20 Things You Must Do in Dallas This November

Aurora presents: Area 3

Until January 1st

DalPark

While Aurora Dallas canceled its biennial in-person event this spring, the festival found a socially distant way to bring back immersive art experiences this year. In a parking garage in the city center (1600 Commerce St., across from Neiman Marcus), Aurora is experimenting with an art exhibition that aims to ensure the safety of everyone while financially supporting the artists and organizers through a shared profit model. Co-founders Joshua King and Shane Pennington challenged contributors from previous editions of the festival – including neon artist Alicia Eggert, filmmaker Tramaine Townsend, choreographer Danielle Georgiou, musician Francine Thirteen, and a dozen others – to bring the vision to life. Timed tickets are available for $ 30 per car. Creating installations that relate to an audience in a moving vehicle has been challenging. Unlike traditional galleries or outdoor exhibitions, viewers cannot stop and take a closer look. But it was also an opportunity. The artists use the walls, floor and ceilings as a 360-degree canvas, enveloping every passing car in works of art.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Constantly

The Nasher has reopened with limited capacity and weekend hours. You will want to see the work of 2020 Nasher Prize winner Michael Rakowitz (through April 18) exploring the relationship between current conflicts in the Middle East and the region’s ancient history. the neoclassical high-tech sculptures by Barry X. Ball (through January 3); and Resist / Release, an exhibition of new acquisitions of works by Magdalena Abakanowicz and John Chamberlain (through January 17).

Live jazz under the stars

November 21, 6:30 p.m.

Lone Star Park parking lot

With the venues closed, it’s time to look for live music in less conventional locations. The Bishop Arts Theater Center presents a seductive night of jazz drive-thru in the Lone Star Park parking lot. The lineup consists of pianist Alex Bugnon, singer and pianist Vivian Green, saxophonist Marion Meadows and saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

The Arboretum’s Christmas Village returns this month.

Dallas Arboretum

Vacation in the arboretum

Nov. 7 – Dec. 31

Dallas Arboretum

The arboretum’s majestic Christmas display returns this month along with a newly expanded Christmas village. A dozen magnificent pavilions with pear trees, French chickens and dancing girls bring the legendary song “Twelve Days of Christmas” to life.

Parsons dance

November 20, 8 p.m.

Winspear Opera House

Winspear Opera House will reopen for the first time since March for a program by New York-based Parsons Dance. The contemporary company is known for its energy and sportiness. You are performing here as part of Winspear’s TITAS / Dance Unbound series.

Home for the holidays

November 27-29

Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is taking its pop series to a larger location to ensure social distance while spreading vacation joy. “Home for the Holidays” brings 80 minutes of Christmas carols, a visit from Santa Claus and snowstorms.

Queens of the soul

November 13th to 15th

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Broadway maven Shayna Steele and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to the greats of soul and R&B with non-stop hits this evening. Under the direction of Jeff Tyzik, they play a regal set list of classics by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse. (Tickets are currently only available to subscribers from 2020 to 2021.)

Be determined

Until December 27th

Dallas Museum of Art

Drawing on the museum’s extensive collection from the 13th century and 13 new acquisitions of works by Dallas artists, this exhibition shows the importance of having close encounters with art after long periods of renunciation. The title is quite literal: the museum wants the viewer to determine the meaning for himself and to establish personal connections to the works. Entry is free, but timed tickets are required.

The Meyerson will present a smaller version of its Christmas concerts this year.

Rockitecture 2020

November 19th

Virtual

The Dallas Architecture and Design Exchange put their annual fundraising party online and added a virtual tour and music to the silent auction. The event will benefit AD EX public programs and grants, promoting a new generation of architects in the process.

Grady Spencer & the Work, Blue Water Highway

November 5th, 7pm

The rustic

The Rustic’s Safe Sounds music series continues with socially distant songs by the blues country band Grady Spencer & The Work from Fort Worth and Blue Water Highway, an Americana outfit from Lake Jackson, Texas. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 35, and seats are limited.

New bridge

Until November 15th

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Commissioned last year for the reopening of the Carter after extensive renovations, this large format artwork by Justin Favela is inspired by the artist’s Mexican and Guatemalan heritage. The living piece is made from the materials of a piñata and spans both walls of a museum hallway and envelops the viewer in warmth and color.

Synthetic aesthetics

Until November 25th

Art South Box

Art South Box in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an art gallery in a pink shipping container, is overgrown with a technicolor jungle by the artists Mariell Guzman and Tyler Germaine. The couple created the site-specific installation, made of man-made materials masquerading as flora, to explore mankind’s contradicting, sometimes parasitic, relationship with nature.

Live music in the Revelers Hall

Nightly, 7 p.m.

Revelers Hall

In the past few months, live music has become a rare pleasure. However, musicians still take the stage every night at Revelers Hall. Check the schedule on the Facebook page or try your luck and appear in the Bishop Arts District around 7pm.

Reveler’s Hall. Photo by Bret Redman.

Texas Book Festival

Until November 15th

Virtual

The 25th anniversary edition of the Texas Book Festival will take place online. Live events are broadcast via crowdcast. Renowned authors include thriller king Dean Koontz, restaurateur David Chang, bassist Kathy Valentine from Go-Go, writer Jodi Picoult and former D Magazine employee Jamie Thompson. Also: Matthew McConaughey!

The Nutcracker

November 27-29

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

In the spirit of the season, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be giving the city some performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Christmas ballet under the baton of Andrew Grams. (Tickets are currently only available to subscribers from 2020 to 2021.)

Remy Reilly

November 8, 3 p.m.

Granada theater

Reilly may be only 17 years old, but she has been asserting herself on the Dallas music scene for several years. With a natural talent for songwriting and an ethereal voice, she is one to watch. She plays a free show on Granada’s new terrace stage. No tickets required.

Movies in the park

November 14th and 21st, 6pm

Klyde Warren Park

It’s the year of outdoor cinema, and Klyde Warren Park is ready to create the perfect backyard movie night with food trucks. The Lego Movie screens on November 14th, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on November 21st. There are no reservations. So arrive early to claim your space on the lawn.

All tea, no shade

Saturdays at noon

The free man

Free Man’s new weekly drag brunch series, launched by Dallas-bred New York musician Dezi 5, features some of the city’s most iconic queens serving up hot tea and gorgeous looks. Depending on the schedule, expect Dallas’ extraordinary “Blondetrepreneur” Bleach or RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Kennedy Davenport.

Collections in conversation

Constantly

Kimbell Museum of Art

When it reopened and rearranged the exhibition schedule this summer, the Kimbell in Fort Worth sought inspiration. The current exhibition shows a selection from the rich permanent collection of the museum in the Louis I. Kahn building.

Art of nature – the mineral beauty of China

Until September 6, 2021

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

As an interactive museum, the Perot had to make some important adjustments to be safe to reopen. Thankfully, hands-off exhibits can be just as engaging. “Natural Art – The Mineral Beauty of China” shows 70 beautiful and rare specimens of colorful rocks.

Synthetic aesthetics

Until November 25th

Art South Box

Art South Box in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an art gallery in a pink shipping container, is overgrown with a technicolor jungle by the artists Mariell Guzman and Tyler Germaine. The couple created the site-specific installation, made of man-made materials masquerading as flora, to explore mankind’s contradicting, sometimes parasitic, relationship with nature.

Live music in the Revelers Hall

Nightly, 7 p.m.

Revelers Hall

In the past few months, live music has become a rare pleasure. However, musicians still take the stage every night at Revelers Hall. Check the schedule on the Facebook page or try your luck and appear in the Bishop Arts District around 7pm.

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