Things to do

The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Orchestra at Texas Theater

The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Orchestra at Texas Theater

On Friday, May 1st, Texas Theater will be showing Lon Chaney's 1923 horror classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Paul Slavens will lead a live musical score to accompany the screening. Tickets are cheap - $8/Adult $4/Children. Purchase tix online. Showtime is at 7pm.

These are the best sort of events to go to. A classic film in an old theater, a live orchestra, and a cheap ticket to get in. Take advantage of stuff like this. You'll be surprised at what you get out of it.

BRIDES Magazine brings “Dancing with Brides” to Dallas

BRIDES Magazine brings

For all the brides worried about their husband breaking it down on the dance floor, or those just worried about breaking their bank - clear your calendar for Sunday. (And your fiance's calendar too.)

BRIDES magazine invites bride and grooms-to-be this Sunday to an all-day instructional dance event, designed to help couples master the first dance. Learn from the pros of Arthur Murray, win great prices throughout the day, talk to other couples, partners and sponsors, and receive a swag bag. Oh, and here's the fun part. There's a dance off. Don't be shy, because you'll be on camera and will have the chance to win $10,000 at the grande finale for your wedding day.

Garden Party and Opening Reception at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Garden Party and Opening Reception at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden will be having a garden party and reception tomorrow afternoon for the opening exhibition of America Works. America Works features American 20th Century and Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, Fine Prints, Photographs, and Sculpture of Americans at Work and Their Accomplishments. The exhibition will continue through June 6, 2009. Get the preview tomorrow (4/26) from 12:30-3:30pm.

Lecture: Aureliano de Beruete: The Impressionist Landscape and Castile

Lecture: Aureliano de Beruete: The Impressionist Landscape and Castile

Discover how Aureliano de Beruete (1845-1912) was influenced by his contemporaries Martín Rico and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, the French Impressionists, as well as his enthusiasm and appreciation for Diego Velázquez. Professor de Miguel Egea will also examine how Beruete was able to travel extensively, experience first-hand the work of his European contemporaries, and freely paint subjects that interested him, such as old Castilian cities and their surrounding landscapes.

Free Passes for Next Week’s Screening of “Is Anybody There?” at the USA Film Festival

Free Passes for Next Week's Screening of

Next Friday, “Is Anybody There?” starring Michael Caine opens. The USA Film Festival will be featuring the film on Thursday, April 30 at 7PM at the Angelika Dallas. People will be purchasing tickets to get in to see the film but, guess what? You might not have to purchase your tickets. The folks at cinecamp have some comp tickets to give away! That’s right, we’re giving away 5 passes which each guarantee 2 spots in the screening (10 seats total guaranteed admittance) to the 4/30 showing of IS ANYBODY THERE? at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, Texas. Details in full post!

2 bands sure to kick it in June: Passion Pit and Santigold

2 bands sure to kick it in June: Passion Pit and Santigold

It's not often I post about music shows in Dallas, and it's not because Dallas does not have great acts coming through, it's just that I'm not the source to go to for music. If you are an author of/for one of these sites, thank you for keeping us up-to-date on all the local shows in DFW. There is nothing worse than going to a bands website and finding out they were in town ... 2 days ago. And so, 2 bands I've been excited about now for a while are coming to Dallas in June.

Panel Discussion: The Arts, Social Change and Human Rights

Panel Discussion: The Arts, Social Change and Human Rights

Reserve your seat for next Wednesday's panel discussion about how art impacts and often leads the way to social changes. The evening will also feature discussion about the upcoming operas, Dead Man Walking (Fort Worth Opera, May 2009) and Moby Dick (world premiere, Dallas Opera, 2010) and music from Dead Man Walking and other Heggie/Prejean collaborations.

Dallas Observer Wine & Dine Charity Event

Dallas Observer Wine & Dine Charity Event

The Dallas Observer will be hosting its 3rd annual Wine & Dine event, benefiting El Centro College Kitchen & Culinary Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $25 in advance ($40 at the door) and includes samplings of wine, beer, spirits and food from over 30 area restaurants. I bet this event will be more wild than you think.

Historic Tour of Dallas on Saturday, April 18th

Historic Tour of Dallas on Saturday, April 18th

This will be a cool event to attend if you're a history buff or into photography. Guided tours never fail for learning random pieces of information and also for taking some cool pictures. Get on and off the tour bus with other Dallasites and learn about the great city we live in.

Annual Oak Cliff Art Crawl presented by Photopol.us & Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

Annual Oak Cliff Art Crawl presented by Photopol.us & Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

On April 25, 2009, several art galleries and artist studios will open their doors for receptions and festivities in Oak Cliff. You are invited to visit each destination at your own pace between the hours of 4pm – 9pm. Artworks of all mediums will be on display. The event is free and a map of destinations will be provided at each venue.