Dallas Arts Week is officially upon us, and here at the Center we are pretty psyched about what we have in store for you! From April 10 through April 18, show your pride in our cultural offerings, which contribute to our thriving economy and community.
If your cash flow is tight, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying cultural events. In fact, through the generosity of our donors, the Center provides year-round events so you can get your arts fix.
Sunday, April 12: Raging Bull
It’s one of the three weeks in Dallas when the weather is perfect. Make the most of it by enjoying a classic film in the award-winning Annette Strauss Square. Through the Center’s Sunset Screenings series, in partnership with the Dallas Film Festival, we spotlight the major directors of each decade, starting with Martin Scorsese’s 80s classic Raging Bull. More details are here.
Thursday, April 16: Sammons Lunch Jam
If you ever need hope in the next generation, just stop by Sammons Lunch Jam, where students from arts magnet Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts showcase their prodigious skills. It’s all happening Thursday at noon, with food trucks, ample seating, green grass and smiles for miles. Join us!
Saturday, April 18: Local Motion
Art + Dance = Healthier mind and body. Saturday at 9 a.m., start your weekend out right with salsa, merengue, reggaeton, quebradita, cumbia, belly-dance, bachata, tango, flamenco and more. Sign up here.
As per usual, the Center’s resident companies are churning out some of the most creative, innovative work in North Texas during Dallas Arts Week.
April 2-May 3: Colossal
Who says the arts can’t be for jocks, too? Dallas Theater Center presents Colossal, an epic football tale that transforms the Wyly Theatre into a football field and features a drum line, to boot. If you want to dip your toe into the performing arts, start here.
April 10-18: Iolanta
If spring has put you in the mood for romance, check out The Dallas Opera’s Iolanta. This rarely-performed Tchaikovsky gem has everything a good fairytale needs… love, deception and faith. Buy tickets here.
April 17-April18: Masterworks
Texas Ballet Theater is giving you more to love with three incredible performances packed into one incredible performance. Rubies, Petite Mort and Five Poems feature stunning choreography and artistic vision that all can appreciate. Make plans to see it!
April 17-18 Masterworks Redefined
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is representing our city’s incredible dance talent in the Big Apple, returning to the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City for the fourth consecutive season of self-produced works. Though they’re not here for Dallas Arts Week, Dallas Black Dance gives us all a reason to be proud.
April 18: ARTsPARK
Among the hundreds of North Texas cultural organizations participating in the Business Council for the Art’s one-day arts mega-fest is the incomparable Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico. (Who will pay tribute to founder Anita Martinez later in the month!) Visit their site to learn more about this special day.
The Center’s partners and friends also have awesome things going on.
April 3-19: Lydia
Cara Mia Theatre Company brings you an intense new play set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico. Lydia is a lyrical and magical work of art that you shouldn’t miss.
April 13: Creative Conversations
Mayor Mike Rawlings and The Dallas Morning News’ Robert Wilonsky are co-hosting a who’s who of Dallas musicians and artists for the perennial Creative Conversations. The Center is proud to provide complimentary parking for this event.
April 10-April 18: Dallas Arts District Events
All over the Dallas Arts District, the cultural institutions you love like the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and many more organizations have jam-packed activities for you and your family. Make a day of it! See all Arts District events here.
If you still have empty spots in your Dallas Arts Week calendar, check out Art & Seek’s exhaustive list to make the most of it.