It’s Valentine’s Week and the Art&Seek calendar has more sweet picks than a big box of chocolates. Check out the art at local galleries, take in a cultural performance, lecture, or concert, or celebrate the long weekend with a festival. Can’t decide? Let us help you with a few of these picks.
Bronze sculptor Robert Glen is known for the iconic Mustangs of Las Colinas. Now, you can see more of his work at the Irving Arts Center. Oil paintings by Sue Stolberger, Glen’s longtime partner, wildlife artist, and conservationist are also on display. The exhibition, “Out of the Wild” is on view through Feb. 28
In Denton, Texas Woman’s University hosts the drag show “Kings, Queens & Everyone in Between” tonight at Margo Jones Performance Hall. Performers include TWU students and special guest Alyssa Edwards, from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be there.
The Cliburn’s annual festival kicks off tonight at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This year, the concert series celebrates iconic Paris, the city of Love. Head there tonight for a Valentine’s Day-inspired performance.
The classical guitar duo the Assad Brothers perform at the Kimbell’s Renzo Piano Pavilion as part of the Allegro Guitar Series. The New York Times says the pair is magical.
The Dallas Jazz Piano Society hosts a night for lovers. Don’t miss performances of songs by Ellington and Strayhorn at the Kawai Piano Gallery in Dallas.
“Birmingham Still Burning” is the newest production from Blacken Blues Theater. The drama is filled with moral quandaries about money, race and personal responsibility. See it at the Addison Theatre Centre weekends through Feb. 24.
In Denton, UNTs’ Department of Dance and Theatre take on the question of what to do during a possible mass shooting. See in the play “Lockdown” this weekend.
“You Got Older” is the newest drama from Kitchen Dog Theater. A character falls apart as she fails to launch her life and career. See it through March 10 at the Trinity River Arts Center.
The Irving Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition featuring well-known and emerging artists. Don’t miss “Art Imitating Life,” presented by the Irving Black Arts Council.
The ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press has an art show titled, “Everything That’s Good” and on Saturday there’s an artist reception. The exhibition features paintings and sculpture from participants in The Stewpot Art Program, a program for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families.
Dallas photographer Emily Stoker is a resident artist at The TX Studio in Oak Cliff. She has a new exhibition called “Five Mile Radius.” The show is made up of portraits she took of people who live in the community. Catch the opening on Saturday.
Throughout the weekend, see “Lonely Planet.” The wry comedy is about friends grappling with the unknown. It’s a timeless play that examines how people navigate uncertain times. See Steven Dietz’s play at Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Art Collective has large-scale works made by 25 local artists on view. See The 2Big Show at the Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center through March 13.
Three Dallas artists are participating in a group art show at the Beaudry Gallery in Dallas. Each artist works in a different medium, but the group show is definitely cohesive. Don’t miss “Fountainhead.“
The Houston Film Commission and the Lone Star Film Society are screening short films made by Texas filmmakers. You can see the showcase of movies at Four Day Weekend Comedy Theater in Fort Worth.
Times running out to see “Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” at the Arlington Museum of Art. You only have until February 24 to the show that features 55 woodblock prints made over three hundred years ago. Don’t miss it.
In Dallas, the Photographs Do Not Bend art gallery has an exhibition that showcases unique homes in unusual spaces. But be sure to check out “Houses for Sale” before March 2.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.