It's hard to love Dallas when you're parked on Central Expressway in onlooker traffic, walking the piss-scented streets of downtown or watching McMansions being squeezed into tiny lots between Tudor- and Craftsman-style homes. But you can in the art of Byrd Williams, who makes everyday scenes into vivid three-paned works of art. The documentary photographer has focused his lens on Fort Worth and Germany in the past but recently started pointing his large-format camera at Dallas scenes such as the Farmers Market at night. Check out his eerily serene views of Dallas during his first solo show at Afterimage Photography Gallery, 2800 Routh St., from March 26 through May 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 214-871-9140.
Wednesday, March 30
You don't have to race for a cure or even walk for one. These days you can do almost anything for it: get a haircut, eat some yogurt, buy one of those weird ribbon-shaped magnets for your car. You don't even have to drive your own car. During BMW's Ninth Annual Ultimate Drive Program, people can test-drive a specially designed and painted BMW, and for each mile driven, one dollar is donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Participants can also sign the car to show their support. The Ultimate Drive visits Fort Worth at Autobahn Motorcars, 2828 White Settlement Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; Dallas at BMW of Dallas, 2536 Forest Lane, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and Richardson at Classic BMW, 300 N. Central Expressway, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call 1-877-4-A-DRIVE.