If you’re planning to spend some time in an air conditioned movie theater this weekend, be sure to check out all of FrontRow’s reviews. Bradford Pearson is in fine form with Oliver Stone’s Savages:
After sitting through two hours of sex, guns, and weed, Oliver Stone’s latest film Savages closes with the definition of its titular word. “Barbaric” and “wild” were mentioned, but I have some other options: “incomplete” and “boring.”
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth kicks of their Modern Dance Festival, “Freudian Slips and Silent Screams,”Â tonight at the Modern in Fort Worth. It also coincides with the Modern’s First Friday, one of my favorite things to do, since Cafe Modern stays open late and I can catch the inevitably wonderful exhibits. It’s worth heading out there tonight for Lucian Freud’s portraits alone, but the CD/FW dance performances are the icing on the cake.
They’ll dance in silence, since the mini tableaus are intended as living embodiments of portraiture or to convey the feeling of modeling for one. You can find them outside the main entrance, or on the porch overlooking the reflecting pond.
For a different kind of dance Friday evening, drop by Beauty Bar tonight for DJ Blake Ward’s Glamorama. He’s joined by Shuttle of Passion Pit. Which I definitely did not only mention to link “What You Know About Little Secrets,” The White Panda’s really fantastic T.I. vs. Passion Pit jam. I wrote half of a very terrible script to this once.
This is a pretty easy one. Theatre Three opened Avenue Q this week in their basement space, and from all reports, it is a raunchy, puppet-y, musical success. Lindsey Wilson reviewed the show for FrontRow, so read that here before you go. You’ll have to call the box office to snag your tickets.
You might recognize this family-friendly musical from its first run a few months ago, but Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters at the Dallas Children’s Theatre is worth a look again. Based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by John Steptoe, this play tells the story of two beautiful young sisters with very different personalities. When an African king begins his search for a wife, they are both invited to meet him. It’s a tale of goodness and generosity that features traditional African drumming, chanting, and song. There’s two performances on Sunday, and it’s good for all ages.
For something less wholesome, The Church hosts “Speakeasy,” a 1920s prohibition party Â celebrating pinup mag Retro Lovely’s latest issue. The soiree comes complete with DJs and performances. Costumes are strongly encouraged, so guys, wear your best Nucky Thompson. Ladies, I don’t think you actually have to wear too much at all.