We’re celebrating Croatian Anti-Fascist Struggle Day here at D headquarters. It marks the day that the partisans rose up against occupying German and Italian forces, so I’ll let you guess the time period in which this took place. Anyway, it’s a national holiday in Croatia, naturally, so we’ve adopted it as a day embrace the anti-fascist struggler within. To wit, you will probably find me at an establishment that sells adult beverages sometime in the afternoon.
As I mentioned recently, summer equals the Bard around here. And according to our resident Shakespeare expert, Lance Lusk, you have a wealth of wonderful productions to choose from. He’s seen The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice at Trinity Shakes, and pronounced them both superior and worthy of your weekend hours. Merry Wives is little performed, so if you’re interested in seeing something somewhat rare, that’s your best bet. For those who prefer their comedy dark and unsettling, there’s Merchant. And finally, Shakespeare Dallas has a hit with a charming, exotic twist on the familiar cross-dressing comedy, Twelfth Night. Read his review here, then pick your (non-lethal) poison.
Also this evening, the Dallas Theater Center’s production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat has its pay-what-you-can performance. You can’t tickets online anymore, but there will be 100 tickets available at the box office starting at 5:30. This musical, great for kids and families, is a reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph told entirely through song. His brothers, who are jealous of the attention their father gives him, sell Joseph into slavery. With a little skill and the help of his amazing coat, Joseph goes on to become the ruler of Egypt.
This is sort of a new one–cheese paired with iced tea. If it helps, both the cheeses and the tea are French, and you can taste-test them at Lavendou Bistro ProvenÃ§al. Consider this research for any summertime entertaining you plan to do. Perhaps those pretty picnics Joslyn has talked about?
It’s a pretty big weekend for gallery openings–Jerry Cabrera at Craighead-Green Gallery, the Suddenly This Summer opening at Cris Worley Fine Arts, and lots more listed over on FrontRow. This means that Saturday evening is a good time to head to the Design District and walk your way around around Dragon St. Technically, you’re gallery hopping, but you’re also picking up free beer and wine at each art-filled location. Nigh-unbeatable.
If you have not yet visitedÂ Times Ten Cellars in Lakewood, you should put this free musical happening on your to-do list. For one thing, Times Ten is beautiful–gorgeous light fixtures, warm wood furnishings, polished stone. For another, the staff is warm and knowledgeable whenever you drop by to try their wines. The tasting room is open until 9 pm, so create your own trÃ©s sophisticated Sunday with free jazz from trio Drake, Adams, and Piper, and copious amounts of wine.
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