• Cristee Cook

On the Art Beat: September 26-29


CinéWilde presents "Poison" in 35mm

WHEN: Friday, September 26th at 9 pm

WHERE: CinéWilde at the Texas Theatre 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208

Three inter-cut stories make up “Poison”. All based on queer French Writer Jean Genet stories and all directed by queer director Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, Carol), this 1991 award winning indie film helped birth the New Queer Cinema movement. Featuring a young John Leguizamo! This “Tales of Crypt” meets “True Crime Stories” hybrid is the perfect way to prepare you for the Halloween season. **NC-17 Rating with adult content**

Grab your tickets HERE


WHEN: Sunday, September 29th at 5 pm

WHERE: Texas Theatre 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Hosted by Texas Theatre and AFFD - The Asian Film Festival of Dallas. Find all the details and get your tickets HERE.

Coming From Insanity - Dallas Special Screening

WHEN: Sunday, September 29th

6 pm Doors // 6:30 pm Red Carpet & Pre-Movie Reception // 7:00 pm Movie Starts

WHERE: Studio Movie Grill 13933 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75243

In the mid-nineties, a 12 year-old boy (KOSSI) with genius-level intelligence, is one of many children trafficked through the Nigerian borders from Togo. He ends up with the MARTINS, an upper-middle class family of 4 in Lagos. At their home, he will work overtime for his meals and shelter as a houseboy. Fast forward to present day, Kossi is still a houseboy with the Martins. He dreams of a better life, but with barely any education, he knows his future is compromised. He relies on his natural abilities and talent to carve out a way for himself, soon discovering the art of counterfeit-money printing. Now out on his own, he employs the services of a few friends and grows the operation substantially, floating the most flawless counterfeit dollars this side of the world, landing him on the radar of a young determined agent at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.

Rated R/18 – Language

NO Tickets at the Door – Advance Tickets ONLY



Gordon Dalhquist’s new play Red Chariot continues at Undermain Theatre

WHEN: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm through October 13th

WHERE: Undermain Theatre 3200 Main St, Dallas

Undermain opens its 36th season with the world premiere science fiction thriller Red Chariot by James Tait Black prize winner Gordon Dahlquist. Red Chariot takes place amid the downfall of civilization after the Internet has created a mysterious Tarot Deck that can actually affect the past, present, and future. Directed by Undermain company member Blake Hackler, Red Chariot takes us on a journey through time as we explore the chaotic effects of new technological advancements and the role humans have, or haven't, played in stopping that chaos. Check out Dallas Art Beat’s review of this thought-provoking, mind-bending play.

For tickets, visit www.undermain.org.

The Shine Play Festival opens at Soul Rep Theatre

WHEN: September 26 – 29th

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm

October 4th – 6th

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm

WHERE: South Dallas Cultural Center 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210

Soul Rep Theatre Company kicks off its “lucky” 13th season of plays – SOUL TO KEEP - with its rebranded biennial new play festival in memory of the late and celebrated playwright and professor, Dr. Ted Shine. The inaugural SHINE PLAY PLAY FESTIVAL will feature 10 short plays written by local, national, and international playwrights with the theme “Black Men Illuminated,” in addition to a performance of Dr. Shine’s one-act play, “Shoes.” The dynamic play festival is sponsored in part by a generous Cultural Vitality Project grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. For tickets and showtimes: https://soulreptheatre.thundertix.com/

Friday Night Improv

WHEN: Friday, September 27th at 9:30 pm

WHERE: Stomping Ground Comedy 1350 Manufacturing St #109, Dallas, Texas 75207

Every Friday night at 9:30 features the best of live long form improv comedy! Featuring local favorites Kill Me Please Improv Troupe. This show is recommended for ages 18+. Stomping Ground is BYOB. Seating begins 15 minutes prior to the start of the show. Grab your tickets HERE.



Ft. Worth Fire Beats

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 7 pm

WHERE: Shipping and Receiving Bar 201 South Calhoun Street, Suite 107

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join us for our monthly Fort Worth Fire Beats show! This event showcases talents from many local artists and will have you grooving all night. Our theme this month is Burn Baby Burn come dressed in your dessert dwelling outfits! All ages show until midnight (then it's 18 & up). Cover $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Kids 12 & under get in FREE! Tickets and schedule HERE.

Gallery Reception: Depth & Shadows

WHEN: Friday, September 27th at5 pm

WHERE: The Gallery at North Haven Gardens

View all original work by local artists that explore & honor nature's dance between light & dark, day & night, soft gestures, sharp contrast & brilliant balance. Featuring Shamsy Roomiani, Susan Kaiser, Camilla Cowan, Avery Kelly & Brandon Barnett. Our on-site Cafe is open with drink specials for the evening. Receptions are free, casual & open to all.

Exhibition will be on display through December 2, 2019. RSVP here.

Architecture Walking Tour

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th at 6 pm

WHERE: Meet at Main Street and Akard Street

A walking tour of the extraordinary buildings that shape the architectural landscape of the Central Downtown Business district. We will focus on architectural elements, history, scandals and mysteries throughout the neighborhood. The tour is about 2 hours. We will see the underground and rooftops of some Dallas' best landmarks. Buildings that we will visit: The Kirby, The Magnolia, The Adolphus, The Gulf States building, and The DPL building – and more. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

La Pulguita: Art Mercado

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th – Noon – 5 pm

WHERE: Latino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, Texas 75204

Join the LCC for its second annual Art Mercado and support local Latinx artists and artisans. La Pulguita will be a great way to shop for a special piece of art for your family and friends while supporting local artists at the same time. Admission to La Pulguita is free and open to the public.


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