April calendar of things to do in Dallas Fort Worth metroplex

Dallas Museum of Art/Ira Schrank

Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas

5 Hosted by the Kupferle Health Board of the Texas Health Resources Foundation, Puttin’ on the Pink takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Tickets: $125. 682-236-5203www.texashealth.org/pop.

6 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents its Steak of the Arts fundraiser for educational concerts at the Mopac Event Center in Fort Worth. The event includes a chefs’ grilling competition and live music by The Redwine Band. Tickets: $75-$150. 817-665-6000www.fwsymphony.org.

8 The Arlington Arts League presents its spring gala, “An Evening in Paris,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Woman’s Club facility. The event includes dinner, cocktails, auctions and live music from the Buzz Murphy Orchestra. Tickets: $75. 817-274-5790, arlingtonartsleague.com.

10 The Child Study Center hosts its 23rd annual Children’s Golf Classic at Mira Vista Golf Club in Fort Worth. Individual golfers: $325. 817-390-2963www.cscfw.org.

13 The NET Fort Worth hosts its second annual Survivor Leader Luncheon, benefiting Purchased, a program for women and girls who have been sexually exploited. Keynote speaker at the 11 a.m. Fort Worth Club event is author Chanel Dionne. Tickets: $50. 682-233-4283, www.thenetfw.com.

18 The 53rd annual Blossoms Luncheon, Fashion Show, Flower and Gift Market begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The event benefits the Gladney Center for Adoption. Tickets: $100. 817-922-6045iamgladney.org.

19 Camp Fire First Texas celebrates its El Tesoro de la Vida Benefit Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cendera Center. The free event includes dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions. Contributions to the camp’s scholarship fund are encouraged. 817-831-2111www.campfirefw.org.

20 The Multicultural Alliance in Fort Worth hosts its 66th annual awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. This year’s honorees are Dr. M. Basheer Ahmed, Robert Fernandez and Joan Kline. Tickets: $300. 817-332-3271www.mcatexas.com.

20 The 10th annual Opening Doors Dinner and Silent Auction, benefiting MHMR of Tarrant County, takes place at 6 p.m. at Joe T. Garcia’s. Tickets: $100. 817-569-4540www.mhmrtarrant.org.

21 The Ladder Alliance hosts its annual It’s in the Bag! Lunch and Auction at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. Tickets: $100. 817-834-2100ladderalliance.org.

22 Arts Fifth Avenue presents its annual murder mystery fundraiser, “The Gameshow of Death,” at 8 p.m. The event includes dinner, desserts, drinks and a show. Tickets: $30, $50 per couple. 817-923-9500, www.artsfifthavenue.org.

25 Lena Pope Home Inc.’s 38th annual Fiesta de Oro is 6:30 p.m. at Joe T. Garcia’s. Tickets: $200. 817-255-2500www.lenapope.org.

Museum and Art Events

6-9 The ninth annual Dallas Art Fair takes place at the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG). The event will feature more than 90 galleries from 16 countries; 30 are new this year. A preview gala opens the event April 6 ($300). Proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary and the Nasher Sculpture Center. $20-$50. 214-220-1278, dallasartfair.com.

8 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents “Focus: Katherine Bernhardt” through July 9. $4-$10 (children 12 and under free). 817-738-9215www.themodern.org.

18 The Dallas Museum of Art opens the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery through April 28, 2019. Free. 214-922-1200, www.dma.org.

23 The Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live presents former first daughter and bestselling author Chelsea Clinton, who will discuss her book “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” at First United Methodist Church of Dallas. $20-$40. 214-922-1200, www.dma.org.


6-8 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents “Shostakovich and Beethoven” at the Meyerson Symphony Center. $29-$235. 214-849-4376www.mydso.com.

7-9 Violinist Alexandra Soumm joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for “Prokofiev Cinderella Suite” at Bass Hall. $23-$88. 817-665-6000www.fwsymphony.org.

7-9 “Soundings: New Music at the Nasher” presents German composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann in recital. $10-$25. 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

13 Joined by cellist Laura Ospina, Symphony Arlington performs at Arlington Music Hall. $15-$45. 817-385-0484www.symphonyarlington.org.

15 Fort Worth Opera presents a Grand Opening Night Concert, starring soprano Ava Pine, at Bass Hall. 817-731-0726, $17-$89. www.fwopera.org.

20 The Allegro Guitar Series continues with a performance by Grammy winner David Russell at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion. $45-$75. 817-498-0363guitarsociety.org.

21-23 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs “Music of Journey” at the Meyerson Symphony Center. $24-$213. 214-849-4376www.mydso.com.

29 The Chamber Music Ensembles of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra stop by the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion for a spring concert. Free. 817-923-3121www.fwyo.org.

On Stage

4 Dallas Theater Center performs “Electra” through May 21 at Strauss Square. $20-$90. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

Part of the Off Broadway on Flora series, “Wiesenthal” takes place at the Wyly Theatre
Part of the Off Broadway on Flora series, “Wiesenthal” takes place at the Wyly TheatreCourtesy photo

5-8 Part of the Off Broadway on Flora series, “Wiesenthal” takes place at the Wyly Theatre. $39-$59. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

7-8 The Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs “DBDT: Encore! — Rising Excellence” at Dallas City Performance Hall. $32.50. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

7-23 Theatre Arlington presents Harper Lee’s beloved “To Kill a Mockingbird.” $21-$23. 817-275-7661, www.theatrearlington.org.

8 “Geronimo: Life on the Reservation,” starring Rudy Ramos, takes place at Arts Fifth Avenue. $20. 817-923-9500, www.artsfifthavenue.org.

8-9 Ballet Frontier of Texas presents “La Sylphide” at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Scott Theatre. $20. A VIP package, $45, includes a preshow reception. 817-852-6887, www.balletfrontier.org.

9-10 The Complete Works of Shakespeare series continues with a staged reading of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Studio Theatre. $10. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

14-15 TITAS presents Che Malambo at the Dallas City Performance Hall. $25-$75. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

14-30 Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Sanders Theatre. $17-$22. 866-811-4111, www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

Penny Arcade’s “Longing Lasts Longer” comes to the Wyly Theatre
Penny Arcade’s “Longing Lasts Longer” comes to the Wyly TheatreCourtesy photo

15 For one night only, Penny Arcade’s “Longing Lasts Longer” comes to the Wyly Theatre. $32-$49. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

21, 23, 26 & 29 Dallas Opera presents Bellini’s “Norma” at the Winspear Opera House. Also on May 7. $19-$229. 214-443-1000, dallasopera.org.

21 Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” takes the stage through May 14 at Casa Mañana. $20-$31. 817-332-2272www.casamanana.org.

21 Artisan Center Theater presents “Seussical, Jr.” through May 20 at the Artisan Center Theater. $7-$11. 817-284-1200www.artisanct.com.

27 Circle Theatre performs “Rasheeda Speaking” through May 20. $25-$38. 817-877-3040www.circletheatre.com.

28 Humorist David Sedaris stops by the Winspear Opera House. $55-$75. 214-880-0202www.attpac.org.

28 Amphibian Stage Productions presents Kieran Lynn’s “The Trap” through May 21. $33-$100. 817-923-3012www.amphibianstage.com.

28 Artisan Center Theater’s production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” runs through June 3. $10-$24. 817-284-1200www.artisanct.com.


9 The Oscar-nominated documentary “My Architect” screens at 2 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Kahn Auditorium. Free. 817-332-8451www.kimbellart.org.

Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”
Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”Jack Sain

12, 15 In conjunction with National Theatre Live, Amphibian Stage Productions presents multiple screenings of Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $20. 817-923-3012www.amphibianstage.com.

Festivals and Outdoor Activities

7-8 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts its Spring Plant Sale. (A presale for members takes place April 6). Free. 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org.

20-23 The 32nd annual Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival takes place in downtown Fort Worth. The four-day event includes vendors, live entertainment, food stands and more than 200 artists displaying their artwork. Free. 817-336-2787, www.mainstreetartsfest.org.

22 The Greater Fort Worth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure takes place along the Trinity Trails, with an after-party at Clearfork. Registration is $20-$40. Free to attend. 817-735-8580, komengreaterfortworth.org.

22-23 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts its Japanese Garden Spring Festival. The event includes demonstrations, crafts, storytelling and more. $4-$8 (children 3 and under free). 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org.

28-30 Art in the Squre, presented by the Southlake Women’s Club, takes place in Southlake Town Square. The juried fine-arts festival showcases more than 150 artists’ works. The entertainment headliner, the Marshall Tucker Band, will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. April 29. Free. www.artinthesquare.com.





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