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Last Late Night Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District

Do something memorable on Friday, August 21st! The late night summer block party in the Dallas Arts District is coming to an end. Learn how to dance to the beat of Indian classical and Western hip-hop, get a custom henna design, share some of your latest poetry during open mic.

Want to chill out and watch a movie? You can do that, too. Under the stars and the Nasher garden! The Nasher Sculpture Center is showing The Princess Bride. And in the DMA auditorium catch the Hitchcock classic movie, Rear Window.

There will be food, drinks, lectures and tours. The last late night summer block parties in the Dallas Arts District is going to be a night to remember. Keep reading for the full schedule of Friday's events at each location.

Dallas Arts District
2100 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-1977
Get directions

Friday, August 21, 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Admission to the DMA is $10 or less; free at the Crow Collection and Nasher Sculpture Center.


Dinner and a Show
6:00–6:45 p.m., Atrium, DMA
Escape the heat and enjoy dinner and cool drinks in the Atrium Café while watching The Twilight Zone. In this classic episode, a young Robert Duvall discovers another world unfolding in front of him inside a museum dollhouse.

Bollywood Music
7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Entrance of Crow Collection of Asian Art

bollywood dancerEnjoy listening to the contagious tempo of the Bollywood beat.

Tre Versi
9:00 – 10:30 p.m., Flora Street
Be transported to a European sidewalk cafe with selections of romantic classics.

Late Night Main Stage featuring Arts District Cabaret
8:00 p.m., Atrium, DMA
Enjoy the music of the movies with classic soundtrack songs sung by the Arts District Cabaret, featuring members of Dallas’ celebrated Arts District Chorale

Performances in the Galleries
7:00-7:30 p.m., Gallery III, Crow Collection of Asian Art
The Bollywood dance craze comes to the Dallas Arts District. Come and watch our dancers as they demonstrate the latest dance craze that is a combination of Indian classical and Western hip-hop. Who knows, you may pick up a few new steps yourself.

9:00–10:00 p.m., Gallery III, Crow Collection of Asian Art
Experience the sounds of Indian percussion with the internationally renowned group Brahmah.

11:00 p.m., European Galleries, DMA

disc jockeyExplore the European galleries while enjoying retro foreign film soundtracks with DJ Wild in the Streets.

Late Night Soundtrack Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10:00–11:30 p.m., Atrium, DMA
The spotlight is on YOU as you take to the stage to perform selections of your favorite movie soundtracks. Sing a song and receive a coupon for 20% off an annual membership to the DMA, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center.


Stop by these tables for and register for prizes.

6:00-8:00 p.m., The Big 96.3 KSCS Radio Station, Flora Street Entrance, DMA
6:00–11:00 p.m., Dallas Observer, Concourse, DMA
8:00-10:00 p.m., KVIL Radio Station, Concourse DMA

Mehndi (Henna) Designs
6:00–8:00 p.m., Gallery II, Crow Collection of Asian Art

henna tattooStop by and have a henna design created just for you. Mendhi is the traditional art of henna painting that is used for festive occasions. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tech Lab: Open Lab
6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Tech Lab, DMA
Visit the space where art and technology merge for a drop-in, hands-on experience.

Creativity Challenges
8:00-9:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Meet in the Center for Creative Connections, Level 1, Dallas Museum of Art
Teams compete against time and with limited materials to design unique creations inspired by artworks in the Dallas Museum of Art. Limited to 10 teams. Teams may sign up for the challenge in the Center for Creative Connections starting at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:00 p.m. challenge and 9:30 p.m. for the 10:00 p.m. challenge.

Late Night Art Bytes
9:00–10:00 p.m., Tech Lab, DMA
Tech and art savvy creators share work with the community. Finished works, in-progress works, and creators of all ages are welcome!

Late Night Open Mic
10:30–11:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections, DMA
Hear Dallas's hottest poets or share some of your own verses. Hosted by Tisha Crear of Reciprocity. Readings may contain adult themes and language. Spoken word performances only; no instruments allowed.


The Princess Bride
9:00 p.m., Nasher Sculpture Center

Bring a blanket and join us in the Garden for a screening of The Princess Bride, a clever fairy tale for all ages. A classic tale of love and adventure, the beautiful princess Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the cowardly Prince Humperdinck, while her true love Westley attempts to save her. On his quest, he encounters dashing heroes, rhyming giants, shrieking eels, rodents of unusual size, and fancy swordfights. (Rated PG) Nasher Café will be open for dinning al fresco on the Terrace. Food, drinks, and lawn furniture may not be brought into the Center. Can I get a Inconceivable!?

Rear Window (1960)
9:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium, DMA

rear window Starring Grace Kelly and a wheelchair-bound James Stewart as a pair of accidental peeping Toms, Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic takes on one of Edward Hopper’s more ominous themes: looking through a window into the private, often sinister world next door. (This film is not rated; 112 minutes) Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society.


Late Night Lecture: Reframing Modernism
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium, DMA
Join Bruce Jenkins, Professor of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as he examines the long shadows cast by film, video, and digital media across the visual arts.

Highlights from the Nasher Collection
7:30 p.m., Meet at the Nasher Sculpture Center
View works from the collection in the indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.

Viewing of James Turrell’s Tending, (Blue)
8:30 p.m., Nasher Sculpture Center

james turell nasher sculptureAt sunset, view James Turrell's Tending, (Blue), which creates a sensory journey into the art of perception through the use of light, color, and space.

Insomniac Tour
10:00 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Services Desk, DMA
Tour the collections until the wee hours with the Dallas Museum of Art's resident night owl, Director Bonnie Pitman.

Finding Vishnu Tour
11:00 p.m., Gallery III, Crow Collection of Asian Art
Stay late at the Crow and go on a flashlight tour to discover who Vishnu is in Hindu religion. Space is limited.


Atrium Cafe at the Dallas Museum of Art
Enjoy casual dining 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Full bar, beverages, and snacks until 11:00 p.m.
New summer limited-time offers include Summer Peach Salad and an Artisan Flatbread with Fresh Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Artichoke Hearts.

Late Night Friday Tapas Lounge
In Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant
6:00–10:00 p.m., south end of the building on Level 2, DMA
Featuring a sophisticated small-plate tapas menu, half-price bottles of wine, and desserts. Reservations recommended for parties of five or more. Call 214-922-1858. Seating on Wisteria Terrace weather permitting.

Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck
6:00–10:00 p.m., Nasher Sculpture Center
Enjoy al fresco dining and beverages on the Terrace and overlooking the magnificent Garden with new summer dishes such as the Summer Spinach Salad or a Grilled Vegetable Panini.

Summer Spotlight Snack Station
7:00–10:00 p.m., Flora Street Entrance, DMA
Enjoy freshly popped popcorn, ice cream novelties, beverages, and snacks while listening to live performances.

Indian Wine & Food Tasting
9:30 – 10:30 p.m., Gallery II, Crow Collection of Asian Art
Come and sample the wines and foods of India.
Complimentary; must be 21 years of age to participate.

The image above sourced from Flickr: Flower Girl by norbd, Hold it there! by stephangeyer, joao cesèr by theonlyone, DSC06601 by hellothomas.

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