ART: Truth in ComedyThursday, February 6
6:30 pm - doors
7 pm - show
Shipping and Receiving
201 South Calhoun
Fort Worth TX 76104
ART: James Zamora | SoloRo2 Gallery
1501 South Ervay Street Dallas, TX 75215
Through February 15
ART: On the SurfaceThe MAC
Through March 8
Including works by Rabéa Ballin, Saba Besier, Sara Cardona, Sophia Longoria, Lovie Olivia, and Preetika Rajgariah; curated by Consuelo Gutierrez.
THEATRE: Loving and LovingBy Beto O’Byrne
Developed with Meropi Peponides
February 5 - 23
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
THEATRE: Crush(ed)A Valentines Day Variety Show
Saturday, February 8
Stomping Ground Comedy Theatre
on the art beat
FEBRUARY 6 - 11, 2020
Dallas Screening: Life Through The Artist
Magnolia Theatre 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Life Through An Artist introduces four artists whose stories intertwine. This provocative drama series showcases lives of various artist in New York City that face personal conflicts with each other. Adam, Alexandria, Brittany, and Elizabeth chase their purpose, following paths of fame and success while rekindling flames, navigating past traumas, missed opportunities, and bouts with the ever present predator: doubt. In the city of lights and action, the struggle becomes their greatest strength. Ticket includes a screening & panel discussion with the cast and executive producers Michael A. Pinckney & Curshion Jones. For tickets, visit http://lifethroughanartist.com.
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2020: Documentary
Texas Theatre 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Don't miss the one-time screening of The 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary .
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) - Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.
Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.
In the Absence - Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.
St. Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.
Walk Run Cha-Cha - Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.
For tickets, visit https://thetexastheatre.com.
Special Event: Rigoletto on the Lake
Monday, February 10, 2020
Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork, Rigoletto - compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful—was performed and recorded live in 2019, for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz in Austria. One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias, including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.”
ART & MULTIMEDIA
James Zamora | Solo
Ro2 Art 1501 S Ervay Street, Dallas
On view through February 15, 2020
James Zamora explores the complex relationship between consumers and products in his upcoming exhibition, Solo. From nostalgic childhood delicacies to monotonous grocery aisles , the artist revisits familiar themes while finding inspiration in the technical complexities of everyday life. As a contemporary realist painter, Zamora celebrates ordinary objects by giving them life through attention to reflection, lights and darks, and unexpected color. For information and more exhibits, visit www.ro2art.com.
Truth in Comedy
Saturday, February 8
Truth in Comedy, or TiC for short, is a storytelling, stand-up comedy, and art show where humanity is the muse. It's a unique experience that's raw and beautiful. Three individuals will tell a very personal story from their life, aka their truth, where they will be very open, honest, and vulnerable. Afterwards, a comedian will perform a set inspired by the story. At the end of the night, an artist will present a triptych they created inspired by the stories as well. Join us for this unique experience to see why no matter what we go through, we can always find something to smile or laugh about. Real. Funny. For tickets, visit: www.truthincomedy.com.
FRIENDSWITHYOU The Dance
Multiple Performances Daily, Tuesday through Sunday
Through March 15
Founded in Miami in 2002 by Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, artist duo FriendsWithYou centers their practice on ideas of inclusivity, shared experiences, and unity with the universe. Now based in Los Angeles, they aim to spread “magic, love, and friendship” through a spectrum of work including resin sculptures of anthropomorphized objects, animated short videos, and brightly colored large-scale installations. FriendsWithYou’s newest work, The Dance, makes an exciting debut in a forthcoming site-specific presentation at Dallas Contemporary. Curator and Executive Director Peter Doroshenko reveals that the installation was “designed with the mission to envelop visitors and transcend them into a higher state of self-awareness and tranquility.”
Admission to Dallas Contemporary is always free.
On the Surface
On view through March 8
The MAC is pleased to present On the Surface including works by Rabéa Ballin, Saba Besier, Sara Cardona, Sophia Longoria, Lovie Olivia, and Preetika Rajgariah; curated by Consuelo Gutierrez.
On the Surface is a group exhibition that serves as a cultural exchange between Dallas and Houston, presenting a human landscape to be surveyed and processed in hopes of fostering a deeper understanding of the human condition. For more information and gallery hours, visit: http://the-mac.org.
Loving and Loving by Beto O’Byrne, Developed with Meropi Peponides
February 5 - 23, 2020
Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm
Sundays at 3:00
Some love stories do change the world. Inspired by the true love story between Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia, who were arrested in 1958 for being married, this play examines the landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia. Beginning in the present day and flashing back to the 1950s and ’60s, this historical story is told from a 21st Century perspective
and puts a human face on this famous court case and the ongoing legacy in a multiracial America. Directed by Morgana Wilborn.
For tickets, visit bishopartstheatre.org.
Mrs. Haggardly Written and Directed by Matthew Posey
Ochre House Theatre 825 Exposition Ave, Dallas
February 8 - 29, 2020
Wednesday - Saturday at 8:15 pm
Written and directed by Artistic Director Matthew Posey.
“Mrs. Haggardly’s Home For Wayward Children” is an orphanage that sits on the outskirts of the Great Brutal War, and each day the drums of war draw closer. Mrs. Haggardly and her two companions, Madame Pigslips and Mrs. Busybottom, are the matrons of the orphanage who cunningly use their wiles to resist the pillaging fascists who have come to recruit the orphans for soldiers. In this world of war, Mrs. Haggardly and her companions rise to the challenge to feed, clothe, and protect the orphans. Actors and musicians conjure opera, spectacle, and illusion to create an evening of fascinating performance. Check out Dallas Art Beat's feature article for a deeper look at the show, and grab your tickets at https://www.ochrehousetheater.org.
One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean at Circle Theatre
Circle Theatre 230 W 4th St Fort Worth
Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm
Directed by Joel Ferrell. in Richard Bean's hilarious comedy we find ourselves in Brighton, England. 1963. Francis Henshall is in the employ of TWO men: gangster, Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers—mortal enemies of one another. However, it turns out that “Roscoe” is already deceased and Roscoe’s twin sister, Rachel, has been posing as him. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion and distractions, Francis frantically tries to keep Roscoe and Stubbers apart. How long can he keep this charade up? Be sure to catch this splendidly silly comedy. For tickets, visit www.circletheatre.com/oneman.
Crush(ed): A Valentine's Day Variety Show
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8 pm
A special event for the Valentine’s Day season, Stomping Ground gives you a variety show featuring stand-up, sketch comedy, and
songs all about love, heartbreak, and everything in between. This show is rated M for Mature/18+. Stomping Ground is BYOB. Seating begins 15 minutes before the start of the show. For tickets, visit stompinggroundcomedy.org.
The Scenic Route by Jim Finger
The Core Theatre 518 W. Arapaho Rd. Ste. 115, Richardson
February 7 - 16 and February 28 - March 8
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 3 pm
The Scenic Route chronicles the real life adventures of a young man’s step in faith to risk everything to become a professional actor, but winds up a world class scenic artist. Failure can lead you to where you were meant to be. Along the road of life, doors open and doors close, listen to that still small voice and you will find you took the scenic route. Directed by James Hansen Prince.
For tickets, visit thecoretheatre.org.