Posted Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2012
BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS
7 The 11th annual Hoot 'n Holler black-tie fundraiser, put on by ACH Child and Family Services, will take place at Reata restaurant at 6 p.m., including a cocktail reception on the roof and dinner in the main dining room. Tickets are $500 each; seating is limited. 817-886-7107 or www.achservices.org.
8 Kappa Alpha Theta Fort Worth Foundation will hold its sixth annual Festival of Trees at River Crest Country Club. The festival showcases "designer trees" that will be on sale all day. Brunch is at 11 a.m., high tea at 4 p.m. and cocktail dinner party begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit disadvantaged children and adults. Tickets are $20-$150; www.fwthetas.com.
8 Room to Read DFW will hold a fundraising event, "Wines of South Africa," at 6 p.m. at Wine Styles (Montgomery Plaza, Suite 208, 2600 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth). Tickets are $20, and include wine-tasting, an engraved wineglass and entry into the night's raffle; www.roomtoread.org/dallas or 832-693-6976.
8 The Lone Star Film Festival will honor Billy Bob Thornton, Albert S. Ruddy and Billy Joe Shaver at its annual festival ball. The evening begins at 6 p.m. in the ballroom at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Tickets are $600-$1,000 for individuals; $5,000-$15,000 for tables of 10. 817-924-6000 or www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.
9 At A Night With Nature, a fundraiser put on by the River Legacy Foundation, guests are encouraged to dress in "woodland chic." The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, jazz music, nature hikes and snake feedings at 7 p.m. at the River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington. Tickets are $100. For more info, contact Kristi Payne at 817-860-6752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Joy of Life, a fundraising dinner benefiting Cancer Care Services, will take place at 7 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club. The evening will include dinner, an auction, music and dancing. Tickets are $200 for individuals; $2,500 for tables of 10; www.cancercareservices.org or 817-921-0653.
10 The University of North Texas Health Science Center will host its annual "To Your Health" gala at 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth. "A Night in Casablanca" includes dinner, dancing, and the chance to purchase prizes in "mystery boxes." Individual tickets are $175; 817-735-2282 or www.hsc.unt.edu/toyourhealth.
10 SiNaCa Studios promises the classiest, glassiest night of the year at Vitro Moda, a glass art show and auction returning for its fifth year. The evening, which begins at 6 p.m. at Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, will include a silent auction, runway show and VIP champagne reception; 817-899-0024 or www.sinaca.org.
12 "A Celebration of Reading," chaired by Fort Worth residents Amanda and George P. Bush and benefiting The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, will be at 7 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Several bestselling authors, including Kathryn McGarr and Sally Bedell Smith, will read from their works. Tickets are $150-$250; www.barbarabushfoundation.com.
14 Join Meals On Wheels for a "Legends Luncheon" honoring Nolan Ryan at noon at the Fort Worth Club. Individual tickets are $150 and raffle tickets are $20 each. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheels.org or call 817-258-6414.
14 The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation will present its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Fort Worth journalist Bob Schieffer. The gala at Ridglea Country Club will begin at 6 p.m. For information and tickets, $250 per person and $2,000 for a table of 10, call 817-870-2300 or visit www.bobbybragan.org.
15 Take your appetite and holiday shopping list to the Taste of Northeast, benefiting the Arts Council Northeast programs. Participating restaurants include FnG Eats, Wildwood Grill and Miguelito's, and the event will host an on-site gift market along with live music. $25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, www.artscouncilnortheast.org.
17 The 30th annual Margarita Ball, hosted by The Margarita Society of Arlington, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center. The ball will include a silent auction, live entertainment and casino games. Guests are encouraged to bring as their entry fee a toy of at least $30 value to donate to a child in need. More information is available at www.arlingtonmargaritasociety.org.
30 Join the Arts Council of Fort Worth at its annual "Toast of the Town," this year themed "We've Got Talent," featuring live performances by several local artists including American Idol contestant Tim Halperin. The gala will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Worthington Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom. $350. www.artsfortworth.org.
30 The Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County will hold its annual Christmas Gala from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Fort Worth Club, including dinner, open bar, silent auction and live music by Austin-based band Blind Date. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at www.pns-tc.org or 817-632-7400.
MUSEUM EVENTS AND LECTURES
7 "Underground: The Hidden Past of Kimbell Masterpieces" will be the topic of a lecture at 12:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Nancy E. Edwards, the museum's curator of European art, will be the speaker. Free; www.kimbellart.org or 817-332-8451.
8 The Sid Richardson Museum will open a new exhibit called "Violent Motion: Frederic Remington's Artistry in Bronze," featuring nine of the sculptor's bronzes presented with several of his paintings for comparison across mediums. For more information, visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554.
11 Noah Simblist, artist and associate professor of art at SMU, will lecture on "Picasso in Palestine," guiding guests through the Nasher Sculpture Center's "Gallery Lab." The lecture starts at 1 p.m. and is free with museum admission, $5-$10; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
15 Dru Donovan, close friend and associate of Larry Sultan -- photographer behind the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's current photography exhibit "Homeland" -- will give a lecture at 6 p.m. regarding Sultan's influence on her own journey as a photographer. Free; 817-738-1933 or www.cartermuseum.org.
27 Contemporary art collector Howard Rachofsky will give a lecture at the Modern Art Museum on his passion for art and future plans for his ever-growing collection. The lecture, free and open to the public, will begin in the museum auditorium at 7 p.m. Visit www.themodern.org for more info.
30 The director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee, will give a lecture, "Collecting at the Kimbell," at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call 817-332-8451 or visit www.kimbellart.org.
CONCERTS AND MUSICALS
8-10 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform War Requiem, a musical piece that blends instrumentals with vocals in an age-old cry for peace, at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets are $21-$131 and can be purchased at www.dallassymphony.org or by calling 214-692-0203.
13 The 20-year-old Brentano String Quartet, scheduled to accompany the semifinalists in the Cliburn competition in the spring, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. The concert will include pieces by Haydn and Brahms. For more information, visit www.cliburn.org; tickets, $20-$90, may be purchased at www.basshall.com or 817-212-4280.
15 Symphony Arlington will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall. The program includes Mozart's overture to Don Giovanni, as well as a guitar concerto featuring Cecilio Perera. Tickets are $15-$45; 817-385-0484 or www.symphonyarlington.org.
15-16 The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society and Allegro Society of Dallas will host two concerts by Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic. Thursday's concert will take place at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth; Friday's, at the City Performance Hall in Dallas. Tickets are $35; www.guitarsociety.org or 817-498-0363.
16-18 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Scheherazade, a lyrical piece inspired by The Thousand and One Nights, at Bass Hall with Alban Gerhardt on cello. $10-$79; visit www.fwsymphony.org or call 817-665-6500.
16-18 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will host Canadian Brass for three nights of music spanning several genres. Tickets to the performances, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, are $28-$131; 214-692-0203 or www.dallassymphony.org.
20 Lyle Lovett will perform at Bass Hall at 7:30 p.m. He will be accompanied by his Acoustic Group. $44-$132; more information at www.basshall.com or 817-212-4280.
10-18 Casa Mañana stages 42nd Street, a musical about show biz during the Great Depression. Tickets are $37-$72. Call 817-332-2272 or visit www.casamanana.org.
17-18 Pantagleize Theatre will host its sixth annual Story Telling Festival, featuring multiple storytellers, including Fort Worth's Decee Cornish. Tickets to each day of the event are $13 and can be purchased at www.pantatheatre.org or by calling 817-810-0850.
24 Jubilee Theatre previews its original musical, Black Spurs, a show for all ages set in the wild, wild West. Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Tickets are $15-$25; visit www.jubileetheatre.org or call 817-338-4411.
30 Theatre Arlington stages Annie. Runs through Dec. 16. Tickets are $12-$17; www.theatrearlington.org or 817-275-7661.
7-11 The sixth annual Lone Star Film Festival will take place at Sundance Square; the lineup of movies includes Jayne Mansfield's Car, starring Billy Bob Thornton, who will be honored at the Film Festival Ball on Nov. 8. Festival passes, $125-$500, are available at www.lonestarfilmsociety.com or 817-924-6000.
17 In a collaboration with Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, the Modern Art Museum will hold free screenings of Skydancer and The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia. The films will begin at 2 and 3:30 p.m., respectively. More information is available at 817-922-0944 or www.themodern.org.
28 Amphibian Productions will hold two screenings of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens as part of its National Theatre Live series. The screenings will begin at 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum. Tickets are $10-$18; visit www.amphibianproductions.org or call 817-923-3012.
16 The Artisan Theater Center in Hurst will open The Forgotten Carols, revealing a side of the traditional Christmas story not usually examined. Runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are $7-$18; www.artisanct.com or 817-284-1200.
16-17 Ballet Frontier presents The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Tickets, $20-$30, can be purchased at www.balletfrontier.org or by calling 817-852-6887.
20 The Dallas Theater Center stages the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Runs through Dec. 23. Tickets are $15-$60; visit www.attpac.org or call 214-880-0202.
23 The 30th annual Fort Worth Parade of Lights will begin at 6 p.m. downtown, with Santa's float starting the journey at 7 p.m. and arriving at Sundance Square in time for the tree lighting at 7:50. Reserved seating along the route is available for $7-$25. For a complete list of events before, during and after the parade, visit www.fortworthparadeoflights.org.
23 The world-famous Radio City Rockettes will open a two-week run of the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Tickets are $19.95-$125; www.verizontheatre.com or 972-854-5111.
24 Casa Mañana Children's Theatre highlights Christmas traditions and songs in ' Twas the Night Before Christmas. Tickets are $16-$25; www.casamanana.org or 817-332-2272.
24-25 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday music celebration, Home for the Holidays, will be performed at Bass Hall twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Tickets are $27-$79, www.fwsymphony.org or 817-665-6500.
28 The three men of the Reduced Shakespeare Company will lead guests of the McDavid Studio through an express flight into the holiday season with their seasonal show, The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged). Runs through Dec. 2. Tickets, $37.50-$38.50, can be purchased at 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.
30 Fort Worth's historic Ryan Place neighborhood hosts its annual candlelit Holiday Home Tour. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 if bought on the day of the tour. A Soiree on Nov. 29 kicks off the event, at 2200 Hemphill St., Fort Worth. The party will feature food by Central Market and "Chefs of Ryan Place," and cash bar; tickets are $35-$250. For more information, Soiree tickets and home tour tickets, visit www.historicryanplace.org.
COMING IN DECEMBER
1 The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens at Victory Park. The five-floor museum building will house 11 permanent exhibit halls. For more information, visit www.perotmuseum.org.
1 Arlington Museum of Art opens "Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara," which explores Wright's process of designing and building a house. Visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org. for more info on this immersive new experience.
2 Lucky Strike bowling alley on West Seventh Street plays host to Holiday Cocktails for a Cure from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $65, and proceeds from the evening, which will include games, drinks, auctions, and more, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; fortworth.cff.org or 817-249-7744.
3 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale to perform Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets are $19-$65; www.fwsymphony.org or 817-665-6500.
4 Jekyll and Hyde, the Broadway musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, opens at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and stars American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis. $30-$150. www.attpac.org or 214-880-0202.
15 The 59th Jewel Charity Ball, themed "A Simple Wish," will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Proceeds benefit Cook Children's Medical Center; donors giving at least $2,000 will receive an "Angel Ticket" to the ball. The night will include dining and dancing to the band Rhythm Nation, as well as a silent auction that includes cars, travel and jewelry. Deadline to RSVP is Nov. 15. For more information, visit www.jewelcharity.org or call 817-732-9333.
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