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@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities.


Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com

Dallas

ART & CULTURAL 

Dallas Museum of Art

DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

 Crow Collection of Asian Art

SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Nasher Sculpture Center

SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

MUSIC EVENTS:

Quill

JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Moody Performance Hall

THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO NADINE SIERRA / JAN 28 / Next: Jan 28 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Line Dancing, a free movie screening at the Hope Center, a student art festival at the University of Texas at Dallas, and many more.

Here are a few things you can do in January. Posted by Jamina Tribbett for Visit Dallas

Hang out until midnight at the Dallas Museum of Art during Late Nights at the DMA on Jan. 19 for music, talks, films, gallery tours, kids’ activities and more. This month’s Late Night activities celebrate the museum’s birthday and explore the psychedelic world of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.

 Take the kids on a trip to the Dallas Children’s Theater to see “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” show. Watch the illustrations of this beloved children’s book leap from the page to the stage in a bright display of color. The show will occur daily between Jan. 19 to Feb. 25.

Head to East Dallas for the KidFilm Festival at the Angelika Film Center and Café on Jan. 20-21. This two-day lineup of new and classic films for both children and adults also features special guests, readalongs and other fun activities. The tickets are completely free and available at the KidFilm box office one hour before each showtime.

Stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center to see “The Dramastics: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas” exhibit, on display until Jan. 28. The elaborate scenes, made completely of paper and wire, depict the rise of a fictional punk rock band. It’s a display you must see for yourself.

Want to know what else you can do in Dallas? Go to www.visitdallas.com.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth

ART & CULTURAL

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – A NEW AMERICAN SCULPTURE, 1914-1945: LACHAISE, LAURENT, NADELMAN AND ZORACH /

  • February 17, 2017 – May 13, 2018

  • Recurring daily

 

Artspace111

CITY SYMPHONY | GROUP EXHIBITION /Opening Reception | February 8, 2018 | 5pm to 8pm |

Exhibition on Display | February 8 – March 17, 2018 |

 

 

MUSIC  & OTHER EVENTS

 

 Jubilee Theater

JUBILEE THEATRE – DETROIT ’67 /

  • December 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

E-MAIL Visit Website

 

 Main Event Entertainment – Fort Worth South

LOOSEN THE BIBLE BELT /

  • Recurring daily

E-MAIL Visit Website

How about the doing a little dancing at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, view some artwork on The Dewey Street Bridge or a variety of Western art at the Will Rodger Memorial Center.

Go to http://www.fortworth.com to gather more information. You can get a kick out of both cities for great art, music, and other events. If you plan on visiting, I hope this was helpful to you.

 

 

Image source: Wikipedia, Photohome.com, Dallas Hot Spots, www.fortworth.com, & Downtown Fort Worth

 

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@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17

Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city.


Credit source: visitsanantonio.com

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Here are a few initiatives….

TriArt Grant Program

The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations.

Public Art

Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri Art Grant Program, local artists have an opportunity to provide meaningful enrichment and infuse community spaces with culture throughout 2018 and beyond.

Just a few events that will be celebrated during the tricentennial:

Celebrate San Antonio NYE Celebration

Tricentennial Commemorative Week

The Witte Museum presents 300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture

San Antonio Museum of Art presents San Antonio 1718

¡Viva Hemisfair! a 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

In the meantime, take a look at a few activities happening now….

Chuck Ramirez: All This And Heaven Too  / Regular Admission + $10

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

2108245368    Visit Website

 

An Evening In Travis Park  / Free

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 – Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

5 – 8 PM

Travis Park

311 E Travis St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

 

 

The Latino List: Photographs By Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 – Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave. , San Antonio, TX 78215

2109788100    Visit Website

For more information go to visitsanantonio.com. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: www.sanantonio300.org, nations online, & good living

@ The Event: Los Angeles

@ The Event: Los Angeles

April 21 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, we’re taking a tour of LaLa Land. This time Shadowboxerinc is doing something different.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

APRIL 22
10:00 AM
USC: LOS ANGELES  / 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089

TOSCA

APRIL 22
12:30 PM
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION: LOS ANGELES / 135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles CA 90012

PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC

APRIL 27
12:00 PM
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: LOS ANGELES / 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL 27
7:00 PM
ARATANI JAPAN AMERICA THEATER: LOS ANGELES, CA / 244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012

DEADMAU5

APRIL 27
9:00 PM
SHRINE EXPO HALL: LOS ANGELES / 665 W Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA

I hope this will help in wondering what to do in LA. If not, you can click on these websites:

www.expedia.com

www.tripadvisor.com

www.discoverlosangeles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@ The Event: Calgary

@ The Event: Calgary

Jan. 20 / 17

Ahh! It’s Friday! It’s been a short week, but a productive week. We’re still continuing our tour of Canada. Next stop is Calgary. Found lots of activities to do there….


cred: visitcalgary.com

Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3, Canada

www.glenbow.org

 

Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) / September 20 – October 1, 2017

www.calgaryfilm.com

 

Block Heater / February 10 – 12, 2017

Inglewood (9 & 10 Ave. S.E.)
Calgary, AB

www.calgaryfolkfest.com

 

Opera in the Village / August 2017 TBD

East Village, 5 St. & Confluence Way S.E.
Calgary, AB

www.calgaryopera.com

 

Calgary International Children’s Festival / May 24 – 27, 2017

205 – 8 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, AB

calgarykidsfest.ca

 

Calgary Comic & Entertainment EXPO / April 27 – 30, 2017

Calgary Stampede / 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

calgaryexpo.com

 

Sled Island Festival / June 21 – 25, 2017

www.sledisland.com

 

Check out these areas for public art, if there still here….

  • East Village Murals
  • Peace Bridge
  • Stephen Avenue Walk ‘Tree’s
  • Wonderland
  • Chinook Arc

To read a bit more click here. To see more information about what do, see, and anything else in Calgary go to www.visitcalgary.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER 2014: THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Smithsonian Museums in Washington D. C. washington.org

June 6, 2014

Hey everybody! First Friday for the month is here. During the months of June, July, and August, Esquisses is exploring what these museums are offering for kids, adults, and families this summer. We’re heading off to the Smithsonian…..

The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries.  The Smithonian was founded on August 10, 1849 by Joseph Henry, James Smithson, Joel Roberts Poinsett. 

You just can’t explore it all in one day! So what does the Smithsonian have for the kids? Try Everything Art. This page is where you kids can have fun and create cool stuff like….

Eyeing America: where you can take a virtual tour w/artist Robert Cottingham.

George Catlin: where you can sit and listen to campfire stories in a virtual classroom.

Get a close look and understand what’s behind African Masks at the Museum of African Art.

Games & Activities such as:

A Puerto Rican Carnival: experience the flavor of a Puerto Rican carnival and make a mask of your very own design.

George Washington Portrait: Gather the clues about the portrait of our first president.

Favorites:

  • Ask Joan of Art
  • Young America
  • Lure of the West
  • Bottlecaps to brushes

Visit www.si.edu. Once your there, head over to Kids,  you have lots of really great activities that you and your young ones can choose! Or you can go to Educators which also has a boatload of things your kid can participate. You can check out Events to see what’s going on at the African Art Museum, Freer Gallery, Air and Space Museum, or Sackler Gallery and many more!

Map of all the museums! postalmuseum.si.edu

Smithsonian / 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20004

Customer Service: 1 (800) 766-2149 (Consumer)

Enjoy your Friday, have a great weekend, and be blessed always!

NEXT WEEK: Spotlight Artist, Art Scene Newsletter and Announcement.