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Nocturne

Second Thought Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Thu. until April 26; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 26

In Nocturne, a 17-year-old piano prodigy accidentally decapitates his 9-year-old sister in an auto accident. Mom goes nuts. Dad threatens to shoot son. Son heads off to New York, escapes to books, becomes a writer and struggles to comes to grips with the tragedy. No further word on what... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

Sammons Cabaret

Sammons Center for the Arts : 8:00 p.m. April 17

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear Joe Rogers play. Right this way, your table’s waiting. The monthly Sammons Cabaret is a darn good reason to put down your knitting. Local personality Sheran Goodspeed Keyton takes the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday to channel Etta, croon some... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Music

Demonic Chronic 48-Hour Stoner Film Race

Texas Theatre : 6:00 p.m. April 18

Marijuana gained acceptance so fast that the country really doesn’t know what to make of it. We’ve got two states on the books that made recreational usage legal with more certain to follow their example. It wasn’t that long ago that we were making anti-drug movies to scare... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film - Events, Film

Dick Dale

Trees : 7:00 p.m. April 18

Contrary to popular belief, Dick Dale's sound ranges beyond surf, metal and '60s hot-rod music. Before he revolutionized electric guitar at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the '50s and '60s, he discovered how to apply "accentuation of rhythms on guitar" by listening to... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Hit and Run 5k

River Legacy Park : 9:00 a.m. April 19

Slapstick will always be funny whether it’s the Three Stooges pounding each other’s faces into hamburger meat or some schlub on a security camera falling into a mall fountain because they don’t possess the motor skills one needs to look at a cell phone and walk safely at the... More >>

Arlington Sports - Participatory

HUMP!

Texas Theatre : 5:00 p.m. April 19

Rumor has it that to snag his role in Nymphomaniac, Shia LaBeouf sent Lars von Trier a sex tape he made with a girlfriend. You can thank me for that excuse next time you try to talk your significant other into filming your intimate moments. Plus, if you’re creative enough, you can submit... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film

Image Passing

Liliana Bloch Gallery : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. April 19

Traveling is not the same. Memories from trips blur together, lost amongst the thousands of photos uploaded to Instagram. Nobody uses printed pictures anymore to capture life’s more precious moments. Except perhaps professional photographers. Dallas artist Sally Warren, for example, who... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Openings and Events, Art - Galleries

Trigger Warning

Ware:wolf:haus : 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. April 19

Robberies, stabbings, murder. Welcome to Thor Johnson’s world. This visually talented Dallas artist’s solo show, Trigger Warning, opens at Ware:Wolf:Haus, 425 Bedford St., with a reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Thor said he chose the date of the show because of its historical... More >>

West Dallas Art - Openings and Events

Spring Swing Burlesque

The Kessler Theater : 9:00 p.m. April 19

Look, we don’t want to jinx anything, but we think it’s finally safe to wear fewer clothes without fear of frostbitten … extremities. (Just mind your ACs, now.) And naturally, spring makes us immediately think of well-choreographed, if not scantily clad, frolics and... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Burlesque

Suscon's Flight to Spirit

Lakewood Theater : 9:00 p.m. April 19

On one end of your block, there may be a neighbor who is devoutly religious, while just down the street, there might be a marathon runner, and two doors over a painter, then three blocks behind you a professional bull rider. The many varieties of human beings make life vibrant and diverse.... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Conventions

Dovetail, Oil Boom, Foxtrot Uniform

Three Links : 10:00 p.m. April 19

Oil Boom has often been compared to The Black Keys and The White Stripes (see our review of their debut, Black Waxy). That's hardly a bad thing; the band's blues-riffing pop record was produced by the experienced Stuart Sikes, and the band regularly headline rooms all around town. More >>

Fair Park Music

Strike!

Kimbell Art Museum : 2:00 p.m. April 20

Ever play the cinematic trope drinking game? That’s where you take a shot every time a Hollywood flick uses blunt editing to make a point, employs caricature to drive something home or leans mightily on a visual metaphor. Pick out a random sample of Oscar-winning films, and you’ll... More >>

Fort Worth Film

Firmily Feud

Main Street Garden Park : 6:00 p.m. April 21

When you think of the most iconic building in Dallas, what comes to mind? Fountain Place or Reunion Tower (you know, the spinny ball restaurant)? More important, what comes to mind for the majority of your fellow citizens? These are the kinds of questions that will be asked at Firmily Feud, a... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Competitions

Fading Gigolo at USA Film Festival

Angelika Dallas : 7:00 p.m. April 22

Do you ever pick up a newspaper from a few days ago and read that your favorite band was in town and wonder how you missed it? Or log into Facebook to see pictures from a party you forgot to attend? Don’t let that happen to you with the USA Film Festival. For 44 years running, this annual... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Film

Fading Gigolo at USA Film Festival

Angelika Dallas : 7:00 p.m. April 22

Do you ever pick up a newspaper from a few days ago and read that your favorite band was in town and wonder how you missed it? Or log into Facebook to see pictures from a party you forgot to attend? Don’t let that happen to you with the USA Film Festival. For 44 years running, this annual... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Film

Mogwai

Granada Theater : 8:00 p.m. April 23

With his thick Scottish accent and humorous remarks, Stuart Braithwaite, leader of the post-rock instrumental band Mogwai, comes across as a likeable rogue. Considering that his band's stock and trade is music that features dense and distorted waves of noise and feedback, Braithwaite's... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Music

Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World.

Dallas Museum of Art : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 29

When it comes to international art exhibitions, Dallas can often be ignored in favor of cities like New York City or Chicago. The Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.) is changing that with grabs like Jean Paul Gaultier a few years ago and now with its latest exhibit, Nur: Light in Art and... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Museums

Gidion's Knot

Kitchen Dog Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 26; 8:00 p.m. April 23

Any parent understands the overwhelming dread a mandatory parent-teacher conference can bring. Children know no bounds in embarrassing their parents, from eating glue to pulling the cute girl’s hair or talking back to the teacher. But even your family’s black sheep will look little... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

Perot Museum of Nature and Science : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 1; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 1

A few weeks ago, a lone scientist calculated that civilization as we know it is a mere 15 or so years from implosion. Thanks to our earth-destroyin’ ways, the end is fairly nigh according to him. If that’s the case, it’s a pretty sad showing for humanity, who will have lasted... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

Hunting + Gathering

Amphibian Stage Productions : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 4

A grown man who lives with his parents; your cousin who has no desire to keep her day job. A psychologist nicknamed them “kidults.” Everybody knows a few. Hell, I’ve dated a few. These stunted adults are the subject of Brooke Berman’s sharp new play Hunting + Gathering,... More >>

Fort Worth Theater

Richard Phillips/ Julian Schnabel

Dallas Contemporary : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10; 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 10

There aren't many artists with the balls to install a set of neon Playboy bunny ears on the side of the road. That's exactly what Richard Phillips did out in the wild West Texas town of Marfa. Of course, it encouraged the rest of the world the to debate the fine line between advertisement and... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Openings and Events, Art - Museums

Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi

The Nasher Sculpture Center : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 13

It's not every day that a museum announces an exhibition that is a recreation of a gasoline service station, but those are the exact words the Nasher Sculpture Center used for Bettina Pousttchi's Sightings installation that opens Saturday. The first American exhibition for German-Iranian artist... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Arts, Art - Museums

Beauty & the Beast

The Winspear Opera House : 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 26; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 20 until April 27

Sure, Beauty and the Beast is one of those shows that parents will attach leashes to their babies and drag them along to "expose" them to art. Sure, the toddlers might hum along through their snot noses to "Be our Guest." And sure, I may find myself sitting next to someone's else kid who... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Theater

Evita

Music Hall at Fair Park : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until April 26; 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from April 18 until April 26; 1:30 p.m. every Sun. from April 20 until April 27

If ever a life deserved to be retold in a grand, bombastic musical, it was Eva Peron's. You think Jean Valjean fleeing through Paris' sewers is dramatic? Hah. Peron clawed her way up from poverty to become first an actress, then Argentina's first lady and finally a sort of secular saint as... More >>

Fair Park Theater

Spunk

WaterTower Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until May 4; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from April 18 until May 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 20 until May 4

WaterTower Theatre has a mean case of the blues in its newest show. Based on three short stories by Zore Neale Hurston and adapted by George C. Wolfe, Spunk is a play with music that explores love and triumph in the lives of early 20th century African-Americans. The songs by Chic Street Man add... More >>

Addison Theater
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