Passing Over April hopefully with no plagues involving killer Easter bunnies

2 04 2012

The 2012 Dallas International Film Festival is just 1 of many fun reasons why you should be out and about in Dallas during April.

April 12-22nd = Dallas Awesome time with the 6th annual DIFF!!!  We’ll be getting much more in depth in the next 10 days with our, “Countdown to DIFF” series starting this week!!!

So lets jump to the some other fine things you should put on your calender.

The Dallas Museum of Art has two awesome events happening in April.  Tonight is the Art Letters Live series Texas Bound II.

From the website:

Texas Bound II

Monday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Randy Moore reads Bill Porterfield’s The Empress of Roughnecks

David Lozano reads José Skinner’s Flight

Lydia Mackay
 and Alex Organ read Justin Cronin’s Life by Moonlight

Peri Gilpin
 reads Ellen DeGeneres’s This Is How We Live

The other event at the DMA this month is on 4/20, Late Nights.

check out the full line up of fun things, here.  Our good friend Tiger Darrow will be singing!!!

Sticking the Dallas Arts District and next door to the DMA is the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The fine folks over at the Nasher have been busy lately with artists Trenton Doyle Hancock and Nick Cave making this past weekend an amazing time.  They continue their enlightening Salon Series with the actress and activist Isabella Rosselini.

Switching over to the big red building that is the Winspear.  Get ready for MODERN FAMILY!!

Just ad the face of co-creator Steve Leviathan and April 24th is going to be a pretty fun evening!!

Tigers Be Still is at the Wyly thru May 13th and this four person ensemble piece really shines through all the pain.  Other fun productions to keep an eye on!

Second Thought Theatre‘s production of The Midwest Trilogy by Eric Steele is directed by Lee Trull.  The play is preceded by two of Eric’s short films, TOPEKA and CORK’S CATTLEBARON.  Then the wonderful Barry Nash takes you on a wild journey of loss and discovery in the play that ends the trilogy.  Check out Barry Nash’s rehearsal/performance blog: A Remarkable Tale.

Oral Fixations is a wonderful showcase for those that are bold enough to present there material.  Nicole works hand in hand with the talent you’ll see.  Up next April 17, 2012- “Have a Field Day”!!!

Defending the Caveman with John Venable officially takes over April 4th thru the 14th at the Contemporary Theater of Dallas.  Who’s going to join me in welcoming John to the DTC family?

Staying on the stage but heading over to Music Hall at Fair Park it’s time for George Hamilton to make us laugh till we cry.

and two weeks later!!!

Music Hall is bringing my favorite lead singer of my favorite band two weeks after the Beatles!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Music Hall At Fair Park
Dallas, Texas

Eddie Vedder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BOOM!!!!!

Speaking of fun music in and around town.

and for a shout out to a friend.

A close-up of the Summer Swins

And lastly if you’re looking for some sports fun time.  Watch tonight’s battle over the K, is it UK or KU?  Personally I’ll say “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”!!

How about a little love to FC Dallas who has three home games in April??!!!??

THURSDAY, APR 5 7:30PM CDT

Home

vs.

Away

FC Dallas Stadium

April 14th VS MLS expansion Montreal

And then April 25th Former Dallas Burn/FCD top man Jason Kreis comes back with his always annoying Real Salt Lake.

So fill up your Easter baskets or eat your matzah, but make sure to enjoy your April.

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