“Red” at Dallas Theater Center

Posted on 07 Feb 2013 at 6:21am

New York. 1958. Mark Rothko — uncompromising, volatile, brilliant — undertakes a new commission. His newly hired assistant challenges the master’s theories. This production turns the 9th floor of the Wyly Theatre into Rothko’s studio for a thrilling bio-drama as vivid as any primary color. The show is a collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art. Tonight’s [...]

Librarian Peter Coyl talks about Stonewall Book Award winners

Posted on 06 Feb 2013 at 6:00am

Dallas Public Library’s Audelia Road Branch manager Peter Coyl was on the committee that selected the Stonewall book award winners. He’ll speak about the winners and honorable mentions at the Oak Lawn Branch tonight and Audelia Road and North Oak Cliff branches later this week. More info here. DEETS: Coyl speaks tonight at Oak Lawn [...]

“Bernini: Sculpting in Clay” opens at Kimbell

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 6:27am

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 [...]

Oscar-nominated animated and live action film short films at Magnolia

Posted on 04 Feb 2013 at 6:09am

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 [...]

“Tale of Allergists Wife” at Theatre Arlington

Posted on 02 Feb 2013 at 6:14am

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. [...]

Equality Texas presents Merry Martini Mixer at ilume

Posted on 01 Feb 2013 at 6:02am

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: The Little Black Dress at Conduit Gallery

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 6:00am

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.

“King Lear” presented by Dallas Theater Center

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 at 6:00am

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 at the American Airlines Center

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 6:11am

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 [...]

Movie Monday: Catch up on Oscar noms

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 at 6:00am

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 [...]