Arts Calendar



July 23 & 30
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Magnolia Green Series

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, your family, and friends for a fun concert in the park.
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July 23 & 30
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Magnolia Green Series

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, your family, and friends for a fun concert in the park.
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July 26
First United Methodist Church, The Colony presents An Evening of Classical Guitar with Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson, a classical guitarist, performs an eclectic array of music including Bach, Weiss, Joplin, Duarte, and Domeniconi.
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July 26
Festival of American Song

Destined to become an annual summer event, Festival of American Song celebrates the music of American composers by each year introducing one of the newest "stars" in the songwriting universe. This year's guest artist is Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of songs, stage musicals and opera. Today's All Star Performance of Gordon's work features the talents of Colleen Mallette, Virginia Dupuy, Amy Pummill Stewart, Alison Hodgson Whitehurst, Corrie Donovan Gandy, Jenna Meador, Christian Bester, Anthony Fortino, Angela Turner Wilson and Shields Collins Bray.
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July 26
St. Paul Lutheran Church –Dallas presents Bravissima, a Grand Opera Affair for All

ACTE II presents our new concert, "Bravissima, a Grand Opera Affair for All!" We will be singing our favorite opera duets and arias. Join us to experience this beautiful and exciting music! ACTE II is the current opera duo featured on Season 9 of the show America's Got Talent on NBC.
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July 26
UNT Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp final concert

The internationally-renowned Mariachi Sol de Mexico — a Grammy-nominated ensemble — will be the headline performer for the second of two concerts concluding the University of North Texas Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp.
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July 27
Fine Arts Chamber Players Basically Beethoven Festival

2:30pm Rising Star Recital: Violinist Samantha Choo, winner of the 2013-2014 Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition 3:00pm Feature Performance: Fort Worth Symphony Principal Horn Mark Houghton, soprano Camille King and pianist Carol Leone perform Schubert's rarely heard work, Auf dem Strom. Dr. Leone presents Beethoven piano favorites, first movement of Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27 "Moonlight", the second movement of Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, and Für Elise.
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Aug. 1
The 4th Annual Sounds of Mexico Concert

Irving Sister Cities presents the 4th Annual Sounds of Mexico Concert. This lively concert will feature tenor, Juan Miguel Lopez, soprano, Diana Munoz, and baritone Antonio Hermosillo. They will be joined by local pianist, Felipe Ramirez. Spanish born pianist Felipe José Ramirez is widely regarded as one of the most unique talents of his generation. They will be performing classics and songs of Guanajuato, a performance by Mariachis Mexicanismo and also featuring a Hispanic Lenses Photography exhibit.
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Aug. 1
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

The Grammy Award-winning collaborators are bringing their celebrated live show to major cities across the nation. The tour kicked off on March 14 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. In addition, Steve Martin’s first-ever live concert television broadcast titled Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell premiered on PBS' Great Performances in March.
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Aug. 2
Irving Arts Center presents Gustafer Yellowgold

Watch award-winning illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor perform a live show accompanied by songs and videos featuring the animated character, Gustafer Yellowgold, a creature who hails from the sun.
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Aug. 3
Richardson Community Band: Favorites Old and New

outdoor summer concert series
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Aug. 17
Richardson Community Band: Season Finale

outdoor summer concert series
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Aug. 21
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz Series: Clyde George Quintet

Vocalist Victor Cager and saxophonist Mack Goldsbury join George as he cranks up the Hammond B-3 organ for a blend of 60s soul, blues and jazz.
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Aug. 22
Fort Worth Symphony Great Performances Festival: Brahms & Dvorák Concert One

Fort Worth favorite Augustin Hadelich returns to launch the 2014 festival with the sweeping Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Dvorák's blockbuster Symphony "From The New World" – a work inspired by the fresh sights and sounds of 1890's America.
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Aug. 23
Brahms & Dvorák Concert Two

The engaging Academic Festival Overture opens the second evening followed by Irish mezzo-soprano Zandra McMaster, who makes her Fort Worth debut in a performance of Dvorák's expressive Biblical Songs. We close the evening with lively folk music: Brahms' Hungarian Dances, which inspired Dvorák to compose his Slavonic Dances.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Symphony Brahms & Dvorák Concert Three

The final festival evening showcases violinist Augustin Hadelich with Dvorák's lyrical Violin Concerto, following the turbulent Tragic Overture. The festival closes with Brahms' powerful First Symphony.
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “The Unexpected Journey: Paris to Budapest” The Amernet String Quartet

Charles Stegeman, violin; Rachel Stegeman; violin, and Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, piano works of Moszkowki, Duo for Two Violins; Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 76. No. 2, Fifths; Chausson, Concerto in D for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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June 7-July 26
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, SalsaDallas, Vitruvian Park and Town of Addison present Vitruvian Salsa Festival - every Saturday night in June and July. Come by at 6:00PM for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site, stay for a thirty-minute dance lesson starting at 6:30PM taught by Dallas’ best salsa instructors and dynamic DJs. Then keep dancing ‘til ten to our top salsa bands firing up syncopated rhythms that are fun for the entire family. All dance levels welcome!
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June 27-Aug. 17
Dallas Theater Center presents LES MISÉRABLES

"Do you hear the people sing?" The most popular musical in the world takes over the Wyly Theatre with its glorious music and heartfelt story. In this thrilling new DTC production you will be immersed in this beloved story in a way you’ve never experienced it before: surrounded by the passion of the French revolution; engulfed by the romantic music; and overwhelmed by the experience of hope, redemption and forgiveness. Recommended for ages 10 and above.
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July 4-Aug. 3
Jubilee Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors

Meek, mild mannered, out-of-luck Seymour Krelbourn has just discovered an exotic little plant with a strange and unusual appetite. This plant is growing remarkably fast - and so is Seymour's love for Audrey, his co-worker at the flower shop. But she has a boyfriend...and the plant has a bloodthirsty secret that threatens the entire planet. The feeding-frenzy begins as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation.
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July 10-Aug. 10
Amphibian Stage Productions presents THE NOSEMAKER'S APPRENTICE: CHRONICLES OF A MEDIEVAL PLASTIC SURGEON by Nick Jones & Rachel Shukert

A father weaves a magical tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsmen in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker. Gavin becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, using innovative skin grafting techniques and cutting-edge alchemy, but when he is unable to help a powerful and mutilated knight recently returned from the crusades, he finds his feet over the fire... literally. "Boisterous intelligence that can't be contained... Infectious."
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July 10 - Aug. 10
Stage West presents Heroes

It’s 1959, and a trio of World War I veterans residing at an old soldiers’ home at a country estate pass the time on their favorite terrace by gossiping, joking, and bickering. But they’ve become increasingly fed up with the constraints of their circumstances, including some annoying fellow residents and the alarming Sister Madeleine. Feeling almost like prisoners of war, they’ve decided they have to make an escape. The only problem is, they can’t decide where to go or how to accomplish it, given Henri’s bad leg, Gustave’s agoraphobia, and Philippe’s tendency to fainting spells brought on by a piece of shrapnel in his head. Will they triumph over their obstacles and have a last grand adventure? Audiences are sure to enjoy their journey, no matter the destination, as we near the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War.
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July 11-Aug. 2
16th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres

Building Dallas’ reputation as city of artistic innovation requires a firm commitment to new work by local talent. As such, the Festival of Independent Theatres, sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, affirms its reputation as one of the area’s premier fringe festivals, with the line-up for its sixteenth season. Eight companies, all native to the Dallas area, will present eight world premieres by seven local authors for this summer’s festival, which inhabits the Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake from July 11th through August 2nd. The 16th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres features performances by:Churchmouse Productions, Echo Theatre, The McClarey Players, Nouveau 47, One Thirty Productions, Prism, Co., Sibling Revelry, and WingSpan Theatre Company
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July 11-Aug. 23
Artisan Center Theater presents TARZAN

TARZAN is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story and the 1999 Disney animated, smash-hit film about an orphan jungle boy raised by a nurturing family of apes. The young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time. This is a heartwarming tale of parental love, a child’s need for acceptance, and his search for his place in his family and the world.
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July 11 - Aug. 3
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents La Cage Aux Folles

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre announces the opening of its blockbuster summer musical, La Cage Aux Folles. The final show of the 2013-2014 season runs at GLCT for four weekends, July 11-August 3 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 3 P.M. An additional Actors’ Benefit performance will be held Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. From Jerry Herman, the creator of Mame and Hello Dolly!, comes the story of two families: nightclub owner, Georges, and his partner and star performer, Albin, and the ultra-conservative parents of their son’s fiancée. With glorious nightclub chorines as background, the love story of Jean-Michel and Anne plays out on the glamorous French Riviera. How the families reconcile their very different lifestyles for the love of their children is the stuff of musical comedy legend. The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. There have been multiple revivals and tours of this endearing show with its beautiful score, including rousing songs like “I Am What I Am” and “The Best of Times”. Moviegoers may remember a 1996 non-musical comedy version of the show titled The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
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July 17-27
Theatre Brookhaven presents CARRIE the Musical

CARRIE the Musical, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, based on the novel by Stephen King
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July 18-Aug. 3
Ohlook Performing Arts Center presents Catch Me If You Can

Watch this PG-rated musical based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it. Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end.
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July 18 - Aug. 3
Onstage Theater presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile

This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. It plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is “The Visitor,” a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.
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July 18 - 27
THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE presents Miss Nelson is Missing

THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE IN WEATHERFORD proudly presents their annual children’s production, Miss Nelson is Missing, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. The play is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. This production, in conjunction with Theatre Off The Square’s Summer Children’s Theatre Camp, is directed by Hank Minor, with Wally Jones, Katie Arthurs, and Katie Huitt as Assistant Directors. Laurie Jones and Jaclyn Justice serve as Camp Directors. This show, along with two other short stories, begins Friday, July 18, 2014 and runs two weekends through July 27. Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. (Playscripts, Inc.) Members of the cast are the 30 plus kids who are attending the theatre’s 2-week camp. Helpers during the camp, who also serve as the crew for the production, are members of several high school and college Theatre Departments. Other camp helpers include many adults who are actors, parents, or guest speakers. Please bring your family: children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids to a delightful evening or afternoon of fun.
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July 18-27
Garland Summer Musicals presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

Join the Garland Summer Musicals for a song and dance spectacular! This Tony Award winning musical is based on the 1967 Julie Andrews film. It’s the story of Kansas farm girl Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York in 1922 to become a “modern” flapper, find a job, and marry her boss. However, Millie’s New York experience turns out to have lots of hilarious twists of fate and fortune. The sparkling songs include: "Jimmy"; "Forget About the Boy"; "Long As I’m Here with You"; "Gimme Gimme"; and the title song "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
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Jul. 18 - 26
Plano Childrens Theatre presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Revised

Join the gang from Peanuts’ for day in the life of Charlie Brown. Experience the highs and lows of a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, strung together in a single day. You will see your favorite characters: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Woodstock, and Snoopy. This musical is for the kid in all of us and is designed for all ages.
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July 18-27
Repertory Company Theatre presents Legally Blonde

Based on the hit movie, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the college sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone ‘serious', Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Ideal for all ages.
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July 18-Aug. 3
Theatre Coppell presents Annie

Watch the community cast in this production of the Broadway musical based on the original comic strip. Open to kids ages 6 and older.
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July 19-Aug. 23
artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” 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.
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July 24 & 25
Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth CD/FW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase

Part of the 11th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Special guests Bill Evans Dance Company (NY) will perform “Saintly Passion” (1996), excerpts from “Bach Dances” (1976/1973), "Climbing To The Moon," and the North Texas premiere of “See You Around” (2013) - a humorous duet created by Claire Porter with Sabatino Verlezza for William (Bill) Evans and Don Halquist. Also featured: Kathy Diehl's solo "in the clouds of our past"; “...so it goes...” by Elledanceworks/Michele Manley Hanlon and premieres by Kerry Kreiman (set to music by Austin’s Leeann Atherton), Tina Mullone performing alongside composer Mel Mobley (LA) in “Love and Violence in America 2014", and “Distant Songs” created by Susan Douglas Roberts, artistic director of wild goose chase dance, and set to five of Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares, performed to a recent recording of metroplex artists Richard Estes (tenor), Jaymee Heafner and Laura Logan (harpists). Photo of Bill Evans by Milton Adams
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July 25-Aug. 3
CandleWater Players present Hello, Dolly! Benefit

Come enjoy this classic musical in its 50th year. CandleWater is a youth outreach theatre that gives young people a chance to make a difference using their gifts.
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July 25-Aug. 10
Artes De La Rosa presents Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure

Your favorite explorer is back for another adventure! Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through Silly Singing Bridge and to confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!"
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July 25-Aug. 9
ICT MainStage presents Phantom

Debuting in Houston, TX in 1991, the Tony award-winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' The Phantom of the Opera into a mesmerizing sensation that enraptures audiences with a breathtaking musical score. Take a different look through the opera glasses at Erik, Christine and Carlotta in this striking yet tragic tale of music, mystery, betrayal, love and salvation that all begins with a disfigured boy raised in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Having the only legitimate rights to Leroux' novel, its story offers a deeper exploration of the phantom's past and his true relationship with Gérard Carrière, the head of the Opera House. Discover even more of what lies behind the tormented mask… with Phantom.
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July 25-Aug. 9
OhLook Performing Arts Center NOT YOUR TEACHER'S AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON SERIES: The Wild Party

This musical by Andrew Lippa, based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, tells the story of one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs in the Roaring Twenties.
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July 25-Aug. 17
WaterTower Theatre presents Dogfight: A New Musical

Winner of the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical! Set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination on November 21, 1963, Dogfight chronicles the story of newly inducted Marine, Eddie Birdlace. Before shipping out to Vietnam, Birdlace and his friends make a bet: Each man contributes $50 to a pot, and whoever brings the ugliest date that night to a bar wins the prize. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress as his date, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 indie film starring River Phoenix and Lilly Taylor.
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July 28-Aug. 14
OhLook Performing Arts Center presents “Columbinus",

a powerful and poignant drama based on the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School near Littleton, Colorado. Labelled the worst high school shooting in American history, it is not a pleasant subject; however, it is not to be ignored.
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July 30 - Aug. 1
First United Methodist Church of Allen Music Ministry Presents Fiddler on the Roof

Winner of eleven Tony Awards, including best musical, score, book, direction, and with a record-setting Broadway run, Fiddler has become an American classic. It’s the story of Tevye, the loquacious father of five daughters, who fights to maintain his family and their traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with his strong-willed daughters—as each one’s choice of husband moves further from tradition—and with the edict of a tyrannical and unjust Tsar.
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July 31-Aug. 23
Garland Civic Theatre presents The Wiz

Ease on down the road! Winner of seven Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! 
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July 31-Aug. 9
The Three Musketeers

Young, plucky Frenchman D'Artagnan aspires to join the famed King's guardsmen, the Musketeers and heads to Paris to seek his fortune. He gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles into the bitter world of rumour, rivalry and intrigue between King Louis, Queen Anne and the evil Cardinal Richelieu.
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Aug. 1-17
Richardson Theatre Center presents Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know

If you've ever traveled anywhere by boat, plane, train or bus and lived to tell about it, this is the show for you! Based on the best-selling book from Fodor's, this hilarious revue offers travel tips and cautionary tales certain to tickle the ribs - or chill the spine - of anyone who has ever set foot outside of his or her own hometown. Everything from the coach class blues to pesky customs officials is lampooned in this smash-hit off-Broadway revue. One segment lambastes “automated flight reservation systems” as a man tries to book a flight with “Miracle Airlines” (“If it's a good flight, it's a Miracle.”) Lost luggage is the subject of another about a hapless business traveler who finds himself “Naked in Pittsburgh.” So hop on for the ride - it's sure to be a hysterical trip to the theater!
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Aug. 6 - 7
Mountain View College presents No Exit

Mountain View College’s Theatre Department announces Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” as its 2014 summer production.
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Aug. 6-24
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH Exclusive 2014 Texas Engagement Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide, with over 65,000 performances that have been seen by 130 million people in 30 countries and 152 cities in 13 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
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Aug. 7-31
Theatre Three presents Candy Barr’s Last Dance

A world premiere comedy by Ronnie Claire Edwards Candy Barr was the colorful celebrity stripper; THE favorite of Dallas’ power brokers in the ‘40s and ‘50s. On the day of Candy’s funeral, three fellow strippers rendez-vous to go to the services together and gaily uncover more than Candy used to take off.
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Aug. 8 - 17
McKinney Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated movie. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.
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Aug. 8-24
Theatre Arlington Presents The Nerd

Willum Cubbert, an unassuming young architect, invites Rick Steadman (someone who saved Willum’s life, but whom Willum has never met) to stay with him. When Rick arrives, Willum realizes Rick is a hopeless “nerd” with absolutely NO social skills. The longer Rick stays, the more things lead to one uproarious incident after another, until Willum finds himself contemplating violence, with hilarious results. recommended for mature audiences, due to some language by one of the characters.
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Aug. 9
Latino Cultural Center: Mr. Blue Shoes presents a History of Blues

free target Second Saturday presentation.
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Aug. 10
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Music Within

The Music Within” is an unforgettable and moving experience that strikes a chord in every heart with its simplicity in describing the profound; for themes of hope and love know no language or ethnicity. It presents an evening of perspectives - to hope from hopelessness, through the eyes of Mallika, the little princess who discovers music in everything, including silence. An intelligent amalgamation of the ageless history of music, presented with the grace of the South Indian dance form Bharathanatyam, the “Music Within” appeals to both connoisseurs of this art form as well as to those that are uninitiated with Bharathanatyam.
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Aug. 13
Shakespeare at Winedale presents The Taming of the Shrew in Dallas!

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2014 Summer Class returns to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary for their first touring performance of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
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Aug. 14 - 30
Frisco Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
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Aug. 14-17
Rockwall Summer Musicals presents Anything Goes

Anything Goes is one of Cole Porter’s most beloved musicals. Opening in 1935, the musical has performed 1,725 times on Broadway since the original production and three subsequent revivals. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Look for Rockwall Summer Musicals’ trademark high energy dance production numbers as a huge cast leaps, twirls and taps it way into your hearts. Fabulous costumes, superlative choreography and an incredible orchestra will thrill audiences and leave them smiling and singing all the catchy tunes this musical showcases.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 22-31
Repertory Company Theatre presents Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS is a unique musical. A great story that takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a very interesting and unique way. The first act follows the traditional fairytales that we’re all familiar with, and the second act shows what happens after the happily ever after.
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Aug. 27 - 30
Plano Childrens Theatre presents The Odysey

Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large and rowdy mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus’s palace and pillaged his land continue to court his wife, Penelope. There is a plot to assassinate Telemachus, Odysseus’s son. Meanwhile, Odysseus has been kidnapped and imprisoned by the beautiful nymph Calypso.
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Aug. 29 - 31
Dance Council or North Texas presents Dallas DanceFest

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is excited to announce the companies and artists selected to perform at the inaugural Dallas DanceFest (DDF) which runs August 29-31, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Times listed above. The three-day event promises to deliver excellence, vibrancy, vitality, and diversity in dance. DDF features performances by Dallas luminaries including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dallas Black Dance Theatre in addition to established, emerging, and academic dance companies and artists. The full roster of performers is below. 2014 DDF is dedicated to choreographer Bruce Wood who passed away suddenly at the end of May. Wood played a pivotal role in establishing and promoting dance in North Texas. Dance Council Honors coincides with DDF and takes place Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall. This year’s honorees include Nita Braun*, Suzie Jary, Beth Wortley, Buster Cooper*, Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia, and Dylis Croman. The afternoon begins with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, a silent auction, and the Honors awards presentation. (* awarded posthumously). Tickets for DDF and Dance Council Honors will be available beginning August 1. Companies and artists to perform at the 2014 Dallas DanceFest include: Avant Chamber Ballet Ballet Ensemble of Texas BODYART Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company I Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company II Bruce Wood Dance Project Chado Danse Chamberlain Performing Arts Dallas Ballet Company Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Dark Circles Contemporary Dance METdance Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation Mejia Ballet International Rhythmic Souls Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Dance Ensemble Tarrant County College’s Movers Unlimited Texas Ballet Theater
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 12 & 13 8 p.m.
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Oct. 22-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition—Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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Feb. 16-Aug. 17
kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai – Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Travel back in time and discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through more than 100 remarkable objects in the first traveling exhibition displayed in the new Renzo Piano pavilion.
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March 8-Aug. 10
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibition

This innovative exhibition – made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions – features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.
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Mar. 15 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder

Photographer Kathy Sherman Suder gained international acclaim in 2004 for her poetic, oversized color close-ups of men boxing. Now she returns with an intimate sonnet to urban transit. The culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo, this exhibition of twelve oversized works, reflects a symphony of performance. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s new book Underground: London, New York, Tokyo.
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March 15-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition - Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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April 11-Aug. 10
Dallas Contemporary presents RICHARD PHILLIPS Negation of the Universe and JULIAN SCHNABEL An Artist Has A Past

In his first US solo museum exhibition, Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art.
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April 19 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
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May 3 - Aug 3
Arlington Museum of Art presents Ansel Adams – Masterworks

See the 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work and printed by the artist himself.
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May 3-Aug. 31
Irving Arts Center presents A David Small World

See this exhibition in the Carpenter Hall Lobby showcasing 70 original works by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, David Small. Organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene. His droll wit shines through his art and writing in books like George Washington's Cows and Fenwick's Suit.  In 2001, he received the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President? written by Judith St. George.  Many of his books have been created in partnership with his wife Sarah Stewart, a native of Texas.
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May 4-July 31
TIME FLIES Photographs by DEBORA HUNTER

To commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Museum's facility on Lemmon Avenue, the photographic exhibition Time Flies invites visitors to recall the Museum's original location on the second level of the Love Field terminal building from 1990 to 2004. Through images of the old and new collection, photographer Debora Hunter explores the manner by which we preserve and honor our past.
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May 9-Aug. 31
Botanical Menagerie Exhibition at Texas Discovery Gardens

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with Jim Hastings and daughter Zoe. Both artists, they are featured in Texas Discovery Gardens’ summer exhibit. Botanical Menagerie features ink and watercolor pieces that tie our urban existence in with the natural world, of which we often forget we are a part. Zoe Hastings is a junior at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Zoe also works as a studio assistant at Studio Arts Dallas. Jim Hastings is an artist and educator. Jim has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a MA in Art Education from The University of North Texas. Jim has 5 children, of which Zoe is his oldest.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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May 17 - Aug. 2
PDNB Gallery presents Summer Time: And the Living Easy

After such a brutal winter PDNB Gallery celebrates the summer with full gusto, with an exhibition that will include images of beaches, swimmers, campers, vacation spots, bathing suits or no bathing suits, all which will befit the iconic summer respite. A number of PDNB artist will be included such as Bill Owens, Keith Carter, Neal Slavin, David Johndrow and more. Opening reception will take place Saturday, May 17th from 5 - 8 PM.
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May 25- Aug. 31
Meadows Museum presents The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya

The Kunsthalle of Hamburg holds one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings found outside of Spain, containing works by Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdés Leal and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, among others. This is the first exhibition to present the exquisite collection on a large scale, 123 years after they were purchased. As part of the continued collaboration between the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado, the jointly organized exhibition will present around 80 drawings, first in Dallas, then Madrid.
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May 31-Aug. 17
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Mark Grotjahn Sculpture

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Grotjahn came to prominence for large, richly worked paintings that evoke aspects of contemporary discourse. In two different series—the Face and the Butterfly paintings—Grotjahn used essential subjects to explore textures, colors, and form with refreshing boldness and almost hallucinogenic intensity.  Alongside his paintings, Grotjahn has been working privately on sculpture for over a decade. The Nasher’s exhibition, the first presentation of Grotjahn’s sculpture in a museum, will highlight many new, never-before-seen, three-dimensional works.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you 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. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

See 26 pieces including silver and gold jewelry created by the celebrated African-American artist, plus more than 30 pieces by his contemporaries.
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June 20-Aug. 15
Artspace111 presents first annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 is pleased to announce the first annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition. Andrea Karnes, current curator for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Ron Tyler, former director and curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art juried 899 works by 97 artists from 6 states in the greater Southwest United States.
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June 26 - Aug. 3
Mokah Gallery presents DREAM: Dancers Rule Everything Around Me

From the Artist: Where I come from, “Ballet” is not a form of art that is well known. When I moved to Dallas, I fell in love with this type of dancing. The “Ballerinas” inspired these pieces and the style in which I painted them. Through the colors I chose and the strokes I make for each, I wanted to convey movement, energy, and strength- all characteristics of a culture I love.
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June 26-Aug. 17
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents From the Street, work by self-taught artists from The Bridge

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host its second exhibit featuring self-taught artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest homeless service center. “From the Street” will open on Thursday, June 26 with an artist reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and run through Sunday, August 17. The exhibit will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228. Curated by Denny Doran who started the Self-Taught Artist program at The Bridge five years ago the show will feature the work of 15 artists, and will include drawings, paintings and jewelry all of which will be for sale with all proceeds going to the artist. This is the second show that CAC has hosted for the group and the group has also exhibited at Davis Foundry Gallery in Oak Cliff. The artists are: Lee Albritton, Jacques Brooks, Dorothy Burch, Luis Flores, Juan C. Gonzales, Shymala Jesudson, Stephen Kehr, Bubba Mitchell, Roger Montoya, Mystery, Clayton Osman, William Brown Otter, Sister Sheila, Special K, and Sherrie Threlkeld. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving and woodworking. Cultivating creativity for nearly 50 years, CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.
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June 27-Aug. 17
“ARTS MAGNET” FIGURE DRAWING

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host its annual show of work by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts students who study figure drawing at CAC year-round. The show will run through Sunday, August 17 with an artist reception Friday, June 27 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228. Curated by Nancy Miller, a former teacher at Booker T., the show features the work of 12 student artists: Sophia Anthony, Francesca Bartos, Kira Bell, Matthew Bradley, Sydney Conner, Nik Hermanovski, Veronica Jones, Margaret Mickelsen, Kaila Parrish, Ebonie Pollock, Avery Storms and Robin Vuitch. CAC has organized and hosted the figure drawing classes for the school for several years.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Aug. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lessons

Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable. The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews working inside the ghetto. The Jewish Council hoped the photos would prove to the Nazis that the work of Lodz’s Jewish inhabitants and therefore their lives were necessary to the war effort. Grossman and Ross took the photos at great personal risk. They went far beyond their mandate, taking thousands of private photos of Jewish life and conditions in Łódź. They managed to hide the photos before being deported and their photos ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto—as captured on film by sympathetic observers. Faces of the Ghetto presents their work. The images capture the nearly imperceptible sparks of individual hope smoldering in the eyes of suffering Jewish men, women, and children--as if to say where ever there is life, there is hope.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 7-30
Keller Public Arts presents Moments in the Ballpark & Texas Legends

The month of July brings an art exhibit featuring paintings of Texas Rangers and Texas Legends to Benefit Children's Foundations. Award winning, internationally known artist Lamberto™ Alvarez will share his paintings at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. **A very special reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 17.
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July 9-Aug. 2
HALEY-HENMAN presents HEATHER LEVY: ROCKET SCIENCE

a solo exhibition Haley-Henman has selected works from her Rocket Science Series that was last exhibited in 2007 at the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford Gallery. These works of spray enamel on canvas depict a visual expression of mathematical formulae integral to our understanding of rocket science. As Douglas Rushkoff says "Indeed, the more technological and interconnected we become the more dependent we are on the artist for orientation and pattern recognition" Heather Levy became an artist at an early age living on Long Island and being a part of New York City. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in filmmaking from Emerson College in Boston, she also attended the Art Students League in New York. Beside New York and Boston, Ms. Levy has also called Paris, France and Washington, D.C. home before coming to Dallas. Since 1998 she has been in numerous regional, national and international group and solo exhibitions. Indeed, Haley-Henman is pleased to represent Ms. Levy and welcomes her and her family to Dallas.
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July 9-Aug. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS - a curated exhibition of small works

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS - 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. After a dynamite inaugural year, the show returns to create another technicolor playground of artistic synthesis which aims to appeal to established as well as beginning collectors.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
Latino Cultural Center presents Tex-mex Kitchens Of Dallas, 1950-1970

From the oven to the tortillería, the evolution of the Tex-Mex kitchen in Dallas reflects the growing and enduring presence of Mexican-American culture in North Texas. The contributions of the Martínez family, owners of the El Fenix restaurants; the Luna family, proprietors of the first tortillería in Dallas; and the Cuellar family, owners of the El Chico restaurants, put the name "Tex-Mex" on the Dallas food menu. The conception of the staple frozen margarita by Mariano Martínez further attests to an evolved Tex-Mex cuisine.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
The Evolution Of Ricardo Paniagua

Self-described as the "Ugly Duckling of the Dallas arts scene," Ricardo Paniagua has pioneered a style of painted sculpture and canvas involving "spiritually technological" geometric patterns.
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July 12 - Aug. 9
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Grand Re-Opening

Join in the festivities as Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass debuts the Grand Opening of the Gallery and Studio in their spectacular new space in the Village on the Parkway. Unique pieces from 50 artists will be featured.
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July 12-31
ARTIST SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents NAOMI BROTHERTON

Artist Showplace Gallery is delighted to feature works by award-winning Texas watercolorist Naomi Brotherton during the month of July.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 17-Aug. 16
Sun to Moon Gallery presents The Changing Nature of Dallas

Focusing on the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River & the evolving urban landscape of Dallas Featuring fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Scot Miller, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne Beautiful, lush wildflowers as far as the eyes can see. The sights and sounds of wild birds. Trails winding through the forest and along the river. A signature bridge and evolving skyline. Change is in the air! Sure, the Great Trinity Forest and Trinity River have been around forever, but it’s just recently that we’ve begun to understand and appreciate the long-term potential of our 6,000+ acre forest and the river that runs through it. We are embracing nature in Dallas as never before and the urban landscape is looking better, too. This exhibition is a celebration of change.
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July 19
City of Bedford Storefront Gallery Event

The City of Bedford Brings ‘Art to the Front’ at the new Storefront Arts Program The City of Bedford and the Cultural Commission have announced a new Storefront Art Program designed to bring additional arts and culture to residents and visitors. This program will kickoff at a Storefront Gallery Event on Saturday, July 19 at 6:00p.m. Art work selected by a jury will be displayed in storefront windows at the Bedford Meadows Shopping Center, located at the corner of Central Dr. and Harwood Rd., until Saturday, August 9, 2014. The kickoff exhibition will be a one-time event on July 19 from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. with a ‘come and go’ celebration that is free and open to the public. There will be live music from the Barron Brothers band, a motorcycle show by Adam Smith's Texas Harley-Davidson, food trucks and local artists will be at the event to discuss their showcased art.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 26-Aug. 23
The Mac 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC - providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. The MAC Staff and Board of Directors invites all MAC members or newly joining members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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July 31
Amon Carter Museum Sunset Cinema: Chicago

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the hit musical Chicago (2002; PG-13) on the museum’s lawn.
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Aug. 1
Elm Street StudioFree Reception

Please join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception, meet the artist, and see the amazing works on canvas and panel that have been created by solo artist - Kim Collins. Rather than depict an image objectively, by painting “the spaces between,” Collins hopes to convey a feeling, essence or energy in her work that is often reminiscent of the organic forms that inspire her. Friday, August 1st from 6 to 8pm.
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Aug. 2
The Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW presents Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind as part of its partnership series Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation. The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, NAUSICAA is considered by many to be his masterwork—and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, NAUSICAA is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature leads her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for Modern members, $6 for LSFS and Modern Reel People members, $5 for children under 12, and free for ArthouseFW passholders. Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for the August season of ArthouseFW and beyond for $75. The Lone Star Film Society also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass. Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available for sale at The Modern two hours prior to showtime.
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Aug. 2
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 2
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

MIYAZAKI AT THE MODERN: MASTERPIECES OF ANIMATION presents Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984, 116 minutes, English)
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Aug. 5
First Tuesday Social Justice FilmsSkid Row” – the world of the homeless with Pras Michel of Fugees

Successful hip-hop artists and skid row seem to be world’s apart but in 2007, Pras Michel of Fugees entered that world and took up residence as a homeless person in skid row for nine straight days to illustrate just what life there was like. The only thing he took with him was undercover surveillance cameras. Join us to see what life on Skid Row is really like. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. The film is presented by First Tuesday Social Justice Films.
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Aug. 6
World Affairs Council presents Wadjda - Film Screening

Screening & Discussion
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Aug. 9
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents Kiki's Delivery Service

In KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, a young witch uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film—a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.
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Aug. 9
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imagination, Totoros look like oversize pandas with bunny ears. They take the girls on spinning-top rides through the treetops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus—a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.
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Aug. 10-30
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its juried annual membership show Saturday, August 9 through August 30, 2014 at Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District. The juried show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, mosaic, fused glass, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 9 from 6pm to 9pm.
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Aug. 15
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Aug. 15 & 16
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax, and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters—shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so—and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 23
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record upon its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him superhuman power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature—with blood-smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, and doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.
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Aug. 28
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents BLACKMAIL

Hitchcock’s silent BLACKMAIL is one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s. Made in 1929 during the transition to the sound era, it was commissioned as both a silent film and as part-talkie with music and some dialogue scenes. Czech film actress Anny Ondra stars as Alice White, a young woman whose brief flirtation with an artist turns suddenly and terribly sour.  Hitchcock’s masterly thriller boasts great London locations including the British Museum, Whitehall and the Lyons Tea House at Piccadilly Circus.
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present Psycho

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's Master of Suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released PSYCHO and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), PSYCHO announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before. "Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made."
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present The 39 Steps

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent, but when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring trying to steal top-secret information. "At 35, with more than a dozen features already under his belt, the director triumphed with this dazzling mixture of spycraft, banter, expository nonsense and manic chases along the Scottish Highlands."
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Aug. 30
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents NOTOROIUS

Described by Hitchcock himself as "the first true Hitchcock movie," this masterfully silent thriller is set in a fog-bound London terrorized by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer known only as The Avenger. His victims, all young blonde women, are discovered each Tuesday night. This is one of the great British silent era crime films, starring matinée idol Ivor Novello as the mysterious new lodger who appears to be acting rather strangely.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents REAR WINDOW

A temporarily wheelchair-bound photojournalist is convinced that a murder has been committed in the apartment across the way. Considered by many to be one of Hitchcock's best, REAR WINDOW screened at the 1954 Venice Film festival, received four Academy Award nominations, is ranked #48 on the AFI's Top 100 movie list, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents The Lodger

"A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger." This screening is silent with live musical accompaniment performed by Curtis Heath.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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June 21-Aug. 17
Build It Garage

Construct a robot, launch a rocket, race your uniquely designed car, create with a 3-D printer and join more projects (soldering, zoetropes, air cannons and kaleidescopes) in this innovative maker’s space.
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July 4-Aug. 23
Mesquite ProRodeo Series

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bareback riding.
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July 15-Aug. 7
The Chestnut Square Prairie Adventure Camps

Textile Arts:  Weaving, hand spinning Old-time games:  Marbles, Jacks, Thaumatropes, Calling Cards Home Living:  Hearth cooking, butter churning, pie making, soap making Textile Arts:  Quilting Home Living:  Chicken pot pie, buttons, buttons, button, home-made ice cream Old-Time Games:  Dominoes, square dancing Blacksmithing Textile Arts:  Cross stitch, knitting Home Living:  Making candles, cornbread, Victorian house cleaning techniques Old-Time Games:  Rag dolls, dulcimer playing, string games Hopscotch Textile Arts:  Spool knitting, pillow making Home Living:  Flowers, Language of the Fan, Making pens and journals Old-Time Games:  Graces, Lemonade and Parlor Games, Tea and Scones
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July 24
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents The Lodz Ghetto Children and the Legend of the Prince

Announcing a lecture by Dr. Irena Kohn, an independent scholar from Toronto, and an expert on the Lodz Ghetto. Dr. Kohn wrote her doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto (2008) on literary and artistic witness accounts of the Lodz Ghetto. Her work included analysis of secret photos taken by ghetto prisoners Grossman and Ross, currently on exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Dr. Kohn will also interpret some of the thought processes behind the Faces of the Ghetto featured in the Grossman and Ross photographs now on display at the Museum, thus enhancing the audience’s experience of the exhibit. The Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives are Our Lessons exhibit will be available for viewing an hour prior to the lecture and for thirty minutes following the lecture.
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Aug. 1-31
August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Get discounted general admission to the arboretum during the entire month. As always, members receive free general admission and parking year-round. This is a great opportunity for new arboretum visitors to bring the kids out to experience the eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden.
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Aug. 1
Mayor's Back To School Fair

Enjoy musical entertainment, games and a book fair and get health screenings, immunizations and haircuts at this annual fair. Held in the Automobile and Centennial Buildings.
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Aug. 1-17
Parade of Playhouses

Get a look at specially designed and constructed children’s playhouses on display. corporations and sponsors build and donate the playhouses.
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Aug. 5
Westminster Presbyterian Church presents Remembering Fred Rogers and His Lessons

What better way to celebrate neighbors than to hear Tim Madigan, long-time reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and author of I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers, tell his own story and the story of his friendship with Fred, inviting the audience to find the Fred Rogers in their own lives.
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Aug. 7
Sachse Library presents KidsNotes

KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins with the reading of a book such as, “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” or “The Remarkable Farkle McBride,” which introduces the different families of instruments in an engaging and fun way. Next, depending on the age of the participants, students engage in games that explore musical concepts like pitch, rhythm, and timbre. Then one of our professional musicians introduces and plays their instrument, choosing music suitable for a young audience. To finish up, we have an Instrument Petting Zoo! which allows children to try out an instrument from each of the four orchestra families to learn more about their favorites!
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Aug. 8 - 9
Living History with Christine Lavin at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

An award-winning folksinger and songwriter based in New York, Lavin has recorded more than 20 solo albums since 1981. After visiting the Museum, she was inspired to write and record the song, “The Sixth Floor.” Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Aug. 9
Oak Cliff Cultural Center 4yr Anniversary Block Party

Join the Oak Cliff Cultural Center as we celebrate our 4-Year Anniversary on Saturday, August 9th from 3:00 – 7:00pm. For four years, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center has provided countless of cultural workshops, events, and activities for its entire community. This year, we will host a Jefferson blvd. block party with live music from our guitar program La Rondalla, performances by resident dance companies Alegre Ballet Folklorico and Cuicani In Xochitl, face painting and art booths with Karla Ceballos, vendor booths, dance workshops, food and much more.
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Aug. 12
World Affairs Council presents The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Reception & Book Signing
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Aug. 16
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center. Members are selected through an audition process, and participants have opportunities to play in our Side-by-Side concerts with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra; compete for scholarship money thorough a concerto competition; and work in both a full orchestra and chamber groups. Auditions are by appointment only. More information, audition application, and audition material can be found at www.lascolinassymphony.org/youth. Contact 972.252.4800 with any questions.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Open House

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra kicks off its 50th year by hosting a music-centered Open House at Orchestra Hall from 2 to 6 PM on August 24th. Orchestra Hall is located at the corner of Trail Lake Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth. With an instrument petting zoo, games and crafts for children, the music of two youth orchestras, and food trucks for the young of all ages, it will be perfect indoor and outdoor family entertainment.
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Oct. 22-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition—Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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Feb. 16-Aug. 17
kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai – Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Travel back in time and discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through more than 100 remarkable objects in the first traveling exhibition displayed in the new Renzo Piano pavilion.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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March 8-Aug. 10
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibition

This innovative exhibition – made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions – features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.
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Mar. 15 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder

Photographer Kathy Sherman Suder gained international acclaim in 2004 for her poetic, oversized color close-ups of men boxing. Now she returns with an intimate sonnet to urban transit. The culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo, this exhibition of twelve oversized works, reflects a symphony of performance. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s new book Underground: London, New York, Tokyo.
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March 15-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition - Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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April 11-Aug. 10
Dallas Contemporary presents RICHARD PHILLIPS Negation of the Universe and JULIAN SCHNABEL An Artist Has A Past

In his first US solo museum exhibition, Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art.
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April 19 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
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May 3 - Aug 3
Arlington Museum of Art presents Ansel Adams – Masterworks

See the 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work and printed by the artist himself.
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May 3-Aug. 31
Irving Arts Center presents A David Small World

See this exhibition in the Carpenter Hall Lobby showcasing 70 original works by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, David Small. Organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene. His droll wit shines through his art and writing in books like George Washington's Cows and Fenwick's Suit.  In 2001, he received the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President? written by Judith St. George.  Many of his books have been created in partnership with his wife Sarah Stewart, a native of Texas.
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May 4-July 31
TIME FLIES Photographs by DEBORA HUNTER

To commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Museum's facility on Lemmon Avenue, the photographic exhibition Time Flies invites visitors to recall the Museum's original location on the second level of the Love Field terminal building from 1990 to 2004. Through images of the old and new collection, photographer Debora Hunter explores the manner by which we preserve and honor our past.
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May 9-Aug. 31
Botanical Menagerie Exhibition at Texas Discovery Gardens

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with Jim Hastings and daughter Zoe. Both artists, they are featured in Texas Discovery Gardens’ summer exhibit. Botanical Menagerie features ink and watercolor pieces that tie our urban existence in with the natural world, of which we often forget we are a part. Zoe Hastings is a junior at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Zoe also works as a studio assistant at Studio Arts Dallas. Jim Hastings is an artist and educator. Jim has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a MA in Art Education from The University of North Texas. Jim has 5 children, of which Zoe is his oldest.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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May 17 - Aug. 2
PDNB Gallery presents Summer Time: And the Living Easy

After such a brutal winter PDNB Gallery celebrates the summer with full gusto, with an exhibition that will include images of beaches, swimmers, campers, vacation spots, bathing suits or no bathing suits, all which will befit the iconic summer respite. A number of PDNB artist will be included such as Bill Owens, Keith Carter, Neal Slavin, David Johndrow and more. Opening reception will take place Saturday, May 17th from 5 - 8 PM.
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May 25- Aug. 31
Meadows Museum presents The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya

The Kunsthalle of Hamburg holds one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings found outside of Spain, containing works by Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdés Leal and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, among others. This is the first exhibition to present the exquisite collection on a large scale, 123 years after they were purchased. As part of the continued collaboration between the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado, the jointly organized exhibition will present around 80 drawings, first in Dallas, then Madrid.
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May 31-Aug. 17
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Mark Grotjahn Sculpture

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Grotjahn came to prominence for large, richly worked paintings that evoke aspects of contemporary discourse. In two different series—the Face and the Butterfly paintings—Grotjahn used essential subjects to explore textures, colors, and form with refreshing boldness and almost hallucinogenic intensity.  Alongside his paintings, Grotjahn has been working privately on sculpture for over a decade. The Nasher’s exhibition, the first presentation of Grotjahn’s sculpture in a museum, will highlight many new, never-before-seen, three-dimensional works.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you 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. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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June 7-July 26
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, SalsaDallas, Vitruvian Park and Town of Addison present Vitruvian Salsa Festival - every Saturday night in June and July. Come by at 6:00PM for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site, stay for a thirty-minute dance lesson starting at 6:30PM taught by Dallas’ best salsa instructors and dynamic DJs. Then keep dancing ‘til ten to our top salsa bands firing up syncopated rhythms that are fun for the entire family. All dance levels welcome!
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

See 26 pieces including silver and gold jewelry created by the celebrated African-American artist, plus more than 30 pieces by his contemporaries.
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June 20-Aug. 15
Artspace111 presents first annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 is pleased to announce the first annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition. Andrea Karnes, current curator for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Ron Tyler, former director and curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art juried 899 works by 97 artists from 6 states in the greater Southwest United States.
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June 21-Aug. 17
Build It Garage

Construct a robot, launch a rocket, race your uniquely designed car, create with a 3-D printer and join more projects (soldering, zoetropes, air cannons and kaleidescopes) in this innovative maker’s space.
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June 26 - Aug. 3
Mokah Gallery presents DREAM: Dancers Rule Everything Around Me

From the Artist: Where I come from, “Ballet” is not a form of art that is well known. When I moved to Dallas, I fell in love with this type of dancing. The “Ballerinas” inspired these pieces and the style in which I painted them. Through the colors I chose and the strokes I make for each, I wanted to convey movement, energy, and strength- all characteristics of a culture I love.
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June 26-Aug. 17
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents From the Street, work by self-taught artists from The Bridge

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host its second exhibit featuring self-taught artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest homeless service center. “From the Street” will open on Thursday, June 26 with an artist reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and run through Sunday, August 17. The exhibit will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228. Curated by Denny Doran who started the Self-Taught Artist program at The Bridge five years ago the show will feature the work of 15 artists, and will include drawings, paintings and jewelry all of which will be for sale with all proceeds going to the artist. This is the second show that CAC has hosted for the group and the group has also exhibited at Davis Foundry Gallery in Oak Cliff. The artists are: Lee Albritton, Jacques Brooks, Dorothy Burch, Luis Flores, Juan C. Gonzales, Shymala Jesudson, Stephen Kehr, Bubba Mitchell, Roger Montoya, Mystery, Clayton Osman, William Brown Otter, Sister Sheila, Special K, and Sherrie Threlkeld. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving and woodworking. Cultivating creativity for nearly 50 years, CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.
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June 27-Aug. 17
“ARTS MAGNET” FIGURE DRAWING

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host its annual show of work by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts students who study figure drawing at CAC year-round. The show will run through Sunday, August 17 with an artist reception Friday, June 27 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228. Curated by Nancy Miller, a former teacher at Booker T., the show features the work of 12 student artists: Sophia Anthony, Francesca Bartos, Kira Bell, Matthew Bradley, Sydney Conner, Nik Hermanovski, Veronica Jones, Margaret Mickelsen, Kaila Parrish, Ebonie Pollock, Avery Storms and Robin Vuitch. CAC has organized and hosted the figure drawing classes for the school for several years.
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June 27-Aug. 17
Dallas Theater Center presents LES MISÉRABLES

"Do you hear the people sing?" The most popular musical in the world takes over the Wyly Theatre with its glorious music and heartfelt story. In this thrilling new DTC production you will be immersed in this beloved story in a way you’ve never experienced it before: surrounded by the passion of the French revolution; engulfed by the romantic music; and overwhelmed by the experience of hope, redemption and forgiveness. Recommended for ages 10 and above.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Aug. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lessons

Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable. The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews working inside the ghetto. The Jewish Council hoped the photos would prove to the Nazis that the work of Lodz’s Jewish inhabitants and therefore their lives were necessary to the war effort. Grossman and Ross took the photos at great personal risk. They went far beyond their mandate, taking thousands of private photos of Jewish life and conditions in Łódź. They managed to hide the photos before being deported and their photos ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto—as captured on film by sympathetic observers. Faces of the Ghetto presents their work. The images capture the nearly imperceptible sparks of individual hope smoldering in the eyes of suffering Jewish men, women, and children--as if to say where ever there is life, there is hope.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 4-Aug. 3
Jubilee Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors

Meek, mild mannered, out-of-luck Seymour Krelbourn has just discovered an exotic little plant with a strange and unusual appetite. This plant is growing remarkably fast - and so is Seymour's love for Audrey, his co-worker at the flower shop. But she has a boyfriend...and the plant has a bloodthirsty secret that threatens the entire planet. The feeding-frenzy begins as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation.
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July 4-Aug. 23
Mesquite ProRodeo Series

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bareback riding.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 7-30
Keller Public Arts presents Moments in the Ballpark & Texas Legends

The month of July brings an art exhibit featuring paintings of Texas Rangers and Texas Legends to Benefit Children's Foundations. Award winning, internationally known artist Lamberto™ Alvarez will share his paintings at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. **A very special reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 17.
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July 9-Aug. 2
HALEY-HENMAN presents HEATHER LEVY: ROCKET SCIENCE

a solo exhibition Haley-Henman has selected works from her Rocket Science Series that was last exhibited in 2007 at the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford Gallery. These works of spray enamel on canvas depict a visual expression of mathematical formulae integral to our understanding of rocket science. As Douglas Rushkoff says "Indeed, the more technological and interconnected we become the more dependent we are on the artist for orientation and pattern recognition" Heather Levy became an artist at an early age living on Long Island and being a part of New York City. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in filmmaking from Emerson College in Boston, she also attended the Art Students League in New York. Beside New York and Boston, Ms. Levy has also called Paris, France and Washington, D.C. home before coming to Dallas. Since 1998 she has been in numerous regional, national and international group and solo exhibitions. Indeed, Haley-Henman is pleased to represent Ms. Levy and welcomes her and her family to Dallas.
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July 9-Aug. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS - a curated exhibition of small works

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS - 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. After a dynamite inaugural year, the show returns to create another technicolor playground of artistic synthesis which aims to appeal to established as well as beginning collectors.
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July 10-Aug. 10
Amphibian Stage Productions presents THE NOSEMAKER'S APPRENTICE: CHRONICLES OF A MEDIEVAL PLASTIC SURGEON by Nick Jones & Rachel Shukert

A father weaves a magical tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsmen in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker. Gavin becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, using innovative skin grafting techniques and cutting-edge alchemy, but when he is unable to help a powerful and mutilated knight recently returned from the crusades, he finds his feet over the fire... literally. "Boisterous intelligence that can't be contained... Infectious."
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July 10 - Aug. 10
Stage West presents Heroes

It’s 1959, and a trio of World War I veterans residing at an old soldiers’ home at a country estate pass the time on their favorite terrace by gossiping, joking, and bickering. But they’ve become increasingly fed up with the constraints of their circumstances, including some annoying fellow residents and the alarming Sister Madeleine. Feeling almost like prisoners of war, they’ve decided they have to make an escape. The only problem is, they can’t decide where to go or how to accomplish it, given Henri’s bad leg, Gustave’s agoraphobia, and Philippe’s tendency to fainting spells brought on by a piece of shrapnel in his head. Will they triumph over their obstacles and have a last grand adventure? Audiences are sure to enjoy their journey, no matter the destination, as we near the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
Latino Cultural Center presents Tex-mex Kitchens Of Dallas, 1950-1970

From the oven to the tortillería, the evolution of the Tex-Mex kitchen in Dallas reflects the growing and enduring presence of Mexican-American culture in North Texas. The contributions of the Martínez family, owners of the El Fenix restaurants; the Luna family, proprietors of the first tortillería in Dallas; and the Cuellar family, owners of the El Chico restaurants, put the name "Tex-Mex" on the Dallas food menu. The conception of the staple frozen margarita by Mariano Martínez further attests to an evolved Tex-Mex cuisine.
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July 11-Aug. 2
16th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres

Building Dallas’ reputation as city of artistic innovation requires a firm commitment to new work by local talent. As such, the Festival of Independent Theatres, sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, affirms its reputation as one of the area’s premier fringe festivals, with the line-up for its sixteenth season. Eight companies, all native to the Dallas area, will present eight world premieres by seven local authors for this summer’s festival, which inhabits the Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake from July 11th through August 2nd. The 16th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres features performances by:Churchmouse Productions, Echo Theatre, The McClarey Players, Nouveau 47, One Thirty Productions, Prism, Co., Sibling Revelry, and WingSpan Theatre Company
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July 11-Aug. 23
Artisan Center Theater presents TARZAN

TARZAN is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story and the 1999 Disney animated, smash-hit film about an orphan jungle boy raised by a nurturing family of apes. The young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time. This is a heartwarming tale of parental love, a child’s need for acceptance, and his search for his place in his family and the world.
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July 11 - Aug. 3
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents La Cage Aux Folles

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre announces the opening of its blockbuster summer musical, La Cage Aux Folles. The final show of the 2013-2014 season runs at GLCT for four weekends, July 11-August 3 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 3 P.M. An additional Actors’ Benefit performance will be held Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. From Jerry Herman, the creator of Mame and Hello Dolly!, comes the story of two families: nightclub owner, Georges, and his partner and star performer, Albin, and the ultra-conservative parents of their son’s fiancée. With glorious nightclub chorines as background, the love story of Jean-Michel and Anne plays out on the glamorous French Riviera. How the families reconcile their very different lifestyles for the love of their children is the stuff of musical comedy legend. The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. There have been multiple revivals and tours of this endearing show with its beautiful score, including rousing songs like “I Am What I Am” and “The Best of Times”. Moviegoers may remember a 1996 non-musical comedy version of the show titled The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
The Evolution Of Ricardo Paniagua

Self-described as the "Ugly Duckling of the Dallas arts scene," Ricardo Paniagua has pioneered a style of painted sculpture and canvas involving "spiritually technological" geometric patterns.
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July 12 - Aug. 9
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Grand Re-Opening

Join in the festivities as Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass debuts the Grand Opening of the Gallery and Studio in their spectacular new space in the Village on the Parkway. Unique pieces from 50 artists will be featured.
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July 12-31
ARTIST SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents NAOMI BROTHERTON

Artist Showplace Gallery is delighted to feature works by award-winning Texas watercolorist Naomi Brotherton during the month of July.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 15-Aug. 7
The Chestnut Square Prairie Adventure Camps

Textile Arts:  Weaving, hand spinning Old-time games:  Marbles, Jacks, Thaumatropes, Calling Cards Home Living:  Hearth cooking, butter churning, pie making, soap making Textile Arts:  Quilting Home Living:  Chicken pot pie, buttons, buttons, button, home-made ice cream Old-Time Games:  Dominoes, square dancing Blacksmithing Textile Arts:  Cross stitch, knitting Home Living:  Making candles, cornbread, Victorian house cleaning techniques Old-Time Games:  Rag dolls, dulcimer playing, string games Hopscotch Textile Arts:  Spool knitting, pillow making Home Living:  Flowers, Language of the Fan, Making pens and journals Old-Time Games:  Graces, Lemonade and Parlor Games, Tea and Scones
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July 17-Aug. 16
Sun to Moon Gallery presents The Changing Nature of Dallas

Focusing on the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River & the evolving urban landscape of Dallas Featuring fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Scot Miller, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne Beautiful, lush wildflowers as far as the eyes can see. The sights and sounds of wild birds. Trails winding through the forest and along the river. A signature bridge and evolving skyline. Change is in the air! Sure, the Great Trinity Forest and Trinity River have been around forever, but it’s just recently that we’ve begun to understand and appreciate the long-term potential of our 6,000+ acre forest and the river that runs through it. We are embracing nature in Dallas as never before and the urban landscape is looking better, too. This exhibition is a celebration of change.
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July 17-27
Theatre Brookhaven presents CARRIE the Musical

CARRIE the Musical, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, based on the novel by Stephen King
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July 18-Aug. 3
Ohlook Performing Arts Center presents Catch Me If You Can

Watch this PG-rated musical based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it. Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end.
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July 18 - Aug. 3
Onstage Theater presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile

This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. It plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is “The Visitor,” a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.
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July 18 - 27
THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE presents Miss Nelson is Missing

THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE IN WEATHERFORD proudly presents their annual children’s production, Miss Nelson is Missing, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. The play is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. This production, in conjunction with Theatre Off The Square’s Summer Children’s Theatre Camp, is directed by Hank Minor, with Wally Jones, Katie Arthurs, and Katie Huitt as Assistant Directors. Laurie Jones and Jaclyn Justice serve as Camp Directors. This show, along with two other short stories, begins Friday, July 18, 2014 and runs two weekends through July 27. Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. (Playscripts, Inc.) Members of the cast are the 30 plus kids who are attending the theatre’s 2-week camp. Helpers during the camp, who also serve as the crew for the production, are members of several high school and college Theatre Departments. Other camp helpers include many adults who are actors, parents, or guest speakers. Please bring your family: children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids to a delightful evening or afternoon of fun.
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July 18-27
Garland Summer Musicals presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

Join the Garland Summer Musicals for a song and dance spectacular! This Tony Award winning musical is based on the 1967 Julie Andrews film. It’s the story of Kansas farm girl Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York in 1922 to become a “modern” flapper, find a job, and marry her boss. However, Millie’s New York experience turns out to have lots of hilarious twists of fate and fortune. The sparkling songs include: "Jimmy"; "Forget About the Boy"; "Long As I’m Here with You"; "Gimme Gimme"; and the title song "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
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Jul. 18 - 26
Plano Childrens Theatre presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Revised

Join the gang from Peanuts’ for day in the life of Charlie Brown. Experience the highs and lows of a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, strung together in a single day. You will see your favorite characters: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Woodstock, and Snoopy. This musical is for the kid in all of us and is designed for all ages.
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July 18-27
Repertory Company Theatre presents Legally Blonde

Based on the hit movie, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the college sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone ‘serious', Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Ideal for all ages.
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July 18-Aug. 3
Theatre Coppell presents Annie

Watch the community cast in this production of the Broadway musical based on the original comic strip. Open to kids ages 6 and older.
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July 19
City of Bedford Storefront Gallery Event

The City of Bedford Brings ‘Art to the Front’ at the new Storefront Arts Program The City of Bedford and the Cultural Commission have announced a new Storefront Art Program designed to bring additional arts and culture to residents and visitors. This program will kickoff at a Storefront Gallery Event on Saturday, July 19 at 6:00p.m. Art work selected by a jury will be displayed in storefront windows at the Bedford Meadows Shopping Center, located at the corner of Central Dr. and Harwood Rd., until Saturday, August 9, 2014. The kickoff exhibition will be a one-time event on July 19 from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. with a ‘come and go’ celebration that is free and open to the public. There will be live music from the Barron Brothers band, a motorcycle show by Adam Smith's Texas Harley-Davidson, food trucks and local artists will be at the event to discuss their showcased art.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Aug. 23
artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” 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.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 23 & 30
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Magnolia Green Series

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, your family, and friends for a fun concert in the park.
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July 24 & 25
Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth CD/FW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase

Part of the 11th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Special guests Bill Evans Dance Company (NY) will perform “Saintly Passion” (1996), excerpts from “Bach Dances” (1976/1973), "Climbing To The Moon," and the North Texas premiere of “See You Around” (2013) - a humorous duet created by Claire Porter with Sabatino Verlezza for William (Bill) Evans and Don Halquist. Also featured: Kathy Diehl's solo "in the clouds of our past"; “...so it goes...” by Elledanceworks/Michele Manley Hanlon and premieres by Kerry Kreiman (set to music by Austin’s Leeann Atherton), Tina Mullone performing alongside composer Mel Mobley (LA) in “Love and Violence in America 2014", and “Distant Songs” created by Susan Douglas Roberts, artistic director of wild goose chase dance, and set to five of Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares, performed to a recent recording of metroplex artists Richard Estes (tenor), Jaymee Heafner and Laura Logan (harpists). Photo of Bill Evans by Milton Adams
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July 24
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents The Lodz Ghetto Children and the Legend of the Prince

Announcing a lecture by Dr. Irena Kohn, an independent scholar from Toronto, and an expert on the Lodz Ghetto. Dr. Kohn wrote her doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto (2008) on literary and artistic witness accounts of the Lodz Ghetto. Her work included analysis of secret photos taken by ghetto prisoners Grossman and Ross, currently on exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Dr. Kohn will also interpret some of the thought processes behind the Faces of the Ghetto featured in the Grossman and Ross photographs now on display at the Museum, thus enhancing the audience’s experience of the exhibit. The Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives are Our Lessons exhibit will be available for viewing an hour prior to the lecture and for thirty minutes following the lecture.
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July 25-Aug. 3
CandleWater Players present Hello, Dolly! Benefit

Come enjoy this classic musical in its 50th year. CandleWater is a youth outreach theatre that gives young people a chance to make a difference using their gifts.
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July 25-Aug. 10
Artes De La Rosa presents Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure

Your favorite explorer is back for another adventure! Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through Silly Singing Bridge and to confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!"
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July 25-Aug. 9
ICT MainStage presents Phantom

Debuting in Houston, TX in 1991, the Tony award-winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' The Phantom of the Opera into a mesmerizing sensation that enraptures audiences with a breathtaking musical score. Take a different look through the opera glasses at Erik, Christine and Carlotta in this striking yet tragic tale of music, mystery, betrayal, love and salvation that all begins with a disfigured boy raised in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Having the only legitimate rights to Leroux' novel, its story offers a deeper exploration of the phantom's past and his true relationship with Gérard Carrière, the head of the Opera House. Discover even more of what lies behind the tormented mask… with Phantom.
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July 25-Aug. 9
OhLook Performing Arts Center NOT YOUR TEACHER'S AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON SERIES: The Wild Party

This musical by Andrew Lippa, based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, tells the story of one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs in the Roaring Twenties.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 25-Aug. 17
WaterTower Theatre presents Dogfight: A New Musical

Winner of the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical! Set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination on November 21, 1963, Dogfight chronicles the story of newly inducted Marine, Eddie Birdlace. Before shipping out to Vietnam, Birdlace and his friends make a bet: Each man contributes $50 to a pot, and whoever brings the ugliest date that night to a bar wins the prize. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress as his date, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 indie film starring River Phoenix and Lilly Taylor.
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July 26-Aug. 23
The Mac 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC - providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. The MAC Staff and Board of Directors invites all MAC members or newly joining members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.
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July 26
First United Methodist Church, The Colony presents An Evening of Classical Guitar with Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson, a classical guitarist, performs an eclectic array of music including Bach, Weiss, Joplin, Duarte, and Domeniconi.
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July 26
Festival of American Song

Destined to become an annual summer event, Festival of American Song celebrates the music of American composers by each year introducing one of the newest "stars" in the songwriting universe. This year's guest artist is Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of songs, stage musicals and opera. Today's All Star Performance of Gordon's work features the talents of Colleen Mallette, Virginia Dupuy, Amy Pummill Stewart, Alison Hodgson Whitehurst, Corrie Donovan Gandy, Jenna Meador, Christian Bester, Anthony Fortino, Angela Turner Wilson and Shields Collins Bray.
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July 26
St. Paul Lutheran Church –Dallas presents Bravissima, a Grand Opera Affair for All

ACTE II presents our new concert, "Bravissima, a Grand Opera Affair for All!" We will be singing our favorite opera duets and arias. Join us to experience this beautiful and exciting music! ACTE II is the current opera duo featured on Season 9 of the show America's Got Talent on NBC.
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July 26
UNT Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp final concert

The internationally-renowned Mariachi Sol de Mexico — a Grammy-nominated ensemble — will be the headline performer for the second of two concerts concluding the University of North Texas Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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July 27
Fine Arts Chamber Players Basically Beethoven Festival

2:30pm Rising Star Recital: Violinist Samantha Choo, winner of the 2013-2014 Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition 3:00pm Feature Performance: Fort Worth Symphony Principal Horn Mark Houghton, soprano Camille King and pianist Carol Leone perform Schubert's rarely heard work, Auf dem Strom. Dr. Leone presents Beethoven piano favorites, first movement of Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27 "Moonlight", the second movement of Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, and Für Elise.
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July 28-Aug. 14
OhLook Performing Arts Center presents “Columbinus",

a powerful and poignant drama based on the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School near Littleton, Colorado. Labelled the worst high school shooting in American history, it is not a pleasant subject; however, it is not to be ignored.
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July 30 - Aug. 1
First United Methodist Church of Allen Music Ministry Presents Fiddler on the Roof

Winner of eleven Tony Awards, including best musical, score, book, direction, and with a record-setting Broadway run, Fiddler has become an American classic. It’s the story of Tevye, the loquacious father of five daughters, who fights to maintain his family and their traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with his strong-willed daughters—as each one’s choice of husband moves further from tradition—and with the edict of a tyrannical and unjust Tsar.
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July 31
Amon Carter Museum Sunset Cinema: Chicago

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the hit musical Chicago (2002; PG-13) on the museum’s lawn.
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July 31-Aug. 23
Garland Civic Theatre presents The Wiz

Ease on down the road! Winner of seven Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! 
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July 31-Aug. 9
The Three Musketeers

Young, plucky Frenchman D'Artagnan aspires to join the famed King's guardsmen, the Musketeers and heads to Paris to seek his fortune. He gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles into the bitter world of rumour, rivalry and intrigue between King Louis, Queen Anne and the evil Cardinal Richelieu.
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Aug. 1
Elm Street StudioFree Reception

Please join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception, meet the artist, and see the amazing works on canvas and panel that have been created by solo artist - Kim Collins. Rather than depict an image objectively, by painting “the spaces between,” Collins hopes to convey a feeling, essence or energy in her work that is often reminiscent of the organic forms that inspire her. Friday, August 1st from 6 to 8pm.
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Aug. 1-17
Richardson Theatre Center presents Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know

If you've ever traveled anywhere by boat, plane, train or bus and lived to tell about it, this is the show for you! Based on the best-selling book from Fodor's, this hilarious revue offers travel tips and cautionary tales certain to tickle the ribs - or chill the spine - of anyone who has ever set foot outside of his or her own hometown. Everything from the coach class blues to pesky customs officials is lampooned in this smash-hit off-Broadway revue. One segment lambastes “automated flight reservation systems” as a man tries to book a flight with “Miracle Airlines” (“If it's a good flight, it's a Miracle.”) Lost luggage is the subject of another about a hapless business traveler who finds himself “Naked in Pittsburgh.” So hop on for the ride - it's sure to be a hysterical trip to the theater!
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Aug. 1-31
August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Get discounted general admission to the arboretum during the entire month. As always, members receive free general admission and parking year-round. This is a great opportunity for new arboretum visitors to bring the kids out to experience the eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden.
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Aug. 1
Mayor's Back To School Fair

Enjoy musical entertainment, games and a book fair and get health screenings, immunizations and haircuts at this annual fair. Held in the Automobile and Centennial Buildings.
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Aug. 1-17
Parade of Playhouses

Get a look at specially designed and constructed children’s playhouses on display. corporations and sponsors build and donate the playhouses.
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Aug. 1
The 4th Annual Sounds of Mexico Concert

Irving Sister Cities presents the 4th Annual Sounds of Mexico Concert. This lively concert will feature tenor, Juan Miguel Lopez, soprano, Diana Munoz, and baritone Antonio Hermosillo. They will be joined by local pianist, Felipe Ramirez. Spanish born pianist Felipe José Ramirez is widely regarded as one of the most unique talents of his generation. They will be performing classics and songs of Guanajuato, a performance by Mariachis Mexicanismo and also featuring a Hispanic Lenses Photography exhibit.
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Aug. 1
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

The Grammy Award-winning collaborators are bringing their celebrated live show to major cities across the nation. The tour kicked off on March 14 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. In addition, Steve Martin’s first-ever live concert television broadcast titled Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell premiered on PBS' Great Performances in March.
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Aug. 2
The Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW presents Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind as part of its partnership series Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation. The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, NAUSICAA is considered by many to be his masterwork—and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, NAUSICAA is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature leads her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for Modern members, $6 for LSFS and Modern Reel People members, $5 for children under 12, and free for ArthouseFW passholders. Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for the August season of ArthouseFW and beyond for $75. The Lone Star Film Society also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass. Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available for sale at The Modern two hours prior to showtime.
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Aug. 2
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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Aug. 2
Irving Arts Center presents Gustafer Yellowgold

Watch award-winning illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor perform a live show accompanied by songs and videos featuring the animated character, Gustafer Yellowgold, a creature who hails from the sun.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 2
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

MIYAZAKI AT THE MODERN: MASTERPIECES OF ANIMATION presents Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984, 116 minutes, English)
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Aug. 3
Richardson Community Band: Favorites Old and New

outdoor summer concert series
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Aug. 5
Westminster Presbyterian Church presents Remembering Fred Rogers and His Lessons

What better way to celebrate neighbors than to hear Tim Madigan, long-time reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and author of I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers, tell his own story and the story of his friendship with Fred, inviting the audience to find the Fred Rogers in their own lives.
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Aug. 5
First Tuesday Social Justice FilmsSkid Row” – the world of the homeless with Pras Michel of Fugees

Successful hip-hop artists and skid row seem to be world’s apart but in 2007, Pras Michel of Fugees entered that world and took up residence as a homeless person in skid row for nine straight days to illustrate just what life there was like. The only thing he took with him was undercover surveillance cameras. Join us to see what life on Skid Row is really like. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. The film is presented by First Tuesday Social Justice Films.
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Aug. 6 - 7
Mountain View College presents No Exit

Mountain View College’s Theatre Department announces Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” as its 2014 summer production.
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Aug. 6
World Affairs Council presents Wadjda - Film Screening

Screening & Discussion
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Aug. 6-24
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH Exclusive 2014 Texas Engagement Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide, with over 65,000 performances that have been seen by 130 million people in 30 countries and 152 cities in 13 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
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Aug. 7
Sachse Library presents KidsNotes

KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins with the reading of a book such as, “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” or “The Remarkable Farkle McBride,” which introduces the different families of instruments in an engaging and fun way. Next, depending on the age of the participants, students engage in games that explore musical concepts like pitch, rhythm, and timbre. Then one of our professional musicians introduces and plays their instrument, choosing music suitable for a young audience. To finish up, we have an Instrument Petting Zoo! which allows children to try out an instrument from each of the four orchestra families to learn more about their favorites!
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Aug. 7-31
Theatre Three presents Candy Barr’s Last Dance

A world premiere comedy by Ronnie Claire Edwards Candy Barr was the colorful celebrity stripper; THE favorite of Dallas’ power brokers in the ‘40s and ‘50s. On the day of Candy’s funeral, three fellow strippers rendez-vous to go to the services together and gaily uncover more than Candy used to take off.
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Aug. 8 - 17
McKinney Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated movie. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.
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Aug. 8 - 9
Living History with Christine Lavin at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

An award-winning folksinger and songwriter based in New York, Lavin has recorded more than 20 solo albums since 1981. After visiting the Museum, she was inspired to write and record the song, “The Sixth Floor.” Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Aug. 8-24
Theatre Arlington Presents The Nerd

Willum Cubbert, an unassuming young architect, invites Rick Steadman (someone who saved Willum’s life, but whom Willum has never met) to stay with him. When Rick arrives, Willum realizes Rick is a hopeless “nerd” with absolutely NO social skills. The longer Rick stays, the more things lead to one uproarious incident after another, until Willum finds himself contemplating violence, with hilarious results. recommended for mature audiences, due to some language by one of the characters.
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Aug. 9
Latino Cultural Center: Mr. Blue Shoes presents a History of Blues

free target Second Saturday presentation.
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Aug. 9
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents Kiki's Delivery Service

In KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, a young witch uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film—a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.
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Aug. 9
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imagination, Totoros look like oversize pandas with bunny ears. They take the girls on spinning-top rides through the treetops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus—a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.
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Aug. 9
Oak Cliff Cultural Center 4yr Anniversary Block Party

Join the Oak Cliff Cultural Center as we celebrate our 4-Year Anniversary on Saturday, August 9th from 3:00 – 7:00pm. For four years, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center has provided countless of cultural workshops, events, and activities for its entire community. This year, we will host a Jefferson blvd. block party with live music from our guitar program La Rondalla, performances by resident dance companies Alegre Ballet Folklorico and Cuicani In Xochitl, face painting and art booths with Karla Ceballos, vendor booths, dance workshops, food and much more.
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Aug. 10
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Music Within

The Music Within” is an unforgettable and moving experience that strikes a chord in every heart with its simplicity in describing the profound; for themes of hope and love know no language or ethnicity. It presents an evening of perspectives - to hope from hopelessness, through the eyes of Mallika, the little princess who discovers music in everything, including silence. An intelligent amalgamation of the ageless history of music, presented with the grace of the South Indian dance form Bharathanatyam, the “Music Within” appeals to both connoisseurs of this art form as well as to those that are uninitiated with Bharathanatyam.
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Aug. 10-30
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its juried annual membership show Saturday, August 9 through August 30, 2014 at Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District. The juried show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, mosaic, fused glass, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 9 from 6pm to 9pm.
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Aug. 12
World Affairs Council presents The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Reception & Book Signing
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Aug. 13
Shakespeare at Winedale presents The Taming of the Shrew in Dallas!

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2014 Summer Class returns to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary for their first touring performance of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
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Aug. 14 - 30
Frisco Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
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Aug. 14-17
Rockwall Summer Musicals presents Anything Goes

Anything Goes is one of Cole Porter’s most beloved musicals. Opening in 1935, the musical has performed 1,725 times on Broadway since the original production and three subsequent revivals. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Look for Rockwall Summer Musicals’ trademark high energy dance production numbers as a huge cast leaps, twirls and taps it way into your hearts. Fabulous costumes, superlative choreography and an incredible orchestra will thrill audiences and leave them smiling and singing all the catchy tunes this musical showcases.
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Aug. 15
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Aug. 15 & 16
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation presents Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax, and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters—shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so—and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 16
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center. Members are selected through an audition process, and participants have opportunities to play in our Side-by-Side concerts with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra; compete for scholarship money thorough a concerto competition; and work in both a full orchestra and chamber groups. Auditions are by appointment only. More information, audition application, and audition material can be found at www.lascolinassymphony.org/youth. Contact 972.252.4800 with any questions.
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Aug. 17
Richardson Community Band: Season Finale

outdoor summer concert series
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 21
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz Series: Clyde George Quintet

Vocalist Victor Cager and saxophonist Mack Goldsbury join George as he cranks up the Hammond B-3 organ for a blend of 60s soul, blues and jazz.
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Aug. 22
Fort Worth Symphony Great Performances Festival: Brahms & Dvorák Concert One

Fort Worth favorite Augustin Hadelich returns to launch the 2014 festival with the sweeping Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Dvorák's blockbuster Symphony "From The New World" – a work inspired by the fresh sights and sounds of 1890's America.
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Aug. 22-31
Repertory Company Theatre presents Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS is a unique musical. A great story that takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a very interesting and unique way. The first act follows the traditional fairytales that we’re all familiar with, and the second act shows what happens after the happily ever after.
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Aug. 23
Brahms & Dvorák Concert Two

The engaging Academic Festival Overture opens the second evening followed by Irish mezzo-soprano Zandra McMaster, who makes her Fort Worth debut in a performance of Dvorák's expressive Biblical Songs. We close the evening with lively folk music: Brahms' Hungarian Dances, which inspired Dvorák to compose his Slavonic Dances.
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Aug. 23
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record upon its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him superhuman power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature—with blood-smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, and doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Open House

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra kicks off its 50th year by hosting a music-centered Open House at Orchestra Hall from 2 to 6 PM on August 24th. Orchestra Hall is located at the corner of Trail Lake Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth. With an instrument petting zoo, games and crafts for children, the music of two youth orchestras, and food trucks for the young of all ages, it will be perfect indoor and outdoor family entertainment.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Symphony Brahms & Dvorák Concert Three

The final festival evening showcases violinist Augustin Hadelich with Dvorák's lyrical Violin Concerto, following the turbulent Tragic Overture. The festival closes with Brahms' powerful First Symphony.
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Aug. 27 - 30
Plano Childrens Theatre presents The Odysey

Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large and rowdy mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus’s palace and pillaged his land continue to court his wife, Penelope. There is a plot to assassinate Telemachus, Odysseus’s son. Meanwhile, Odysseus has been kidnapped and imprisoned by the beautiful nymph Calypso.
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Aug. 28
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents BLACKMAIL

Hitchcock’s silent BLACKMAIL is one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s. Made in 1929 during the transition to the sound era, it was commissioned as both a silent film and as part-talkie with music and some dialogue scenes. Czech film actress Anny Ondra stars as Alice White, a young woman whose brief flirtation with an artist turns suddenly and terribly sour.  Hitchcock’s masterly thriller boasts great London locations including the British Museum, Whitehall and the Lyons Tea House at Piccadilly Circus.
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Aug. 29 - 31
Dance Council or North Texas presents Dallas DanceFest

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is excited to announce the companies and artists selected to perform at the inaugural Dallas DanceFest (DDF) which runs August 29-31, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Times listed above. The three-day event promises to deliver excellence, vibrancy, vitality, and diversity in dance. DDF features performances by Dallas luminaries including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dallas Black Dance Theatre in addition to established, emerging, and academic dance companies and artists. The full roster of performers is below. 2014 DDF is dedicated to choreographer Bruce Wood who passed away suddenly at the end of May. Wood played a pivotal role in establishing and promoting dance in North Texas. Dance Council Honors coincides with DDF and takes place Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall. This year’s honorees include Nita Braun*, Suzie Jary, Beth Wortley, Buster Cooper*, Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia, and Dylis Croman. The afternoon begins with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, a silent auction, and the Honors awards presentation. (* awarded posthumously). Tickets for DDF and Dance Council Honors will be available beginning August 1. Companies and artists to perform at the 2014 Dallas DanceFest include: Avant Chamber Ballet Ballet Ensemble of Texas BODYART Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company I Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company II Bruce Wood Dance Project Chado Danse Chamberlain Performing Arts Dallas Ballet Company Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Dark Circles Contemporary Dance METdance Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation Mejia Ballet International Rhythmic Souls Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Dance Ensemble Tarrant County College’s Movers Unlimited Texas Ballet Theater
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present Psycho

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's Master of Suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released PSYCHO and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), PSYCHO announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before. "Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made."
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present The 39 Steps

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent, but when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring trying to steal top-secret information. "At 35, with more than a dozen features already under his belt, the director triumphed with this dazzling mixture of spycraft, banter, expository nonsense and manic chases along the Scottish Highlands."
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Aug. 30
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents NOTOROIUS

Described by Hitchcock himself as "the first true Hitchcock movie," this masterfully silent thriller is set in a fog-bound London terrorized by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer known only as The Avenger. His victims, all young blonde women, are discovered each Tuesday night. This is one of the great British silent era crime films, starring matinée idol Ivor Novello as the mysterious new lodger who appears to be acting rather strangely.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents REAR WINDOW

A temporarily wheelchair-bound photojournalist is convinced that a murder has been committed in the apartment across the way. Considered by many to be one of Hitchcock's best, REAR WINDOW screened at the 1954 Venice Film festival, received four Academy Award nominations, is ranked #48 on the AFI's Top 100 movie list, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents The Lodger

"A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger." This screening is silent with live musical accompaniment performed by Curtis Heath.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 12 & 13 8 p.m.
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “The Unexpected Journey: Paris to Budapest” The Amernet String Quartet

Charles Stegeman, violin; Rachel Stegeman; violin, and Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, piano works of Moszkowki, Duo for Two Violins; Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 76. No. 2, Fifths; Chausson, Concerto in D for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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