A Day in the Arts
Presented by Communities Foundation of Texas, PNC Bank, Texas Instruments
AT&T Performing Arts Center
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
May 21 – 26, 2019
Winspear Opera House
This “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, is “electrifying!” (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, THE LIGHTNING THIEF is “mesmerizing” and proves “lightning can strike twice!” (TheaterMania). For tickets, click here!
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents
Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical
May 22 – 26, 2019
Based on the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl—and anyone who gets in their way—they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love. For tickets, click here!
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. Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long opens in June, celebrating one of the most innovative multidisciplinary Chinese artists of this generation, incorporating traditional poetry and calligraphy into his contemporary works. This exhibition will be the artist’s first solo museum presentation in Texas.
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 Arts District
The Dallas Arts District, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art Late Nights and Nasher Sculpture Center ‘til Midnight, present the second annual Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party on Friday, June 21, 2019. In celebration of national LGBTQ Pride Month, join us in the heart of the Dallas Arts District from 6 p.m. to midnight for pride-themed tours, performances, story time, movies, local artists, food trucks, makers and artisans, drag shows, runways, outdoor activities, and more! Don’t miss this lively intersection of arts, culture, and LGBTQ community pride! For more information, click here!
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre produces contemporary modern dance performances at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
On June 1, from 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., The Dallas Black Dance Theatre hosts its annual fundraiser, The Big Dance at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre. Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance with over five bands playing festive music from the 20s and 30s along with some contemporary favorites. For tickets, click here!
Dallas Children’s Theater
Starting early May, check out Steven Kellogg’s THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG. It’s a lively musical adventure that navigates land and sea! For tickets, click here!
Then in June, come see the coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world when Doreen Cronin’s Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly takes the stage. This hip-hoppin’ musical promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. For tickets starting at $17, 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.
Join us during the month of June at one of our various events! On June 2, 12 and 23 at 12:30 p.m. we will host our Survivor Speaker Series. Come listen to local Survivors as they relay their experiences during the Holocaust. On June 12, we will also host an all-day birthday commemoration for Anne Frank. The commemoration will feature various activities, including a family-friendly activity from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Last, on June 25 at 7:00 p.m., come listen to Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, a historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as she discusses the United States’ response to the refugee crisis during the Holocaust.
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.
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.
Dior: From Paris to the World – Surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, featuring a dynamic selection of over 100 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material. May 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019.
Visit The Dallas Opera and its world-class performances and programming. Upcoming events include a special abridged performance of The Bremen Town Musicians. This children’s opera tells the tale of a rooster, dog, cat, and a donkey whose paths cross on the way to the town of Bremen. Working together as a team to overcome difficult circumstances, the newly-formed Bremen Town Musicians celebrate the idea that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing our problems alone. This performance will include a narrator and musical excerpts from the opera. Want to see the full production? Then join TDO on July 14, as they partner with Dallas Children’s Theater for a sensory-friendly performance. Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. During these programs, patrons enjoy shows together with family and friends in welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed spaces. Facilities also provide environmental modifications intended to make the experience of viewing a performance more pleasant for everyone. To learn more, buy tickets, and join in on all the opera fun, click here!
Dallas Summer Musicals
Aladdin is the featured musical during June at Dallas Summer Musicals. DSM’s offerings of live musical theatre include year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages. For 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
Enjoy Tony Award-winning theater made in Dallas, and for Dallas with a variety of plays and education programs offered by Dallas Theater Center. This summer, see the world premiere of the sweet and sour penny candy (June 5 – July 14), written by Dallas-playwright Jonathan Norton set in the ’80s in Dallas’ Pleasant Grove. Then, come enjoy the FREE performances of Public Works Dallas’ As You Like It (Aug. 16-18) featuring a cast of 200-Dallasites.
Plus, Dallas Theater Center is excited to bring back SummerStage, a fun, enriching summer camp for students ages 9 to 18 interesting in learning about acting, musical theater, playwriting, or production taught by a Dallas Theater Center professional teaching artist. Visit DallasTheaterCenter.org for more information.
Klyde Warren Park
Nothing says summer like the cold refreshment of ice cream and the inspiring sound of patriotic tunes before a grand fireworks display. Celebrate Independence Day by sampling cold treats from more than a dozen vendors and enjoying contests, live music, games and other fun family activities. Wrap up the evening with a concert by the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division Band and a spectacular pyrotechnic display on the Park’s East Lawn. For more information, click here!
Nasher Sculpture Center
Experience Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center through August 18. This site-specific, fiber installation of the American-born, Paris-based artist transforms the Nasher Sculpture Center garden and galleries with her use of supple and pliable materials. Learn more 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
Texas Ballet Theater creates and presents world-class ballet for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss Pinocchio, at Winspear Opera House, May 17-19. Characters fly through the air, and attention-grabbing special effects and dialogue guides the family-friendly story. Accompanied by The Dallas Opera Orchestra. For tickets, click 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. On June 1, TITAS/Dance Unbound celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Command Performance and Gala, an evening of dance like no other – anywhere. For more information about TITAS Command Performance and Gala, and the 2019-2020 Season, click here!