@ 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



Dallas Museum of Art




 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




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


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





Fort Worth


Amon Carter Museum of American Art


  • February 17, 2017 – May 13, 2018

  • Recurring daily



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

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





 Jubilee Theater


  • December 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 Main Event Entertainment – Fort Worth South


  • Recurring daily

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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 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.



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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

December 13 / 17

Hello again…just one more thing. I’m in the midst of getting or finding information on upcoming literary events for 2018. Thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, here are several for the month of January.

Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP


Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

Ithaca, New York, United States


MAY 14  SEP 30, 2018


TUITION / COST: Saltonstall’s juried residencies are free of charge.
Small stipends are provided to offset travel costs and other personal expenses.

CONTACT: Lesley Williamson


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
New York, United States



Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States


JAN 12  JAN 15, 2018


Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details.



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
New Jersey, United States


Writing Havana: An Immersion Class in Place-Based Writing

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States


JAN 21  JAN 29, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP: None Available

CONTACT: SF Workshops/Writers Lab
PHONE:(505) 983-1400, ext. 111


Featured Writers Include:

Pam Houston


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


50 Mount Carmel Rd.
Santa Fe
New Mexico, United States



Novel in a Year: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Chicago, Illinois, United States



4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
Illinois, United States

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.


That’s it for now, but I will post more for February 2018. Just click on the links above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

@ 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.

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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 Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.



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Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

October 25 / 17

Found a list of book festivals, conferences, and things. Courtesy of African American Literature Book Club, there are several events taking place in November….

Credit source: African American Literature Book Club (AALBC)

  1. Wisconsin Book Festival

    Thursday, November 2, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Madison, Wisconsin

  2. Texas Book Festival

    Saturday, November 4, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Austin, Texas

  3. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Washington, District of Columbia

  4. Kentucky Book Fair

    Friday, November 10, 2017, to Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Frankfort, Kentucky

  5. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 – St. Petersburg, Florida

  6. Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

  7. National Book Awards

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – New York, New York

  8. Ake Arts and Book Festival

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

  9. Bluffton Book Festival

    Thursday, November 16, 2017, to Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bluffton, South Carolina

  10. Miami Book Fair International

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Miami, Florida

  11. Mosaic Literary Conference

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bronx, New York


Just click on the links above to get the information you need on each event. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed.



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Wednz Scene: Scream on the Green

Wednz Scene: Scream on the Green

October 25 / 17

Hello everyone! For those living the Columbus, Georgia area, this event is right up your alley. Young Professional’s Scream on the Green is coming this Friday, October 27 at the CSU (Columbus State University) RiverPark Campus-Woodruff Park Lawn.

It all starts at 7:00 pm. Lots of activities, lots of fun. Go to for more information.


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Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

October 21 / 17

Hey again….Second, Denver Art Week, which will be happening on November 3-11, 2017. I saw this while I was getting yesterday’s post for @ The Event ready. Here are some of the highlights…..

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Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year’s Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017


  1. Know Your Arts First Friday

  2. Free Night at the Museums

  3. Denver’s On Stage

  4. Family Friendly

  5. Hidden Gems

Lots of events taking place such as 14er Film Fest, 2 for 1 Admission to Listen/Hear 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down, and many other events during Denver Art Week.

Free Night at the Museums is where Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is free…yes FREE.

You’ll also experience the Denver Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 1-12 and Breakin’ Convention, Nov. 4-5, the world’s biggest festival of hip-hop dance theater.

For great deals and other information go to

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@ The Event: Phoenix, Arizona

@ The Event: Phoenix, Arizona

September 15 / 17

Friday is here….yea! This month is going pretty fast, isn’t it? Our next stop for @ The Event is Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to Visit Phoenix we can get a glimpse of what you can be doing while you visit the Valley of the Sun.

Credit source: Visit Phoenix

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

  • Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Phone: (602) 257-1880

  • Time: See website for Phoenix Art Museum hours

  • Price: $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required)


Of God and Mortal Men

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • October 7, 2017, to April 15, 2018

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (602) 252-8840

  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm

  • Price: Included with museum admission


Artlink First Fridays


Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts

  • Herberger Theater Center
    222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ

  • November 4, 2017

  • Phone: (602) 254-7399

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Price: Free


Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Phone: (480) 686-9539

  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.


Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts

  • Avenue of the Fountains

    12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ

  • November 10, 2017, to November 12, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 837-1654

  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Price: Free admission and parking





Lost Lake Festival

October 20-22, 2017

The festival will take place at central Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd Street and Indian School Road, and just a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Friday: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Three-day general admission passes are $224.50 plus fees through September. Starting October 1, the price jumps to $239.50 plus fees. As of publishing this blog post, a limited number of VIP tickets are currently available for $574.50 plus fees.

Single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, September 8. They’ll cost $89.50 plus fees for general admission and $224.50 plus fees for VIP.

Get your tickets here.



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Hale Centre Theatre

    50 W Page Ave, Gilbert Gilbert, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to October 7, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 497-1181

  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.

  • Price: $18-$32


Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic

  • Multiple Locations
    2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ

  • Dates: September 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 Jan 20, Jan 26 – Jan 27, Feb 2 – 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 – 13, May 19, May 26, 2018

  • Phone: (480) 359-7469

  • Price: See website for availability and ticket information.



Heard Museum

  • 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 252-8840

    • Fax: (602) 252-9757


Phoenix Art Museum

  • 1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 257-1222

    • Fax: (602) 253-8662


Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

    • Phone: (480) 478-6000

    • Fax: (480) 471-8690


Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • 215 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 253-0501

    • Fax: (602) 307-9833




Arizona Broadway Theatre

  • 7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ 85382

    • Phone: (623) 776-8400


Arizona Theatre Company

  • 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 256-6899

    • Fax: (602) 256-7399


Arizona Opera

  • 75 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 266-7464

And so much more……Go to to get even more information about all the events listed here and on their website. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!



@ The Event: San Francisco

@ The Event: San Francisco

March 17 / 17

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! We were in Vancouver, Canada and now were in the state of California. San Francisco is where we are. I’m sure I’ve covered this city before, but it’s becoming one of the places to visit. Take a look at what you can do in the City by the Bay…..

cred: trip advisor

Art Museums & Galleries

Secession Art & Design /  Address: 3235 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA94110 / Phone Number: +1 415-279-3058  


San Francisco Women Artist GalleryAddress: 647 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122-2401 / Phone Number: 14155668550


Asian Art MuseumAddress: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 / Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) / 151 3rd St, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107 / Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000





San Francisco Opera / 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509 / Phone Number: +1 415-861-4008


Palace of Fine Arts Theatre3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002 / Phone Number: +1 415 563 6504


The Speakeasy644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 / Phone Number: +1 415-891-9744


SFJazz Center201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5108 / Phone Number: +1 866-920-5299


San Francisco Playhouse450 Post St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA 94102-1528 / Phone Number: +1 415-677-9596




San Francisco Internaional Film Festival / April 5 – 19, 2017 /

San Francisco Green Film Festival / April 20 – 26, 2017 /

just to name a few….




Treasure Island Music Festival / October 14 – 16, 2017 /

Noise Pop Music & Art Festival / February 16 – 26, 2018 /

I’m sure there more….

So there you have it. Go to Trip Advisor or go to San Francisco Travel, for more information.








































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