16 October 2009

Creative Mecca

Have you noticed the shiny new (and bright red) addition to the Dallas skyline? It's the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, and it's just one piece of the Dallas Arts District's new AT&T Performing Arts Center, opening Sunday, Oct. 18.

Celebrate the district's Spotlight Sunday all day, when activities will be free and open to the public (see the Arts District's complete schedule). Tours and performances will be held throughout the day at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Booker T. Washington High School and the Meyerson Symphony Center. Admission to all the district's museums (including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center) will also be free. Be sure to stick around for a fireworks finale at 7:30pm!

Got culture-hungry kids but can't make it out this weekend? See the Dallas Arts District's Art for Kids Web page for family-friendly performing and fine arts events continuing through January 2010.

— Mary

Photos courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art (top) and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

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