Wednesday February 2
Flickfest from HP LitFest: The last picture show at the Angelika Dallas
HP LitFest’s Flick Fest selection made perfect sense after author and screenwriter Larry McMurty passed away last year, but after losing director Peter Bogdanovich last January, it’s even more bittersweet. The main fundraiser for the characteristics of the literacy and literature festival The last picture show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2 at the Angelika Theater (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane). The film, based on McMurtry’s novel and adapted for the big screen by McMurtry and Bogdanovich, is a portrait of a small town in Texas and its teenagers (Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms). After the film, local authors George Getschow and Michael J. Mooney discuss the film and celebrate the great McMurtry. Tickets are $35, available onlineand include movies, talks, and popcorn.
Thursday February 3
Anna in the tropics at the Irving Center for the Arts
It’s the last chance for romance. At least the theatrical genre that comes from Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the tropics. MainStage Irving-Las Colinas features the final week of production, set in a Florida cigar factory circa 1929, where readers are still reading news and literature to makers and rollers. How exciting Anna Karenina? What enlighten some labor relations and stifle others. See for yourself at the Dupree Theater at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.). The play takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $22-$29, available online.
Friday February 4
It happened one night at the Core Theater
A reporter after a headline. An heiress after escape. Both abandoned by their bus at a random stop. Sounds like the right amount of drama we need for a Friday night. The Core Theater (518 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson) takes It happened one night in a revival of the company’s 2016 premiere. Lifetime movies lack the charisma of the live stage, and Core delivers tension, excitement, connection and more without the commercials. Swap the TV for a real personal performance at 8 p.m. Friday, February 4. For the full list of showtimes through February 20 and tickets, visit The Core Theater website.
Welcome back, Maestro Litton to the Meyerson Symphony Center
He is back! For three nights, audiences can experience a reunion of megawatts as former Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andrew Litton returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s epic Second Symphony at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.) . Alongside Litton and the DSO, revered pianist Stephen Hough kicks off a rather Russian evening with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. In terms of classic performances, these are not to be missed, not to be missed. Litton and Hough are here for 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday through Saturday. Don’t wait to buy tickets in line.
Saturday February 5
Patton Oswalt at the Majestic Theater
Nate Bargatze at Texas Trust CU Theater
Who did this?! What bad world magic did these two comedians perform in the Dallas area on the same night? What kind of choice is this to make? We have to choose between Patton Oswalt on his Who’s Ready to Laugh Tour at the Majestic Theater (1925 Elm St.) or Nate Bargatze on his Raincheck Tour at the Texas Trust CU Theater (1001 Performance Drive, Grand Prairie). It’s unfair, but let’s face it: there are no wrong choices, and certainly no wrong fall. Tickets to Bargatze start at $29.75 via Axes and tickets to Oswalt start at $39.50 via ticket master. Both are selling out fast, so claim your lovely daddy soon.
Painting with a view at the Tour de la Réunion
Of course, you can go paint with a glass in your hand at ground level at any time. But what about the painting 470 feet high? Bring a brush to skyline art on a 16×20 canvas to take out from the Cloud 9 Level of Reunion Tower (300 Reunion Blvd.) at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. Klarity and Khaos provide all the necessary supplies and several artists to guide you through the creation of your masterpiece. A single ticket is $65, which includes admission to the course and the GeO-Deck, or buy two and save $5. Available through Eventbrite.
Lunar New Year Celebration at the Stock Exchange
If you missed the Lunar New Year celebrations on Tuesday, there’s still a chance to observe. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, AT&T Discovery District and The Exchange Hall (211 S. Akard St.) are hosting an evening featuring Monkey King noodles, themed cocktails, a must-see show by Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association and a live DJ inside the Globe from 1-4pm RSVP on Facebook and check AT&T Discovery District Online for even more attractions.
Sunday February 6
Chef Carla Hall at the Coppell Arts Center
We fell in love with her for the first time Excellent chefthen got even hornier when she landed a spot as the host of The Chew. We’re pretty much going to watch everything she does. Chef Carla Hall is the first speaker in the Coppell Arts Center’s 2021-2022 Front & Center Speaker Series (505 Travis St., Coppell), taking the mic at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. This season’s theme is racial inequality and inclusion in America. . Hall, a Howard University graduate, is active in charities and efforts that already address health inequities and opportunity in food culture (she’s also the former culinary ambassador for Sweet Home Café at the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture). Its excitement is captivating and its success is inspiring, so this event could be a great choice for all ages. Tickets are $39, available online.
Sesame Street Live! Let’s party! at the Ford Center at the Star
Families better get ready for the ultimate block party. Sesame Street Live! Let’s party! arrives at the Star’s Ford Center in Frisco at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. Audiences will recognize all of their favorite friends, and maybe a few songs too (“I Love Trash,” anyone?), but there will be new excitement and maybe a little drama with the neighbors getting together to start. to plan the party. Tickets start at $44 and are available online. Elmo asks you to leave your Pet Rocks at home. (Not really, but we’re on his side.)
Octavio Medellín: spirit and form at the Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.)
Texas art enthusiasts should recognize the name Octavio Medellín (1907-1999). The work of the Mexican American artist has been essential to art in our Lone Star State for six decades. The Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.) opens its first-ever retrospective on Sunday, February 6. Organized by Mark A Castro, Spirit and Form is included with free general admission to the museum and features wood, stone, and clay sculptures that examine political and personal tensions, as well as drawings, photographs, and more. The exhibition will be on view until January 15, 2023. Visit the DMA website to learn more about the artist and the exhibition.
Monday, February 7
Virgin Maytag at Bryant Hall
Grieving is an emotion and a theme that many of us know all too well after the past few years. So, at first glance, Theater Three Virgin Maytag may seem a little depressing to the public. But don’t judge a game by a knee jerk. The simple story follows a Southern teacher in the year since her husband’s death, but there’s more to it. Yes, it’s honest. Yes, it’s gripping. Yes, it’s introspective, but it’s also simple and necessary. As the play progresses, Lizzy and her new neighbor find a way back to themselves, perhaps with a little more understanding of how stillness, grief, love, and a few laughs can exist in the same space. Virgin Maytag opens Saturday at Bryant Hall (3400 Blackburn St.), but you can also catch it at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 or multiple times through Feb. 20. Tickets ($37.50) are available online.
Tuesday February 8
Children’s Author Event Chris Barton at Interabang Books
Bring the kids to Interabang Books (5600 W. Lovers Lane) before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, for a book discussion and signing with author Chris Barton. He will talk about his latest releases How to make a book (About my dog) and Moving forward: From space-age rides to civil rights sit-ins with aviator Alton Yates. His picture books have been critical and favorite with children who touch on both the fun and the important. Buy these titles and his other titles before the event on the store website.
Fat Sing at the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
If you have a poodle skirt, those skintight shiny leggings, a leather jacket or a plain white t-shirt, it’s time to put it on, practice the hand jive and warm up the vocal cords in preparation for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson. Fat Sing-Along Movie Party at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, with hand jive contest (we told you to rehearse). Also, go ahead and reserve these seats because it’s part of the XOXO series, Alamo and love stories are a draw. The theater (100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson) even offers an Eat Your Heart Out pizza for the occasion. Accessories ? Oh, there will be props. Are you a Sandy, a Rizzo, a Frenchie, a T-Bird…or all of the above depending on the song?