Tomorrow Evening is the “Ease on Down the Road” block party at the AT&T Performing Arts Center to celebrate the opening of Dallas Theater Center’s The Wiz! To help usher in this awesome Friday Adventure PSD would like to share with you the fun that happened at the Summer Block Party a few weeks back!
Three weeks ago (well tomorrow it’ll be three weeks) since the ATT PAC held the Summer Block Party that was EPIC AND AWESOME. PSD had a team of folks covering this massive event that utilized the Dallas Arts District to its fullest. PSD’s videographer Derrick T. Williams captured some amazing action happening out front of the Nasher and the Trammel Crow Asian Art Museum!!
There’s our Derrick chilling. And here is what he captured on that awesome “RED” Camera of his!
The awesome Dallas Kiyari Daiko Drummers weren’t the only amazing showcase out at the Block Party.
A behind the scenes shot I got right before they got that Dragon a Dancing.
Derrick and I got some shots of the band Calhoun who held a set right on Flora Street just out front of the DMA.
There were also musicians playing in the Nasher Sculpture Garden.
But the real treat was the Polyphonic Spree’s concert out front of the DMA!! First up is Timmy D sound checking before the concert!
And here are three photos by PSD’s newest (Austin Based) Photographer Jillian Schantz Patrick.
Really simple folks, when the ATT PAC puts on a Block Party its TOTAL FUN! Tomorrow Night come on out!
“FREE block party at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Enjoy live disco music by Le Freak in Strauss Square, gourmet food trucks on Flora Street, fun challenges and games and a live remote broadcast from KRNB. You’ll be able to “test drive your seat” or go on a backstage tour at the Winspear Opera House and meet AT&T PAC resident companies and other Dallas Arts District organizations in Sammons Park.
After the party, ease on over to the Wyly Theatre for the first-ever performance of Dallas Theater Center’s The Wiz, produced in collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre. This Pay-What-You-Can* performance gives you the opportunity to see the show for as little as a penny!
*All tickets for this Pay-What-You-Can performance will be sold in person exclusively at this event. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited, so make sure to get there early. For this one-time special event, the Wyly Theatre box office will open at 5:00pm for ticket purchases.”
Here is the full Block Party Schedule.
5:00 – 8:00 HEART FOR THE ARTS | Sammons Park
Join our Dallas Arts District neighbors and AT&T PAC Resident Companies for information and family-friendly activities including foil Tin Man sculptures with the Dallas Museum of Art, Prayer Flags and Sticker Art with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, mask-making with The Dallas Opera, and more!
5:00 – 8:00 FOOD, FOOD, FOOD | Flora Street
Enjoy wonderful food from the gourmet food trucks parked at our informal, outdoor, Flora Street Café. Savor a bite from City Street Grille or Green House, sweeten up with Enticed gourmet shaved ice, or cool down with a drink at the main bar in the Winspear…either way, we don’t want you going hungry (or thirsty).
5:00 – 8:00 TEST DRIVE YOUR SEATS OPEN HOUSE | Winspear Opera House
Explore the wonders of the Winspear at your own pace. Our volunteers will help you choose your favorite seat in the house before purchasing tickets, or you can take your already purchased seats on a test drive before the show. Visit the Box Office to learn more about upcoming shows.
5:00 – 8:00 KRNB 105.7 LIVE BROADCAST | Flora Street
Catch some smooth R&B with KRNB 105.7 and learn some of the Groovy Moves from The Wiz.
5:00 – 7:00 WIZ OBSTACLE COURSE | Brierley Esplanade
Try out the adventures Dorothy faces on her journey to The Wiz: Hanging like the Scarecrow, Lockin’ like a Tin Man, and Roarin’ like the Lion.
5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 BACKSTAGE TOUR | Winspear Opera House
Meet us on the Grand Staircase for a little taste of what it’s like behind the velvet curtain.
5:30 – 7:30 LE FREAK | Strauss Square
Catch disco fever listening to “the greatest disco band in the world!” (At least according to us) … And don’t worry, no one will judge you for getting your groove on in the aisles.
6:00 ART TAKES FLIGHT | Sunrise Balcony (Winspear 5th Floor)
Meet us on the balcony to decorate and fold your own paper airplane. When they’re all complete, we’ll launch them all at once into the skies. The plane that lands closest to the target wins a prize! How far will your plane fly?
6:30 “HAIR WE GO!” TWITTER SCAVENGER HUNT | Cyberspace
Follow @ATTPAC #HairHunt on Twitter for the clues to our HAIR themed scavenger hunt and you could win tickets to opening night of HAIR the Musical! Prizes for the first 10 to find the 1st clue, first 5 to find the 2nd clue, and a grand-prize for the first person to collect all 3 clues. Can you cut it?
7:00 WIZ-KID TRIVIA | Winspear Opera House Lobby
Are you a Wizard of Oz or The Wiz expert? Participate with your whole family to test your skills!
8:00 THE WIZ | Wyly Theatre
Ease on over to the Wyly Theatre and catch the premiere* of Dallas Theater Center’s The Wiz, produced in collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre. It’s sure to be a wild ride!