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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks 9

Look out, North Texas! There’s a whole boatload of arts-related events coming your way this week. Whether you’re in the mood for a thoughtful poetry reading, a riveting play, or a special outing for mom on Mother’s day we’ve got you covered. Take a look at this week’s Art&Seek picks chosen just for you!


The new exhibition “A Beatbox Caviar” reflects on the life and experiences of Fort Worth painter Jeremy Joel. See it at Fort Works Art through June 30.

A family conflict about where to house their elderly mother is the plot of One Thirty Productions’ new play, “The Velocity of Autumn.” See the wickedly funny and touching comedy on stage at the Bath House Cultural Center through May 26.


Celtic Woman, the all-female Irish musical ensemble, is off on another world tour. Tonight, they bring their fusion of all things Celtic – from bagpipes to Irish dances – to the Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center in Tyler.

Dallas bookstore The Wild Detectives hosts Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet Yesika Salgado tonight. Her debut book, “Corazón” celebrates heartache with 67 poems categorized into the five stages of romance.


Tonight, US military man turned actor Stephan Wolfert performs his one-person play ‘Cry Havoc!’ at Fort Worth’s Amphibian Stage. He uses Shakespeare’s timeless words to explain his experiences with PTSD.

In “Melodies of Certain Damage” musicians play shattered guitars restrung with piano strings which are then assembled across the marble floor of the Meyerson Symphony Center. The show, which is part of the DSO’s SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival,  is both sonic and visual.

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Hip-hop artist Nas and the Dallas Symphony come together for an evening full of art and music at “Array” at The Bomb Factory. The collaboration is part of the DSO’s SOLUNA Festival.

Richardson’s premier community choir, The Contemporary Chorale, next concert is “What in a Name?” You have two chances to hear them perform songs like “Hello Dolly,” “Proud Mary,” and “Sweeney Todd,” Saturday at the Eisemann Center.

On Sunday, the Video Association of Dallas screens a documentary about Gaston Méliès, the lesser-known brother of early cinema icon Georges Méliès. “Gaston Melies and His Wandering Star Film Company” will be shown at the Lone Star in Sundance Square in Fort Worth.

Throughout the weekend, drop by the Ella Mae Shamblee public library in Fort Worth to see the exhibition “Rejoice.” The works created by Ken Carter and John Johnson explore African American culture.

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Photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams is known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West. But the current exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum showcases his work inside Japanese-American internment camps. See “Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams” through August 7.

Mozart and Schubert are on the program this week for the Spectrum Chamber Music Society’s concert.  Special guest will be Ken Iisaka, a three-time finalist in the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition. You can catch the final Spectrum East concert of the season at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Worth.


The SOLUNA festival continues when Dallas’s only all-female mariachi ensemble – Mariachi Rosas Divinas – take on German composer Richard Wagner’s music. Hear the “Mariachi Wagner” mashup at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas.

Award-winning trumpeter Keith Karns teams up with some of Texas’s best jazz musicians for Jazz Night at the Bearded Monk in Denton.

For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.