May 2011 DFW Cultural Calendar

Wondering what to do or where to go in DFW? Wonder no more. Your DFW Cultural Calendar is here.

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Tue MAY 31: In the Aftermath, Aushwitz-Birkenau – From Hatred to HopenThe Dallas Holocaust Museum | 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Free In remembrance, this special fine art photography exhibit features the Texas premiere of “The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau,” by Cole Thompson.
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Sun MAY 1: Craig Ferguson – Naughty Monkeys ComedynBass Performance Hall | 7:30 p.m. | $38.50 to $60.50nThe Late, Late Show host invites his “naughty monkeys” to have a laugh at his comedy routine filled with manic monologues and topical humor on life, pop culture and politics.
Mon MAY 2: Donald Glover – Comedy TournThe Palladium Ballroom | 8:00 p.m. | $70.00 to $95.00nFunny man 'Community' star and '30 Rock' writer has performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien numerous times. Now he's here to tickle your funny bone.
Tue MAY 3: Mummies – Secrets of the PharaohsnDallas Museum of Nature & Science IMAX Theater | 10:00 a.m. | $5.00 to $7.00nIt’s CSI: Cairo! Actor Christopher Lee narrates this forensic adventure about landmark discoveries and history of ancient Egyptian mummies.
Wed MAY 4: Dallas Rocks! – Local Rock Music ShowcasenHouse of Blues | 8:00 p.m. | $5.00 to $10.00nRock out with featured rockers Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs, Love Stricken Demise, The Justin Kipker Show and Carmeci.
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Thur MAY 5: Summer at the Arboretum featuring Peter Rabbit’s Flower VillagenDallas Arboretum | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | $8.00 to $12.00 | Through July 31nHippity hoppity! It’s a colorful landscape of bright houses made with flowers based off of Beatrix Potter's famous bunny tales. Take pictures with Peter and meet other characters.
Fri MAY 6: Jerry SeinfeldnWinspear Opera House | 7:00 p.m. | $66.00 to $81.00 | Through May 7nWith the uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life, Seinfeld returns to his first love of stand-up comedy in his two day visit to Dallas.
Sat MAY 7: Scarborough Renaissance Festivaln2511 FM 66, Waxahachie| 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. | $9.00 to $22.00 | Through May 30.nHave ye self a turkey leg or two at this famous Renaissance celebration. While set in the Middle Ages, most of the shows are kid-friendly and the characters are worth the visit!
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Sun MAY 8: Tchaikovsky Piano ConcertonBass Performance Hall | 2:00 p.m. | $10.00 to $71.00 Barry Douglas is playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (the piece that Cliburn played way back when) in Bass Performance Hall.
Mon MAY 9: Open Stage – Variety ShownHouse of Poets | 7:00 p.m. | $5.00 No need to just sing in the shower anymore…joint the weekly variety show featuring aspiring singers, comedians and other entertainers to flex their skills for a live audience.
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Tue MAY 10: An Evening with Lily TomlinnMeyerson Symphony Center | 7:45 p.m.| $55.00 to $250.00nThe 20th annual Vogel Alcove Arts Performance Event will star funny woman Lily Tomlin. The celebrated comedienne stole our hearts in classics like 9 to 5 and All of Me.
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Wed MAY 11: Starry, Starry Nights – Five Light-Filled InstallationsnMcKinney Avenue Contemporary | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Free or Donate | Through May 14. A combination of photography, painting, inflated plastic and, well, lights, the show brings together a diverse group of artists whose art literally glows.
Thur MAY 12: The Wizard of OznCasa Manana | 7:00 p.m. | $16.00 to $18.00 | Through May 22nFollow the yellow brick road to Casa Manana for this kid-friendly classic! A live adventure with Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in the land of Oz.
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Fri MAY 13: BUGSnThe Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | $6 to $9nThrough May 15, BUGS features giant beetles, cockroaches and massive stick insects staged in "Mayan ruins," in case you want to get freaked out on Friday the 13th.
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Sat MAY 14: A Fabulous Luncheon with Debbie ReynoldsnRitz Carlton Hotel | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | $150.00 to $225.00nFilm Legend, Debbie Reynolds will be the Keynote Speaker at 'A Fabulous Luncheon 2011' Benefiting Jonathan's Place. There will be a Q&A and an autograph session.
Sun MAY 15: Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth TournHistoric Fort Worth | 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | $5.00 to $10.00nPut on your walking shoes and stroll through private Fort Worth gardens that are open to the public one day only. Gain inspiration for your own yard or just enjoy the landscape!
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Mon MAY 16: Josh Groban’s Straight to You TournAmerican Airlines Center | 6:30 p.m. | $65.00 to $110.00nMulti-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will serenade the Metroplex during his “Straight to You” tour to support his latest album, Illuminations.
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Tue MAY 17: 24 Hour Video RacenAngelika Film Center | 7:00 p.m. | $50.00 to $150.00 | Through May 19nGrab your camera, grab some friends and race! Each team is assigned one theme, prop, location and line of dialogue and your work is screened the following week. What fun!
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Wed MAY 18: Kylie MinoguenVerizon Theatre | 8:00 p.m. | $50.00 to $125.00nC’mon baby…do the locomotion! Australian singing sensation Kylie Minogue performs at the Verizon Theatre (formerly Nokia Theatre) along with DJ Erik Thoreson
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Thur MAY 19: Avenged Sevenfold with Three Days Grace and Bullet for My ValentinenVerizon Theatre | 6:30 p.m. | $25.00 to $100.00nRock stars Avenged Sevenfold are joined by other rockers to play fast and loud tunes, with searing guitar solos, pounding double-bass, and rockin’ vocal lines.
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Fri MAY 20: 4D. Dallas, Creative Juiced Dance PartynSouthside on Lamar Underground | 9:00 p.m. | $15.00 to $20.00n4D stands for Dallas, Dancing, Dovetail (3 amazing local D.J.s) and D.J. Need we say more?
Sat MAY 21: CabaretnWyly Theatre | 8:00 p.m. | $15.00 to $100.00 | Through May 22.nTravel back to 1930s Berlin. Filled with hit Broadway songs and a story that still speaks profoundly to us today, Cabaret is a knock-out, once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.
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Sun MAY 22: Giggle, Giggle, QuacknDallas Children’s Theater | 1:30 p.m. | $16.00 to $23.00nBring the kids to this hilarious musical sequel to 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type.' Duck turns the barnyard upside-down when Farmer Brown leaves his brother in charge!
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Mon MAY 23: Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White SoxnRangers Ballpark in Arlington | 7:00 p.m. | $7.00 to $168.00 | Through May 25nTake me out to the ballgame! Support your Texas Rangers while you gobble down your 3 pound pretzel and bottoms up beer.
Tue MAY 24: BrewsDay TuesdaynThe Common Table | 5:00 p.m. | TuesdaysnThis bar offers special beer tappings every Tuesday including $2 off imperial pints and $3 off beer flights.
Wed MAY 25: Variety Night at The Boiler RoomnThe Boiler Room | 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | WednesdaysnHosted by Lulio Guevara, it’s Open Mic for all with a special guest every Wednesday. Bring yourself, your instrument of choice, your voice…whatever your talent may have!
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Thur MAY 26: Giants of the SavannanDallas Zoo | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. | $12.00 to $15.00 | DailynCheetahs, giraffes and elephants…oh my! The multi-species habitat has animals mixing it up between savannas so the guest experience is different every day.
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Fri MAY 27: CityArts 2011 FestivalnFair Park | 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Free | Through May 29nArtFest is the juried art competition showcasing artists from all over the country. Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and children’s activities.
Sat MAY 28: Memorial Jam Texas Style – Wolfdance 2011nFort Worth Stockyards | 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. | $20.00 to $30.00n20 Bands for $20 with artists like Superstar Surprise, Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, No Justice, Johnny Cooper, Whiskey Myers, Joey Green and more!
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Sun MAY 29: Texas Outdoor Family WorkshopnCaprock Canyons State Park in Arlington | 12:00 p.m. | $65.00 for family up to 6nIt’s camping weather but does your family have the right skills to rough it outside? Learn all you need to know for a great overnight camping experience!
Mon MAY 30: Running with Bonnie and ClydenHall of State, Fair Park | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | $35.00 to $50.00nUncover the lives of the famous outlaw lovers from Dallas, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with author and tour guide John Neal Phillips. Tour will include lunch.
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