THE GAME: For the first time for many DFW residents, opera is shining it’s bright light into the hearts and homes of people that had never paid much attention before. While no doubt the Winspear and their fantastic productions have had much to do with this revival of libretto, one must not forget our sister city’s house. Tonight marks the opening of The Fort Worth Opera's Don Giovanni. To take it from the Bass’s mouth “Don Giovanni is a playboy who loves and then leaves women at a shocking rate, despite the warnings of his faithful servant. When young and beautiful Donna Anna catches his eye, an old flame, Donna Elvira, sets out to stop him from taking advantage of her. But all hell breaks loose when Don Giovanni crosses the line.”
COUNTING THE COST AND REMEMBERING THE LOST: It’s been a tough year so far for indie rock. The community has experienced the loss of two of our greatest songwriters in Vic Chesnutt and Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. Tonight Dan’s Silverleaf is hosting the Vic Chesnutt Memorial/Benefit featuring some of DFW’s most revered and talented artists with Jason Ashbaugh, Brent Best, Edward Burch, Scott Danbom, Chris Flemmons, Matthew Gray, Mark Hedman, Will Johnson, Bryan VanDivier and Chris Welch. This is a wonderful opportunity to remember Vic’s life through the celebration of music.
SPINNING A YARN WITH STRINGS: So you’ve already seen “How to Train Your Dragon”…three times. Don’t you think it’s about time you tried something new? Something that almost feels like real life is right around corner at the Dallas Childern’s Theater. Right now Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals is on and for young and old alike this is a must not miss. “This musical menagerie set in motion with multiple styles of puppetry is an exhilarating experience for all ages. It’s an innovative introduction to classical music brought to life with stunning colors, comedy, movement and sound” says the theater itself.
TASTES LIKE FUN: Addison's annual food and fun festival, Taste Addison, runs through the weekend with competitive groumet grub, dishes from over fifty local restaurants, and a Sunday headliner slot from current Top 40 darlings, Train. We've got a preview of the event at this link, which should give you all the delicious details.