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Posted on 12 May 2016 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.14

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AIN marks 30 years of sowing seeds of hope with annual fundraiser Bloomin’ Ball

AIDS Interfaith Network has been doing good works for people living with HIV/AIDS for 30 years, and for 10 of them, the Bloomin’ Ball has been the major fundraiser helping them get money to further their efforts. The decade-old event is a cocktail party with entertainment, followed by dinner and dancing … and all very chic. It may be hot out, but it’s still spring, so time to blossom and enjoy one of the season’s best parties. Gary Lynn Floyd is in charge of the entertainment.

DEETS:
Hilton Anatole
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Cocktails start at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m.
BloominBall2016.eventbrite.com

Tuesday 05.17 — Saturday 06.04

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Soluna visual arts festival returns starting with ‘Rules of the Game’

The Soluna festival began just last year, and was such a hit, it has returned for a second iteration of music, dance and multimedia displays. Kicking it all off is a new work that combines dance and video with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing a piece by Pharrell Williams. It’ll make you happy. Soluna runs for two weeks.

DEETS:
“Rules of the Game”
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
For a full lineup of events, visit mydso.com/soluna.

Friday 05.20 — Sunday 05.22

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‘Mamma Mia!’  returns to North Texas for one weekend only

We’ve loved our ABBA since the days when disco was new, and unlike those fly-by-night friends, we never gave up on the ’70s supergroup. And we were rewarded in 2001 with one of the first megahit jukebox musicals built around the catalogue of a single artist, with hits like “Dancin’ Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All” and of course the title song from Mamma Mia!, the delightfully campy musical that swings into Fort Worth’s Bass Hall for one weekend of glitter and fun in the Greek Isles. Go, and have the time of your life.

DEETS:
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth
BassHall.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 13, 2016.

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