Quietly reflect on one of the most spiritually-based art forms at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The collection brings together pieces from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
Step into a world of modern dance, where you'll enjoy the high-energy interpretation of the art of movement. The professionals at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre present a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers.
Laugh it off at the Dallas Comedy House, with performances by the in-house troupe and special guests each week. If you're dying to get up on stage, take a few classes during the week at the venue and strut your stuff on stage during the next open mic night.
Enjoy the hot weather with even hotter entertainment at the Dallas Summer Musicals series. The best Broadway shows come to the stage, with performances like "Stomp," "West Side Story" and "Burn the Floor." Shows run from March through October.
Dallas Summer Musicals is rooted in the tradition of summer-stock performances, where actors stretch their wings and audience members are receptive to a unique and exciting atmosphere. Excellent and thrilling performances are the norm, especially for this well-established group.
Dallas Summer Musicals actually began back in 1941, when theaters and troupes did not have the luxury of performing indoors in an air-conditioned setting. The lure and specialness of live theater continued the tradition, even with the advent of comfortable and cool indoor alternatives.
In the early 1980s, the Dallas Summer Musicals established a national reputation, creating touring productions such as "Peter Pan" starring Sandy Duncan, and "Hello Dolly!" starring Carol Channing.
Today, the theater has re-established its roots, producing local shows of such well-known plays like "The Music Man", "Oklahoma!" and "South Pacific." The theater group also experiments with cutting-edge and modern plays, satisfying its audience's thirst for provocative and lively entertainment. The Dallas Summer Musicals emphasizes family entertainment during the summer months every year, per tradition.
Have a soulfully good time every Sunday at the House of Blues Dallas' Gospel Brunch. Enjoy a full-service buffet and plenty of soul-stirring live music entertainment.
The House of Blues Dallas delivers eclectic and legendary performances in the historic White Swan Building at the city's West End. Though part of a national chain, the House of Blues Dallas celebrates the uniqueness of the "Big D" and features original works of art such as Alan Sainte James Boudrot's "A Dream Come True" and S. Guion's painting of Robert Johnson.
Live performances have rum the gamut. Recent notables include Social Distortion, Crowded House, Blue October, Demitri Martin and George Clinton.
The venue opened in 2007 and accommodates up to 1625 people for live shows. The dining room seats 400 and features southern favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, catfish and ribs.
Its building is legendary as well. It dates back to the 1920s, when it housed a White Swan Coffee processing plant.
Today, of course, the building lives and breathes the blues, including the metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta underneath its stage.
View the small but excellent art collection of the Kimbell Art Museum. Although the permanent collection consists of about 350 pieces, it is considered to be a prime example of European art and includes Michelangelo's first known work, The Torment of Saint Anthony.
Catch a performance at the Majestic Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the last of the theaters that comprised theater row in Deep Ellum. After being transformed from a vaudeville venue to a movie theater to a performing arts center, today's Majestic Theater is the go-to playhouse for exciting entertainment.
Raise a bottle of grog, wipe your matted beard on your sleeve and toast your knight at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This attraction will make you feel like royalty with its banquet-style theater in the round, and you can tour the grounds where period-costumed actors create a Medieval village experience.
Visit the Nasher Sculpture Center, where art is displayed in both indoor and outdoor settings. The sculpture center includes a garden filled with intriguing pieces from the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher. Pieces inside the spare and modern facility are by noted artists like Rodin and Picasso.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum that reflects the passion and wonderment of its founders, specializing in modern and contemporary sculpture.
The collection is from the renown Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who collected works throughout pivotal periods in modern art and specifically sculpture. When the Nashers began collecting, they were guided by their instincts and purchased works that simply moved them. Their collection is extremely varied and include modern works and postwar creations, covering a vast array of materials and interpretations. Certain artists are strongly represented to the delight of many professional curators, including 11 sculptures from Matisse, 7 from Picasso, four from Miro and 13 from Giacometti.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located on 2.4 acres next to the Dallas Museum of Art. The collection features works by the following artists: Harry Bertoia, Constantin Brâncusi, Alexander Calder, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Paul Gauguin, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Richard Serra, and David Smith.
Shakespeare in the Park at Samuell Grand Park: 1500 Tenison Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75223 - MAP
Addison Circle Park: 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001 - MAP
The Bath House Cultural Center: 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218 - MAP
Phone: (214) 559-2778