A Day in the Arts
Presented by Communities Foundation of Texas, PNC Bank, Texas Instruments
On Sunday, September 1, the Dallas Arts District will dazzle you with a spectacular cultural playground of events and performances to enlighten your eyes, ears and minds. Visit the Dallas Arts District and its partners to experience concerts, activities, art and more.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Sleeping Beauty – September 6-8, 2019
Winspear Opera House
Princess Aurora dances her way through curses and dreams to find her prince charming. For tickets, click here!
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents
Pete: A New Dance Musical
September 12-15, 2019
Pete: A New Dance Musical. Conceived and choreographed by internationally award-winning choreographer and founder of DCCDUSA Joshua L. Peugh, this original 90-minute dance musical is inspired by J. M. Barrie’s iconic novel Peter Pan about a mischievous, innocent boy who can fly, and his many adventures on the island of Neverland. Tickets available https://www.attpac.org/on-sale/2019/pete-a-new-dance-musical-/
Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas
Just one block from Klyde Warren Park, the Crow Museum of Asian Art presents two new exhibitions this summer. Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, is currently on view and features 80 works by some of the country’s greatest master ceramicists including several honored as “Living National Treasures” from the government of Japan.
Always free to the public, the Crow Museum inspires and promotes dialogue about the arts and cultures of Asia in a serene and contemplative setting. Visit the Lotus Shop to find distinctive and unique offerings such as jewelry, books, and gift items for children and adults alike. For more information, click here!
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Energized by the beat of the drums and fierce power of the dancers, guest artist Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago performs authentic and progressive interpretations of ancient and contemporary African dance during DanceAfrica evening performances at the Moody Performance Hall, October 4-5, 2019. Audiences are inspired to join the intense spirit of Muntu with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm, music, and folklore. This family-friendly event includes the Saturday daytime FREE DanceAfrica Festival and Marketplace on October 5, 2019, at Annette Strauss Square with mainstage performances, vendors, and fun activities for the entire family.
Dallas Children’s Theater
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
September 22 – October 27, 2019 * Recommended for ages 5 and up
Be our guest for this tale as old as time! Spirited Belle longs for adventure beyond her small, country town. But does she get more than she bargained for when the Beast captures her father and she is forced to trade places to save him? Favorite castle figures Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts hold out hope that Belle can, at last, be the one to help the misunderstood Beast learn to love and be loved in return. Beloved songs mixed with a touch of compassion and kindness highlight the power of true love in this large-scale, family musical based on the Disney classic. For tickets, click here.
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance to learn the history of the Holocaust and the advancement of human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. The Museum offers compelling programming, internationally recognized exhibitions, and world-class speakers.
When you’ve lost everything, a single object can take on extraordinary meaning. That’s the message behind the special exhibition that will be featured in the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum scheduled to open on September 18, 2019.
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. will showcase more than 60 personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and genocide. The objects are as ordinary as a child’s doll and a black suitcase and as symbolic as a young mother’s cookbook and a wedding announcement—saved by local Survivors from genocides around the world, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. is a project of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and photographer Jim Lommasson.
For more information on any of these events or about the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, click here!
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art, located directly across the street from Klyde Warren Park, offers a host of activities in May and June.
“America will be!” is the rousing closing line of the 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again,” in which Langston Hughes argues for a vision of America—and for what it is to be American—that includes the multiplicity of experiences at both the margins and the center, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or origin. This exhibition explores how contemporary “landscapes” might better reflect the full diversity of the peoples who inhabit North and South America.
Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape woodblock print. In 1833, he produced a suite of prints that followed the imperial road called the Tōkaidō, which ran from Edo (modern Tokyo) to the emperor’s palace in Kyoto. The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1834), in the DMA’s collection, is comprised of 55 prints, one of each of the stations plus two for the beginning and end points. The scenes are a blend of the grandeur of a noble feudal lord’s (daimyō) lifestyle, realistic images of daily life and ordinary people like merchants or workers, and a refined depiction of nature, which was very important to the Japanese. Hiroshige was familiar with European painting and often introduced perspective into his prints, although the ultimate effect of his scenes is the distinct linear character of his designs. Inexpensive in their day, these prints served as travel souvenirs or as enticements to would-be travelers.
The complete series—once owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and gifted to the Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus in 1984—is on view at the DMA for the first time in more than 30 years.
Arturo’s Art & Me: Children At Play – June 5, 6 or 8 from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 p.m. join a hands on art activity for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers to explore the art of Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist.
Visit The Dallas Opera and its world-class performances and programming. The Magic Flute by Mozart is performed October 18, 20, 23, 26, November 1, 3 2019. Fairytale or mystical allegory? Mozart’s masterpiece appeals on so many levels—and in 2019, Dallas will
be treated to the legendary Sir Peter Hall production that’s guaranteed to delight
the kid in us all! Come to the enchanted forest, where surprises are everywhere, and magic reigns supreme. Here, the intrepid Prince Tamino is saved from a dragon by the mysterious Queen of the Night—then dispatched to rescue her daughter from Sarastro, the formidable high priest. Good and evil battle it out as two young people find their way to love and enlightenment in a musically luminous masterpiece that’s both funny and profound.
More information here!
Dallas Summer Musicals
CATS is the featured November show from Dallas Summer Musicals. DSM’s offerings of live musical theatre include year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages. For calendar and tickets, click here!
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season on August 30-September 1 with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Movie in Concert. Experience the legendary movie like never before with live orchestra performing the full score along with the film. The DSO’s Texas Instruments Classical Series begins on September 12-15 when new Music Director Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra in music by Beethoven, Strauss and Augusta Read Thomas. On September 28, the Meyerson will shine when the 2019 DSO Gala ushers in the new season with special guest artist Joshua Bell, violin. For more information, click here!
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Theater Center launches its 61st season with a new production of Lin Manuel Marianda’s first musical, In The Heights, a family-friendly musical from the creator of Hamilton. Directed by James Vasquez at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, In the Heights opens on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 20.
ANN, a portrait of Texas’s legendary governor Ann Richards written by Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) and starring Tony Award-nominee and acclaimed television actress Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Madame Secretary, Criminal Minds). Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven and co-produced with Arena Stage in Washington D.C., ANN opens on Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 10 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.
For more information: DallasTheaterCenter.org
Klyde Warren Park
Labor Day Food Truck Rally presented by VisitDallas
Sunday, September 1; 4 – 9 PM
On Labor Day Sunday, enjoy an amazing array of culinary treats from more than 25 of the best food trucks and carts in the Metroplex. This family-friendly event will feature live music, activities and giant games on the lawn. For more information, click here!
Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly unveils its recent acquisition, Sketch for a Fountain, a group of five sculptures by Nicole Eisenman. Conceived for the 2017 Münster Sculpture Projects in Münster, Germany, the work is an ambitious, contemporary reimagining of the timeless subject of fountain statuary.
Sketch for a Fountain was inspired by the long history of fountains, one of the oldest forms of public art. Eisenman’s figures—larger-than-life, of indeterminate gender, and almost cartoonishly fleshy—exemplify the appeal of her humorous and humane aesthetic. Lounging and dozing, they could be lingering in an arcadian reverie or sleeping off a bacchanal, their torpor disturbed only by the gentle sprinkles of water spewing from different parts of their bodies, which in places sprout elements that seem to be drawn to the dampness, such as mushrooms and slugs. Eisenman’s figures evoke associations with a range of art historical precedents, including Greco-Roman representations of hermaphrodites, Paul Cézanne’s Bathers, George Segal’s introspective figures, and the whimsical public sculptures of Tom Otterness. More information available here.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Race a T. Rex, challenge friends in robot competitions, explore the astonishing links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds, experience a simulated earthquake, journey through the universe, and test what it means to “be human”. Everything from dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds are packed into five levels of hands-on discovery and adventure. For more information, click here!
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance)
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance provides leadership and nurturing to the arts organizations of Dallas. For more information, click here!
Texas Ballet Theater
The Sleeping Beauty
Winspear Opera House
September 6-8, October 18-20, 2019
Doomed by fate and awakened by love, follow the beautiful story of Princess Aurora as she dances her way through curses and dreams to find her prince charming. Filled with gorgeous costumes, lavish decor and enchanting music, this ballet will have you under its spell. September 6-8 and October 18-20 at the Winspear Opera House.
Tickets and information available here.
TITAS/Dance Unbound serves North Texas by presenting an eclectic mix of best dance companies touring the world today. Our venues include Moody Performance Hall and the Winspear Opera House. We provide direct access to visiting artists through post-performance Q&A sessions, lectures, demonstrations, master classes, student matinees, and outdoor Big Barre classes. September 20, 2019 Titas presents Profound, Soulful and Absolutely Moving – Ron Brown’s choreography is to be experienced, not watched. His stories and movement express themes of community, ritual, and collective experience. Brown wants his work to represent “all the information that has gone into us – the stories, the history. It is really the human experience.” Ronald K. Brown/Evidence’s highly anticipated return to Dallas will feature a mixed rep including his extraordinary work Grace, originally created for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. A soulful evening of dance not to be missed. For more information about TITAS and the 2019-2020 Season, click here!