music Series in Sundance Square

Sundance Square is kicking off a new live music series every Wednesday in September called Bands on the Bricks. This FREE event will kick off September 2 and run through September 30 in Sundance Square Plaza. All performances begin at 5:30 pm and wrap up at 7:00 pm. Bands on the Bricks will feature: September 2 – The Nightowls September 9 – The Gibbonses September 16 – Northern National September 23 – TC Fambro September 30 – Jazz Monsters Big Band The Sundance Square Plaza is a one-acre outdoor centerpiece of Fort Worth that offers the perfect atmosphere for relaxing, dining or shopping in downtown. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome during the concert. Choose from the variety of restaurants surrounding the plaza for dinner including Bird Café, The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s Grille, Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, plus many more. Beverages will be available for purchase during the performances.
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Sept. 2
Sammons Jazz: 100 Years of Jazz

Beloved bassist James Gilyard, who served as Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz from 1999 to 2011, leads a first-rate ensemble in two sets of music from each of the major eras of jazz, from ragtime, Dixieland, swing, and bebop through the “kinda blue” and modal eras. With Gilyard on bass, the 100 Years of Jazz Band includes vocalists and narrators Peggy Lauren and Garry Williams, Quamon Fowler on sax, Chris McGuire on sax and trumpet, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, Kelly Durbin on piano, Bill Lohr on piano and keyboards, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
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Sept. 4-6
Dallas Symphony presents The Sinatra Century

Ol' Blue Eyes was born 100 years ago, and we celebrate the supreme showman in a night of his greatest hits - I've Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and The Lady is a Tramp. Selections include: I've Got You Under My Skin New York, New York The Lady is a Tramp Much more!
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Sept. 4-6
Fort Worth Symphony SCI-FI SPECTACULAR

Get your geek on with the FWSO with a concert that is simply out of this world. Beam yourself up and experience music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Close Encounters, and more. Our anticipated guest narrator is currently on an away mission out of the galaxy, but we expect to beam him down for the occasion. Live long and prosper!
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Sept. 11 & 12
Dallas symphony presents AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

with Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Enjoy Debussy's beguiling music in the intimate Dallas City Performance Hall, plus a free cocktail and a chance to meet the musicians.
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Sept. 11-13
Fort Worth Symphony presents MOZART & RACHMANINOFF

An opening concert that is too big for one soloist! Enjoy Mozart’s delightful Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos featuring long-time friends and piano duo, Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s swan song, the joyful Symphonic Dances, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony, a work that pays homage to our past and looks forward to a brighter future.
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Sept. 11
Meadows Wind Ensemble presents Latin Moves

The MWE dives headfirst into Latin music and culture, with a program of Latin, and Latin-inspired, dance music. The program will, of course, include Argentine tango and Spanish flamenco styles, in the form of Igor Stravinsky’s Tango (1953) for guitar and chamber orchestra, and Carlos Surinach’s Ritmo Jondo: Flamenco for clarinet, trumpet, percussion and handclappers. In addition, the ensemble will explore the danzón, an Afro-Cuban style closely associated with Mexico, represented by Warren Benson’s Danzón-memory, one of the MWE’s signature works. Finally, this can’t-miss concert will conclude with a musical foray into salsa, the Afro-Caribbean style popular in the clubs of Miami and New York.
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Sept. 11
Tower Arts Concert Series presents New York Voices

The critically acclaimed, Grammy Award winning vocal group, New York Voices, is one of the finest vocal presences in jazz today. Billboard Magazine wrote “New York Voices lives up to its reputation as the most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz… to collect such quality voices in one group is rare enough, yet the real trick of New York Voices is how well they mesh…” The famous quartet is known for its close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend.
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Sept. 11
UT Dallas presents One O'Clock Lab Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the Grammy-nominated ensemble of the internationally-acclaimed Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas. Known for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas.
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Sept. 12
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

Over the course of the past five years, Evan Felker,, vocals, guitar bassist RC Edwards, fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson, have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of those stages. And on Goodbye Normal Street, the Troubadours’ third full-length album, the band takes that blend of nice and easy and nice and rough and distills it into a 43-minute ride that takes in the scenery of America’s Heartland and the inner workings of a group of 20-somethings on a quest for something better.
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Sept. 12
Chamber Music International concert 1

Piano Trio in Bb Major, K.502....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio #2 in B Minor, Op.76....Joaquín Turina Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms
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Sept. 12
Malek Jandali Live in Dallas

Original music by award winning composer and pianist Malek Jandali
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Sept. 13
Chamber Music international concert 1

Piano Trio in Bb Major, K.502....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio #2 in B Minor, Op.76....Joaquín Turina Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms
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Sept. 14
Meadows school of the arts presents Liudmila Georgievskaya & Friends: Music of Messiaen

Meadows faculty members Liudmila Georgievskaya, piano, Matt Albert, violin, and Paul Garner, clarinet, are joined by award-winning Meadows alumnus Francesco Mastromatteo, cello, for a chamber music recital featuring Olivier Messiaen’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano (1933) and Quartet for the End of Time (1941).
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Sept. 15
Dallas winds present EMPIRE OF SOUND: A CELEBRATION OF ROME

• Ottorino Respighi – The Pines of Rome • Ottorino Respighi – The Fountains of Rome •Ottorino Respighi – Roman Festivals
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Sept. 15
Music from the Casa de Alba Collection

Among the great art collections of Europe is that now featured in the Meadows Museum's Treasures from the House of Alba. Musical works favored by the 18th c. family, some recently recovered in the Liria Palace Archives by Artistic Director Grover Wilkins 3d, will receive their modern premiéres. Featuring sopranos Anna Frederick Popova & Jendi Tarde with the Orchestra.
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Sept. 16
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Liszt - Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126 (ed. 1919 by Ferruccio Busoni) Joseph Banowetz, piano Wagner - Die Walküre, Act 1 Carol Wilson, soprano William Joyner, tenor Stephen Morscheck, bass David Itkin, conductor This evening's performance is presented as part of the 2015 American Liszt Society Festival.
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Sept. 17
Fort Worth library Third Thursday Jazz: Billy Hart Quartet

Drummer and bandleader Billy Hart has performed and recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Stan Getz. This award-winning quartet – consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus), saxophonist Mark Turner and bassist Ben Street – is making its DFW debut.
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Sept. 17
Liszt Festival Concert: Memorial Concert for Thomas Mastroianni (1934-2014)

Consolations Nos. 1, 2, and 3, S. 172 Luiz de Moura Castro, piano Deux Légendes, No. 2, "St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots," S. 175 No. 2 Alton Chang, piano From Années de pèlerinage III: "Sursum corda," S. 163/7 Alexandre Dossin, piano Weihnachtsbaum, Nos. 1, 9, 10, 11, S.613 Nikita Fitenko Katerina Zaitseva, 1 piano four hands Trois Études de Concert, “Un sospiro,” S.144/3 Nancy Lee Harper, piano Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, first version, S. 154 Justin Kolb, piano From Années de pèlerinage II: "Sposalizio," S. 161/1 William Wellborn, piano Dr. Thomas Mastroianni was an acclaimed concert pianist, former Catholic University Dean of Music (1972-1981) and chairman of the piano faculty from 1981 until his retirement in 2000. Mastroianni was co-founder of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and was a 1992 recipient of the Medal of The Hungarian Liszt Society. He published numerous articles that explored memory, technique and performance anxiety. He was President of the American Liszt Society at the time of his death in September, 2014. This evening's concert is dedicated to his memory and service to the American Liszt Society.
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Sept. 17-20
The Spectacular Senior Follies

The Spectacular Senior Follies (SSF) is pleased to announce the 2015 Spectacular Senior Follies. Thanks to the wonderful support from the community, we are in our 7th season. We are accomplishing our goal of bringing quality theatre productions to one of Dallas' premier neighborhoods.
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Sept. 18
ATTPAC presents Pin Drop Disco

Pin Drop Disco, powered by Silent Events, is an outdoor concert that delivers live, local DJs to partygoers via headphones. From the outside, the scene is so quiet you could hear a pin drop… but each partygoer can listen to the mixes of dynamic Dallas DJs as loudly or softly as they want in a personal headset, provided by the Center.
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Sept. 18
Lewisville Lake Symphony Symphony Series Concert, Featuring Christopher Lowry, Viola

Christopher Lowry, Winner of the 2015 Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition for Strings, will perform Bartok’s Viola Concerto with the Lewisville Lake Symphony in their first concert of the 2015-2016 season on Friday, September 18, at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., in downtown Lewisville. Lowry, hailing from Nashville, has extensive experience as a composer and performer on a variety of instruments. Currently a doctoral student at LSU, he holds a masters degree from LSU and a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt. Lowry is Assistant Principal violist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Principal violist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, often called the Pastoral Symphony. Led by Maestro Adron Ming, the Lewisville Lake Symphony is widely regarded as one of the most respected regional orchestras in Texas according to the Dallas Morning News. The all-professional musicians have been enthralling music lovers in North Texas since 1984.
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Sept. 18
Irving Sisters Cities presents the fifth annual SOUNDS OF MEXICO concert

This lively concert features Tenor Juan Miguel López, Soprano Conchita Julián, accompanied by the Irving Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Héctor Guzmán.
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Sept. 18
Liszt Festival Concert: Liszt and His Protege Reubke

Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam," S. 259 Lerie Grace Dellosa, organ Sonata in C minor: The 94th Psalm (1857) by Julius Reubke Hyun-Kyung Lee, organ This evening's recital is presented as part of the 2015 American Liszt Society Festival.
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Sept. 20
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Itzhak Perlman/Emanuel Ax

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
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Sept. 20
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Fort Worth Opera

Opera Shots - pop-up opera that's accessible and fun! Open lawn seating Family friendly Free
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Sept. 20
Highland Park Presbyterian Church presents Beethoven: Symphony 2 & Mass in C

This concert features the Highland Park Chorale and Orchestra with soloists Molly Fillmore, soprano; Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano; Randall Umstead, tenor; and David Grogan, bass.
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Sept. 20
Tower Arts Concert: Stephen Tharp organist

Stephen Tharp is recognized as one of the great concert organists of our age. The LA Times recognized him as, “one of the foremost players of his generation, amongst a number in the USA who have become torch-bearers for the organ's integrity and aspiration...an outstanding interpreter.
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Sept. 23
ATTPAC Strauss Square Uncovered: Petty Theft – The music of Tom Petty

Formed in 2003, Petty Theft has about 90 songs in their repertoire. The lineup has changed through the years, but the current group includes mike Rhyner; bassist and vocalist Harrison Calhoun; drummer Drew Hunter; keyboardist Steve Luthye; guitarist and vocalist Rodney Wall; and Bill Porter on guitars, mandolin, harmonica and vocals.
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Sept. 24
Andalucia: Music at the Meadows

Join us for an evening celebrating music and dance of Andalucia with performances by a unique trio from Spain, Duo Cuenca. The Cuenca brothers of Cordoba feature Francisco on guitar and José Manuel on piano. They will be joined by dancer Raquel Parilla, who dances both flamenco and classical ballet. Together the trio will interpret the music of Federico García Lorca, Joaquín Rodrigo, Francisco Cuenca, and composers such as Primitivo Buendia and Erik Marcheli, who have dedicated works to the duo.
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Sept. 25
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band

A modern bluegrass band playing and singing the best of the Beatles music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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Sept. 25 & 27
Meadows Symphony presents Ravel, Respighi and Mussorgsky

The program opens with Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911-12), a suite of “noble and sentimental” waltzes by Maurice Ravel combining lilting rhythms, sharp dissonances and elegant sensuality. Fountains of Rome (1916-17) by Ottorini Respighi, whose music is considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic tradition, follows; part of the composer’s acclaimed “Roman trilogy,” it includes four movements, each depicting one of Rome’s famous fountains at a different time of day. Closing the program is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), composed as a memorial to his friend, Russian artist Viktor Hartmann, after Mussorgsky attended a retrospective exhibit of the artist’s work.
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Sept. 26
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents UTA Wind Symphony

Sweeping wind ensemble compositions from our own backyard Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 26
2015 DSO AT&T Gala Concert & After Party

Violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Maestro van Zweden as we kick off the season with a bang. Enjoy preferred seating and the best party (with open bar) in town.
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Sept. 26
East texas Symphony season opener

Join Richard Lee and the ETSO as they step into a new era of music making with the dedication of the new orchestra shell at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. The evening features three masterworks certain to showcase the new acoustics. Prokofiev piano Concerto no. 1, featuring pianost Lucille Chung Schumann Cello concerto, and saint-Saens Symphony no. 3 organ Symphony
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Sept. 26
Plano Symphony presents TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra open the 2015-2016 Season with a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Juilliard graduate Chee-Yun Kim has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the San Francisco Symphony.
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Sept. 27
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Stefan Karlsson & Magnus Broo with the UTA Jazz Orchestra

Jazz masters in piano and trumpet join UTA for jazz on the lawn Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 27
Arlington Heights United Methodist Church POPS CONCERT- 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY

This year’s theme is Broadway and will feature music throughout the 20th century and to the present that has made Broadway a “way of life” in American culture. Including favorite tunes from shows by George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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Sept. 28
UT Dallas presents Duo Cuenca

Join Duo Cuenca and flamenco dancer Raquel Parrilla for an evening of Andalusian music and dance. With José Manuel on piano and Francisco on guitar, the trio — unique in the world of Spanish music and dance — will interpret the music of Federico García Lorca, Joaquín Rodrigo, Francisco Cuenca and composers who have dedicated works to Duo Cuenca such as Primitivo Buendía and Erik Marcheli.
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Oct. 7
ATTPAC Strauss Square Uncovered: 90s NIGHT

Straight Tequila Night play all your favorite hits from ‘90s country radio, and then some. Your best friends in low places, they never fail to get the boots scootin'! The Clinton Years – In 1999, Cammy, Benny, Danny, Jamie, and Matty were rehearsing their favorite contemporary covers in the basement of their local video arcade. The owner, drunk on power and Zima, accidentally placed his arcade’s new Street Fighter 3: Third Strike machine in front of the door to the basement trapping the sweet people inside. After little to no effort to escape, our heroes got back to work. Subsisting on a cache of Mondo, Surge, and Dunkaroos, they hammered classic alternative rock and pop 24 hours a day. They hoisted their instruments and set out on a mission to rock America and defeat their nemesis, Vladimir Putin. Thusly were The Clinton Years born.
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Oct. 10
Irving Symphony presents All Tchaikovsky Fest

Our opening night concert features Russian pianist Elena Baksht, performing one of the most famous piano concertos (piano concerto No. 1) by one of the most beloved and admired composers in musical history. An epic beginning to a spectacular season!
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July 17-Aug. 29
Artisan Center Theater Presents GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS tells the tale of the romantic misadventures of four now-famous musical comedy characters. There’s prim Salvation Army Sgt. Sarah Brown who wants to reform all the evildoers around Times Square. She meets her match in the high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson. Masterson’s friend Nathan Detroit is trying to find a spot for his floating card game while keeping Chicago mobsters at bay and resisting marriage to Adelaide, his long-suffering girlfriend. Detroit bets Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. That “next girl” turns out to be the pure-at-heart Miss Sarah Brown. The bet is the perfect set up for a lot of complications, especially when Sky and Sarah fall in love and the police move in on Nathan Detroit. “Call it sad, call it funny, but it’s better than even money ….”
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July 25-Sept. 5
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!
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Aug. 6-sept. 13
Stage West presents Mr. Burns, a post electric play, by Anne Washburn

The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. Score by Michael Friedman.
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Aug. 14 - 30
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The House of Blue Leaves

Set in Queens on the famous day Pope Paul visits New York City, we are introduced to a zookeeper who dreams of writing ditties in Hollywood, his schizoid, shut-in wife (aptly named Bananas), and his quietly explosive son, a GI headed straight for Vietnam. Oh, and there are some crazy nuns and a silent movie star. While you’re laughing your head off you might suddenly realize that what you’re finding so funny at once really isn’t funny at all. // Rated PG-13 //
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Aug. 14-30
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and hilarious musical.
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Aug. 20-Sept. 19
Circle Theatre presents Lovers and Executioners, a battle of the sexes comedy by John Strand

In this comic battle of the sexes, Bernard suspects his wife, Julie, of infidelity. With an over-reaction only possible in the realm of French farce, Bernard deposits Julie on a desert island, expecting never to see her again. She makes her way back and, disguised as a man, wreaks havoc on her husband's new life. Strand's adaptation of Montfleury's poetry into modern verse is like the best farce, wild yet precise.
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Aug. 21 - 29
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Chocolate War

A compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The story depicts a secret student organization's manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student. Recommended audience age: 13+ due to mature language and violence.
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Sept. 2-Oct. 11
Dallas Theater Center presents Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!
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Sept. 3-26
Garland Civic Theatre presents Spider's Web By Agatha Christie

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction...
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council of North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Sept. 4 - 12
Plano Children's Theatre presents Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS

On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle. Recommended audience age: All Ages Cast: All Youth Performers. Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 4-Oct. 10
Artisan Center Theater presents the Secret Garden

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden, which beckons the children with haunting melodies, and spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life. The story, combined with some of the most beautiful music ever written for Broadway, dramatizes THE SECRET GARDEN’S compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
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Sept. 4-13
Lyric Stage presents into the woods

Lyric Stage presents a whimsical and musical journey alongside some of the best loved fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Woods is based on the book by James Lapine and features lyrics by Steven Sondheim. The story involves a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
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Sept. 4-13
Texas Ballet Theater presents DRACULA

This spellbinding masterpiece brought to stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson will transfix you from first to last bite. For the first time, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will accompany Texas Ballet Theater.
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Sept. 9-13
Soul Rep Theatre Company 9th Annual New Play Festival

Keeping with tradition, Soul Rep’s season will kick off with its groundbreaking, thought provoking and always entertaining New Play Festival that consistently features short, new works from local, regional, and national playwrights. This year’s 9th Annual New Play Festival directors include Monique Williams, Reginald Hanna, Camika Spencer and Rene Miche’al. The plays include TEACH by Camika Spencer, DRUMS OF MY SO BLACK ME by Chris Herod, HIM/HER by Mary Hill Spigner, SCENES FROM THE MONARCH by Anyika McMillan-Herod and 110%, written by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts' senior, Max Sedacca. Spencer's TEACH shows the powerful encounter and "life lesson" between a teacher and one of her students. DRUMS OF MY SO BLACK ME, is this festival's "throw back" show. This hard hitting and irreverent piece about being a Black man in America was first produced in 1998 and has been revised for new audiences sadly, in light of still relevant current events. Reginald Hanna will once again lend his stealth directing skills to this piece. Mary Spigner's HIM/HER is a multi-media piece exploring "black love" and the complicated relationship between a musician and his girlfriend. This play will mark Camika Spencer's directorial debut. Sedacca's 110% explores a young man's "crush" on a fellow male student. Anyika McMillan-Herod's SCENES FROM THE MONARCH, developed this past year in the Dallas Theater Center’s Dallas Playwrights Workshop with Will Power, is an inspiring, often funny and compelling journey through breast cancer. McMillan-Herod is a seven year breast cancer survivor.
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Sept. 10-13
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Super Star Memoirs

Join Amphibian Stage Productions as we celebrate the super funny, super surprising, and just plain strange of Hollywood culture with readings straight from the pages of celebrity memoirs featuring our own local stars. Our celebrity readings will include Tiger Woods, Vanna White, Rod Stewart, David Hasselhoff, and Justin Bieber.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Theatre Arlington presents Hello, Dolly!

Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder Our season opener will feature Persis Ann Forster as the incomparable iconic matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher Levi. It’s hard to believe that in its 42+ year history, Theatre Arlington has never produced this delightful masterpiece of musical theatre. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace Vandergelder, and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre, including: It Only Takes a Moment, Ribbons Down My Back, Elegance, Before the Parade Passes By and of course, Hello, Dolly!
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Sept. 11-20
Denton Community Theatre Presents Witness for the Prosecution

In this classic Agatha Christie tale, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a wealthy older widow. His wife could testify to prove his innocence, but she takes the stand as a witness for the prosecution. With a plot twist here and a turn there, true motives are revealed and we find out if the true murderer will ever come to justice. This riveting mystery is in three acts.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 10
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Dumb Waiter

A humorous and provocative story of two hit men as they wait in a basement for their next assignment. Told through Pinter’s unmistakable wit and poignant pauses, The Dumb Waiter is recognized for its exceptional writing and subtle character development.
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Sept. 15
Meadows School of the Arts presents Wading Home opera

by Mary Alice Rich, based on a novel by Rosalyn Story First presented in a Dallas workshop production in April 2015, Wading Home is an opera about a young musician’s struggle to find his missing father in the midst of the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One performance in Dallas and two in New Orleans, in collaboration with Loyola University and OperaCréole, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Noted Meadows opera alumni Donnie Ray Albert, Nathan Myers and Bronwen Forbay will be featured, along with current students, the SYZYGY Meadows new music ensemble and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, with musical and stage direction by Meadows faculty.
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Sept. 16-Nov. 15
Dallas Theater Center presents The Mountaintop

What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind.
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Sept. 16
Oral Fixation presents Push the Envelope

This entertaining evening will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride exploring true life tales about breaking through the comfort zone.
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Sept. 16-26
Shakespeare Dallas presents King Lear

King Lear, an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia, chooses to retire and to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. The gift is not freely given as Lear tests each of his daughters for their worthiness. As a result, he loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and is considered one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.
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Sept. 17-Oct. 11
THEATRE THREE PRESENTS FIX ME, JESUS

Set in a Neiman Marcus NorthPark dressing room, Fix Me, Jesus is a highly original new comedy by Helen Sneed. The hilarious, timely, and poignant story introduces Annabell Armstrong, a rising star in the Texas Democratic Party. She finds herself at the epicenter of history and politics during the Reagan eighties, struggling for independence and social justice while her political career, love life, finances, and family are in crisis. Frantic to find the right dress to wear to a wedding, Annabell clearly has more than fashion problems. As the story unfolds, an astonishing array of advisors (strong-minded characters from her past) begin appearing from behind the changing room mirror.
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Sept. 18 - Oct. 25
Dallas Children's Theater presents Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Recommended for ages 5 and up Parlez-vous francais? Well, Nancy does because it's fancy! But her refined etiquette is not enough to get her the lead role in the upcoming school play. C’est la vie! She must summon the strength to forge ahead when a sudden turn of events casts her best friend as the lead. The Mermaid Ballet, complete with a scene-stealing dancing shark, will have your spirit dancing and make your children hysterically happy.
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Sept. 18 - 26
Plano Children's Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web 

A young farm pig Wilbur is attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur's staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte's efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work. Recommended audience: All ages Cast: All Youth Performers. Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 18 - 26
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Recommended audience age: 7+ due to adult situations Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 18-20
performing arts Fort Worth presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
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Sept. 18 & 19
TITAS PRESENTS TWYLA THARP 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The 50th Anniversary Tour will be the first time since 2002 that Tharp has toured a group of dancers. Tharp’s company is comprised of 12 dancers, many of whom have worked with Tharp over the years. The music compositions for the new works are by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein, and John Zorn.
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Sept. 19
The Littlest Wiseman Auditions

The Littlest Wiseman, a play pageant of the Nativity, is presented as a Christmas gift to the community by THE DOROTHY SHAW BELL CHOIR through a grant from The Walsh Foundation. Our location is inside of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts at 3901 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Littlest Wiseman has its own entrance via the single tan door between the two glass double doors on the north side of the building facing Arborlawn Drive. Go directly upstairs and we are the first room on the right, Room 329. Mary: Age 19-30; must be able to memorize several short monologues. Joseph: Age 19-30; Must be able to memorize a few lines. Zarah: Age 8-13 - Height plays a great factor into casting (can't be taller than any other shepherd) Must be able to memorize 10 pages of dialogue and long monologues Shepherds: Men 14-75; must be able to move for about 4 minutes and 30 seconds straight (we can also have the older men sitting if they wish); Must come to every shepherd rehearsal regardless of dancing or not. Shepherds: Women 14-18; must be able to dance. Kings: 20-75; must be able to memorize up to 4 pages of lines and must be able to understand blocking and choreography. Warrior Angels/ Pages: 6-9; height is also a factor here as well as they cannot be taller than Zarah. Must be able to follow instructions and stand still for long periods of time Cherubs: 3-7; must be able to follow directions. Angels: 6-18; must be able to memorize choreographed movements; must be able to follow instructions and stand still for long periods of time. Height and maturity is a factor. Zarah’s Angel: 20-60; must have dance experience.
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Sept. 23-oct. 4
ATTPAC broadway Series presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
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Sept. 24-26
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora presents MURDER FOR TWO

Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding lead actor in a musical, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.”
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Sept. 24 - 26
Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE

After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars–Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!
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Sept. 24
RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE

THIS FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET, TCHAIKOVSKY’S SWAN LAKE, FEATURES RUSSIA’S BRIGHTEST BALLET STARS. There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences.
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Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Casa Manana presents Fiddler on the Roof

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
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Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Meadows School of the Arts presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare

“Something wicked this way comes.” Considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works, Macbeth illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Scholar and author Marjorie Garber argues that Shakespeare’s work is so mutable that it always exists in the present. In fact, it’s been called the Shakespearean tragedy that best explains the power of the AMC blockbuster Breaking Bad.
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Oct. 2 - 25
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Company

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends—“those good and crazy people [his] married friends”—explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. // Rated R //
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Oct. 8 - 24
WingSpan Theatre Company presents Dear Liar! - By Jerome Kilty

WingSpan Theatre Company presents DEAR LIAR! - By Jerome Kilty. This taut pas de deux is a true story based on the stormy romance of George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. The confrontations and reconciliations are played out through forty years of letters with the shining repartee of two great wits.
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Oct. 16-31
Cedar Valley Family Music Theatre presents CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is a classic for the whole family that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious." An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his two children. They soon discover the car has some unexpected magical properties!
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

Brooklyn-based artist Jean Shin has been nationally recognized for her elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. As demonstrated in Shin’s previous works, she begins each project by collecting vast amounts of a particular object – many of which appear to have no value – and in turn draws meaning from these objects to create conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Jean Shin: Inclusions will feature photography, digital prints, and video from several of Shin’s previous works including her Found Installation Series (2002), Celadon Threads (2008), And we move (2008) and Penumbra (2003
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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June 26-sept. 27


The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope-and anxiety-for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.
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June 27 – Sept. 27
Irving Arts center presents Drawing Stories – The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

This retrospective on display in Carpenter Hall Lobby includes over 80 illustrations spanning 15 years. Marla Frazee is a Caldecott Honor winner for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Frazee has said that as soon as she could read and write, she made little tiny books and stapled them together.
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June 28-Sept. 20
Kimbell Art Museum presents Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. The paintings from the Scottish National Gallery include many of the major schools of art—Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1490), which has not been exhibited outside of Scotland for more than 150 years. Other artists include the Renaissance masters Titian and Paolo Veronese; the 17th-century painters El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan Lievens, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer; and such 19th-century figures as Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. The exhibition will also feature celebrated Scottish painters Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Additional pieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will include canvases by Van Dyck, William Dobson, Sir David Wilkie and Richard Dadd. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will come key paintings by Edouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Max Ernst. A particular highlight of the exhibition will be Georges Braque’s Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.
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July 5 - Sep. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 6 - Sept. 9
Texas Woman's University presents Mother's Milk, Father's Blood

Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood | Elizabeth M. Claffey East | West Galleries Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes back Elizabeth Claffey, MFA 2011 in Photography. We are very proud to have her as the inaugural exhibition showcasing accomplished alumni from the TWU Department of Visual Arts. Elizabeth received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Albania upon graduation from TWU. The photographs in the exhibition were taken during her year living abroad in Albania from 2012 to 2013. Gallery Contact: Vance Wingate 940-898-2533 / vwingate@twu.edu / www.twu.edu/visual-arts The East l West Galleries are on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas & Oakland streets (300 Texas Street), TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76201. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm, when the university is in session. Weekends by appointment only. For directions, please go to the TWU website: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts
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July 31-Sepr. 4
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents ''Bahay''

Bahay encompasses the nature of Matt and Isabel’s own subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practice and ethnicity. Their influences stem from Philippine folklore, to colonialism, and current cultural practices in both the micro, intimate, interior environment of the home; and its position within external environment of the community through a worldwide lens.
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Aug. 1-Sept. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS!!! 2015

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS!!! 2015 - a curated exhibition of small works featuring over 100 Ro2 Artists and guests. The show consists of work in virtually every medium – all presented on an intimate scale.
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Aug. 5-29
Haley-Henman presents Cristina Sánchez: Moments and Feelings

Cristina Sánchez focuses on line and composition in her figurative expressions of the human form. Simple organic materials provide inspiration that connect her work to the Earth. Her sculptures are clay fired at high and low temperatures with simple finishes of soda and other glazes. She also paints on natural materials of wood and stone. Her artwork is direct and open for the viewer's own perspective.
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Aug. 8 - Sept. 5
PDNB Gallery presents New York: Michael Kenna, John Albok, Harold Feinstein and Others

This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views. Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include street scenes of kids playing and entertaining themselves in a variety of nostalgic city kid ways. Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no others. Also included in this exhibition are the captivating and iconic images of New York by John Albok. A master at documenting everyday life, John Albok's passion and gentle spirit captures the rich life of a majestic city. Michael Kenna, a contemporary artist, provides us with stellar images of New York architecture. His studies of the enigmatic Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State building reflect his high regard for great design and engineering that dictate a great city. This exhibition coincides with PDNB's third Biennial FUN SHOW! New Items and reduced pricing will be added to the FUN SHOW! for the opening of the New York exhibition. Opening event – Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.
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Aug. 18 - Oct. 24
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Convergence | Sharon Grimes

Elm Street Studio welcomes the work of Sharon Grimes in her solo exhibition, Convergence. Grime’s mystical abstract paintings are guided by her intuition. As she works she often feels the push and pull between the reality of nature and the belief in something beyond that we can’t quite touch: much like the connection between ones’ dream-state and consciousness. Mrs. Grimes and Elm Street Studio are donating a portion of art sale proceeds to The Community Storehouse in Keller.
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Aug. 22 - Sept. 19
CentralTrak presents It Came From CalArts

CentralTrak is pleased to host Guest Curator Robin Myrick’s extraordinary vision of the blended world of CalArts in Texas. It Came From CalArts is an exhibition comprised of nine Texas artists who are also CalArts alumni, together representing three decades of this unique relationship. For a moment in time, Centraltrak will give this elusive intersection a name and a place, bringing artists in different mediums and cities (Austin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio) together to examine the ways in which Calartians (as they are known), are navigating this common landscape.
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Aug. 22 - Sep. 19
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up, featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition work incorporating art glass and various other mediums from some of our favorite artists. Opening Reception Saturday, August 22nd, 10 - 5:30. The exhibit will continue through September 19th.
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Aug. 28-Oct. 10
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts presents Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

For her first exhibition in Texas, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra presents a series of recent drawings featuring strange figures enacting nightmarish behavior. Born in Chile, now living in Berlin, the artist is recognized for her captivating and unnerving images which explore psychological aspects of identity, religion, sex and myth. Using pencil, she draws on different types of found paper which she then dips in wax, resulting in mysterious, seductive works that simultaneously intrigue and provoke fear in the imagination of viewers.
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Aug. 28-Sept. 24
TCU Biennial Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition celebrates the expertise and creativity of the School of Art Faculty, and expresses a range of practices and interests. These professional artists teach ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and new media and set the standard for new ideas in art at TCU.
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Aug. 29-Oct. 3
Valley house Gallery presents David Everett: Almanac and Jim Woodson: Desert Tempo Recollections

Austin artist David Everett made a conscious decision to use direct woodcarving for his sculpture while a student at The University of Texas at Austin where he earned his MFA in 1975. Everett pursued a traditional study of the human figure, working closely with Charles Umlauf, before turning to abstraction for the next ten years. It was in the mid 1980’s that he returned to a more direct use of anatomical human and animal forms, a shift he describes as a move from “poetry to prose.” Other changes at this time were the addition of joints that allowed movement and the addition of color to make fully polychromed sculptures that exist as three-dimensional paintings as much as sculpture. Since then, his compositions have reflected a childhood spent observing the natural world in Southeast Texas near Beaumont where he was born in 1950.
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Sept. 5 - Feb. 14
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Laura Wilson: That Day

Laura Wilson takes us into a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition of seventy-one photographs introduces us to worlds that are hard-bitten and fiercely independent. Framed equally by beauty and violence, the images reflect the artist’s challenge to today’s homogenized America.
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Sept. 5 - Feb. 21
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Thomas Cole and American Settlement

Renowned landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848), inspired by his literary and artistic friends, believed that America’s grandeur resided in its unspoiled wilderness. Cole made the relationship between humans and their environment the frequent subject of his grand-scale compositions.
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Sept. 5
Proof 500X Member's Show

500X is ready to kick off the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it's newest members, this group of emerging DFW artists will be showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary art. Works ranging from photography, printmaking, textile, installation, painting, video, performance, and conceptual works investigate a variety of content and formal concerns.
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Sept. 9-12
HALEY-HENMAN presents LD KINGSLEY: Peonies en Transit

Haley-Henman proudly presents the emerging artist, LD Kingsley in the premier exhibition titled, Peonies en Transit. DALLAS, Texas (August 1, 2015)-Haley-Henman proudly presents the emerging artist, LD Kingsley in the premier exhibition titled, Peonies en Transit at Gallery 422. The reception with the artist is on Saturday, September 12 from 5-8 pm, and is free and open to the public. LD Kingsley's works are three-dimensional watercolors. Peonies in the garden are the inspiration for the work. Although the bloom and scent is exquisitely beautiful, the artist is in awe of the ongoing changes from bud, bloom and seedpod. The art process expresses this cycle of change. Using paper to capture the iron oxidation on industrial pieces of metal, the artist makes a connection between the natural and industrial environments. By molding paper on the metal surface, texture and colors are brought into the work suggesting a sense of fragility. It is this sense of ephemera, the deposits of iron oxides on the paper, the bloom changing into the seedpod, that forms the works in this exhibition.
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Sept. 10-Oct. 10
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Alan Ross: Sublime Beauty in Black & White

Fine photographic prints from an Ansel Adams’ protégé
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Sept. 11-Oct. 17
latino cultural Center presents The Untold Story: A Tribute to Dallas’ Mexican American Veterans and their Families.

The Dallas Mexican American Historical League will present a multi-media historical exhibition during Hispanic Heritage Month recounting the experiences of local Latino veterans and their families. As a continued partnership with the Latino Cultural Center focusing on local history, this is the third exhibition over the last three years to bring awareness to Dallas’ Latinos historical contributions.
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Sept. 11-Jan. 3
Meadows Museum presents Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting

For more than 500 years, the Alba family has formed part of the most important aristocratic lineages in Europe. In celebration of the Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary, they are graciously allowing more than 130 works from their private collection to leave Spain for the very first time. Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting presents paintings, sculptures, antiquities, furniture, tapestries and all types of decorative art drawn from three of the family’s most spectacular palaces in Madrid, Seville and Salamanca. Highlights include works by Fra Angelico, Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Ingres and Renoir; the Alba Bible, the first bible to be translated directly from Hebrew into Castilian Spanish; and manuscripts from the hand of Christopher Columbus.
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Sept. 12 - Nov. 14
PDNB Gallery presents Elliott Erwitt

PDNB Gallery is proud to announce its first solo show for one of the great masters of photography from the 20th Century, Elliott Erwitt. This exhibition will include many of Erwitt's most recognized images, including the reflection of the kissing couple in the car's rearview mirror; a shot of a Chihuahua, Great Dane and woman's boots taken from a dog's point of view, and a candid image of Marilyn Monroe on the movie set of The Misfits.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 10
Artspace111 presents pARTy

With a wide range of exceptional artistic talent, Artspace111 showcases the best Fort Worth artists have to offer. We pride ourselves on supporting established artists as well as fostering emerging and young new talent throughout Fort Worth and Dallas. Our collection of artists have mastered oil, watercolor, sculpture, and photography while putting their own interpretation into each medium. The unique gallery dynamic allows our artist to connect and grow alongside one another, with each artist offering new ideas and support to their fellow professionals. We are pleased to showcase a group exhibition that can highlight each artist’s individuality while celebrating their work as a cohesive unit. Artists include Alice Bateman, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Michelle Brandley, Danville Chadbourne, Matt Clark, Barbara Dybala, Ann Ekstrom, Pat Gabriel, Sarah Green, John Hartley, Kelli Holmes, Cindi Holt, Carol Ivey, Jill Johnson, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jim Malone, Jo–Ann Mulroy, Devon Nowlin, J.C. Pace III, Jo LeMay Rutledge, Winter Rusiloski, Fred Spaulding and Carly Allen-Martin.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 22
Best of Texas Clay Artists

This show is one of the outstanding exhibition opportunities for clay artists in Texas, including work from exceptional clay artists from all over Texas.
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Sept. 12-March 3
Crow collection of Asian art presents Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

Alexander Gorlizki, born in  1967  and working from studios in Brooklyn, New York, and Jaipur, India, is known primarily for works on paper.  This exhibition, Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions, however, brings together the artist’s work in drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and the applied arts—carpets, wallpapers, textiles—for a rich kaleidoscopic experience of the artist’s profoundly creative imagination.
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Sept. 12
Erica Stephens: Southern Vanitas

Artist Erica Stephens invites the community into the Safe Room at the Texas Theater to participate in the creation of their own photographic still life in the vein of Dutch Vanitas paintings from the 1600s. The Vanitas tradition is one in which objects are arranged to symbolically represent the futility and fleeting nature of earthly life. Traditional Vanitas symbols include skulls, fruit, flowers, bubbles, timepieces, candles, books, and objects of personal meaning. Guests are invited to bring with them an object of personal and sentimental value to place in their still life compositions. Other objects will be provided on a wall of shelves that people may choose from. Each Vanitas composition will be a unique reflection of its composer. Photographs will be taken of each still life composition and displayed for viewing through September 26th. Guests may take home a polaroid of their still life for themselves for $5.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 24
Meadows School of the Arts presents “A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies”

A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies will explore the crossroads of humanity and technology, and the tipping point at which technologies shift from the practical into the fantastical; from wonder to paranoia; and from control to subversion. Through a series of three lectures, an exhibition and a selection of workshops, A to Z will present histories, ideas and objects that ponder the push-and-pull between technology as a potential savior of human existence or a harbinger of eventual extinction.
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Sept. 13 & 27
Meadows Museum Art Activity: “Drawing from the Masters”

On Sundays every other week, enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Attendance is limited to 20 and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Adaptive materials for participants with low vision available upon request.
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Sept. 16-26
Haley-Henman presents GISA ELWAZIR Retrospective, Yemen 1986-1993

Haley-Henman, with great honor, presents Gisa Elwazir's Retrospective, Yemen 1986-1993. These works are very poignant regarding the current war in Yemen. They were last exhibited at Galerie Rösch in Neubrunn, Germany in 1992.
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Sept. 17
Meadows Museum Lecture: “Fra Angelico and the Early Renaissance in Florence”

Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator and Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, Yale University Art Gallery Fra Angelico (c. 1395–1455) has for centuries been portrayed as a humble, devout and spiritually inspired artist working in contemplative withdrawal from the bustling secular and commercial worlds of Renaissance Florence. It is becoming increasingly obvious, however, that he was actually a skillful manager and businessman, a penetrating intellect and a familiar of some of the most powerful and influential political figures of his day. How can we reconcile these two images of the man, and how can we recognize him in his paintings? Above all, how does the Alba Madonna compare to other masterpieces of the period and what does it tell us about the world in which it was created?
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Sept. 18-July 31
Dallas Museum of Art presents Spirit and Matter – Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art

See more than 50 masterworks from the Keir Collection, now in Dallas on a 15-year loan to the DMA. The exhibition marks the first time that any of the featured works have been exhibited in North America.
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Sept. 20-Jan. 10
The Modern Art Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases — part of Wiley's signature style — in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass "paintings."
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Sept. 24-Dec. 13
Meadows School of the Arts Hamon Arts Library Exhibit: “Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon”

The exhibition in the library’s Hawn Gallery features fashion design sketches, circa 1933-42, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Mrs. Hamon was a legendary philanthropist and arts supporter, and Dallas benefited greatly from her generosity. Her fashion design sketches were completed while she was in her late teens and early twenties. The vibrant works were created using tempera, watercolor, pen and pencil on paper. These wonderfully executed sketches demonstrate Mrs. Hamon’s remarkable talent and lifelong passion for the arts and fashion.
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Sept. 26
Irving Arts Center Family Fun Day

Inspired by the work of Irving native, Jaime Arredondo, and The Garden of Earthly Delights exhibit, children and families can participate in a free, hands-on art activity the afternoon. All supplies are provided with giveaways and other fun surprises to be announced.
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Sept. 30
Meadows School of the Arts presents Film & Lecture: Dare to Drum

The new documentary film Dare to Drum chronicles the creation of a concerto for world percussion and orchestra, Gamelan D’Drum, and its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The film, which screened at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, features the work’s composer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Stewart Copeland, and the SMU faculty members of the percussion group D’Drum who performed the piece with the DSO. The film’s producer/director, music faculty member John Bryant, will open the evening with a talk about the making of the documentary.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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June 2 - Sep. 30
The Heard Museum Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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Aug. 29
Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley will present recent work by the Living Architecture group that offers a new set of design paradigms. The presentation will suggest that conception of buildings can move from classical ideas of a static world of closed boundaries toward the expanded physiology and dynamic form of a metabolism. Working with artists, engineers and scientists, Beesley’s Living Architecture research group combines the crafts of lightweight textile structures and mechanisms, dense arrays of distributed computer controls with machine learning, and early systems of artificial-life chemistry.
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Aug. 29
Texs Girls’ Choir Fall auditions and Rally Day” Party

Girls who are interested in auditioning for the TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR and their families are invited to attend this beginning of the Choir Year party. A style show of the Choir’s uniforms, a “pep rally,” refreshments, a video of the Choir’s recent tours and a brief performance by the Choir is planned. Girls age 8 through 12 who love to sing can audition at the end. Girls auditioning must have an adequate voice and a “B” grade average in school and come prepared to sing the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or a song they know well and can sing a cappella. be
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Sept. 1
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff presents The Great Invisible - an investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion

This 2014 documentary on the Deepwater Horizon explosion is presented by First Tuesday Social Justice films PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language. Run time is 1½ hrs. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers, injuring many more and causing the worst oil spill in American history. “The Great Invisible” is the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath,” states Rotten Tomatoes. The spill, the worse in American history, dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean for three months, seriously damaging the eco system and shutting down the local fishing industry.
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Sept. 5 - 28
Fort Worth Weavers Guild presents Common Threads: Globally Inspired Weavings

“Common Threads” will feature a wide array of artwork woven in the past two years by Guild members from the greater Fort Worth area. The handwoven pieces in the exhibit will provide insight into the global depth and connections of past and contemporary weaving, as each work explores techniques, processes, and patterns from particular locations around the world.
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Sept. 5
adventure Asia: samurai Saturday

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the brave samurai warriors during this Family Day at the Crow. Create your own armor with your personal insignia, or listen to a traditional Japanese style of storytelling called kamishibai from a real samurai expert, Midori Oka, a Research Associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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Sept. 5
Zip Line Day at The Heard Museum

Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line.
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Sept. 10
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Youth Handbell Program

Opportunity for interested members to experience handbell ringing. Directors will be available to discuss benefits and requirements of participation in our internationally acclaimed handbell choir, founded in 1964. Membership in the choir is open to any student that has the desire to participate and is willing to make the commitment. More details are available at www.dorothyshawbellchoir.org or by calling 817-924-3640. Our first rehearsal for new members will be Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Our location is inside of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts at 3901 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir has its own entrance via the single tan door between the two glass double doors on the north side of the building facing Arborlawn Drive. Go directly upstairs and we are the first room on the right, Room 329. At the first rehearsal parents are requested to fill out an application while new members complete a music evaluation test. Members are not required to have any musical background; this is to help us determine if some members may be ready to begin at more advanced levels. Parents are welcome to stay for the full rehearsal or leave.
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Sept. 10 - Dec. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolrance presents Holocaust By Bulets

Based on 10 years of research and investigation by the French organization Yahad-In Unum, the exhibit chronicles the lesser-known side of the Holocaust in which more than 2 million Jews were gunned down and left in unmarked mass graves across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. “Holocaust by Bullets” will run through December 31 and is presented in English and Spanish. The systematic killing of all Jews and Roma started before the creation of concentration camps and gas chambers and continued until WWII‘s end. More than 1,700 mass killing sites in Europe have been identified. Modern-day massacres in areas such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria may be modeled on these village-by-village, on-site massacres perpetrated by the Nazis and others.
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Sept. 13
Jane Austen Society of North America North Texas Chapter September Meeting

Learn the secret to a beautiful British accent with esteemed diction and dialect coach Yvonne C. Vautier-DeLay who assists many actors and singers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Take this opportunity to transform yourself from a “native speaking Texan” to a perfectly practiced Eliza Doolittle. Following refreshments, Professor Patricia Michaelson will present “Speaking Volumes: Women and Words in the Novels of Jane Austen”. Professor Michaelson holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Chicago and is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her book, Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading and Speech in the Age of Austen, was published in 2002.
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Sept. 17-20
29TH ANNUAL GRAPEFEST

Highlights Wines from Texas, Oregon and Argentina festival fun for all ages. Some of the favorite festival events include the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; the Texas Wine Tribute, GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; live entertainment and much more!
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Sept. 17-20
Addison Oktoberfest

Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more.
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Sept. 19 -Feb. 21
The Heard Museum presents Dinosaurs Live!

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Field trip and birthday party options available. Please note that we are unable to animate the dinosaurs when temperatures drop below 45 degrees.
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Sept. 19
The Heard Museum presents How to Identify Wildflowers

Talk led by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall You can learn a lot about a plant just by looking at its flower! In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions (including insects).
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Sept. 19-Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas' most anticipated fall festival, Autumn at the Arboretum is one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals," according to Fodor's Travel. The 66-acre garden is a perfect place for a fun family photo in Cinderella’s Carriage or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-blooming flowers such as chrysanthemums and impatiens. This year, a record 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash create the impressive and nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village – a collection of whimsical pumpkin houses.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum PEACE DAY: LOCAL HEROES

Visit the Museum to hear three Holocaust survivors tell their stories at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Sept. 25-27
Greek Food Festival of Dallas

The festival brings the enticing flavors, sights, sounds and traditions of Greece to Dallas. A deliciously authentic menu of Greek cuisine offers choices that include a tasty new Festival Feast plate and a la carte favorites such as leg of lamb sliders, gyros, Feta Bites, pastitso, souvlaki, dolmas and Greek salad. Exploring the festival Agora is like wandering Athens’ Plaka. There’s jewelry, Greek fashions and accessories, art, hand crafted artifacts, and a fully stocked grocery. The Agora is also the site of the festival’s popular cooking demonstrations, where Greek foodies share their favorite recipes and culinary techniques.
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Sept. 26 - 27
Greater N. TX Orchid Society Show & Sale

Orchid Show & Sale hosted by Greater N. TX Orchid Society
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Oct. 3
Operation Kindness presents Canines, Cats & Cabernet

event highlights include: - More than 200 spectacular live, bid board, silent, and online auction packages - Passed hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, our famous mashed potato bar, and a dessert bar - Cork and Fork Pull, Grand Raffle, and more - Adoption lounge featuring cats and dogs for adoption
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Oct. 15
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolrance Upstander Speakers Series: Romeo Dallaire

Denying orders to withdraw and with little equipment or support, UN peacekeeping force commander Romeo Dallaire did what he could to save the lives of Rwandan people during the country’s tragic genocide, but it nearly cost him his sanity. After witnessing the inhumanity of the bloody civil war that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 1994, the retired lieutenant-general tried to commit suicide four times before emerging from the darkness of depression. LGen Dallaire’s talk will be based on his most recent book, They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children – the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers, in which he introduces the Child Soldier phenomenon and solutions to eradicate it: a mission to which LGen Dallaire has committed the rest of his life.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

Brooklyn-based artist Jean Shin has been nationally recognized for her elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. As demonstrated in Shin’s previous works, she begins each project by collecting vast amounts of a particular object – many of which appear to have no value – and in turn draws meaning from these objects to create conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Jean Shin: Inclusions will feature photography, digital prints, and video from several of Shin’s previous works including her Found Installation Series (2002), Celadon Threads (2008), And we move (2008) and Penumbra (2003
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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June 2 - Sep. 30
The Heard Museum Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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June 26-sept. 27


The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope-and anxiety-for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.
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June 27 – Sept. 27
Irving Arts center presents Drawing Stories – The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

This retrospective on display in Carpenter Hall Lobby includes over 80 illustrations spanning 15 years. Marla Frazee is a Caldecott Honor winner for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Frazee has said that as soon as she could read and write, she made little tiny books and stapled them together.
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June 28-Sept. 20
Kimbell Art Museum presents Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. The paintings from the Scottish National Gallery include many of the major schools of art—Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1490), which has not been exhibited outside of Scotland for more than 150 years. Other artists include the Renaissance masters Titian and Paolo Veronese; the 17th-century painters El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan Lievens, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer; and such 19th-century figures as Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. The exhibition will also feature celebrated Scottish painters Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Additional pieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will include canvases by Van Dyck, William Dobson, Sir David Wilkie and Richard Dadd. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will come key paintings by Edouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Max Ernst. A particular highlight of the exhibition will be Georges Braque’s Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.
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July 5 - Sep. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 6 - Sept. 9
Texas Woman's University presents Mother's Milk, Father's Blood

Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood | Elizabeth M. Claffey East | West Galleries Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes back Elizabeth Claffey, MFA 2011 in Photography. We are very proud to have her as the inaugural exhibition showcasing accomplished alumni from the TWU Department of Visual Arts. Elizabeth received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Albania upon graduation from TWU. The photographs in the exhibition were taken during her year living abroad in Albania from 2012 to 2013. Gallery Contact: Vance Wingate 940-898-2533 / vwingate@twu.edu / www.twu.edu/visual-arts The East l West Galleries are on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas & Oakland streets (300 Texas Street), TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76201. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm, when the university is in session. Weekends by appointment only. For directions, please go to the TWU website: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts
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July 17-Aug. 29
Artisan Center Theater Presents GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS tells the tale of the romantic misadventures of four now-famous musical comedy characters. There’s prim Salvation Army Sgt. Sarah Brown who wants to reform all the evildoers around Times Square. She meets her match in the high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson. Masterson’s friend Nathan Detroit is trying to find a spot for his floating card game while keeping Chicago mobsters at bay and resisting marriage to Adelaide, his long-suffering girlfriend. Detroit bets Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. That “next girl” turns out to be the pure-at-heart Miss Sarah Brown. The bet is the perfect set up for a lot of complications, especially when Sky and Sarah fall in love and the police move in on Nathan Detroit. “Call it sad, call it funny, but it’s better than even money ….”
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July 25-Sept. 5
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!
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July 31-Sepr. 4
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents ''Bahay''

Bahay encompasses the nature of Matt and Isabel’s own subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practice and ethnicity. Their influences stem from Philippine folklore, to colonialism, and current cultural practices in both the micro, intimate, interior environment of the home; and its position within external environment of the community through a worldwide lens.
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Aug. 1-Sept. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS!!! 2015

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS!!! 2015 - a curated exhibition of small works featuring over 100 Ro2 Artists and guests. The show consists of work in virtually every medium – all presented on an intimate scale.
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Aug. 5-29
Haley-Henman presents Cristina Sánchez: Moments and Feelings

Cristina Sánchez focuses on line and composition in her figurative expressions of the human form. Simple organic materials provide inspiration that connect her work to the Earth. Her sculptures are clay fired at high and low temperatures with simple finishes of soda and other glazes. She also paints on natural materials of wood and stone. Her artwork is direct and open for the viewer's own perspective.
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Aug. 6-sept. 13
Stage West presents Mr. Burns, a post electric play, by Anne Washburn

The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. Score by Michael Friedman.
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Aug. 8 - Sept. 5
PDNB Gallery presents New York: Michael Kenna, John Albok, Harold Feinstein and Others

This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views. Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include street scenes of kids playing and entertaining themselves in a variety of nostalgic city kid ways. Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no others. Also included in this exhibition are the captivating and iconic images of New York by John Albok. A master at documenting everyday life, John Albok's passion and gentle spirit captures the rich life of a majestic city. Michael Kenna, a contemporary artist, provides us with stellar images of New York architecture. His studies of the enigmatic Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State building reflect his high regard for great design and engineering that dictate a great city. This exhibition coincides with PDNB's third Biennial FUN SHOW! New Items and reduced pricing will be added to the FUN SHOW! for the opening of the New York exhibition. Opening event – Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.
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Aug. 14 - 30
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The House of Blue Leaves

Set in Queens on the famous day Pope Paul visits New York City, we are introduced to a zookeeper who dreams of writing ditties in Hollywood, his schizoid, shut-in wife (aptly named Bananas), and his quietly explosive son, a GI headed straight for Vietnam. Oh, and there are some crazy nuns and a silent movie star. While you’re laughing your head off you might suddenly realize that what you’re finding so funny at once really isn’t funny at all. // Rated PG-13 //
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Aug. 14-30
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and hilarious musical.
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Aug. 18 - Oct. 24
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Convergence | Sharon Grimes

Elm Street Studio welcomes the work of Sharon Grimes in her solo exhibition, Convergence. Grime’s mystical abstract paintings are guided by her intuition. As she works she often feels the push and pull between the reality of nature and the belief in something beyond that we can’t quite touch: much like the connection between ones’ dream-state and consciousness. Mrs. Grimes and Elm Street Studio are donating a portion of art sale proceeds to The Community Storehouse in Keller.
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Aug. 20-Sept. 19
Circle Theatre presents Lovers and Executioners, a battle of the sexes comedy by John Strand

In this comic battle of the sexes, Bernard suspects his wife, Julie, of infidelity. With an over-reaction only possible in the realm of French farce, Bernard deposits Julie on a desert island, expecting never to see her again. She makes her way back and, disguised as a man, wreaks havoc on her husband's new life. Strand's adaptation of Montfleury's poetry into modern verse is like the best farce, wild yet precise.
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Aug. 21 - 29
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Chocolate War

A compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The story depicts a secret student organization's manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student. Recommended audience age: 13+ due to mature language and violence.
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Aug. 22 - Sept. 19
CentralTrak presents It Came From CalArts

CentralTrak is pleased to host Guest Curator Robin Myrick’s extraordinary vision of the blended world of CalArts in Texas. It Came From CalArts is an exhibition comprised of nine Texas artists who are also CalArts alumni, together representing three decades of this unique relationship. For a moment in time, Centraltrak will give this elusive intersection a name and a place, bringing artists in different mediums and cities (Austin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio) together to examine the ways in which Calartians (as they are known), are navigating this common landscape.
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Aug. 22 - Sep. 19
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up, featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition work incorporating art glass and various other mediums from some of our favorite artists. Opening Reception Saturday, August 22nd, 10 - 5:30. The exhibit will continue through September 19th.
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Aug. 28-Oct. 10
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts presents Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

For her first exhibition in Texas, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra presents a series of recent drawings featuring strange figures enacting nightmarish behavior. Born in Chile, now living in Berlin, the artist is recognized for her captivating and unnerving images which explore psychological aspects of identity, religion, sex and myth. Using pencil, she draws on different types of found paper which she then dips in wax, resulting in mysterious, seductive works that simultaneously intrigue and provoke fear in the imagination of viewers.
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Aug. 28
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

2013 Cliburn competitor Steven Lin returns to Fort Worth to perform Beethoven’s exuberant Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Mozart’s delightful Overture to The Magic Flute and Haydn’s spirited “Oxford” Symphony.
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Aug. 28-Sept. 24
TCU Biennial Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition celebrates the expertise and creativity of the School of Art Faculty, and expresses a range of practices and interests. These professional artists teach ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and new media and set the standard for new ideas in art at TCU.
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Aug. 29
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Violinist David Coucheron makes his FWSO debut performing Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, which will delight with its humorous and cheerful energy, and Haydn’s dramatic and impassioned Overture to L’isola disabitata. Haydn Overture to L'isola disabitata Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219, "Turkish" Beethoven Symphony No. 2
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Aug. 29
Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue presents Classical Music Concert

With works by Händel, Scarlatti, Mozart, Bruch, Massenet, Mendelssohn Performers include: The Swedish Baroque Trio (Roger Wagsjo, Michelle Wagsjo, and Michael Wagsjo) Consuelo Wagsjo Boriana Savova
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Aug. 29
Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley will present recent work by the Living Architecture group that offers a new set of design paradigms. The presentation will suggest that conception of buildings can move from classical ideas of a static world of closed boundaries toward the expanded physiology and dynamic form of a metabolism. Working with artists, engineers and scientists, Beesley’s Living Architecture research group combines the crafts of lightweight textile structures and mechanisms, dense arrays of distributed computer controls with machine learning, and early systems of artificial-life chemistry.
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Aug. 29
Texs Girls’ Choir Fall auditions and Rally Day” Party

Girls who are interested in auditioning for the TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR and their families are invited to attend this beginning of the Choir Year party. A style show of the Choir’s uniforms, a “pep rally,” refreshments, a video of the Choir’s recent tours and a brief performance by the Choir is planned. Girls age 8 through 12 who love to sing can audition at the end. Girls auditioning must have an adequate voice and a “B” grade average in school and come prepared to sing the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or a song they know well and can sing a cappella. be
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Aug. 29
The Rich-Tone Chorus presents Tag, You're It!,

In a new show, Tag, You're It!, the five-time international champion Rich-Tone Chorus invites you to play "tag" through song! In the lobby before the show, we'll be singing tags (those wonderful, soaring finales in barbershop harmony arrangements) – and you’re invited to sing along, or just enjoy the music. During the show there'll be lots of audience participation and amazing harmonies of special guests, OC Times – 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions known for their unique blend of traditional barbershop with a touch of country, swing and pop culture.
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Aug. 29-Oct. 3
Valley house Gallery presents David Everett: Almanac and Jim Woodson: Desert Tempo Recollections

Austin artist David Everett made a conscious decision to use direct woodcarving for his sculpture while a student at The University of Texas at Austin where he earned his MFA in 1975. Everett pursued a traditional study of the human figure, working closely with Charles Umlauf, before turning to abstraction for the next ten years. It was in the mid 1980’s that he returned to a more direct use of anatomical human and animal forms, a shift he describes as a move from “poetry to prose.” Other changes at this time were the addition of joints that allowed movement and the addition of color to make fully polychromed sculptures that exist as three-dimensional paintings as much as sculpture. Since then, his compositions have reflected a childhood spent observing the natural world in Southeast Texas near Beaumont where he was born in 1950.
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Aug. 30
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church Organ Concert

You are invited to hear internationally acclaimed concert artist, Bradley Welch, as we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the installation of our Quimby Pipe Organ, Op 61. The three manual, 57-rank instrument was installed during the summer of 2005, and was first heard in worship on August 21, 2005.
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Aug. 30
DAVE KOZ A NIGHT OF JAZZ

JAZZ JUGGERNAUT AND LIVE SHOW LEGEND DAVE KOZ HAS BROUGHT ALONG EQUALLY HUGE JAZZ TALENT RICK BRAUN FOR HIS “A NIGHT OF JAZZ” TOUR. AND THEN JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY DIDN’T MISS ANYONE WHO LOVES AMAZING MUSIC THEY BROUGHT ALONG SPECIAL GUEST GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED SINGER/SONGWRITER KENNY LATTIMORE.
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Aug. 30
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Pianist Gustavo Miranda-Bernales performs Haydn’s lively Piano Concerto No. 11. Also on the program are Beethoven’s ever-popular Leonore Overture No. 3 and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, a resplendent work of extraordinary eloquence, joy and brilliance. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 Mozart Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
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Sept. 1
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff presents The Great Invisible - an investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion

This 2014 documentary on the Deepwater Horizon explosion is presented by First Tuesday Social Justice films PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language. Run time is 1½ hrs. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers, injuring many more and causing the worst oil spill in American history. “The Great Invisible” is the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath,” states Rotten Tomatoes. The spill, the worse in American history, dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean for three months, seriously damaging the eco system and shutting down the local fishing industry.
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Sept. 2 - 30
Bands on the Bricks Music Series in Sundance Square

Sundance Square is kicking off a new live music series every Wednesday in September called Bands on the Bricks. This FREE event will kick off September 2 and run through September 30 in Sundance Square Plaza. All performances begin at 5:30 pm and wrap up at 7:00 pm. Bands on the Bricks will feature: September 2 – The Nightowls September 9 – The Gibbonses September 16 – Northern National September 23 – TC Fambro September 30 – Jazz Monsters Big Band The Sundance Square Plaza is a one-acre outdoor centerpiece of Fort Worth that offers the perfect atmosphere for relaxing, dining or shopping in downtown. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome during the concert. Choose from the variety of restaurants surrounding the plaza for dinner including Bird Café, The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s Grille, Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, plus many more. Beverages will be available for purchase during the performances.
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Sept. 2-Oct. 11
Dallas Theater Center presents Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!
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Sept. 2
Sammons Jazz: 100 Years of Jazz

Beloved bassist James Gilyard, who served as Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz from 1999 to 2011, leads a first-rate ensemble in two sets of music from each of the major eras of jazz, from ragtime, Dixieland, swing, and bebop through the “kinda blue” and modal eras. With Gilyard on bass, the 100 Years of Jazz Band includes vocalists and narrators Peggy Lauren and Garry Williams, Quamon Fowler on sax, Chris McGuire on sax and trumpet, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, Kelly Durbin on piano, Bill Lohr on piano and keyboards, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
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Sept. 3-26
Garland Civic Theatre presents Spider's Web By Agatha Christie

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction...
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council of North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Sept. 4 - 12
Plano Children's Theatre presents Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS

On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle. Recommended audience age: All Ages Cast: All Youth Performers. Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 4-Oct. 10
Artisan Center Theater presents the Secret Garden

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden, which beckons the children with haunting melodies, and spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life. The story, combined with some of the most beautiful music ever written for Broadway, dramatizes THE SECRET GARDEN’S compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
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Sept. 4-6
Dallas Symphony presents The Sinatra Century

Ol' Blue Eyes was born 100 years ago, and we celebrate the supreme showman in a night of his greatest hits - I've Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and The Lady is a Tramp. Selections include: I've Got You Under My Skin New York, New York The Lady is a Tramp Much more!
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Sept. 4-6
Fort Worth Symphony SCI-FI SPECTACULAR

Get your geek on with the FWSO with a concert that is simply out of this world. Beam yourself up and experience music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Close Encounters, and more. Our anticipated guest narrator is currently on an away mission out of the galaxy, but we expect to beam him down for the occasion. Live long and prosper!
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Sept. 4-13
Lyric Stage presents into the woods

Lyric Stage presents a whimsical and musical journey alongside some of the best loved fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Woods is based on the book by James Lapine and features lyrics by Steven Sondheim. The story involves a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
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Sept. 4-13
Texas Ballet Theater presents DRACULA

This spellbinding masterpiece brought to stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson will transfix you from first to last bite. For the first time, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will accompany Texas Ballet Theater.
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Sept. 5 - Feb. 14
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Laura Wilson: That Day

Laura Wilson takes us into a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition of seventy-one photographs introduces us to worlds that are hard-bitten and fiercely independent. Framed equally by beauty and violence, the images reflect the artist’s challenge to today’s homogenized America.
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Sept. 5 - Feb. 21
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Thomas Cole and American Settlement

Renowned landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848), inspired by his literary and artistic friends, believed that America’s grandeur resided in its unspoiled wilderness. Cole made the relationship between humans and their environment the frequent subject of his grand-scale compositions.
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Sept. 5 - 28
Fort Worth Weavers Guild presents Common Threads: Globally Inspired Weavings

“Common Threads” will feature a wide array of artwork woven in the past two years by Guild members from the greater Fort Worth area. The handwoven pieces in the exhibit will provide insight into the global depth and connections of past and contemporary weaving, as each work explores techniques, processes, and patterns from particular locations around the world.
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Sept. 5
adventure Asia: samurai Saturday

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the brave samurai warriors during this Family Day at the Crow. Create your own armor with your personal insignia, or listen to a traditional Japanese style of storytelling called kamishibai from a real samurai expert, Midori Oka, a Research Associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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Sept. 5
Proof 500X Member's Show

500X is ready to kick off the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it's newest members, this group of emerging DFW artists will be showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary art. Works ranging from photography, printmaking, textile, installation, painting, video, performance, and conceptual works investigate a variety of content and formal concerns.
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Sept. 5
Zip Line Day at The Heard Museum

Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line.
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Sept. 9-12
HALEY-HENMAN presents LD KINGSLEY: Peonies en Transit

Haley-Henman proudly presents the emerging artist, LD Kingsley in the premier exhibition titled, Peonies en Transit. DALLAS, Texas (August 1, 2015)-Haley-Henman proudly presents the emerging artist, LD Kingsley in the premier exhibition titled, Peonies en Transit at Gallery 422. The reception with the artist is on Saturday, September 12 from 5-8 pm, and is free and open to the public. LD Kingsley's works are three-dimensional watercolors. Peonies in the garden are the inspiration for the work. Although the bloom and scent is exquisitely beautiful, the artist is in awe of the ongoing changes from bud, bloom and seedpod. The art process expresses this cycle of change. Using paper to capture the iron oxidation on industrial pieces of metal, the artist makes a connection between the natural and industrial environments. By molding paper on the metal surface, texture and colors are brought into the work suggesting a sense of fragility. It is this sense of ephemera, the deposits of iron oxides on the paper, the bloom changing into the seedpod, that forms the works in this exhibition.
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Sept. 9-13
Soul Rep Theatre Company 9th Annual New Play Festival

Keeping with tradition, Soul Rep’s season will kick off with its groundbreaking, thought provoking and always entertaining New Play Festival that consistently features short, new works from local, regional, and national playwrights. This year’s 9th Annual New Play Festival directors include Monique Williams, Reginald Hanna, Camika Spencer and Rene Miche’al. The plays include TEACH by Camika Spencer, DRUMS OF MY SO BLACK ME by Chris Herod, HIM/HER by Mary Hill Spigner, SCENES FROM THE MONARCH by Anyika McMillan-Herod and 110%, written by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts' senior, Max Sedacca. Spencer's TEACH shows the powerful encounter and "life lesson" between a teacher and one of her students. DRUMS OF MY SO BLACK ME, is this festival's "throw back" show. This hard hitting and irreverent piece about being a Black man in America was first produced in 1998 and has been revised for new audiences sadly, in light of still relevant current events. Reginald Hanna will once again lend his stealth directing skills to this piece. Mary Spigner's HIM/HER is a multi-media piece exploring "black love" and the complicated relationship between a musician and his girlfriend. This play will mark Camika Spencer's directorial debut. Sedacca's 110% explores a young man's "crush" on a fellow male student. Anyika McMillan-Herod's SCENES FROM THE MONARCH, developed this past year in the Dallas Theater Center’s Dallas Playwrights Workshop with Will Power, is an inspiring, often funny and compelling journey through breast cancer. McMillan-Herod is a seven year breast cancer survivor.
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Sept. 10
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Youth Handbell Program

Opportunity for interested members to experience handbell ringing. Directors will be available to discuss benefits and requirements of participation in our internationally acclaimed handbell choir, founded in 1964. Membership in the choir is open to any student that has the desire to participate and is willing to make the commitment. More details are available at www.dorothyshawbellchoir.org or by calling 817-924-3640. Our first rehearsal for new members will be Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Our location is inside of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts at 3901 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir has its own entrance via the single tan door between the two glass double doors on the north side of the building facing Arborlawn Drive. Go directly upstairs and we are the first room on the right, Room 329. At the first rehearsal parents are requested to fill out an application while new members complete a music evaluation test. Members are not required to have any musical background; this is to help us determine if some members may be ready to begin at more advanced levels. Parents are welcome to stay for the full rehearsal or leave.
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Sept. 10-13
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Super Star Memoirs

Join Amphibian Stage Productions as we celebrate the super funny, super surprising, and just plain strange of Hollywood culture with readings straight from the pages of celebrity memoirs featuring our own local stars. Our celebrity readings will include Tiger Woods, Vanna White, Rod Stewart, David Hasselhoff, and Justin Bieber.
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Sept. 10 - Dec. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolrance presents Holocaust By Bulets

Based on 10 years of research and investigation by the French organization Yahad-In Unum, the exhibit chronicles the lesser-known side of the Holocaust in which more than 2 million Jews were gunned down and left in unmarked mass graves across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. “Holocaust by Bullets” will run through December 31 and is presented in English and Spanish. The systematic killing of all Jews and Roma started before the creation of concentration camps and gas chambers and continued until WWII‘s end. More than 1,700 mass killing sites in Europe have been identified. Modern-day massacres in areas such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria may be modeled on these village-by-village, on-site massacres perpetrated by the Nazis and others.
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Sept. 10-Oct. 10
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Alan Ross: Sublime Beauty in Black & White

Fine photographic prints from an Ansel Adams’ protégé
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Sept. 11-Oct. 17
latino cultural Center presents The Untold Story: A Tribute to Dallas’ Mexican American Veterans and their Families.

The Dallas Mexican American Historical League will present a multi-media historical exhibition during Hispanic Heritage Month recounting the experiences of local Latino veterans and their families. As a continued partnership with the Latino Cultural Center focusing on local history, this is the third exhibition over the last three years to bring awareness to Dallas’ Latinos historical contributions.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Theatre Arlington presents Hello, Dolly!

Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder Our season opener will feature Persis Ann Forster as the incomparable iconic matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher Levi. It’s hard to believe that in its 42+ year history, Theatre Arlington has never produced this delightful masterpiece of musical theatre. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace Vandergelder, and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre, including: It Only Takes a Moment, Ribbons Down My Back, Elegance, Before the Parade Passes By and of course, Hello, Dolly!
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Sept. 11 & 12
Dallas symphony presents AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

with Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Enjoy Debussy's beguiling music in the intimate Dallas City Performance Hall, plus a free cocktail and a chance to meet the musicians.
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Sept. 11-20
Denton Community Theatre Presents Witness for the Prosecution

In this classic Agatha Christie tale, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a wealthy older widow. His wife could testify to prove his innocence, but she takes the stand as a witness for the prosecution. With a plot twist here and a turn there, true motives are revealed and we find out if the true murderer will ever come to justice. This riveting mystery is in three acts.
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Sept. 11-13
Fort Worth Symphony presents MOZART & RACHMANINOFF

An opening concert that is too big for one soloist! Enjoy Mozart’s delightful Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos featuring long-time friends and piano duo, Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s swan song, the joyful Symphonic Dances, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony, a work that pays homage to our past and looks forward to a brighter future.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 10
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Dumb Waiter

A humorous and provocative story of two hit men as they wait in a basement for their next assignment. Told through Pinter’s unmistakable wit and poignant pauses, The Dumb Waiter is recognized for its exceptional writing and subtle character development.
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Sept. 11-Jan. 3
Meadows Museum presents Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting

For more than 500 years, the Alba family has formed part of the most important aristocratic lineages in Europe. In celebration of the Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary, they are graciously allowing more than 130 works from their private collection to leave Spain for the very first time. Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting presents paintings, sculptures, antiquities, furniture, tapestries and all types of decorative art drawn from three of the family’s most spectacular palaces in Madrid, Seville and Salamanca. Highlights include works by Fra Angelico, Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Ingres and Renoir; the Alba Bible, the first bible to be translated directly from Hebrew into Castilian Spanish; and manuscripts from the hand of Christopher Columbus.
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Sept. 11
Meadows Wind Ensemble presents Latin Moves

The MWE dives headfirst into Latin music and culture, with a program of Latin, and Latin-inspired, dance music. The program will, of course, include Argentine tango and Spanish flamenco styles, in the form of Igor Stravinsky’s Tango (1953) for guitar and chamber orchestra, and Carlos Surinach’s Ritmo Jondo: Flamenco for clarinet, trumpet, percussion and handclappers. In addition, the ensemble will explore the danzón, an Afro-Cuban style closely associated with Mexico, represented by Warren Benson’s Danzón-memory, one of the MWE’s signature works. Finally, this can’t-miss concert will conclude with a musical foray into salsa, the Afro-Caribbean style popular in the clubs of Miami and New York.
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Sept. 11
Tower Arts Concert Series presents New York Voices

The critically acclaimed, Grammy Award winning vocal group, New York Voices, is one of the finest vocal presences in jazz today. Billboard Magazine wrote “New York Voices lives up to its reputation as the most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz… to collect such quality voices in one group is rare enough, yet the real trick of New York Voices is how well they mesh…” The famous quartet is known for its close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend.
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Sept. 11
UT Dallas presents One O'Clock Lab Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the Grammy-nominated ensemble of the internationally-acclaimed Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas. Known for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas.
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Sept. 12 - Nov. 14
PDNB Gallery presents Elliott Erwitt

PDNB Gallery is proud to announce its first solo show for one of the great masters of photography from the 20th Century, Elliott Erwitt. This exhibition will include many of Erwitt's most recognized images, including the reflection of the kissing couple in the car's rearview mirror; a shot of a Chihuahua, Great Dane and woman's boots taken from a dog's point of view, and a candid image of Marilyn Monroe on the movie set of The Misfits.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 10
Artspace111 presents pARTy

With a wide range of exceptional artistic talent, Artspace111 showcases the best Fort Worth artists have to offer. We pride ourselves on supporting established artists as well as fostering emerging and young new talent throughout Fort Worth and Dallas. Our collection of artists have mastered oil, watercolor, sculpture, and photography while putting their own interpretation into each medium. The unique gallery dynamic allows our artist to connect and grow alongside one another, with each artist offering new ideas and support to their fellow professionals. We are pleased to showcase a group exhibition that can highlight each artist’s individuality while celebrating their work as a cohesive unit. Artists include Alice Bateman, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Michelle Brandley, Danville Chadbourne, Matt Clark, Barbara Dybala, Ann Ekstrom, Pat Gabriel, Sarah Green, John Hartley, Kelli Holmes, Cindi Holt, Carol Ivey, Jill Johnson, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jim Malone, Jo–Ann Mulroy, Devon Nowlin, J.C. Pace III, Jo LeMay Rutledge, Winter Rusiloski, Fred Spaulding and Carly Allen-Martin.
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Sept. 12
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

Over the course of the past five years, Evan Felker,, vocals, guitar bassist RC Edwards, fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson, have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of those stages. And on Goodbye Normal Street, the Troubadours’ third full-length album, the band takes that blend of nice and easy and nice and rough and distills it into a 43-minute ride that takes in the scenery of America’s Heartland and the inner workings of a group of 20-somethings on a quest for something better.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 22
Best of Texas Clay Artists

This show is one of the outstanding exhibition opportunities for clay artists in Texas, including work from exceptional clay artists from all over Texas.
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Sept. 12
Chamber Music International concert 1

Piano Trio in Bb Major, K.502....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio #2 in B Minor, Op.76....Joaquín Turina Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms
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Sept. 12-March 3
Crow collection of Asian art presents Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

Alexander Gorlizki, born in  1967  and working from studios in Brooklyn, New York, and Jaipur, India, is known primarily for works on paper.  This exhibition, Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions, however, brings together the artist’s work in drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and the applied arts—carpets, wallpapers, textiles—for a rich kaleidoscopic experience of the artist’s profoundly creative imagination.
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Sept. 12
Erica Stephens: Southern Vanitas

Artist Erica Stephens invites the community into the Safe Room at the Texas Theater to participate in the creation of their own photographic still life in the vein of Dutch Vanitas paintings from the 1600s. The Vanitas tradition is one in which objects are arranged to symbolically represent the futility and fleeting nature of earthly life. Traditional Vanitas symbols include skulls, fruit, flowers, bubbles, timepieces, candles, books, and objects of personal meaning. Guests are invited to bring with them an object of personal and sentimental value to place in their still life compositions. Other objects will be provided on a wall of shelves that people may choose from. Each Vanitas composition will be a unique reflection of its composer. Photographs will be taken of each still life composition and displayed for viewing through September 26th. Guests may take home a polaroid of their still life for themselves for $5.
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Sept. 12
Malek Jandali Live in Dallas

Original music by award winning composer and pianist Malek Jandali
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Sept. 12-Oct. 24
Meadows School of the Arts presents “A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies”

A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies will explore the crossroads of humanity and technology, and the tipping point at which technologies shift from the practical into the fantastical; from wonder to paranoia; and from control to subversion. Through a series of three lectures, an exhibition and a selection of workshops, A to Z will present histories, ideas and objects that ponder the push-and-pull between technology as a potential savior of human existence or a harbinger of eventual extinction.
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Sept. 13
Jane Austen Society of North America North Texas Chapter September Meeting

Learn the secret to a beautiful British accent with esteemed diction and dialect coach Yvonne C. Vautier-DeLay who assists many actors and singers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Take this opportunity to transform yourself from a “native speaking Texan” to a perfectly practiced Eliza Doolittle. Following refreshments, Professor Patricia Michaelson will present “Speaking Volumes: Women and Words in the Novels of Jane Austen”. Professor Michaelson holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Chicago and is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her book, Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading and Speech in the Age of Austen, was published in 2002.
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Sept. 13
Chamber Music international concert 1

Piano Trio in Bb Major, K.502....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio #2 in B Minor, Op.76....Joaquín Turina Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms
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Sept. 13 & 27
Meadows Museum Art Activity: “Drawing from the Masters”

On Sundays every other week, enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Attendance is limited to 20 and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Adaptive materials for participants with low vision available upon request.
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Sept. 14
Meadows school of the arts presents Liudmila Georgievskaya & Friends: Music of Messiaen

Meadows faculty members Liudmila Georgievskaya, piano, Matt Albert, violin, and Paul Garner, clarinet, are joined by award-winning Meadows alumnus Francesco Mastromatteo, cello, for a chamber music recital featuring Olivier Messiaen’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano (1933) and Quartet for the End of Time (1941).
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Sept. 15
Dallas winds present EMPIRE OF SOUND: A CELEBRATION OF ROME

• Ottorino Respighi – The Pines of Rome • Ottorino Respighi – The Fountains of Rome •Ottorino Respighi – Roman Festivals
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Sept. 15
Meadows School of the Arts presents Wading Home opera

by Mary Alice Rich, based on a novel by Rosalyn Story First presented in a Dallas workshop production in April 2015, Wading Home is an opera about a young musician’s struggle to find his missing father in the midst of the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One performance in Dallas and two in New Orleans, in collaboration with Loyola University and OperaCréole, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Noted Meadows opera alumni Donnie Ray Albert, Nathan Myers and Bronwen Forbay will be featured, along with current students, the SYZYGY Meadows new music ensemble and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, with musical and stage direction by Meadows faculty.
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Sept. 15
Music from the Casa de Alba Collection

Among the great art collections of Europe is that now featured in the Meadows Museum's Treasures from the House of Alba. Musical works favored by the 18th c. family, some recently recovered in the Liria Palace Archives by Artistic Director Grover Wilkins 3d, will receive their modern premiéres. Featuring sopranos Anna Frederick Popova & Jendi Tarde with the Orchestra.
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Sept. 16-Nov. 15
Dallas Theater Center presents The Mountaintop

What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind.
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Sept. 16-26
Haley-Henman presents GISA ELWAZIR Retrospective, Yemen 1986-1993

Haley-Henman, with great honor, presents Gisa Elwazir's Retrospective, Yemen 1986-1993. These works are very poignant regarding the current war in Yemen. They were last exhibited at Galerie Rösch in Neubrunn, Germany in 1992.
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Sept. 16
Oral Fixation presents Push the Envelope

This entertaining evening will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride exploring true life tales about breaking through the comfort zone.
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Sept. 16-26
Shakespeare Dallas presents King Lear

King Lear, an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia, chooses to retire and to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. The gift is not freely given as Lear tests each of his daughters for their worthiness. As a result, he loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and is considered one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.
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Sept. 16
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Liszt - Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126 (ed. 1919 by Ferruccio Busoni) Joseph Banowetz, piano Wagner - Die Walküre, Act 1 Carol Wilson, soprano William Joyner, tenor Stephen Morscheck, bass David Itkin, conductor This evening's performance is presented as part of the 2015 American Liszt Society Festival.
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Sept. 17-20
29TH ANNUAL GRAPEFEST

Highlights Wines from Texas, Oregon and Argentina festival fun for all ages. Some of the favorite festival events include the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; the Texas Wine Tribute, GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; live entertainment and much more!
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Sept. 17-20
Addison Oktoberfest

Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more.
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Sept. 17
Fort Worth library Third Thursday Jazz: Billy Hart Quartet

Drummer and bandleader Billy Hart has performed and recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Stan Getz. This award-winning quartet – consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus), saxophonist Mark Turner and bassist Ben Street – is making its DFW debut.
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Sept. 17
Liszt Festival Concert: Memorial Concert for Thomas Mastroianni (1934-2014)

Consolations Nos. 1, 2, and 3, S. 172 Luiz de Moura Castro, piano Deux Légendes, No. 2, "St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots," S. 175 No. 2 Alton Chang, piano From Années de pèlerinage III: "Sursum corda," S. 163/7 Alexandre Dossin, piano Weihnachtsbaum, Nos. 1, 9, 10, 11, S.613 Nikita Fitenko Katerina Zaitseva, 1 piano four hands Trois Études de Concert, “Un sospiro,” S.144/3 Nancy Lee Harper, piano Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, first version, S. 154 Justin Kolb, piano From Années de pèlerinage II: "Sposalizio," S. 161/1 William Wellborn, piano Dr. Thomas Mastroianni was an acclaimed concert pianist, former Catholic University Dean of Music (1972-1981) and chairman of the piano faculty from 1981 until his retirement in 2000. Mastroianni was co-founder of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and was a 1992 recipient of the Medal of The Hungarian Liszt Society. He published numerous articles that explored memory, technique and performance anxiety. He was President of the American Liszt Society at the time of his death in September, 2014. This evening's concert is dedicated to his memory and service to the American Liszt Society.
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Sept. 17
Meadows Museum Lecture: “Fra Angelico and the Early Renaissance in Florence”

Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator and Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, Yale University Art Gallery Fra Angelico (c. 1395–1455) has for centuries been portrayed as a humble, devout and spiritually inspired artist working in contemplative withdrawal from the bustling secular and commercial worlds of Renaissance Florence. It is becoming increasingly obvious, however, that he was actually a skillful manager and businessman, a penetrating intellect and a familiar of some of the most powerful and influential political figures of his day. How can we reconcile these two images of the man, and how can we recognize him in his paintings? Above all, how does the Alba Madonna compare to other masterpieces of the period and what does it tell us about the world in which it was created?
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Sept. 17-20
The Spectacular Senior Follies

The Spectacular Senior Follies (SSF) is pleased to announce the 2015 Spectacular Senior Follies. Thanks to the wonderful support from the community, we are in our 7th season. We are accomplishing our goal of bringing quality theatre productions to one of Dallas' premier neighborhoods.
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Sept. 17-Oct. 11
THEATRE THREE PRESENTS FIX ME, JESUS

Set in a Neiman Marcus NorthPark dressing room, Fix Me, Jesus is a highly original new comedy by Helen Sneed. The hilarious, timely, and poignant story introduces Annabell Armstrong, a rising star in the Texas Democratic Party. She finds herself at the epicenter of history and politics during the Reagan eighties, struggling for independence and social justice while her political career, love life, finances, and family are in crisis. Frantic to find the right dress to wear to a wedding, Annabell clearly has more than fashion problems. As the story unfolds, an astonishing array of advisors (strong-minded characters from her past) begin appearing from behind the changing room mirror.
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Sept. 18
ATTPAC presents Pin Drop Disco

Pin Drop Disco, powered by Silent Events, is an outdoor concert that delivers live, local DJs to partygoers via headphones. From the outside, the scene is so quiet you could hear a pin drop… but each partygoer can listen to the mixes of dynamic Dallas DJs as loudly or softly as they want in a personal headset, provided by the Center.
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Sept. 18 - Oct. 25
Dallas Children's Theater presents Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Recommended for ages 5 and up Parlez-vous francais? Well, Nancy does because it's fancy! But her refined etiquette is not enough to get her the lead role in the upcoming school play. C’est la vie! She must summon the strength to forge ahead when a sudden turn of events casts her best friend as the lead. The Mermaid Ballet, complete with a scene-stealing dancing shark, will have your spirit dancing and make your children hysterically happy.
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Sept. 18
Lewisville Lake Symphony Symphony Series Concert, Featuring Christopher Lowry, Viola

Christopher Lowry, Winner of the 2015 Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition for Strings, will perform Bartok’s Viola Concerto with the Lewisville Lake Symphony in their first concert of the 2015-2016 season on Friday, September 18, at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., in downtown Lewisville. Lowry, hailing from Nashville, has extensive experience as a composer and performer on a variety of instruments. Currently a doctoral student at LSU, he holds a masters degree from LSU and a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt. Lowry is Assistant Principal violist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Principal violist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, often called the Pastoral Symphony. Led by Maestro Adron Ming, the Lewisville Lake Symphony is widely regarded as one of the most respected regional orchestras in Texas according to the Dallas Morning News. The all-professional musicians have been enthralling music lovers in North Texas since 1984.
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Sept. 18 - 26
Plano Children's Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web 

A young farm pig Wilbur is attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur's staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte's efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work. Recommended audience: All ages Cast: All Youth Performers. Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 18 - 26
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Recommended audience age: 7+ due to adult situations Run Time: Two Hours
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Sept. 18-July 31
Dallas Museum of Art presents Spirit and Matter – Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art

See more than 50 masterworks from the Keir Collection, now in Dallas on a 15-year loan to the DMA. The exhibition marks the first time that any of the featured works have been exhibited in North America.
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Sept. 18
Irving Sisters Cities presents the fifth annual SOUNDS OF MEXICO concert

This lively concert features Tenor Juan Miguel López, Soprano Conchita Julián, accompanied by the Irving Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Héctor Guzmán.
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Sept. 18
Liszt Festival Concert: Liszt and His Protege Reubke

Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam," S. 259 Lerie Grace Dellosa, organ Sonata in C minor: The 94th Psalm (1857) by Julius Reubke Hyun-Kyung Lee, organ This evening's recital is presented as part of the 2015 American Liszt Society Festival.
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Sept. 18-20
performing arts Fort Worth presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
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Sept. 18 & 19
TITAS PRESENTS TWYLA THARP 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The 50th Anniversary Tour will be the first time since 2002 that Tharp has toured a group of dancers. Tharp’s company is comprised of 12 dancers, many of whom have worked with Tharp over the years. The music compositions for the new works are by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein, and John Zorn.
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Sept. 19 -Feb. 21
The Heard Museum presents Dinosaurs Live!

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Field trip and birthday party options available. Please note that we are unable to animate the dinosaurs when temperatures drop below 45 degrees.
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Sept. 19
The Heard Museum presents How to Identify Wildflowers

Talk led by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall You can learn a lot about a plant just by looking at its flower! In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions (including insects).
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Sept. 19
The Littlest Wiseman Auditions

The Littlest Wiseman, a play pageant of the Nativity, is presented as a Christmas gift to the community by THE DOROTHY SHAW BELL CHOIR through a grant from The Walsh Foundation. Our location is inside of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts at 3901 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Littlest Wiseman has its own entrance via the single tan door between the two glass double doors on the north side of the building facing Arborlawn Drive. Go directly upstairs and we are the first room on the right, Room 329. Mary: Age 19-30; must be able to memorize several short monologues. Joseph: Age 19-30; Must be able to memorize a few lines. Zarah: Age 8-13 - Height plays a great factor into casting (can't be taller than any other shepherd) Must be able to memorize 10 pages of dialogue and long monologues Shepherds: Men 14-75; must be able to move for about 4 minutes and 30 seconds straight (we can also have the older men sitting if they wish); Must come to every shepherd rehearsal regardless of dancing or not. Shepherds: Women 14-18; must be able to dance. Kings: 20-75; must be able to memorize up to 4 pages of lines and must be able to understand blocking and choreography. Warrior Angels/ Pages: 6-9; height is also a factor here as well as they cannot be taller than Zarah. Must be able to follow instructions and stand still for long periods of time Cherubs: 3-7; must be able to follow directions. Angels: 6-18; must be able to memorize choreographed movements; must be able to follow instructions and stand still for long periods of time. Height and maturity is a factor. Zarah’s Angel: 20-60; must have dance experience.
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Sept. 19-Nov. 25
Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas' most anticipated fall festival, Autumn at the Arboretum is one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals," according to Fodor's Travel. The 66-acre garden is a perfect place for a fun family photo in Cinderella’s Carriage or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-blooming flowers such as chrysanthemums and impatiens. This year, a record 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash create the impressive and nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village – a collection of whimsical pumpkin houses.
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Sept. 20
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Itzhak Perlman/Emanuel Ax

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
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Sept. 20
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Fort Worth Opera

Opera Shots - pop-up opera that's accessible and fun! Open lawn seating Family friendly Free
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Sept. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum PEACE DAY: LOCAL HEROES

Visit the Museum to hear three Holocaust survivors tell their stories at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Sept. 20
Highland Park Presbyterian Church presents Beethoven: Symphony 2 & Mass in C

This concert features the Highland Park Chorale and Orchestra with soloists Molly Fillmore, soprano; Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano; Randall Umstead, tenor; and David Grogan, bass.
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Sept. 20-Jan. 10
The Modern Art Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases — part of Wiley's signature style — in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass "paintings."
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Sept. 20
Tower Arts Concert: Stephen Tharp organist

Stephen Tharp is recognized as one of the great concert organists of our age. The LA Times recognized him as, “one of the foremost players of his generation, amongst a number in the USA who have become torch-bearers for the organ's integrity and aspiration...an outstanding interpreter.
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Sept. 23-oct. 4
ATTPAC broadway Series presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
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Sept. 23
ATTPAC Strauss Square Uncovered: Petty Theft – The music of Tom Petty

Formed in 2003, Petty Theft has about 90 songs in their repertoire. The lineup has changed through the years, but the current group includes mike Rhyner; bassist and vocalist Harrison Calhoun; drummer Drew Hunter; keyboardist Steve Luthye; guitarist and vocalist Rodney Wall; and Bill Porter on guitars, mandolin, harmonica and vocals.
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Sept. 24-Dec. 13
Meadows School of the Arts Hamon Arts Library Exhibit: “Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon”

The exhibition in the library’s Hawn Gallery features fashion design sketches, circa 1933-42, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Mrs. Hamon was a legendary philanthropist and arts supporter, and Dallas benefited greatly from her generosity. Her fashion design sketches were completed while she was in her late teens and early twenties. The vibrant works were created using tempera, watercolor, pen and pencil on paper. These wonderfully executed sketches demonstrate Mrs. Hamon’s remarkable talent and lifelong passion for the arts and fashion.
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Sept. 24
Andalucia: Music at the Meadows

Join us for an evening celebrating music and dance of Andalucia with performances by a unique trio from Spain, Duo Cuenca. The Cuenca brothers of Cordoba feature Francisco on guitar and José Manuel on piano. They will be joined by dancer Raquel Parilla, who dances both flamenco and classical ballet. Together the trio will interpret the music of Federico García Lorca, Joaquín Rodrigo, Francisco Cuenca, and composers such as Primitivo Buendia and Erik Marcheli, who have dedicated works to the duo.
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Sept. 24-26
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora presents MURDER FOR TWO

Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding lead actor in a musical, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.”
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Sept. 24 - 26
Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE

After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars–Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!
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Sept. 24
RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE

THIS FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET, TCHAIKOVSKY’S SWAN LAKE, FEATURES RUSSIA’S BRIGHTEST BALLET STARS. There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences.
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Sept. 25
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band

A modern bluegrass band playing and singing the best of the Beatles music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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Sept. 25-27
Greek Food Festival of Dallas

The festival brings the enticing flavors, sights, sounds and traditions of Greece to Dallas. A deliciously authentic menu of Greek cuisine offers choices that include a tasty new Festival Feast plate and a la carte favorites such as leg of lamb sliders, gyros, Feta Bites, pastitso, souvlaki, dolmas and Greek salad. Exploring the festival Agora is like wandering Athens’ Plaka. There’s jewelry, Greek fashions and accessories, art, hand crafted artifacts, and a fully stocked grocery. The Agora is also the site of the festival’s popular cooking demonstrations, where Greek foodies share their favorite recipes and culinary techniques.
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Sept. 25 & 27
Meadows Symphony presents Ravel, Respighi and Mussorgsky

The program opens with Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911-12), a suite of “noble and sentimental” waltzes by Maurice Ravel combining lilting rhythms, sharp dissonances and elegant sensuality. Fountains of Rome (1916-17) by Ottorini Respighi, whose music is considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic tradition, follows; part of the composer’s acclaimed “Roman trilogy,” it includes four movements, each depicting one of Rome’s famous fountains at a different time of day. Closing the program is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), composed as a memorial to his friend, Russian artist Viktor Hartmann, after Mussorgsky attended a retrospective exhibit of the artist’s work.
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Sept. 26 - 27
Greater N. TX Orchid Society Show & Sale

Orchid Show & Sale hosted by Greater N. TX Orchid Society
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Sept. 26
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents UTA Wind Symphony

Sweeping wind ensemble compositions from our own backyard Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 26
2015 DSO AT&T Gala Concert & After Party

Violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Maestro van Zweden as we kick off the season with a bang. Enjoy preferred seating and the best party (with open bar) in town.
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Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Casa Manana presents Fiddler on the Roof

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
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Sept. 26
East texas Symphony season opener

Join Richard Lee and the ETSO as they step into a new era of music making with the dedication of the new orchestra shell at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. The evening features three masterworks certain to showcase the new acoustics. Prokofiev piano Concerto no. 1, featuring pianost Lucille Chung Schumann Cello concerto, and saint-Saens Symphony no. 3 organ Symphony
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Sept. 26
Irving Arts Center Family Fun Day

Inspired by the work of Irving native, Jaime Arredondo, and The Garden of Earthly Delights exhibit, children and families can participate in a free, hands-on art activity the afternoon. All supplies are provided with giveaways and other fun surprises to be announced.
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Sept. 26
Plano Symphony presents TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra open the 2015-2016 Season with a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Juilliard graduate Chee-Yun Kim has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the San Francisco Symphony.
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Sept. 27
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Stefan Karlsson & Magnus Broo with the UTA Jazz Orchestra

Jazz masters in piano and trumpet join UTA for jazz on the lawn Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 27
Arlington Heights United Methodist Church POPS CONCERT- 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY

This year’s theme is Broadway and will feature music throughout the 20th century and to the present that has made Broadway a “way of life” in American culture. Including favorite tunes from shows by George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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Sept. 28
UT Dallas presents Duo Cuenca

Join Duo Cuenca and flamenco dancer Raquel Parrilla for an evening of Andalusian music and dance. With José Manuel on piano and Francisco on guitar, the trio — unique in the world of Spanish music and dance — will interpret the music of Federico García Lorca, Joaquín Rodrigo, Francisco Cuenca and composers who have dedicated works to Duo Cuenca such as Primitivo Buendía and Erik Marcheli.
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Sept. 30
Meadows School of the Arts presents Film & Lecture: Dare to Drum

The new documentary film Dare to Drum chronicles the creation of a concerto for world percussion and orchestra, Gamelan D’Drum, and its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The film, which screened at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, features the work’s composer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Stewart Copeland, and the SMU faculty members of the percussion group D’Drum who performed the piece with the DSO. The film’s producer/director, music faculty member John Bryant, will open the evening with a talk about the making of the documentary.
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Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Meadows School of the Arts presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare

“Something wicked this way comes.” Considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works, Macbeth illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Scholar and author Marjorie Garber argues that Shakespeare’s work is so mutable that it always exists in the present. In fact, it’s been called the Shakespearean tragedy that best explains the power of the AMC blockbuster Breaking Bad.
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Oct. 2 - 25
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Company

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends—“those good and crazy people [his] married friends”—explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. // Rated R //
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Oct. 3
Operation Kindness presents Canines, Cats & Cabernet

event highlights include: - More than 200 spectacular live, bid board, silent, and online auction packages - Passed hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, our famous mashed potato bar, and a dessert bar - Cork and Fork Pull, Grand Raffle, and more - Adoption lounge featuring cats and dogs for adoption
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Oct. 7
ATTPAC Strauss Square Uncovered: 90s NIGHT

Straight Tequila Night play all your favorite hits from ‘90s country radio, and then some. Your best friends in low places, they never fail to get the boots scootin'! The Clinton Years – In 1999, Cammy, Benny, Danny, Jamie, and Matty were rehearsing their favorite contemporary covers in the basement of their local video arcade. The owner, drunk on power and Zima, accidentally placed his arcade’s new Street Fighter 3: Third Strike machine in front of the door to the basement trapping the sweet people inside. After little to no effort to escape, our heroes got back to work. Subsisting on a cache of Mondo, Surge, and Dunkaroos, they hammered classic alternative rock and pop 24 hours a day. They hoisted their instruments and set out on a mission to rock America and defeat their nemesis, Vladimir Putin. Thusly were The Clinton Years born.
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Oct. 8 - 24
WingSpan Theatre Company presents Dear Liar! - By Jerome Kilty

WingSpan Theatre Company presents DEAR LIAR! - By Jerome Kilty. This taut pas de deux is a true story based on the stormy romance of George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. The confrontations and reconciliations are played out through forty years of letters with the shining repartee of two great wits.
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Oct. 10
Irving Symphony presents All Tchaikovsky Fest

Our opening night concert features Russian pianist Elena Baksht, performing one of the most famous piano concertos (piano concerto No. 1) by one of the most beloved and admired composers in musical history. An epic beginning to a spectacular season!
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Oct. 15
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolrance Upstander Speakers Series: Romeo Dallaire

Denying orders to withdraw and with little equipment or support, UN peacekeeping force commander Romeo Dallaire did what he could to save the lives of Rwandan people during the country’s tragic genocide, but it nearly cost him his sanity. After witnessing the inhumanity of the bloody civil war that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 1994, the retired lieutenant-general tried to commit suicide four times before emerging from the darkness of depression. LGen Dallaire’s talk will be based on his most recent book, They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children – the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers, in which he introduces the Child Soldier phenomenon and solutions to eradicate it: a mission to which LGen Dallaire has committed the rest of his life.
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Oct. 16-31
Cedar Valley Family Music Theatre presents CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is a classic for the whole family that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious." An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his two children. They soon discover the car has some unexpected magical properties!
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