Start Staying Up Late With the Nasher

Late Nights at the DMA satisfies art and night owls on the third Friday of each month year-round, but neighbors at the Nasher Sculpture Center have officially returned with Late Nights' warm-weather, outdoor counterpart, 'til Midnight at the Nasher.

The music and movie series kicks off this Friday, with a live performance by Emerald City Band and a film screening of what else, The Wiz. The Dallas Theater Center, along with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, are staging The Wiz this summer at the Wyly from July 8 to August 7, so in collaboration with that production, guests at this week's edition of 'til Midnight will get a special offer for single tickets to DTC's The Wiz.

Although the music-and-movie pairing are the main event, 'til Midnight attendees can also partake in al fresco dining from Wolfgang Puck Catering, gallery tours, and late-night viewings of James Turrell's skyspace, "Tending, (Blue)."

For the uninitiated, "Tending, (Blue)" is an interactive "outdoor" installation. And, it's pretty amazing. Inside of the recessed, landscaped structure, you'll find an opening to the sky. That may not sound like much, but once inside, you'll be blown away from the ever-evolving light show courtesy of Turrell and Mother Nature.

Visitors may also check out the special exhibitions on display throughout the center and garden, such as Sightings: Martin Creed (which includes the much discussed, photographed and shared on Facebook "Half the air in a given space," an installation of 9000 balloons overwhelming a gallery space) and Statuesque, the Nasher's first exhibition held primarily outdoors.

Find the full schedule and details for 'til Midnight after the jump.

Music and movies for the 'til Midnight series:

May 20: Emerald City Band and The Wiz

June 17: Milo Deering Bluegrass Band and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

July 15: Hard Night's Day and Across the Universe

August 19: The Roof Raisers and UP

September 16: Live80 and Footloose

October 28: TBA

The 'til Midnight event timeline:

7 to 9 p.m.: Live concert

9 to 11 p.m.: Movie Presentation on Jumbo Screen

6 to 9:30 p.m.: Picnics and Snack Bites by Wolfgang Puck Catering

8 p.m.: Guided Gallery Tours

11 p.m. to midnight: Countdown to Midnight - "Tending, (Blue)"

'til Midnite is free with museum admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for Members and children 12 and under. Guests are welcome to bring blankets for comfortable seating in the Garden. Outdoor food and furniture are not permitted. Visit nashersculpturecenter.org.

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