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17 Awesome Things To Do in Dallas this Weekend, March 20 - 23

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Kettle Art Gallery's Silver Linings Somewhere in between black and white there are shades of gray. The varied tones of this intermediate color have inspired novels. At the intersection of black and white you discover lead or ash. Kettle Art Gallery's new exhibit focuses on these Silver Linings with an exhibition composed entirely of grisaille paintings, monochromatic photographs and black-and-white illustrations. The work of more than 20 artists will be on display starting at 7 p.m. Thursday with an opening reception and remain on view through April 12.

Undermain Theatre's We are Proud to Present If you're looking for some good theater and want to see a new play, you can't go wrong with a show at Undermain Theatre. Consistently presenting some of the most interesting work in town, this is the opening weekend for We are Proud to Present... This new show by Jackie Sibblies Drury is a play within a play about history, racism and truth. It's in previews Thursday and Friday so tickets are just $10. More info.

Friday, March 21

Jubilee Theatre's Ain't Mesbehavin' There is a lot of theater opening this week around town. If you're looking for a killer musical (and you haven't seen The Fortress of Solitude yet), Jubilee Theatre out in Fort Worth opens Ain't Mesbehavin', a musical about the Harlem Renaissance filled with the catchy rhythms of swing.

Rebecca Carter Gallery Opening Where does a memory rest? And more important, what does it look like? Could an artist capture it in a painting? In her latest series, Rebecca Carter attempts exactly that. Using machine stitching on digitally generated color fields, she uses linear forms to create images both familiar and strange. She derives her art in Sleep Architecture and the Dream House from data she gathered over several months of sleep mapping. The opening reception at RE Gallery, 1717 Gould St., takes place at 6 p.m. Friday.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Beyond Borders There are no limits in DBDT's show this weekend. The dancers may have you believing they aren't bound by the same laws of gravity as you. For this production, the featured choreographers are company members Katricia Eaglin, Richard A. Freeman Jr. and Nycole Ray. The show is one-night-only at the W.E. Scott Theatre in Fort Worth and tickets are just $30.

The Dallas Opera's Die tote Stadt This weekend Erich Wolfgang Korngold's very creepy ghost opera takes the stage at the Winspear Opera House. The music is beautiful and the story about man obsessed with his dead wife is haunting (because, ghosts). It opens 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs in repertory with Barber of Seville through April 6. Tickets start at $19.

The Fort Worth Symphony's Twilight of the Gods If you've always wanted to hear a digeridoo, you'll have a chance this weekend. The 1,500-year-old wind instrument invented by indigenous Australians is featured in composer Peter Sculthorpe's "Earth Cry," part of the FW Symphony's stunning repertoire. Also featured in the program is selections from Wagner's Ring Cycle. Tickets start at $12. More info.

Savor Dallas' Arts District Wine Stroll Two important things to note here: wine and architecture. Some of the prettiest buildings in Dallas comprise or are visible from the Arts District and because it's a Savor Dallas event and tickets are $35, the wine is bound to be premium. The whole affair sounds very too-too. Starts at 5 p.m. More info.

Saturday, March 22

Rock & Shop Music. Shopping. Doughnuts. All these would be on a list of life's good stuff. This weekend at South Side at Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St., all three of these things will be part of Rock & Shop, an event that features local vendors and live music. Entry is $5 or $15 if you want free drinks. Dance while you shop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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