Posted Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013
BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS
13 Mid Cities SOS, supporters of SafeHaven, will hold its seventh annual Celebrity Chefs event, benefiting victims of domestic violence, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. Guests will enjoy wine and cuisine prepared by all-star local chefs. Tickets are $125 and are available, along with more information, at www.mid-citiessos.org or by calling 817-975-1180.
MUSEUM EVENTS AND LECTURES
13 Harlan Jacobson's Talk Cinema, a series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth that allows attendees to see up-and-coming foreign and independent films before they hit the big screen, will be held at 11 a.m. in the museum auditorium. Tickets are $7-$20. Visit www.themodern.org for more info.
13 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will open two FOCUS exhibitions, featuring works by Gary Simmons and Yinka Shonibare. Both exhibitions will run until March. For more information, call 817-738-9215 or visit www.themodern.org.
15 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will open a new exhibition, "Ed Ruscha: Made in California," scheduled to run through the summer. Also, "Photographs From the Collection" opens Jan. 26. For more information, contact the museum at 817-738-1933 or visit www.cartermuseum.org.
18 The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas will kick off one of its many programs, "Social Science," a series of evening events geared toward adults, featuring museum exploration and signature cocktails. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is themed "Ingenuity." Tickets are $8-$15. Call 214-428-5555 or visit www.perotmuseum.org for more information.
29 Renowned artist Kiki Smith will give a lecture at the Nasher Sculpture Center at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, $20-$25, call 888-696-0888 or visit www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
5 Bernadette Peters, Broadway legend and screen actress, will join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to perform some of her greatest hits at 8 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets are $29-$99; for more information, call 817-665-6000 or visit www.fwsymphony.org.
5 Ring in the new year with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth's annual New Year's Celebration Concert, this year featuring Antonio Pompa-Baldi on piano and Gregory Raden on clarinet. The concert will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 2 p.m.; tickets are $5-28. Call 817-877-3003 or visit www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.
5 Alternative rock band Guster will perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29-$100; Call 214-692-0203 or
visit www.dallassymphony.com for more info.
10-13 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra welcomes violinist Nicola Benedetti back to the Meyerson Symphony Center to play Tchaikovsky's celebrated Violin Concerto. Tickets, $21-$136, can be purchased by calling 214-692-0203 or visiting www.dallassympho
11-13 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform a program of Wagner overtures to celebrate the composer's 200th birthday. In addition, Brinton Averil Smith, former principal cellist of the orchestra, will return for a performance of Richard Strauss' Don Quixote. Tickets are $10-$79; 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org.
12 Texas Camerata presents a collaboration performance with the Orchestra of New Spain. The concert will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and will feature Spanish Baroque pieces. Tickets, $5-$20, are available at 817-738-7939 or www.texascamerata.org.
17 Symphony Arlington will ring in the new year at the Arlington Music Hall with a program featuring music by Debussy and Ravel, as well as pianist Daniel del Pino playing Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Call 817-385-0484 or visit www.symphonyarlington.org for more information.
17-19 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will kick off its Mozart Festival at the Meyerson Symphony Center with the composer's Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter") and Violin Concerto No. 5 ("Turkish"), featuring soloist Augustin Hadelich. Tickets are $21-$136 at 214-692-0203 or
19 Cliburn Concerts devotes a program to music by John Bucchino, a composer whose works have been performed by pop, theater, cabaret and classical music artists. His pieces will be performed by Fort Worth Opera Studio Artists; Bucchino will also be in attendance. The concert will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth auditorium at 2 p.m.; tickets are $25. 817-212-4280 or www.cliburn.org.
24-27 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra continues its Mozart Festival with a program featuring piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. For more information and tickets, $21-$141, call 214-692-0203 or visit www.dallassymphony.com.
25 North meets South when Dallas-based guitarist Rhett Butler and New York-based guitarist Adam Rafferty join forces at McDavid Studio for a night of playing in numerous styles and genres. Tickets are $24.20; 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.
25-27 Celebrate a classic film and family favorite with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra when it performs a live score as The Wizard of Oz plays on the big screen at Bass Hall. Tickets to this "Oz with Orchestra" celebration are $27-$79 and can be purchased at 817-665-6000 or
28 Grammy Award winner and Cliburn gold medalist Radu Lupu will perform at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall as part of the Cliburn Concerts series. Tickets are $20 at 817-212-4280 or
2-3 Shen Yun Performing Arts, a world-renowned dance company based in China, will return to the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House to showcase traditional and modern dances from China. Tickets are $62.50-$152.50; 214-880-0202 or www.attpac.org.
3 Artisan Center Theater opens a production of Footloose, the show about a newcomer to a town that has banned singing and dancing. For more information and tickets, $7-$18, call 817-284-1200 or visit www.artisanct.com.
10 Stage West presents Gabriel, a World War II-era drama that tells a story of danger and secrecy. Tickets are $5-$30 and can be purchased by calling the Stage West box office at 817-784-9378 or visiting www.stagewest.org.
12 Ballet Frontier of Texas will host its sixth annual Youth Dance Festival, featuring performances by young ballet dancers from schools and academies all over Dallas-Fort Worth. The festival will begin at 6 p.m. in the Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center; tickets are $10. For more information, call 817-852-6887 or visit
15-20 The classic musical West Side Story begins a one-week run at Bass Hall courtesy of Performing Arts Fort Worth. For more information and tickets, $38.50-$99, call 817-212-4280 or visit www.basshall.com.
17 Robert Ballard, perhaps best known for his exploration of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, will host a NatGeo Live! event at the Winspear Opera House at 8 p.m. about deep-sea exploration. Tickets to this one-night event are $25-$75 and can be purchased by calling 214-880-0202 or visiting
18 Theatre Arlington opens The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, the story of a woman whose life has more unexpected twists and turns than she would like. To purchase tickets, $19, call the box office at 817-275-7661 or visit www.theatrearlington.org.
18 Shakespeare's King Lear takes the stage, as performed by the Dallas Theater Center, at the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $15-$80, are available by calling 214-880-0202 or visiting www.attpac.org.
25 Jubilee Theatre presents Black Pearl Sings, featuring American folk songs sung a cappella. Tickets to the show, which will runs through Feb. 24 at the theater on Main Street in Fort Worth, are $15-$25 and can be purchased by calling 817-338-4411 or visiting
27-28 Amphibian Stage Productions will kick off its 2013 season with On the Ceiling, a comedy that visits Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel fresco from a new perspective. Tickets to this staged reading are $5-$15; 817-923-3012 or
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO
19 The All Western Parade kicks off the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at 11 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth. For the first time, reserve your seat in advance to avoid crowds. Seats are $15, and your ticket counts for Stock Show admission on any day during the show's run. To purchase, call 817-877-2420 or visit www.fwssr.com.
21 One of the FWSSR's most celebrated events, the multicultural Cowboys of Color Rodeo, will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. For more information and tickets to this and other rodeos, download an order form from www.fwssr.com and mail it to the address on the form.
22-23 Don't miss one of the Stock Show & Rodeo's most extreme events: "Bull's Night Out" at 7:30 p.m. A lineup of the PRCA's 40 best bull riders challenges some of the meanest bulls you've ever seen. For more information and tickets, $25 each, visit www.fwssr.com.
27 PRCA Pro Rodeo presents a free one-day Championship Rodeo Camp event for future rodeo stars at the Will Rogers Coliseum and Auditorium. Only 50 spots are available, but the public is welcome to come and watch at any time. To reserve a spot in the camp, visit www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo.aspx.
29 The Stock Show celebrates Breast Cancer survivors by donating 50 percent of the day's profits from admission and rodeo tickets to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition, survivors will be given free admission to the grounds. Call the Komen office at 817-735-8580 for more information on the day's events.
COMING IN FEBRUARY
1 In celebration of its first decade, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will hold an anniversary class, "10 Works in 10 Days," which allows class members to interact with the Modern's collection and to work with artists on projects over the course of the 10-week period. Classes meet Fridays until April 19, with a two-week break in March for spring break. For more information on registration, $150-$175, visit www.themodern.org.
1-3 Cliburn gold medalist and crowd favorite Nobuyuki Tsujii will return to the Bass Hall stage for a concert that includes Tchaikovsky's most-loved Piano Concerto No. 1. He joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $11-$79; call 817-665-6000 or visit www.fwsymphony.org for more information.
2 A panel of international art scholars will give a day of lectures about Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his works in a symposium to inaugurate the exhibition "Bernini: Sculpting in Clay," scheduled to open the next day at the Kimbell Art Museum. The lectures are free and will be at the Darnell Street auditorium near the museum. Call 817-332-8451 or visit www.kimbellart.org for more info.
3 The Kimbell Art Museum will unveil a new exhibition, "Bernini: Sculpting in Clay ," that showcases terra-cotta works of Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and focuses on forensic methods of examining such sculptures. For more information, call 817-332-8451 or visit www.kimbellart.org.
5 The AT&T Performing Arts Center will present a night of big band music at the Winspear Opera House with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring co-founder Wynton Marsalis. Tickets, $48-$68, are available by calling 214-880-0202 or visiting www.attpac.org.
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