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By Debbie AndersonFebruary 26, 2020No Comments

Compiled by Marilyn Bailey and Meda Kessler

There’s a lot to see and do out there.
Get up. Get out. Get going.


Steven and William Ladd’s Scroll Space is made up of hundreds of rolls of textiles created by museum visitors.
Enter the room (you’ll wear little booties) to touch and feel the installation at the DMA. Photo by John Smith

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N. Harwood St., 214-922-1200, dma.org

Speechless: Different by Design Forget those Instagram-ready “museum” pop-ups. This exhibit — appealing to adults and kids — is a smarter participatory experience courtesy of six designers and design teams from around the world. The idea was to create environments where the human senses are combined or substituted for one another. One gallery features a soundscape and objects that visitors can move around to change the sounds; another is described as a “billowing garden of globular silken spider sacs,” made of inflatables that are continually expanding, contracting and moving around. Through March 22

Artist Mark Dion collected a variety of items on his trip to Galveston.
Image courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org

A Day of Perilous Adventures This family-friendly event is part of the Mark Dion exhibition and allows you to explore the unusual collection of “curiosities and oddities” the artist gathered on his trip through Texas. Enjoy offbeat tours, art-making activities and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7

Cheops, 2018, acrylic on linen, 78 by 98 inches Artwork courtesy of Salon 94, New York

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org

FOCUS: Marina Adams A small show highlights the artist’s large-scale abstract paintings featuring bold colors and organic shapes that suggest architecture and strong-patterned textiles. March 27-May 24

Guido Reni’s Atalanta e Hippomenes.
Image courtesy of the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte

Kimbell Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces From the Capodimonte Museum There are fewer than 10 Caravaggios in U.S. museum collections, but this spring the Kimbell will show two of them, its own Cardsharps and The Flagellation of Christ, one of the approximately 40 works by Titian, Raphael, El Greco and other masters visiting from the best museum in Naples. March 1-June 14


Broadway at the Bass

Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

Beautiful This jukebox musical about the early career of singer-songwriter Carole King makes a return appearance at Bass Hall. March 20-22

Photo by Joan Marcus

Casa Mañana

3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, casamanana.org

Matilda This Tony-winning children’s musical (inspired by a Roald Dahl book) tells the story of a brilliant and resourceful little girl who has to deal with difficult parents and a mean headmistress. March 20-April 5

Jubliee Theatre

506 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-338-4411, jubileetheatre.org

How I Got Over Jubilee’s talented musician-actors pay tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, in a revue of her best-loved songs. March 20-April 26

Mahalia Jackson
Photo by Carl Van Vechten; collection of the Library of Congress

National Theatre Live

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3100 Darnell St., 817-738-9215 (the Modern) or 817-923-3012 (Amphibian Stage box office), themodern.org/films or amphibianstage.org

Hansard A caustic comedy set in Thatcher’s Britain features a bickering married couple played by two greats, Lindsay Duncan (Rome, Sherlock) and Alex Jennings (The Crown, The Queen), in a taped performance from the London stage. March 18 and 21

Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan in Hansard Photo by Jay Brooks

Stage West

821/823 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378, stagewest.org

The Children Lucy Kirkwood’s Tony-nominated piece, a regional premiere, is set on the English seaside, where three retired nuclear scientists gather in the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown (obviously inspired by Japan’s Fukushima disaster), leading to an exploration about scientific ethics and our responsibilities to the planet. March 12-April 12


Photo courtesy of RFD-TV Events

The American

AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, attstadium.com

The money’s big — this rodeo bills itself as the “World’s Richest Weekend in Western Sports” — and so is the stage. Top Professional Rodeo
Cowboy Association
(PRCA) athletes are joined by outstanding amateurs (winners of a qualifying tournament held at the Cowtown Coliseum) for two days of high-stakes roping and riding culminating in a final four contest on Sunday in each event. Tickets, americanrodeo.com. March 78


Reid Cabaret Theatre

Casa Mañana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, casamanana.org

A Tribute to The King: Taylor Rodriguez Casa turns its cabaret space over to a young Elvis tribute act, and he’s a good one: a winner of both the Tupelo Elvis Festival and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis. March 2428


Amphibian Stage

120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-923-3012, amphibianstage.com

Steven Castillo Amphibian’s stand-up series continues with this director and performer who’s also a staff writer at Saturday Night Live. His approach is inventive, with the use of English and Spanish, sound effects — and music. He’s also known for “Steezus,” a comedy concert parodying Kanye West. March 17-21


Dallas Opera

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., 214-4431000, dallasopera.org

Don Carlo Any of Verdi’s drama-drenched operas will make your hair stand on end. This one, with scenic design that features images from Goya and El Greco, is set against the Spanish Inquisition, with characters including King Philip of Spain, a French princess who’s forced to marry him and the terrifying Grand Inquisitor. March 20, 22, 25 and 28


TBT’s Carolyn Judson transforms into Marilyn in Image.
Photo by Steven Visneau

Texas Ballet Theater

Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Fort Worth, 877-828-9200, texasballettheater.org

Image/Imbue/Bartok A program of short ballets combines two Ben Stevenson pieces — the neoclassical Bartok and a dance-drama (Image) that reflects on Marilyn Monroe and uses big symphonic music by Mahler — with a minimalistic work (Imbue) that’s set to Philip Glass. March 2729


Magnolia at the Modern

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org

Ordinary Love Liam Neeson and British stage queen Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) star in a story about a middle-aged couple navigating the wife’s breast cancer battle. March 20-22

The Burnt Orange Heresy Make up your own UT jokes, but this Italian-set drama is about an art critic hired to steal a rare painting from a famously reclusive artist (Donald Sutherland). Mick Jagger co-stars.  March 27-29 and April 3-5

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in Ordinary Love
Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

Palace Theatre

Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine, grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/movies

• Julie Andrews Month A month of films salutes the star of stage and screen. The homage kicks off with Mary Poppins, which earned Andrews her sole Oscar. 7:30 p.m. March 6. Check out the website for a complete list.

• Spring Break Movies Enjoy a week of special daytime screenings, 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, for $4 each.
Matilda March 9
Ice Age
March 10
Dr. Doolittle (with Eddie Murphy) March 11
Cars March 12
Tooth Fairy March 13


Apex Arts League

White’s Chapel UMC, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake, apexartsleague.com

Barber Shop Brahms Texas Chamber Music Project screens classic Charlie Chaplin footage — remember his great barbershop scene? — as its musicians perform Brahms’ Hungarian Rhapsody live. Music by Grieg, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams is also on the program. 3 p.m. March 22

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-877-3003, chambermusicfw.org

Mozart the Maverick In Beethoven’s big birthday year, an ensemble of CMSFW friends presents three chamber works by one of his big influences. 2 p.m. March 7

Jennifer Koh is part of a contemporary double bill at Cliburn at the Modern.
Photo by Juergen Frank

Cliburn at the Modern

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-212-4280, cliburn.org Jennifer Koh and Vijay Iyer The Cliburn’s contemporary-music series invites a pair of adventurous young performers — Koh is a violinist, Iyer a pianist and composer — to expand our understanding of what classical music can be. 2 p.m. March 14

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

Family Series: Journey to Space NASA astronaut Gregory H. Johnson is the special guest as the orchestra plays space-themed classics like Holst’s The Planets and music from our favorite space movies and TV shows; NASA photos and video footage are screened above the stage. 11 a.m. March 7

University Christian Church at Bass Hall

Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Fort Worth, basshall.com

Alive at the Bass: A Musical Epiphany A world-premiere choral piece, The Tyger & The Lamb by Ola Gjeilo, is a highlight, as well as favorite Irish tunes for St. Patrick’s Day and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. March 17