Getting in the spirit with the arts

Vim Studio imageIt’s the end of the semester, and not to mention the end of the year. We are all looking for a little rest and relaxation after this very long, tedious semester. The Dallas Arts District is getting in the spirit by celebrating the Holidays in the district with many amazing, festive activities for the whole family. After a long week of finals we suggest that you enjoy the holiday festivities at The Dallas Museum of Art during their late night on December 16th. For only $5 you can attend the up-coming Late Night at The Dallas Museum of Art and enjoy all of the wonderful warmth of our local museums until midnight! Don’t forget to check out the Jean Paul Gaultier event and the Mark Bradford exhibit. If all of the exhibits inside the DMA aren’t enough for your wandering eyes, then you can take a stroll through the Arts District and see the beautiful Christmas tree. Don’t forget that you can take the DART train down to the Arts District for free with your UTD DART pass. For under $10 you can travel down to the Arts District and start getting in the holiday spirit to prepare to see your folks during the holiday break!

Sunset Screening of “Walk the Line”

Walk the Line

Having one of those days where you feel like doing something new and different for a change? You can have a good time with friends and save your dollars! This Saturday, November 19th at 7pm, there will be a screening of Walk the Line at Strauss Square in downtown Dallas. Walk the Line is a film about the musical and love life of Johnny Cash. So, come out to this sunset screening to enjoy a new experience and different atmosphere!

These film screenings happen every third Saturday of the month, and they are provided free by the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Film Society. All they ask is that you RSVP, so they can get a headcount for chairs and space! Since the event is in downtown, you can always plan a day trip to go shopping, eating, or exploring the unique sites of Dallas all around you! And don’t forget that you can use your free DART pass as a UTD student!

For more information on this and other events, check out AT&T Performing Arts Center and The Flash List.

All of the LIGHTS

View of blue to white light pathway

It was a chilly night on Friday, October 28, not to mention the Rangers were playing their last game in the World Series, but there was something exceptional happening in the quiet streets of downtown. For those of us that braved the chilly temperatures for Dallas sites, we were washed over with the beautiful colors, sounds, and lights that cluttered Flora Street.  Aurora was one of the last events in the Dallas Arts District, Art In October exhibition. This was Aurora’s second year taking over Flora Street during their now annual event in Dallas.

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Aurora: A Spectacle of LIGHTS

It’s Halloween weekend! Many people are planning their outfits to attend house parties, but if you want a change of college scenery, you should check out Aurora. Aurora is in its second year of taking over the infamous Dallas Arts District. This particular exhibit gets you outside and looking at emerging and established artists that have created site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art. This mind-blowing event starts at 7:30PM on Friday, October 28 and ends at midnight. Come experience this free event that will challenge your notion of art in unexpected spaces. Take the DART red line down to the downtown, and while down in the Arts District, don’t forget to check out the food trucks. This event will be a fun and thought -provoking experience for students on a tight, college budget during this Halloween weekend.

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