Attention dance lovers, visual art fanatics and parents who need activities for the whole family: We’ve put together an entire day of activities in the Dallas Arts District that you can pick or choose from to create your culture and recreation calendar. From morning until evening, take in the best in visual and performing arts – with great options for those on a budget. Here, we use May 21 as an example, but we’ll be glad to see you any day!
Saturday, May 21
Power House of Dance at Local Motion (FREE)
AT&T Performing Arts Center
The Center is partnering with POWER HOUSE OF DANCE to take on our May Local Motion, and they’re bringing all the pop, hip-hop and dance you can handle.
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Big Barre Class (FREE)
AT&T Performing Arts Center
The Center and TITAS Presents will host a ballet barre class taught by performers from Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company. Complexions will perform at the Center in the Winspear Opera House that night.
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Lunch and games
Klyde Warren Park
A variety of food trucks serve up delicious food from 11 – 3 p.m. every day (and sometimes into the evening), to be available for park patrons. While you’re there, make sure to check out the game cart which is available until 4 p.m.
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
C3 Visiting Artist Workshop: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking (FREE)
Dallas Museum of Art
Join printmaker Daryl Howard to learn about the history of the Japanese woodblock print. Participants will have the opportunity to carve and print their own image using this ancient art form.
3:30 P.M – 5:30 P.M.
Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret
Nasher Sculpture Center
Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the last 16 years making work based on a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. The imaginary women of New Ponderosa live in autonomy in the New Mexico desert and make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural.
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Crow Collection of Asian Art (FREE)
With awesome permanent collections – like full body armor of the Samurai and choice pieces of works from all over Asia, the Crow Collection has something for you year-round.
7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
TITAS Presents or Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
For those who love the envelope-pushing dance of TITAS Presents, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company will be right up your alley. Embracing diversity with 16 dancers of different ethnic and dance backgrounds, this company is pure dance, pure excitement. Founded by two former stars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the performance will feature new works and stunning, complex and rich choreography.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
This season closer promises to pack enormous talent into one special evening, as DBDT performs Bruce Wood’s® moving and dynamic RED, set to the music of Philip Glass. The company will also premiere a stunningly beautiful new work by former DBDT dancer and current DBDT II Director Nycole Ray.