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Dallas At Its Very Best AUGUST 2012 GALLERIES CONCERTS MUSEUMS CULTURE THEATER SOCIETY CINEMA EVENTS GALAS RSVP

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CONTENTS EDITION NO. 41 Publisher Lance Brennan Managing Editor Christopher J. Libby Advertising Director Brian Sides Advertising Managers Hedy Vanderheyden Carolyn Carver Chad Ellis Society Editor Sally Blanton Assignments Editor Lisa Gail Barnes Photo Editor Coco Mynoako Administrative Assistant Simone Garner Administrative Phone 214.887.0737

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CONTENTS GALLERIES • Page 26

THEATER • Page 30

CINEMA • Page 36

EVENTS • Page 40

PREVIEW • Page 46

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit ✯

There will be a Summer Soiree, benefiting Big Brother Big Sisters Texas on Saturday, August 25th at one of the city’s most celebrated venues, the Granada Theater. The event will feature live music by Hunter Sullivan, casino games, silent auction, raffles, outstanding food and beverage and plenty of fun and fellowship. More than 200 Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern alumni from the Texas area will attend the Summer Soiree, which is open to the public. Last year $28,000 was raised. This silent auction will feature a wide variety of experiences, sports memorabilia, wine and restaurant experiences, electronics, entertainment, and travel packages both local to the Dallas area and across the country. The funds raised will directly benefit more than 4,000 children currently waiting for a Big Brother or a Big Sister. Each $500 raised will remove one child from the waiting list and match them with a mentor; a relationship that can change their lives for the better forever. Through the positive impact of those friendships, children with a mentor are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to use drugs, to use alcohol or engage in negative conflict. The Summer Soiree also provides a unique opportunity to promote business or products to current and potential clients while demonstrating support for the community. Please consider helping Big Brothers Big Sisters by The Summer Soiree. All donations are tax deductible as this auction helps provide nearly $50,000 annually to children facing adversity. For more details contact dbethune@bbbstx.org --Sally Blanrton

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Family Gateway

Celebrity Waiter Kick Off ✯

Co-Chairs Maggie Kipp and Shay Geyer, with Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs, are taking this year’s Celebrity Waiter Luncheon to star-studded heights! Family Gateway is the largest resource for homeless families with children in Dallas County. This year’s luncheon will be at the Ritz Carlton on September 7th. This is the 2nd kick off party- the first was at Winston’s Supper Club. This time the committee and sponsors will go to Tootsies for a fashion show, DJ, and a fun evening. Where Tootsies When August 14 Contact alison@planb-pr.com

Cooper Institute Luncheon Preventative Medicine Solutions ✯

This is for friends and board members of Cooper Institute, which is leading the world to ideal health now and well into the future. Their work focuses on advancing preventive health practices for children and adults. The Institute’s founder, Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. was an Air Force physician who became interested in the role of exercise in preserving health. When he published his first best seller, Aerobics, in 1968, he introduced a new word and was the spark for millions to become active. Where Cooper Guest Lodge When August 22 Contact ctyne@cooperinst.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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DCAC Alliance Kick Off Party ✯

Sponsors and friends of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center will gather for wine, viewing fine contemporary art, and conversation at Samuel Lynne Galleries. The only agency of its kind in Dallas County, DCAC reduces the re-victimization of the child, removes barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhances criminal prosecution with its distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to child abuse cases. DCAC works in agreement with public and private agencies. Where Samuel Lynne Galleries When August 1 Contact aoconnell@dcac.org

Platinum Patron Dinner Crystal Charity Ball Charities ✯

This dinner at Dallas Country Club will recognize and thank the numerous supporters and friends of Crystal Charities. Committee members are preparing for the September 6th Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus Downtown, kicking off the fall social season. The fashion show and luncheon has been hosted by Neiman Marcus for thirty years. The Ball is always the first Saturday in December. A total of $105 million has been distributed to Dallas area children’s charities since 1953 Where Dallas Country Club When August 29 Contact infor@crystalcharityball.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Blondes vs. Brunettes Alzheimer’s Association ✯

Everything’s bigger and just better in Texas, especially in Big D, and Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas is no exception. The organization announced a new fundraising goal of over $275,000 while registration opened to all interested participants last month. The annual football game benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter and has funded $680,000 since 2008. Chairs are Brooke Fawcett and Katie Hicks. President is Erin Finegold and Game-Day Chair is Axel Garrido. Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven event. Two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes – compete in a flag football game to help end Alzheimer’s. The participants also recruit coaches, announcers and other volunteers to build an atmosphere of fierce, friendly competition. Leading up to game day, the two teams participate in a series of events to socialize and increase awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. In the fall of 2005, the first Blondes vs. Brunettes event was held in Washington D.C. Organized by a group of young women with a personal connection to the cause, the event quickly became a success and has since expanded to include additional events. In its short history, Blondes vs. Brunettes has raised almost $1 million. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. It is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. Where Cotton Bowl When August 11 Contact Erin.finegold@bvbdallas.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Cyclists and supporters will rally at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend at a benefit to support th3e upcoming One3 Stare Ride. Cocktail attire, $50 in advance and $100 at the door. Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, (LSRFA) is a non-profit organization that benefits AIDS Services of Dallas, AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County and Resource Center Dallas. The upcoming LSRFA event is a two-day cycling adventure through Dallas/Fort Worth on September 29 and 30, 2012. Monies raised by the ride are used by the beneficiaries to offer services including housing, hot meals, food pantries, HIV testing, counseling and other basic needs for more than 20,000 clients with HIV/ AIDS in North Texas. As a grass roots, volunteer supported organization, LSRFA has donated more than $2 million to their three beneficiary agencies since 2001. On Lone Star Ride, participants can choose how far they want to ride - one day or two; 10 miles or 100 miles, or any distance in between. Ride until you’re done and the crew will take care of you and get you back to camp! Lone Star Ride is renowned for its high-energy crew and its hilarious pit stops providing, among other services, refreshments, beverages, biketech support and even massage. The group also provides high-quality meals donated by area restaurants. The organization does everything to make the ride enjoyable and a memorable experience. It is an exciting tour through the back roads of Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas countryside - all the while making new friends and helping out some of our neighbors in North Texas who really need it! Where Neiman Marcus Willow Bend When August 8 Contact keithdhobbs@gmail.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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forty Under Forty Awards Dallas Business Journal Event ✯

Every year, The Dallas Business Journal honors forty North Texas men and women in local business who represent innovation and excellence in their respectve fields--all under the age of 40. Join them on Thursday, August 23rd to celebrate with the 2012 Forty Under Forty honorees at the historic Granada Theater. Tickets start at $100 and naturally attire is traditional business. The premium Sponsor for the event is the Neeley School of Business at TCU. Where Granada Theater When August 23 Contact roxanneclary@bizjournals.com

Palette to Palate Love For Kids Benefit ✯

See famed Cuban artist Rolando “Ro” Diaz breathe life into paintings while pianist Seth Simmons plays original compositions. This is an unusual performance you won’t want to miss! There is also live entertainment by Del Katz. Chefs will provide savory dishes and wine tastings. Tickets are $50. 7:30 PM. Scott Murray has been named Honorary Chair. Other participants include Chef James Rose, Chef Jorge Levy, Chef Sharon Van Meter, and artist Richard Nunez. Where Frontiers of Flight When August 25 Contact palettetopalate.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY

Callier Cares

Luncheon Honors the Altshulers Dallas Country Club ✯

The inaugural Callier Cares luncheon honored dear friends and treasured community leaders Ruth and Dr. Kenneth Altshuler with the first presentation of the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award and benefited the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Chaired by Libby Hunt, the luncheon filled Dallas Country Club ballroom to capacity as friends, family, community leaders and supporters gathered in celebration of the cause: The Callier Center’s commitment to helping children and adults with speech, language and hearing disorders. Top Dee Wyly, Sara Martineau Center Heather Furniss, Sharon McCullough, Pam Busbee Bottom Ruth and Dr. Kenneth Altshuler, Libby Hunt ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY Celebrity Waiter Gala Family Compass Benefit Omni Hotel ✯

The Child Abuse Prevention Center – now renamed Family Compass – announced more than $185,000 was raised at the Celebrity Waiter Gala held this Spring. Co-chairs Ann and Joel Hurley welcomed over 350 stylish guests to the 18th annual fundraiser held this year at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Upon arrival, partygoers mingled over cocktails while viewing the fabulous silent auction items. Before opening the ballroom doors for dinner, Executive Director Jessica Trudeau made a special announcement regarding the agency’s name change to Family Compass. Top Co-Chair Ann Hurley, Director Jessica Trudeau, Co-Chair Joel Hurley Center Adam and Audrey Connaster Bottom Fred and Marjorie Currey

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SOCIETY Water for Thirst

Quenched Art Benefit Goss-Michael Foundation ✯

The Goss-Michael Foundation hosted the Quenched Art Benefit to benefit Water-Thirst. The event showed artistic masterworks from various fine artists. The founders are Lana Adams and Zackery McDowell. With over one billion people without access to clean water, any effort seems like merely a drop in the bucket. With today’s technology they are finding innovative ways to meet people’s needs. It’s the charity’s goal to work within a community to find the most beneficial solution that will serve the most people. Rhonda Sargent Chambers chaired the event. Top Kenny Goss, Honorary Chair Karla McKinley Center Rhonda and Smart Water Girls Bottom Rhonda Chambers and Chuck Steelman

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SOCIETY

United Way Luncheon Tocqueville Society The Mansion ✯

In 1974, Roger Staubach did a television commercial for the United Way. One of the millions who saw it was a young Troy Aikman. Now, 38 years later, the two legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks teamed up to chair a new effort by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to entice big-dollar donors. There is an existing group of United Way donors who give $10,000 or more annually. Aikman and Staubach attended the luncheon at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to launch an elite group within that elite group, the $25,000 Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society. It’s a really great effort. Top Troy Aikman, Ruth Altshuler, Annette Simmons, Roger Staubach Center Mike and Colleen McGuire Bottom Bob and Myrna Schlegel ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CONCERTS

Yanni

Verizon Theatre ✯

Greek composer, Yanni, returns with a worldwide tour performing in more than 60 concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico and Panama. Fans will witness Yanni and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from record-setting The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England. Genre: Instrumental Date: August 18 Details: www.LiveNation.com

Journey

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Journey continues their summer tour with Loverboy and Pat Benatar at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Journey’s legacy has spanned more than 30 years and 75 million albums sold worldwide, making them the 29th best-selling music group of all time. Founded in 1973, they were recently honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The current line-up includes Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Steve Augeri (vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums). Genre: Rock Date: August 25 Details: www.TicketMaster.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Jason mraz

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Singer-Songwriter Jason Mraz brings his Love Is a Four Letter Word tour to the Gexa Engery Pavilion with special guest, Christina Perri. His new album – which features the hit single, “I Won’t Give Up” – was released in April. Produced by multiple GRAMMY Awardwinner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, Christina Perri, My Morning Jacket), Love Is a Four Letter Word is Mraz’s fourth studio release and first new collection since 2008’s We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. With worldwide sales nearing 1 million, “I Won’t Give Up” debuted in the #1 slot on Billboard’s “Digital Songs” chart one week before its January release – the first #1 “Digital Songs” debut since Lil’ Wayne’s “She Will (Feat. Drake)” topped the chart in August 2011. The song also quickly ascended to #1 on iTunes’ “Top Songs” and “Top Pop Songs” charts, while simultaneously topping digital retailer charts around the world. Mraz’s musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMY Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. was a global success, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in 21 countries around the world. The album’s lead single, “I’m Yours” was ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year” and also holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard “Hot 100” chart. Mraz has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed “Hal David Starlight Award,” presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs. Among the journey’s many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australia’s Sydney Opera House, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre. Genre: Singer Songwriter Date: August 11 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

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CONCERTS

Brad Paisley

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Brad Paisley brings his Virtual Reality World Tour to the Gexa Energy Pavilion with special guests The Band Perry and Easton Corbin. Paisley continues the Plaza fun tradition for the third year with “The Escape” – a fun-filled outdoor plaza area with games, contests, photo ops, food vendors, and performance stage. Other elements of “The Escape” include Virtual Reality World Tour Escape the Lawn Lucky Seats Game where fans can win sponsor prizes and ticket upgrades and Air Force Reserves Flight Commander Challenge with fans throwing airplanes through targets for prizes. Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010. He has placed 20 singles at the top of the charts. Paisley’s current album, This Is Country Music, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is his sixth consecutive studio album to debut as the nation’s country bestseller. Paisley’s 2011 “H2O II: Wetter & Wilder Tour” played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. The Band Perry’s “modern throwback” style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul, all rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. Their debut album, The Band Perry, features two Gold-certified hits – #1 love ballad, “All Your Life,” and cheatin’ anthem “You Lie” – as well as their breakout, Quadruple-Platinum, #1 smash, “If I Die Young,” which has sold more copies than any other Country artist in the last 18 months. Easton Corbin is being lauded for his traditional country sound. He is the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1 -- “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” Genre: Country Date: August 18 Details: www.TicketMaster.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CONCERTS

Enrique Iglesias & J.Lo American Airlines Center ✯

Two Pop/Latin music superstars team up for a mega summer show. Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez bring their North American tour to the AAC for one night only. The two stars launched the co-headlining venture in July at Montreal’s Bell Centre for back to back sold out shows. Tallying countless chart-topping hits, sold out tours, accolades from around the world and selling more than 170 million albums combined, they are giving fans the ultimate summer concert experience. Genre: Latin/Pop Date: August 25 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

Crosby, Stills & nash Verizon Theatre ✯

Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 60 date summer tour makes a stop at Verizon Theatre. The classic rock trio recently released CSN 2012, t­heir first live video in more than two decades. CSN released their self-titled debut LP in 1969, becoming one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” They played their first-ever concert as a group at the Woodstock festival. They have all been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times. Genre: Classic Rock Date: August 14 Details: www.LiveNation.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Variations on Theme

Contemporary Art 1950s–Present ✯

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This installation brings together works in all media from disparate periods to explore themes and ideas that drive an artist’s creative process. Sections are devoted to thematic associations including abstraction, minimalism, and the figure. Historical and literal associations such as the use of text, the construction of typologies, and the tradition of Vanitas structure other groupings. Several works from the collection will be on view for the first time, including five works on paper by Texas artist Brooke Stroud and Arturo Herrera’s mixed-media piece Agon. They are installed among a number of recent acquisitions, such as Shozo Shimamato’s Untitled–Whirlpool and Simon Starling’s Venus Mirror (8/6/08, Copenhagen), both of which entered the collection this year, to focus a new lens on ways of discovering the collection. New additions to the collection will also be presented alongside familiar icons such as Morris Louis’s Delta Kappa, Jackson Pollock’s Cathedral and Portrait of a Dream, and Mark Rothko’s Orange, Red and Red. “For the first time, you are able to see some of our masterworks by Pollock, Rothko, Hofmann, Kline, Richter, Warhol, and other Western titans alongside their Japanese contemporaries Takamatsu, Shimamato, Matsutani, and Montanaga,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA. “It is no exaggeration to state that our relatively recent focus on postwar Japan puts us at the top of our peer museums nationally and internationally, and allows for a groundbreaking conversation about emerging forms of artistic expression after World War II—a period for too long described only as one of American triumphalism and Latin American innovation.” Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes January 30 Details: www.DallasMuseumOfArt.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

A Lone Texas Legend

Collection of Jerry Bywaters Cochran ✯

A 1927 graduate of SMU, Jerry Bywaters’ art is characterized by his interest in the interaction between people and the land, influenced by the social effects of the Great Depression. He frequently produced rural scenes and cultivated an interest in figure types such as oil-field workers, ranchers, Mexican women and Navajo men. Bywaters pioneered the style later known as Lone Star Regionalism and served as the leading figure for the 1930s and 1940s Regionalist artists. Museum: SMU Meadows Museum Exhibition: Closes August 19 Details: www.SMU.EDU/MeadowMuseum

Form/Unformed

Design From 1960 to Present ✯

Including over thirty works drawn largely from the collections dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design over the last 50 years. From the technological and formal ideals of “modernism” to the influence of handmade objects, these works pay homage to the increasingly complex and vibrant relationships between concepts of function, aesthetics, and material expression. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes December 2012 Details: www.DallasMuseumofArt.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Qualities of Jade

Examining Jade as an Ideal ✯

Some 2,500 years ago, Confucious provided a list of likenesses between particular sensual qualities of carved jades such as luster, surface angularity, and veining patterns and qualities of perfected human character such as benevolence, loyalty, and virtue. For this exhibition, Chinese carved jades haves been chosen and matched with each of the equivalencies of Confucius’s text. Viewers are invited to test the relationship of qualities and character traits for themselves.

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Legacy of Plumed Serpent Ancient Mexican Art ✯

This exhibition focuses on an era of cultural innovation in Mesoamerica. Trade networks, closely linked to the deity Quetzalcoatl, fostered the exchange of both goods and ideas across vast distances. These Mexican kingdoms became and continue to be the Children of the Plumed Serpent. The Codex Zouche-Nuttall is one of a small number of known Mexican codices was first published in 1902 and is one of the few documents to have escaped destruction. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes November 25 Details: www.DallasMuseumOfArt.com

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MUSEUMS

Andrés Blaisten

Modern Mexican Paintings ✯

Assembled over a period of 30 years, the Andrés Blaisten Collection has become a reference and one of the most complete readings of early 20th-century art in Mexico. From April 29 through August 12, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University is delighted to host “Modern Mexican Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection,” an exhibition of 80 fundamental works from this esteemed collection by more than 40 outstanding Mexican artists of the early 20th century. Traditionally, Mexican art of the early 20th century has been regarded as insular, its artists working for the most part without an awareness of avant-garde European art. This exhibition disproves that notion, with a diversity of offerings that clearly demonstrate the influence of the various “-isms” of the modern era on Mexican artists and their work of this period. Additionally the fame of the latter has been restricted to a handful of titans such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo. Though the exhibition contains fine examples from these masters, its real triumph is bringing to light their many talented, but lesserknown colleagues such as María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Fernandez Ledesma and Ramos Martínez. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the cultural and artistic riches of a country whose contributions not only have enriched international artistic movements, but also influenced the currents of the modern age through a vision that incorporated inherently Mexican elements. Museum: SMU Meadows Museum Exhibition: Closes August 12 Details: www.SMU.EDU/MeadowMuseum ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

PARALLELS and CONTRASTS Shaw, Cole and White ✯

A collection of bold and subtle colors with majestic forms and shapes in composition with repetitious lines by artists Kevin Cole, Albert Shaw, and Jack White come together for a first at the Museum. Collectively their work indicates areas where African American art intersects elements of MADI art: Movement, Abstraction, Dimension, and Invention. .African American Art has its roots in African design and pattern elements. African art is composed of cultural traditions, functions, and spiritual practices. Jack White’s wood assemblage paintings reflect penetrating resemblance to MADI art. However, his intents refer to original African sources that have inspired not only African American artists but Western European artists as well. Albert Shaw is inspired by history, myth, ritual, fantasy nature, and icons from ancient civilizations. Kevin Cole works in various mediums which include wood, tar paper, etched aluminum, among others. During the Harlem Renaissance, African American philosopher and scholar Alain Locke encouraged African American performing and visual artists to look to Africa for inspiration to create an honest esthetic expression to identify and define the state of African American experience and culture. In part, Locke’s mandate suggested that Black artists depict African and African American subjects and to draw on both their histories and iconography for subject matter. Utilizing found objects, and African elements designs and patterns combined with personal and social messages inspired by historic events of Africans in American events, Cole, Shaw, and White continue Locke’s mandate by creating honest esthetic expressions to identify and define African American culture. Museum: Geometric Madi Museum Exhibition: Closes October 14 Details: www.GeometricMadiMuseum.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Souvenir

The Kingdom of Loango ✯

The Kingdom of Loango was a pre-colonial African state from approximately the 15th to the 19th century in what is now the Republic of Congo. Elaborately carved ivory tusks were made as souvenirs of life on the continent’s Atlantic Coast. Ivories that were commissioned by the Portuguese during the 15th to 16th century were sold only in Europe. The patrons who commissioned Loango souvenir tusks came from many countries, including Brazil, India, and America. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes September 9 Details: www.DallasMuseumofArt.com

Noble Change

Tantric Art of the High Himalaya ✯

This exhibition of sculptures and textiles is the first presentation drawn from a collection of tantric art recently acquired by Trammell S. Crow. It inaugurates a series of presentations and programs that will unfold over the coming years, exploring the rich tradition of tantric art made in the Himalayan regions to serve the practices that developed there as Vajrayana Buddhism. In Sanskrit vajra means “indestructible” and yana means “vehicle” or “path”. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Closes February 2013 Details: www.CrowCollection.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Avant-Garde Photography North Texas Alternative Process Group ✯

As members of the North Texas Alternative Process Group, the photographers represented in this show are professional artists and educators in photography with national and international exhibition records. These photographers practice nontraditional image-making techniques, including historical processes dating back to the birth of photography as well as the many modern transfer methods and inkjet printing on fabric. These artists are not like other photographers; they’re not interested in producing traditional, digital photographic prints like you see in many art exhibits, publications and websites. Instead, they’re looking for the nontraditional, the experimental, the avant-garde. One of them even builds their own camera. This is the first exhibit ever to feature artists independent from Sun to Moon Gallery’s represented photographers. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of work that uniquely integrates contemporary subject matter and conceptual stimulus with unconventional or antique photographic methods, including Casein, Cyanotype, Encaustic, Gum Bichromate, Inkjet on Fabric, Palladium, Photographic Image Transfer, Wet Plate Collodion and Ziatype. The artists featured in the show are Peter J. Blackburn, Amy Holmes George, Loli Kantor, Frank Lopez, Kathy Lovas, Brian J. Magnuson, Rachel Rushing, Susan Sponsler and Judy Sherrod. Gallery: Sun To Moon Exhibition: Closes August 18th Details: www.SunToMoon.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Terry and Leibowitz New Paintings and Encaustic ✯

Ben Terry attempts to escape the confines of naturalism and flirts with ideas of abstraction. Working with memory, fantasy, dreams and time, duplicated figures create narrative sequences that reflect on internal conflict and selfdoubt, ulterior motives and emotional trauma. In contrast, Bonny Leibowitz creates visually seductive works which question perceptions and consider alternative realities to a variety of long held beliefs. Gallery: Cohn Drennan Contemporary Exhibition: Opens August 4 Details: www.CohnDrennanContemporary.com

Respect

Artists Invite Artists Exhibition ✯

In this unique and exciting exhibition, Valley House Artists: David A. Dreyer, Henry Finkelstein, Sedrick Huckaby, Michael O’Keefe, Bob Stuth-Wade, Mary Vernon, and Jim Woodson have each invited an artist that they respect. The invited artists will include: Nicholas Cairns, David Conn, Bernardo Diaz, David Kinsey, Jungeun Lee, Ying Li, Tom Lauerman, Michelle Mackey, Sangram Majumdar, Larry Scholder, Donald Teskey, and Ron Tomlinson. Altrogether, a respectful offering. Gallery: Valley House Gallery Exhibition: Closes August 11th Details: www.ValleyHouse.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Contemporary Art Exhibition ✯

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GALLERIES

Great American Landscape Paintings by American Artists ✯

This exhibition of landscape paintings features works by American artists, including: G. Harvey, Robert Wood, Julian Onderdonk, Peter Hansen, Marty Ricks and Jerry Malzahn. Centered around sprawling American landscapes from Texas to Montana, Washington, DC to New Mexico, these works exemplify the grandeur of open, free and wide American landscapes. From rivers to high desert, downtown Fort Worth to flower markets in our nation’s capital. Gallery: Banks Fine Art Exhibition: Closes August 25th Details: www.BanksFineArt.com

Art Glass Exhibition Featured Artists Series 2012 ✯

Exhibition showcases new works by four artists. Michelle Kaptur has been blowing glass in Bend Oregon since 1975 and has heavily collected pieces. Yukimi Matsumoto creates work with colors to invoke or create the feeling of communing with nature. Nancy Nagle creates whimsical art sculptures using borosilicate glass and Elizabeth Potenza is a glass artist who reclaims windows and puts her own spin on the broken window theory. Gallery: Kitrell/Riffkind Art Glass Exhibition: Opens August 18 Details: www.KittrellRiffkind.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com

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THEATER

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ✯

This local production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 award winning musical is directed by John De Los Santos. In the story, Benjamin Barker, arguably the most accomplished barber in all Victorian London, is married to the pretty Lucy, the two who have an infant daughter, Johanna. Lusting after Lucy, a sadistic judge named Turpin wrongfully has Barker sent to prison in Australia so that he can have Lucy to himself. Fifteen years later, Barker, who has rechristened himself Sweeney Todd, returns to London to seek revenge by killing Turpin and his accomplice Beadle Bamford, using the instruments of his trade to slit their throats. Below Todd’s old barber shop is now a meat pie shop run by Mrs. Lovett, who admits to making the worst meat pies in London. She tells Todd that Lucy poisoned herself after being raped by Turpin, and that Johanna, now a young woman, is Turpin’s ward. Johanna and a young honorable sailor named Anthony Hope, who Todd met sailing into London, have fallen in love with each other from afar. Much like his feelings for Lucy, Turpin lusts after Johanna and wants to marry her, and thus he will do whatever he needs to get Anthony out of the way. Back at the barber shop, Todd changes his plans for revenge solely on Turpin and Beadle out of circumstance, which includes an encounter with a rival barber named Adolfo Pirelli and a close encounter with Turpin himself. Including Turpin and Beadle, Todd’s revenge is now directed at all mankind that has wronged him. Todd is helped in his new endeavor by Mrs. Lovett. Todd may reconsider his new collaboration with Mrs. Lovett if he were to learn her true motivations. Theater: Trinity River Arts Theatre Performance: Opens August 10 Details: www.LevelGroundArts.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Present Laughter Theatre Three ✯

This play spotlights a few days in the life of the successful light comedy actor, Garry Essendine, as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with younger women, his secretary, his estranged wife, and cope with a young playwright determined to change him into a more “serious and consequential” artist. As Garry has just turned forty, he’s fending off all these attacks just as he senses his oncoming mid-life crisis. Theater: Theatre Three Performance: Opens August 2 Details: www.Theatre3Dallas.com

Chicago

National Touring Company ✯

In mid 1920s Chicago, Velma Kelly, a vaudevillian who murdered both her husband and her sister for infidelity, is doing time while embroiled in a series of high-publicity court cases. Meanwhile, chorus girl Roxie Hart has murdered her lover, nightclub regular Fred Casely. Roxie gets arrested alongside Velma in the Cook County Jail and both vie for publicity in the hopes that after they are exonerated, they will become the stage’s new sweetheart. Theater: AT&T Performing Arts Center Performance: Opens August 14 Details: www.ATTpac.org

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THEATER

Second City Does Dallas Comedy Tour ✯

The headline of this show should read, “Dallas Gets Barbecued, Chicago Style.” Hilarity hits town when the Windy City’s great comic performers and members of the Brierley Resident Acting Company take on all that’s great (and not so great) in Big D. How will our fair city fare beneath the satirical scrutiny of Second City? With the Wyly’s glass walls open wide, downtown Dallas becomes the literal backdrop for this outrageously funny show. Theatrer: Charles and Dee Wyly Theatre Performance: Opens August 29 Details: www.DallasTheaterCenter.org

Li’l Abner the Musical Repertory Company ✯

The fine citizens of Dogpatch are going about their daily activities. As usual, sweet, curvaceous Daisy Mae Scragg is pursuing Li’l Abner Yokum who, despite being a strapping, handsome young man, isn’t interested in girls or employment. Abner’s domineering Mammy sends Daisy Mae to tell Abner to come to the Cornpone Meetin’ in the town square. At the fishing hole with his friends, Abner lazily reflects that if he could be anyone in the world, he’d rather be himself Theater: A Repertory Company Theatre Performance: August 17-26 Details: www.RCTTheatre.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Fully Charged

Ringling Brothers Circus ✯

Fully Charged is the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking daredevilry, superhuman stunts and neverbefore-seen performances. The most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros. celebrates performance power that boosts circus-goers excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with twelve ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger. The Fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including, extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a three hundred sixty degree flying forward somersault, three stories in air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour. Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros. clown-alley, charge-up the audiences’ funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy. You can only experience this current show of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! Theater: American Airlines Center Performance: August 1-12 Details: www.AmericanAirlinesCenter.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

The Producers

Award-Winning Broadway Musical ✯

Uptown Players presents the regional premiere of the musical comedy, The Producers. The production was originally adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. Mel Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show, hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, and many show business inside-jokes. The original Broadway production opened in 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. The Uptown Players productions stars B.J. Cleveland as Max Bialystock, Brian Hathaway as Leo Bloom and Tony Martin as Franz Leibkind. Roger DeBris is played by Brad Jackson, Carmen Ghia is played by Peter DiCesare and Ulla is played by Whitney Hennen. Theater: Kalita Humphreys Theatre Performance: Opens August 24 Details: www.UpTownPlayers.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Herd Em’

Mystery Dinner Theatre ✯

Herd ‘Em Through The Grapvine is a murder mystery that takes place in the dry, wild west of Texas in the 1880s. There is big trouble in the vineyard. Someone has popped the cork of Jacques Bordeaux, the local would-be wine maker, and a Texas Ranger has come to town to find out who done it. Polish up your spurs and sit back with a bottle of fine wine during this who-dunnit and famously remember that you can solve no mystery before it’s time. Theater: Texas Star Dinner Theatre Performance: August 3 Details: www.TexasStarDinnerTheater.com

Black Coffee

Granville Civic Theatre ✯

An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after-dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion’s occupants. Theater: Granville Arts Center Performance: Opens August 23 Details: www.GarlandCivicTheatre.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Lawless

Shia LaBeouf / Tom Hardy ✯

Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, The Wettest County in the World, the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan – alongside Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. Director: John Hillcoat Rated: R Opens: August 29

The Bourne legacy

Jeremy Renner / Edward Norton ✯

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (played by Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Director: Tony Gilroy Rated: PG-13 Opens: August 10 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Total Recall

Colin Farrell / Kate Beckinsale ✯

Total Recall, a remake of the action thriller made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is about reality and memory and the blurry line between the two. The film was inspired by the famous short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale written by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (played by Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (played by Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (played by Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (played by Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (played by Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman, who became best known for co-creating and directing the Underworld series. The Underworld movies also starred Kate Beckinsale in the lead role. The new Total Recall screenplay was written by Kurt Wimmer (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Mark Bomback (Unstoppable) and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon. Arnold Schwarzeneggar originally expressed interest in resprising the role of Doug Quaid he played in the 1990 version, but Colin Farrell secured the part. Farrell was on a short list to play Quaid, that also included Tom Hardy (The Dark Night Rises) and Michael Fassbender (Prometheus). Director: Len Wiseman Rated: PG -13 Opens: August 3 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

2 DAys in New York Chris Rock / Julie Delpy ✯

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Hip talk-radio host and journalist Mingus (played by Chris Rock) and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion (played by Julie Delpy, who also directed the film), live cozily in a New York apartment with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. But when Marion’s jolly father (played by Delpy’s real-life dad, Albert Delpy), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for an overseas visit, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem. With their unabashed openness and sexual frankness, the triumvirate is bereft of boundaries or filters...and no one is left unscathed in its wake. The visitors push every button in the couple’s relationship, truly putting it to the test. How will the couple fare... when the French come to New York? After shooting her 2009 dark thriller, The Countess, writer/director/actress Julie Delpy decided it was time for a comedy – a genre at which she had proven herself quite adept two years earlier, with 2 Days in Paris, a successful romantic comedy co-starring Adam Goldberg. “I thought, ‘Okay, why not a sequel?’” she says. “But I knew I couldn’t do a sequel with the same guy, because that would be too much like Before Sunset and Before Sunrise, two romantic gems she had starred in and co-write with Ethan Hawke, directed by Richard Linklater. “Out of respect for those films, and for Richard and Ethan, I knew I couldn’t do that.” So Delpy spent the next year or so thinking and taking notes, as she usually does, figuring out the next step in Marion’s life. “Marion seems to go from relationship to relationship. She’s not after getting the ring and getting married – her issue is commitment, chemistry and figuring out her life,” she says. “That’s the serious part.” Director: Julie Delpy Rated: R Opens: August 10 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

the campaign

Will Ferrell / Zach Galifianakis ✯

When long-term congressman Cam Brady (played by Will Ferrell) commits a major gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (played by Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest choice but, with the help of his cutthroat campaign manager he soon becomes a contender. Director: Jay Roach Rated: PG-13 Opens: August 10

hope springs

Meryl Streep / Tommy Lee Jones ✯

Kay (played by Meryl Streep) and Arnold (played by Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (played by Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Hope Springs is directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada). Director: David Frankel Rated: PG - 13 Opens: August 10 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Garden Explorers’ Walk Texas Discovery Gardens ✯

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! Take a garden tour with one of Texas Discovery Gardens’ garden docents and learn how to spot a squirrel’s nest, caterpillar activity, pond life and much more in the great outdoors. Wrap up your visit with a trip to the indoor butterfly house for the noon butterfly release. Enjoy the two-level butterfly house with hundreds of freeflying tropical butterflies. See more than 60 species of tropical plants. Looking for more than butterflies? In the lobby, there are rotating insect and arthropod displays. See eye-to-eye with scorpions, hissing cockroaches, pillbugs and tarantulas! Texas Discovery Gardens’ 7.5 acres offer a wonderful diversity of garden styles and botanical collections. The Gardens feature native plants and plant species from other regions of the world that are adapted to the challenging climate and soils of North Texas. Plants are also selected for their benefits in providing habitat for native wildlife, including butterflies, bugs and birds. It was the first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. The gardens are maintained using sustainable methods that conserve water and help to protect the environment. The Texas native plant collection demonstrates more than 20 years of Benny Simpson’s research in Dallas, representing 345 plants from 84 genera. Simpson was a lifelong horticulturist who worked for the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, gathering wild and native trees and shrubs around the state and testing them for North Central Texas soils. Ten themed areas include the butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden and heirloom garden. Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens Event: August 18 Details: www.TexasDiscoveryGardens.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

FIG Finale VIP

Retail Shopping Event ✯

FIG Finale is an exclusive sale featuring women’s, men’s and children’s clothing as well as shoes and accessories. Shoppers can find designer deals up to 75% off retail from top stores and brands. Previous year’s designers include Elizabeth & James, True Religion, and Missoni, and stores including 4 Kids Only, Harley’s for Men, Cotton Island, L.Bartlett, and Accents. VIP access includes an exclusive early access shopping party with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Venue: FIG Event: August 2 Details: www.FigFinale2012.EventBrite.com

National Bikers Roundup Motorcycle Exhibition And Fair ✯

Each year, more than 1,000 motorcycle clubs attend this even. Held at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, NBR serves to unite the motorcycle community, celebrate accomplishments, rejoice in promoting camaraderie and provide an excellent opportunity for brands to gain exposure and connection with the motorcycle community. The participants of NBR enjoy camping, exhibits, vendors, stunt shows, entertainment and a host of other motorcycle related experiences. Venue: Texas Motorplex Event: August 1-5 Details: www.nbrkcmo.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Photo Safari Workshop Dallas Zoo ✯

This is hobby-themed event is new at the zoo. Professionals and amateur photography fans alike can enjoy a day-long photo safari with an afternoon workshop led by staff photographer Cathy Burkey and Tom Maddrey of Eclipse Photography Institute. Each workshop will concentrate on various aspects of nature and animal photography. These professionals will guide participants through designated photo opportunity spots at the zoo and share wildlife photography tips. Venue: Dallas Zoo Event: August 11 Details: www.DallasZoo.com

Wine and Cheese Pairing Interactive Class ✯

This event begins with a cocktail party followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the cheese factory. When the tour is complete, the guests are seated in the cheese factory at a long table set with a plate of cheese and an array of wine glasses for each person. Paula Lambert and wine expert John Bratcher of Rockridge Wine Brokers pair six to eight award-winning Mozzarella Company cheeses with a minimum of five wines. A discussion of the basics of cheese and wine pairing follows. Venue: The Mozzarella Company Event: August 11 Details: www.MozzCo.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Lions Club Balloon Fest Highland Village ✯

Thousands of people will descend on Highland Village for an action packed three day event. The 25th Annual Lions Club Balloon Fest and Fair will be held on the shores of Lake Lewisville at Copperas Branch Park in Highland Village. Admission is free with a $5 per car donation for parking. There will be more than 18 hot air balloons including a tethered balloon ride and helicopter charters around the lake. More than 75 Classic Cars will be on view for the “Memory Lane Classic Car Show.” The fair includes carnival rides, a sledge hammered car bash, more than 20 arts & crafts exhibits as well as local businesses showing what they do best. The young and young-at-heart can have fun on a variety of amusement rides, including Zero Gravity, Traffic Jam, Cobra, a pirate ahip, rock climbing and many others. Nighttime entertainment will feature the Balloon Glow, an event which illuminates the whole park with brightly colored patterns from the hot air balloons with the Master of Ceremony Glen Moyer, from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Bands including The Revival, Incognito, Brannon Barrett, and the Craig Spence Project. Food from several different vendors will include funnel cakes, roasted turkey legs, corn dogs, roasted corn on then cob, barbeque beef and pulled pork sandwiches, beef ribs, pork ribs, hamburgers, a vast assortment of gourmet beers & wines and many other delicious items! There will also be many refreshing cold items such as shaved ice and McAlister’s famous Iced Tea. Venue: Highland Village, Lake Lewisville Event: August 17-18 Details: www.HvBalloonFest.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Restaurant week Various Venues ✯

Select from any of the 125 Restaurants and enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner for just $35 per person. For each prix fixe dinner purchased, participating restaurants will make a $7 donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth to benefit families in need. Over the years, KRLD’s Restaurant Week has raised millions for local charities. The North Texas Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America’s Food Bank Network. Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, solicits food and grocery products from national suppliers for distribution through more than 200 certified Food Banks nationally. When The Lena Pope Home started in 1930, it was a home for orphans and children in need in the Fort Worth area. Lena Pope Home has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. Today the focus is on empowering families to stay together. This is done by focusing in two major program areas. Now you can help by making your reservation and enjoying a delicious dinner out! Reservations are required, so ask your favorite participating restaurants for KRLD Restaurant Week Reservations. One thing new this year the Cadillac Lunch Experience! Several lunch locations will be offering a three course prix fixe lunch for just $25, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. For each lunch served, the restaurant will donate $5 to The Lena Pope Home. Venue: Various Event: August 13-19 Details: DFW.CBSlocal.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Pro Rodeo Series Mesquite Finale ✯

The talent of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association comes to the Mesquite Arena for 12 weeks of action packed, heart-pounding, ole-fashioned, western fun. The cowboys and cowgirls competing in this event hope to accumulate enough points over the span of 12-weeks to gain a spot to the Mesquite ProRodeo Series Finals. August 25 marks the final rodeo event for this completion. The Mesquite Rodeo was founded in 1958 by Neal Gay as a permanent rodeo. Venue: Resistol Arena Event: Closes August 25 Details: www.MesquiteRodeo.com

Summer Reading Challenge Stonebriar Centre ✯

Story Time presents a time to enjoy books with a group and the Summer Reading Challenge offers parents and kids a way to measure their personal success in reading. Story Time is free of charge, but reservations are required. Children will receive an official Book Club Card at their first Story Time, and the Card is stamped for each attendance. When the Card has five stamps, Pottery Barn Kids will issue the cardholder a $10 coupon that can be used in the store. Venue: Stonebriar Centre Event: Through August 22 Details: www.ShopStoneBriar.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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PREVIEW NEXT MONTH

RSVP

Simply Summer, Fashionably Fall September 6, Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Dress Fashionably Fall chic for this evening of cocktails and charity benefiting the programs of The Turtle Creek Recovery Center. Tickets are $150 per person, $250 per couple. Contact: kimlewisgleason@gmail.com

Cinema

The Words

September 7, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons

The story follows a young writer who achieves literary success after publishing the great American novel. The problem is, he didn’t write it and the past comes back to haunt him. Rated PG13 strong language

Theater

Freud’s Last Session

Opens September 20, Theatre Three

It’s September 3, 1939, the cusp of World War II and two weeks before Freud’s death. On that day, Freud, the great psychiatrist has summoned C.S. Lewis to his London study. www.Theatre3Dallas.com

Museums

On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Opens September 1, Crow Collection of Asian Art

This nationally touring exhibition will explore social and cultural complexities of the late pre-Columbian and early colonial eras in Mexico as expressed in the art of the period. www.CrowCollection.org

Galleries

Jack Ridley: Big Bend

Closes September 10, PDNB Gallery

At least twice a year, Ridley ventures to Big Bend to capture expansive images of the Rio Grande River, Chisos Mountain range, Dog Canyon, Emory Peak, Pine Canyon and more. www.PDNBgallery.com

Concerts Train

September 15, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Over the past 15 years, Train has made its music mark with their Grammy-Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter,” and singles “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels.” www.VerizonTheatre.com

Events

Fall Gallery Night

September 22, Various Art Locations

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries holding receptions and offering extended hours all in one day. www.DallasArtDealers.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


through November 25 “Dazzling . . . stunning . . . numerous ‘wow’ moments will be encountered.” —Los Angeles Times

“Imaginative . . . a dramatic and thoroughly engaging exploration of the art of ancient Mexico.” —Huffington Post

The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The organizers are grateful for the special collaboration of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Texas Instruments. Additional support provided by the Selz Foundation and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. Promotional support provided by The Fairmont Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Image (detail): Turquoise-mosaic Disk, Mexico, Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Maya, A.D. 900–1200, wood and turquoise, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (10-9649), photo © Museum Associates/LACMA, by Jorge Pérez de Lara


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