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THEATRE: Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
Theatre Three
January 17-25, 2020
THEATRE: Ada and the Engine
by Lauren Gunderson

Stage West
Jan 11 - Feb 9
A new play written by Thomas Ward.
Directed by Jake Nice.

Part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center
"The Elevator Project"

January 16-26
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on the art beat

january 15-19, 2020


Film screening: Sustainable Nation

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum 300 N. Houston, Suite 100, Dalas
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4 pm

Sustainable Nation follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet. Using solutions developed in water-poor Israel, they are working to change the status quo of a world where one in 10 people lacks access to safe drinking water. The film features the story of Sivan Ya’ari, our February Upstander Speaker. 

65 minutes. Not Rated. Click HERE for tickets.


Magnolia at the Modern

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth

Multiple Showtimes January 17-19, 2020

A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, Cunningham is a timely tribute to one of the world's greatest modern dance artists. PG; 93 minutes. Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

Vault Screening of Dark Passage

Texas Theater 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas

Sunday, January 19 at 7 pm

Dark Passage is a classic of film-noir and the third film featuring the inimitable tinseltown tandem of Bogart and Bacall. Written and directed by Delmer Daves (An Affair to Remember, The Red House, A Summer Place), this films tracks a man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of his wife's murder through the twists and turns of escaping and striving to prove his innocence, with the help of a sympathetic young artist (Bacall). Clever writing and gorgeous dreamlike cinematography make this studio gem a must-see for cinephiles. The 35mm print has been provided by the G William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU and all ticket sales will benefit the Collection and their archival work. Visit Texas Theater online for tickets.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Palace Theatre 300 S Main St, Grapevine

Sunday, January 19 at 4 pm

PG, 102 minutes, Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan & Ray Bolger. 
A young girl is swept away from a farm in Kansas to the magical Land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home. This showing is on National Popcorn Day and all guests will receive (one) free small popcorn with ticket purchase. Visit Palace Theatre online for tickets.


Away Message hosted by Sweet Pass Scultpure Park

Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

Live 24/7  - January 10 - February 23, 2020


This is the second installment of Away Message, an annual sound exhibition broadcast from Sweet Pass Sculpture Park.

While the gates are closed for the cold months, Away Message will loop 24/7. The various works and interviews are meditations

on what Buckminster Fuller calls his five departments “the day before yesterday, yesterday, today, the invisible tomorrow,

and the could be tomorrow.”  Drive up to the park and tune in to 96.1 on your FM radio to hear works and words by:

Sofia Vivir-Bastidas, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Rowen Foster, Oshay Green, “Shorty” Hernandez, Hockaday AP Art students,

David Jeremiah, Allison Klion, Greg Meza, Jessie Alexandra Moncrief, Arthur Peña, Keven Todora and Tino Ward.

On exhibit at ART ROOM, Ft. Worth - Emily Wiethorn: A Certain Kind of Woman

ART ROOM 120 St. Louis Ave #117, Fort Worth

Artist Reception: Thursday, January 16 at 6 pm

On Exhibit through February 22, 2020

Art Room presents A Certain Kind of Woman, a colorful and dynamic body of work created by Cincinnati-based

artist Emily Wiethorn. This contemporary exhibition includes a series of self-portrait photographs that explore female

identity, gender roles, and self-discovery.

Shaina Lamb: Hypnotic opens Metropolitan's January 2020 ArtSpace Show

Metropolitan Press 1250 Majesty Drive, Dallas,

Artist Reception: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:00-8:00 pm

On Exhibit through January 29, 2020

Metropolitan Press ArtSpace exhibits the work of Shaina Lamb for our first show of the new year. Shaina Lamb: Hypnotic is showing in Metropolitan’s ArtSpace gallery through January 29, 2020. Inside Metropolitan Press building.  The gallery represents

both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. ind artist Shaina Lamb on Instagram: @paint.4.purpose. For

more about the show and Metropolitan Press, visit them online.

Workshop: Fences, Families and  Futures

Nasher Sculpture Center 2001 Flora Street, Dallas

Saturday, January 18 -- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet Austin-based artist Yocelyn Riojas whose work brings a voice to people of color navigating the many issues surrounding immigration. Learn how artists in the Nasher Collection have responded to the political challenges of their times, and work collaboratively with Riojas on a large-scale artwork with an empowering message. This workshop is designed for adults ages 17+.

Learn something new, have a snack, and get creative. FREE for Members. $10 for Non-Members. Registration required and available online HERE.


*LAST CHANCE* - Cry Havoc Theater Company presents 20/20 Vision

Cry Havoc Theater Company

South Dallas Cultural Center 2919 Commerce St, Ste 103, Dallas

Showing now through Saturday, January 18th

Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm

Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm

You’ve been hacked! But you’ve been hacked since you first set up an email account or created a digital scan of your social security card or stepped into a room with cameras. Digital technology has evolved from a set of tools to an invisible extension of the human body.

It is difficult to avoid “plugging in” to the digital landscape every hour of every day. Entertainment, banking, maps, relationships,

car rides, communication, and so many other fundamental elements of life depend on technology.

Can you escape the digital rabbit hole? Cry Havoc Theater Company's newest creation, 20/20 VISION, is suitable for

audiences ages 10 and above. Grab your tickets online.

Stage West presents Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson

Stage West 821 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 to Sunday, February 9, 2020

Thursday at 7:30 pm

Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sundays at 3:00

Young math prodigy Ada Byron is stuck between zero and one. While her mother pushes for a prestigious marriage, Ada is captivated by inventor Charles Babbage and his marvelous new theory. As pressures mount and feelings grow, these two make a revelatory discovery that will change absolutely everything. Reservations and information are available through the Box Office (817-784-9378),
or online,

Slide By, A new play by Thomas Ward

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre / 6th Floor Studio Theatre / 2400 Flora St., Dallas

January 16 through January 26, 2020

Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Fridays at 8 pm

Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

SLIDE BY, a new play by Thomas Ward, which will receive its world premiere via the AT&T PAC's Elevator Project. Set one

week after the Columbine shootings in 1999, SLIDE BY follows a former high school student who returns to his alma mater as

a substitute teacher amidst threats of a copycat attack. For tickets, visit

Original work from Fred Curchack at Theatre Three: Stuff Dreams Are Made On

Theatre Three 2800 Routh St, #168, Dallas

January 17-25, 2020


Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm

Shakespeare’s The Tempest changed into something rich and strange, adapted and performed by Fred Curchack.

Stuff As Dreams Are Made On was featured at dozens of international theatre festivals (Next Wave-BAM, Theatre of Nations,

Theater der Welt, Theatre des Ameriques…). It received the Gold Medal at the International Festival of Solo Theatre, the

American Theatre Wing Award, and it has been “Best of the week” in the L.A. Times, “Top ten of the year” in

The New York Times, “Top ten of the decade” in the Austin Chronicle, and “Top ten of all-time” in The Dallas Morning News.

For tickets, visit Theatre Three online.