Doctor is In
Seuss is loose at the Science Place
Bill Cosby, Mister Rogers and Ronald McDonald have this ability to connect with kids. Cosby makes faces. Mister Rogers speaks directly to the camera in second person and suddenly you too are in the Land of Make-Believe. Ronald McDonald has big red shoes. Yet who dares compare with Dr. Seuss? Imagine a fox wearing socks or a plate with green eggs and ham on it. Remember when that's what made you laugh out loud? But starting this weekend at the Science Place in Fair Park, 1318 Second Ave., you can see a different side of Seuss--his art for grown-ups with titles such as "Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy" and "The Cat from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. " There's a collector's preview from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; it's free for members and $20 for non-members. Then, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, the opening reception officially kicks off the month-long exhibition of The Art of Dr. Seuss. The reception is free for members and $4 to $7.50 for non-members, and it includes a guided tour by the exhibit's curator, William W. Dreyer. Call 1-800-758-0932 or visit www.seussindallas.com. --Stephanie Morris
Everyone flirts with the bartender. So why not be one? Also, learn how to perform sexy tricks with stuffed martini olives and open and close umbrellas with your incisors. You already can tie a cherry stem, right? Who wouldn't get a phone number after displaying such skills? Christan Marashio, aka Moxie of moxieinthecity.net, which hosts singles events featuring kickboxing, margarita speed dating and more, will host a bartending class followed by a happy hour from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Zubar, 2012 Greenville Ave. Cost is $32 to $54. Call 214-887-0071. --Mark Stuertz
Apparently, we've been wrong all these years. Home is actually where the art is. Or so said the interdisciplinary aesthetics program at the University of Texas at Dallas and a private developer when they teamed up to create the UTD/SouthSide Artist Residency. Through the unusual program, artists get a place to live and create, as well as a place to show off their work (and sometimes the way they work). It's an artist's haven and an art scout's dream come true. The UTD/SouthSide Artist Residency sponsors an exhibition of work by abstract sculptor Lily Hanson and visiting South Korean painter Son Doo Kim. The show opens Thursday in the Janette Kennedy Gallery, but a reception really kicks it off Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery is located inside SouthSide on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St., and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Visit ah.utdallas.edu/southside for more info on both the exhibition and the residency program. --Merritt Martin
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