2/17: Wake Up

FLOATING SPIRIT: Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Brother to Brother, Lambarena and Love Tri-Tango, a three-piece set that draws from spiritual themes as part of the company's Cultural Awareness Series. The performance sees the return of New York choreographer Christopher Huggins. Tickets start at just $10. Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 7PM.

LOVE AND HAITI: The crew behind One Peace at a Time visits 20 countries in five contintents, searching for ways to provide basic rights to the world's children. The documentary reports more hope and potential than despair. "There's nothing magical about change. Anybody can do it if they just take the first step," one advocate says in the trailer. See Willie Nelson, Nobel physicist and Secreatry of Energy Steven Chu, Desmond Tutu and others brainstorm solutions at the Dallas premiere with a Q&A to follow with director Turk Pipkin. Buy $10 tickets here. All proceeds will benefit Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction efforts in HaitiStudio Movie Grill, 7:15PM.

THIN LINE INDEED: Today marks the arts of Denton's Thin Line Film Fest, an outlet for international documentary filmmakers and a rare local opportunity for premiere-obsessed indie doc fans. GASLAND opens the festival with a chronicling of the horrors natural gas drilling is wreaking across the nation, via filmmaker Josh Fox and his banjo. Watch but a tiny snippet of such unpleasant wonders in the video below. Tickets to the screening only cost $10 each, and an Opening Night Pass is $25. Catch the whole schedule here. 7PM, Campus Theater.


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