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Art and Culture: Top 5 Activities for the Week of January 16

Dallas Museum of Art offers an exciting event as part of their Arts and Letters Live series. January 18th will feature an award winning author Geoff Dyer, and will be dedicated to the celebration of the acquisition by DMA of a work by Walter De Maria. The evening will also include a performance by percussionist Stockton Helbing. Dyer will be sharing his thoughts on the power of influence of art, travel and nature, as well as his recent book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.

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January 20th opens up the run of “Silent Sky” production at WaterTower Theater. The play, written by Lauren Gunderson, explores the life of a celebrated female astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), who made a historic mark in the male-dominated science community at the turn-of-the-century. It blends together in a riveting narration the serious subjects of science and determination with the lively humor and personal romance.

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Bath House Cultural Center opens its doors January 19th to welcome a series of thought-provoking performances by Daniel Georgiou Dance Group War Flower. Original text by Georgiou accompanies the enactment that explores the laws of time, nature, ritual and survival. With references to philosophical and political texts, Georgiou delves deep into the subjects of human culture, human experience and human existence.

War-Flower
War Flower at Bath House Cultural Center  |  Buy Tickets

Upcoming Sunday is marked by two most amazing one-day events. Dallas Opera presents an exclusive recital of a world-renown tenor Michael Fabiano. Famous for gracing the best opera stages of the world, Fabiano was the first ever to receive both the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker award in a single year. At a very moderate price, Dallasites are offered a rare opportunity to hear him on stage at the Dallas City Performance Hall on January 22nd. It is an opportunity not to be missed.

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The second show happening on Sunday is of a totally different nature. It is not going to elevate your senses, but it is sure to rivet your mind. Bill Maher, the infamous comedian and 34 Emmy nominations’ artist, will be appearing at the Music Hall at Fair Park to unleash his sarcastic sense of humor on all the ills of the modern day political life. Famous for his Politically Incorrect shows, and currently HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s honesty will bring the audience to laugh and to flinch, and also to think about the world we live in today.

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Bill Maher At Music Hall at Fair Park  |  Buy Here

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