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Hot Tickets April Compiled by Laura Samuel Meyn THERE’S A LOT TO SEE AND DO OUT THERE. GET UP . GET OUT. GET GOING. TEXAS ART April offers two exhibits of important 20 th -century Texas art— both composed of seldom-seen-in-public works, on loan from local private collections. • Fort Worth Community Arts Center “Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections,” curated by cultural historian Scott Grant Barker, shows more than 50 works of Texas art from the 1920s to the 1970s. Expect oil paintings, sculptures and works on paper by such well-loved Texas artists as Cynthia Brants, Stuart Gentling, Charles T. Williams, Dickson Reeder and others. Collectors will want to pick up a copy of the free exhibit catalog. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. April 7. Exhibit through April 30. Free admission. 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817-738-1938 or fwcac.com. Photo by Kelly Gavin/Texas Rangers SPORTS Texas Rangers The baseball season kicks off at home on April 3 with Arlington mayor Jeff Williams throwing the first pitch, Rangers coach Tony Beasley singing the National Anthem and a flyover of U.S. Air Force T-38s. It’ll be a full house — only scattered single seats are available — as the Rangers face the Cleveland Indians. For those who like a little swag with their sports, there’s a packed season promotions schedule to look forward to. Highlights include six bobblehead giveaways (April 29, May 13, June 3, July 29, Aug. 12 and Sept. 2) and collector pins on all seven Thursday home games. Make it a night by sticking around for post-game fireworks shows on many Friday nights, plus occasional post-game concerts (beginning with The Toadies on May 29). March 31-Oct. 1. Single tickets, $18 and up (subject to dynamic ticket pricing changes). 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, 972-726-4377 or texasrangers.com. ART FAIRS Dallas Art Fair Calling serious collectors — nearly 100 international art dealers and galleries (think New York, London, Tokyo) converge in North Texas this month for the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair, bringing the best in contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and more to the Dallas Arts District for three days. The Preview Gala on April 6 benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary and offers a sneak peek at works before the fair officially opens. 7-10 p.m. April 6. Tickets, $300. Dallas Art Fair, April 7-9. FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery), 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, 214-220-1278 or dallasartfair.com. Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival In search of a new painting, sculpture or photograph for your home? Shoppers on a mission should beat the crowds by going during the day Thursday or Friday. The sprawling arts festival continues through the weekend, covering 27 blocks of downtown Fort Worth with more than 200 juried artist booths plus performers, food and drink. April 20-23. Free admission. Downtown Fort Worth, mainstreetartsfest.org. Art in the Square Now in its 18 th year, the Southlake Women’s Club fundraiser has grown into a major annual event. Peruse works by more than 150 juried artists from both near and far, plus entries from local emerging artists and high school artists. While there, enjoy live music and refreshments; children’s activities abound. April 28-30. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., artinthesquare.com. George Grammer’s Oil Derrick at Night — Inner Aspect is exhibited at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center this month; more of his works are on view at Texas Wesleyan University. Image courtesy of Scott Grant Barker Fort Worth resident Caroline Strand will be exhibiting her photography of West Texas, including Big Bend, in the Emerging Artists section. Photo courtesy of Caroline Strand • Texas Wesleyan University “George Grammer: Full Circle,” organized by BB Moncrief Wiese and Carter Bowden, celebrates the career of the youngest Fort Worth Circle artist, a 1947 TWU graduate. On exhibit are more than 50 of Grammer’s works, drawn from local private collections. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, 6-8:30 p.m. April 20, at the Texas Wesleyan University Canafax Clock Tower (RSVP by April 11). “George Grammer: Full Circle” is on view at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24-28; and 12:30-2 p.m. April 30. Free admission. 1413 Vaughn Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-531-5801. 90 April 2017 360westmagazine.com

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THERE’S A LOT TO SEE AND DO OUT THERE. GET UP. GET OUT. GET GOING.

SPORTS

Texas Rangers

The baseball season kicks off at home on April 3 with Arlington mayor Jeff Williams throwing the first pitch, Rangers coach Tony Beasley singing the National Anthem and a flyover of U.S. Air Force T-38s. It’ll be a full house — only scattered single seats are available — as the Rangers face the Cleveland Indians. For those who like a little swag with their sports, there’s a packed season promotions schedule to look forward to. Highlights include six bobblehead giveaways (April 29, May 13, June 3, July 29, Aug. 12 and Sept. 2) and collector pins on all seven Thursday home games. Make it a night by sticking around for post-game fireworks shows on many Friday nights, plus occasional post-game concerts (beginning with The Toadies on May 29). March 31-Oct. 1. Single tickets, $18 and up (subject to dynamic ticket pricing changes). 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, 972-726-4377 or texasrangers.com.


ART FAIRS

Dallas Art Fair Calling serious collectors — nearly 100 international art dealers and galleries (think New York, London, Tokyo) converge in North Texas this month for the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair, bringing the best in contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and more to the Dallas Arts District for three days. The Preview Gala on April 6 benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary and offers a sneak peek at works before the fair officially opens. 7-10 p.m. April 6. Tickets, $300. Dallas Art Fair, April 7-9. FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery), 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, 214-220-1278 or dallasartfair.com.



Fort Worth resident Caroline Strand will be exhibiting her photography of West Texas, including Big Bend, in the Emerging Artists section.

Photo courtesy of Caroline Strand

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival In search of a new painting, sculpture or photograph for your home? Shoppers on a mission should beat the crowds by going during the day Thursday or Friday. The sprawling arts festival continues through the weekend, covering 27 blocks of downtown Fort Worth with more than 200 juried artist booths plus performers, food and drink. April 20-23. Free admission. Downtown Fort Worth, mainstreetartsfest.org.

Art in the Square Now in its 18th year, the Southlake Women’s Club fundraiser has grown into a major annual event. Peruse works by more than 150 juried artists from both near and far, plus entries from local emerging artists and high school artists. While there, enjoy live music and refreshments; children’s activities abound. April 28-30. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., artinthesquare.com.


TEXAS ART

April offers two exhibits of important 20th-century Texas art— both composed of seldom-seen-in-public works, on loan from local private collections.

• Fort Worth Community Arts Center “Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections,” curated by cultural historian Scott Grant Barker, shows more than 50 works of Texas art from the 1920s to the 1970s. Expect oil paintings, sculptures and works on paper by such well-loved Texas artists as Cynthia Brants, Stuart Gentling, Charles T. Williams, Dickson Reeder and others. Collectors will want to pick up a copy of the free exhibit catalog. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. April 7. Exhibit through April 30. Free admission. 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817-738-1938 or fwcac.com.



George Grammer’s Oil Derrick at Night — Inner Aspect is exhibited at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center this month; more of his works are on view at Texas Wesleyan University.

Image courtesy of Scott Grant Barker

• Texas Wesleyan University “George Grammer: Full Circle,” organized by BB Moncrief Wiese and Carter Bowden, celebrates the career of the youngest Fort Worth Circle artist, a 1947 TWU graduate. On exhibit are more than 50 of Grammer’s works, drawn from local private collections. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, 6-8:30 p.m. April 20, at the Texas Wesleyan University Canafax Clock Tower (RSVP by April 11). “George Grammer: Full Circle” is on view at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24-28; and 12:30-2 p.m. April 30. Free admission. 1413 Vaughn Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-531-5801.



Violinist Alexandra Soumm joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a weekend of performances, taking the lead in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

Photo by Beatrice Cruveiller/CAMI


SYMPHONIC MUSIC

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra The “Prokofiev Cinderella Suite” program is named for the condensed work drawn from Prokofiev’s full-length ballet, but that’s only part of the story. The program’s musical heavyweight actually is Sibelius’ Violin Concerto performed with French violinist Alexandra Soumm, who’s known for her virtuosic and fiery interpretation of the popular work. A contemporary piece, Adam Schoenberg’s La Luna Azul rounds out the lineup; the award-winning composer will be in attendance. April 7-9. Tickets, $20-$82. Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, 817-665-6000 or fwsymphony.org.



Gwyneth Paltrow is unforgettable as Margot Tenenbaum.


FILM

Sunday Cinema Series Lone Star Film Society hosts its new Sunday Cinema Series at Four Day Weekend, taking advantage of the upgraded projector installed there for Lone Star Film Festival screenings. The series focuses on movies you won’t see elsewhere locally, including classics, documentaries, indie films and more. This month’s titles include The Royal Tenenbaums (April 2) , Tower (April 9) , The Last Treasure Hunt (April 16) and The Other Kids (April 23); the series continues most Sunday evenings through late October. Single tickets, $10; five-movie pass, $35; 30-screening season pass, $200. Four Day Weekend, Sundance Square, 312 Houston St., Fort Worth, sundaycinemaseries.com.



Fort Worth-based Quaker City Night Hawks joins an international lineup at the new Fortress Festival.

Photo by Karlo X Ramos


CONCERTS

Fortress Festival The inaugural music festival, featuring a wide range of performers from rap to rock to indie, takes over the Cultural District for a hip two-day event. Bands from near and far play stages on the reflecting pond at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and on the grounds of Will Rogers Memorial Center. On Saturday, popular rap duo Run The Jewels headlines; come Sunday, Canadian electronic music duo Purity Ring is the big draw. All festival passes include access to the Modern’s galleries, with VIP passes offering extras like parking, lounges and more. April 29-30. General admission passes, $65-$105; VIP passes, $145-$275, 888-454-4353 or fortressfestival.com.

Concerts in the Garden The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual six-week outdoors gig is very popular — now’s the time to plot out which concerts to attend, as tickets go on sale to the public April 10. On the 17-concert lineup are orchestral tributes to David Bowie and Led Zeppelin, among others, plus appearances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Asleep At The Wheel and more. Every concert is followed by fireworks — including, of course, the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. June 2-July 8. Single tickets, $22-$62. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000 or fwsymphony.org.



Photo courtesy of Don Young


GET OUTSIDE

Tandy Hills Natural Area In March, the 160-acre indigenous prairie in Fort Worth’s West Meadowbrook neighborhood won a Lone Star Legacy Park designation from the Texas Recreation & Park Society, marking its prominence in the state. Almost any spring day is a nice one for a self-guided hike, but there are other reasons to go. The free PrairieSky/StarParty events, which bring out members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society to share their telescopes and insights, have resumed at nightfall the second Saturday of each month. Later in April, the City Nature Challenge at Tandy Hills is led by Texas Parks & Wildlife biologist Sam Kieschnick, who will help visitors document plants, insects and animals from 4 to 7 p.m. April 18. It’s part of a larger event that has cities competing to see which can turn out the most citizen scientists and log the most species on the iNaturalist app (for more information, tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge). No matter when you go, bring a camera and water and wear comfortable shoes. 3400 View St., Fort Worth, tandyhills.org.



The last competition saw 24-year-old Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea competing; buy tickets now to watch the 15th Cliburn Competition unfold.

Photo by Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Cliburn Competition Come late May, 30 of the world’s most promising young concert pianists convene in Fort Worth to compete in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. With single tickets going on sale March 31, now is the time to snag your seats to follow the high-stakes performances; be aware that tickets to the finals tend to go first. May 25-June 10. Single tickets, $10-$180. Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, 817-212-4280 or cliburn.org. This year the Cliburn Competition’s final round of concerto performances with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be broadcast to more than 300 movie theaters around the country, including a handful in North Texas; the run time is five hours, 30 minutes. 11:55 a.m. June 10. $16-$18. For theaters and tickets, visit fathomevents.com.



Gemma Arterton has the title role in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Saint Joan; see it in Fort Worth thanks to the magic of National Theatre Live.

Photo by Jack Sain


THEATER

Schedule a date night: April brings a handful of fresh, modern plays to local theaters — and this particular batch is best for grownups.

• National Theatre Live Saint Joan is Bernard Shaw’s play about Joan of Arc, transported to the modern banking world, where the title character is the sole feminist figure in the male-dominated boardroom. Gemma Arterton stars in the production, broadcast live from London’s Donmar Warehouse theater. April 12 and 15. Tickets, $20. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-923-3012 or amphibianstage.com.

• Circle Theatre Want to feel better about your own office politics? Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson gets its regional premiere this month, mining material from what happens when one coworker is put in charge of the other. Billed as a psychological thriller, the dark comedy explores racism — in addition to where the hole punch should be kept. April 27-May 20. Tickets, $15-$38. Sundance Square, 230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 866-811-4111 or circletheatre.com.

• Amphibian Stage Productions British playwright Kieran Lynn’s The Trap has its world premiere at Amphibian, where his Crossing the Line played to positive reviews last summer. The new story follows young couple Clem and Tom, who break into Tom’s workplace to rob the safe; absurd situations ensue. April 28-May 21. General admission, $33 (discounts available). 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-923-3012 or amphibianstage.com.

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