Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who lived between 1598 and 1680, was the greatest sculptor of the 17th century — the Michelangelo of his age. He did for sculpture what Caravaggio did for painting, invigorating it with an unprecedented sense of drama and naturalism that launched the artistic age known as the Baroque. Over a career that [...]
Those short films and animated films that get nominated for Oscars and no one ever sees get shows at the Magnolia this week … all of them except The Simpsons short. Oh, yeah, well, I hope they lose. Here’s what Arnold Wayne Jones had to say about the program. DEETS: Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave. Live action [...]
Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions. Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her mother, obsessed with bowel movements, grates on her nerves. Her spirits suddenly soar when a fascinating and incredibly worldly friend from her childhood appears on her doorstep. [...]
The Merry Merry Martini Mixer is a great way to get together with friends, enjoy unlimited signature martinis and discuss Equality Texas‘ agenda for this legislative session. DEETS: ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. 6 p.m. Suggest donation $25. Purchase tickets here.
Fashion Cited presents The Little Black Dress at the Conduit Gallery in the Design District. The winner of tonight’s event will be featured during the Fashion Cited at the Frontiers of Flight Museum that benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. DEETS: Conduit Gallery, 1626 Hi Line Drive. 6:30–8 p.m.
Kevin Moriarty directs this Dallas Theater Center co-production of the Shakespeare classic with Trinity Repertory Company. DEETS: Wyly Theatre, Flora St. at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 17. Purchase tickets here.
Lady Gaga returns to the American Airlines Center. But the place to be might just be the place where her career really started — The Round-Up Saloon. The question of the evening is: will she show up at the Round-Up again after her performance? Check out Rich Lopez’s story about the event here. DEETS: American [...]
The Oscars are coming so it’s a good time to catch up on nominated films. Here’s Arnold Wayne Jones’ comments about the Academy Award noms. Seven of the nine of the best pic nominated films currently showing: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Argo, Les Miserable and Silver Linings Playbook (which Arnold [...]
WaterTower Theatre in Addison presents “Putting It Together,” a musical revue by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Terry Martin. DEETS: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Buy tickets here.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas begins its eleventh season with Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. DEETS: Contemporary Theatre, 5601 Sears St., 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets here.