DALL — January 2009
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1JOHN LEGEND

Get lifted as the multitalented singer-songwriterpianist performs his spirited pop/soul tracks with special guest Estelle. Jan. 22. Nokia Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, 972.854.5111 or ticketmaster. Com.

2HOOCH & POOCH FIESTA

Benefi ting Kitchen Dog Theater, the fundraising gala has become a beloved social tradition. This year, Hooch & Pooch spices it up, south-of-the-border-style, with a fi esta! Don’t miss the silent auction, raffl e and, of course, the doggy bags. Jan. 24. The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave., 214.953.1055 or kitchendogtheater. Org.

3BISHOP’S GALA

Don’t miss the black-tie optional gala, benefi ting Catholic Charities, with dinner, dancing and live auction (along with a 2009 BMW 128i Coupe raffl e!). Special guest Michael McDonald performs his soulful R&B hits. Jan. 24. Hilton Anatole, Chantilly Ballroom, 2201 Stemmons Fwy., 214.520.6590 or catholiccharitiesgala. Org.

4WISH! AUCTION

A glam green-themed evening is slated for Dallas Contemporary’s 8th annual dinner and live auction, featuring more than 100 works from emerging artists. Proceeds benefi t the Art Think program, teaching more than 7,000 at-risk students about art and creative thinking. Jan. 31. Dallas Contemporary, 2801 Swiss Ave., 214.821.2522 or dallascontemporary. Org.

5MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL

Don your chicest costume for the 9th annual soirée, benefi ting  e American Red Cross, Dallas Area Chapter. Enjoy great company and splendid live entertainment, not to mention casino games and a silent auction. Cocktails and cuisine done right - New Orleans-style - top off the evening. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Jan. 31. House of Blues, White Swan Bldg., 2200 N. Lamar St., 214.678. 2583 or redcrossdallas. Org.

6DSO LEAGUE PRESENTATION BALL

The tradition continues with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 23rd Presentation Ball featuring the formal procession of the lovely Symphony Debutantes. Proceeds benefi t the education and outreach programs of the DSO. Feb. 7. The Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., 214. 796.0496 or dallassymphonyleague. Com.

7THE DALLAS OPERA’S ANNUAL ONSTAGE DINNER

Dine among the the Latin Quarter’s cafés and rooftops - the set backdrop for one of the most romantic operas of all time, La Bohème. The black-tie evening honors The Dallas Opera’s generous donors. Feb. 16. The Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., 214.443.1000 or dallasopera. Org.

8OSCAR NIGHT AMERICA/DALLAS ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Scope out the nominees (and the fashion faux pas) at Dallas’ annual Academy Awards-watching event, offi cially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, benefi ting the USA Film Festival and more than 50 nonprofi t organizations across the U.S. Feb. 22. Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expy. 214. 821.6300 or usafi lmfestival. Com.

9DALLAS STARS/PARK PLACE DEALERSHIPS CASINO NIGHT

Cash in big and schmooze with your fave Stars players who deal the cards and man the tables at this glam game night, benefi ting the Dallas Stars Foundation’s mission to build a bright future for children in the community. Feb. 24. Park Place Lexus, 1025 Preston Rd., Plano, 214.387.5529 or dallasstars. Com.

10 ELIZABETH GILBERT

The “Arts & Letters Live” series, presented by the Dallas Museum of Art, welcomes the author whose candid and insightful memoir Eat, Pray, Love became a best-selling phenom. Feb. 24. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, 972.744.4650 or eisemanncenter. Com.

PERFORMING ARTS

‘IN THE BEGINNING’

In this co-production with Southern Methodist University, Dallas Theater Center brings a contemporary spin to the staging of the fi rst part of the Book of Genesis. Jan. 21-Feb. 22. Kalita Humphreys .. eater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214.522.8499 or dallastheatercenter. Org.

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan. 22-25: Leonard Slatkin leads the DSO in Dvorák’s New World Symphony. Jan. 29-Feb. 1: Natasha Paremski performs Liszt’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 1. Feb. 13-15: Love is in the air as the DSO strums up the sweet sounds of romance for “Valentine’s Pops.” Feb. 19-22: Andrew Litton conducts Richard Strauss’ Aus Italien. Saxophonist Brandon Marsalis also takes the stage. Feb. 26- March. 1: Yuja Wang performs Rachmaninoff ’s larger-than-life Piano Concerto No. 3. .. e Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., 214.692.0203 or dallassymphony. Com.

AC/DC

No doubt the air will be charged with raw energy when the electric band, formed by Australian bros Angus and Malcolm Young, hits Dallas as part of their Black Ice world tour. Jan. 23. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., 214.222.3687 or americanairlinescenter. Com.

‘ROBERTO DEVEREUX’

The Dallas Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s last and greatest work—an action-packed clash of British royals and rebels in a love quadrangle. Jan. 23, 25, 28, 31. .. e Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., 214.443.1000 or dallasopera. Org.

HOUSE OF BLUES

Jan. 23: Tribute band Badfi sh plays the music of Sublime. Jan. 30: Indie rock supergroup Broken Social Scene. Feb. 3: O.A.R. with Eric Hutchinson. Feb. 13: Citizen Cope. Feb. 20: Stand-up comedian and actor Maz Jobrani. Feb. 27: Punk-rock band The Pretenders’ Break Up the Concrete tour. Feb. 28: The guitar-wielding, Grammy-winner Jonny Lang performs his soulful songs. House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., 214.978.2583 or hob. Com.

THE KILLERS

Rock out to hits from the Grammy-nominated band who recently released their third studio album, DAY & AGE. Feb. 4. Nokia .. eatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, 972.854.5111 or ticketmaster. Com.

‘DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER’

The modern French farce is a tale of hilarious romantic confusions. Feb. 5-March 8. .. eatre .. ree, 2800 Routh St., #168, 214.871.3300 or theatre3dallas. Com.

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO

Aff ectionately known as the Trocks, the all-male dance company parodies classical ballet pieces. Presented by TITAS, don’t miss this performance that combines an expert knowledge of dance with wicked comedic sensibility. Feb. 6-7. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU, 6405 Boaz Ln., 214.528.5576 or titas. Org.

‘BIG BAND BOOGIE!’

Piano man and guest conductor Jeff Hellmer headlines the Dallas Wind Symphony’s tribute to the Big Band era featuring swinging hits from greats such as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington. Feb. 10. The Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., 214. 565.9463 or dws. Org.

‘SWAN LAKE’

Be enchanted with the graceful choreography of this great love story, performed by Texas Ballet  eater. Feb. 13-15: .. e Majestic .. eatre, 1925 Elm St. Feb. 20-22: Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 877. 828.9200 or texasballettheater. Org.

‘LA BOHÈME’

Puccini’s poignant romance, set among the rooftops and cafés of 19th century Paris’ down-and-out Latin Quarter, stars Maria Kanyova and James Valenti. Feb. 13, 15, 18, 21. .. e Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., 214.443.1000 or dallasopera. Org.

FOREVER TANGO TITAS

presents Luis Bravo’s acclaimed spectacular that traces the colorful history of the sensuous and sophisticated tango with an Argentinean cast of dancers and musicians. Feb. 19-20. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU, 6405 Boaz Ln., 214.528.5576 or titas. Org.

VISUAL ARTS

THE MODERN

Don’t miss the gravity-defying, suspended work of Indian-born Ranjani Shettar. .. rough Feb. 8. Jeff Elrod explores the intersections between digitally-generated and freely-drawn imagery with large, abstract canvases. Feb. 15-March 29. 3200 Darnell St., 817.738.9215 or themodern. Org.

DUNN AND BROWN CONTEMPORARY

The gallery hosts a group exhibition that includes pieces from Fort Worth artist Vernon Fisher and colorful work by Trenton Doyle Hancock. .. rough Feb. 14. 5020 Tracy St., 214.521.4322 or dunnandbrown. Com.

GERALD PETERS GALLERY

British artist Tony Foster’s large-scale works in Searching for a Bigger Subject: Watercolour Diaries from Everest and the Grand Canyon were painted on location and are annotated with journal entries and found artifacts. .. rough Feb. 14. 1019 Dragon St., 214.969.9410 or gpgallery. Com.

CONDUIT GALLERY

Susan Barnett’s geometric paintings are displayed along with the luminous color fi elds of Matt Clark. .. rough Feb. 14. 1626-C Hi Line Dr., 214.939.0064 or conduitgallery. Com.

HCG GALLERY

New Year, New Art celebrates the work of artists who exhibited at the gallery during its inaugural year. .. rough Feb. 14. 1130 Dragon St., 214.760.9230 or hcggallery. Com.

CERULEAN GALLERY

Unearthed features new work by artists who use the land as inspiration. .. rough Feb. 16. 6609-A Hillcrest, 214. 739.2583 or theceruleangallery. Com.

ARTSPACE 111

The Fort Worth gallery channels the Wild West with paintings by Sarah Green in the exhibit Right Between the Eyes: Portraits of Movie Cowboys. .. rough Feb. 18. 111 Hampton St., 817.692.3228 or artspace111. Com.

DAHLIA WOODS GALLERY

Per Chance to Dream features the otherworldly dream images of Skip Noah and surrealistic Texas landscapes by Camille Woods. .. rough Feb. 28. 600 Cantegral St., 214.827.0924 or dahliawoodsgallery. Com.

CADD ART LAB

The new downtown art space colors outside the lines with Drawing In, highlighting recent drawings from artists featured at CADD member galleries. .. rough March 5. 1608-C Main St., 214.741.1075 or caddallas. Net.

BANKS FINE ART

The classic beauty of antique European oils from France, Belgium, England and Germany is displayed in At Home in Any Century. .. rough March 19. 1231 Dragon St., 214. 352.1811 or banksfi neart. Com.

AND/OR GALLERY

The Protagonist variety show features the work of artists who have uniquely reinterpreted the heroic character. Jan. 24-Feb. 28. 4221 Bryan St., Ste. B, 214.824.2442 or andorgallery. Com.

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

Considered one of the most infl uential American artists of the 20th century, the late George Segal spearheaded an investigation of the human condition in the urban environment. His sculptural works are displayed in George Segal: Street Scenes, featuring 15 life-size, single and multi-fi gure installations. Jan. 24–April 5. 2001 Flora St., 214.242.5100 or nashersculpturecenter. Org.

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY

John Adelman inks up for Up to…half, his collection of new ink drawings that fuse unpredictable mark-making with mathematics and logic. .. rough March 21. 1411 Dragon St., 214.369.0169 or hollyjohnsongallery. Com.

NORWOOD FLYNN GALLERY

Works on Paper: Gallery Artists features pieces by Melissa Auberty, Jack Barnett and Billie Giese Feb. 12-March 28. 3318 Shorecrest Dr., 214.351.3318 or norwoodfl ynngallery. Com.

PANAMERICAN ART PROJECTS

the gallery displays the abstract, curvilinear work of Colin Murasko and the steel sculptures of Argentina native Carolina Sardi. Feb. 21-March 21. 1615 Dragon St., 214.522.3303 or panamericanart. Com.

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