• Cristee Cook

On the art beat: September 4-8, 2019 in D/FW

We’re all getting back to real life after Labor Day weekend and the Fall season of culture in D/FW is in full swing. This weekend offers rich live theatre, several gallery openings, and a cool multi-media poetry event. Here are Dallas Art Beat’s recommendations for September 5-8 in D/FW:

Us/Them at Echo Theatre


Echo Theatre presents Us/Them: A Play About Terrorism

When: Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 pm (PWYC Preview Night)

Friday, September 6 – Saturday, September 7 at 8 pm

Where: BathHouse Cultural Center

Us/Them is inspired by the Beslan School Seige in 2004, when Chechen rebels stormed a school in Russia, taking and killing many hostages. This timely subject is presented by two young student hostages and offers a child’s understanding of the horrors humans are capable of committing. If you want to attend the preview performance on Thursday evening as a PWYC, be sure to email reservations@echotheatre.org and pay at the door. For Friday and Saturday night, grab your tickets HERE.

Second Thought Theatre continues What We Were by Black Hackler

When: Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 pm

Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 at 8 pm

Where: Kalita Humphreys Campus

Dallas Art Beat caught this captivating and bold work on Monday night and can’t say enough about it. The play takes you on a journey of memory, reunification, and family healing with a strong cast, beautiful design, and sophisticated direction. Grab your tickets HERE.

Circle Theatre continues it’s run of the world premiere: A 3D Adventure by Matt Lyle

When: Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 pm

Friday, September 6 at 8 pm

Saturday, September 7 at 3 pm and 8 pm

Where: Circle Theatre

Directed by Circle Theatre Artistic Director Matthew Gray, this world premiere (written by Dallas playwrite and actor Matt Lyle) is an hilarious adventure about a small theatre troupe’s production and how it goes spectacularly wrong. It’s sure to deliver belly laughs. With Circle Theatre's legacy of work and talented Matthew Gray at the helm, expect a high production value. Grab your tickets HERE.



Distant Snapshots: Opening Reception

When: Saturday, September 7 at 5:30 pm

Where: Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas

This exhibit kicks off the fall 2019 season and offers an overview of the upcoming solo exhibits coming to the gallery. The exhibition will include photography, video, and painting and includes the work of artists Arden Bendler Browning, Samantha McCurdy, Benjamin Terry, and Donald Martiny. Galleri Urbane describes the exhibit: “With the vast array of work on display in Distant Snapshots, including painting, photography, sculpture, and video, the show provides a rare chance to experience the breadth of Galleri Urbane’s roster in an exhibition setting. It serves as the perfect opportunity to debut the latest from our artists’ studios, showcasing their ever-evolving practices.”

White Rock Zine Machine -- Flight #8: Code

When: Sunday, September 8 at 4 pm

Where: Ro2 Art

Come to a reading at Ro2 Gallery, featuring tiny books of art and writing inspired by many kinds of code -- from hobo signs to morse code, to ancient Japanese musical notation. Enter the Code Room, an installation by Lisa Huffaker: sit in the chair, activate a sculptural vending machine like an automatic oracle, and collect all 12 zines for just a quarter each. Zine artists include Kimberly Alexander, Kelley Cheek, Dan Collins, A. Kendra Greene, Lisa Huffaker, Joe Milazzo, Roberto Munguia, Robert Price, Brad Ford Smith, Terri Thoman, and Wanda Whittlesey-Jerome with Ric Speed.

Admission is free.

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