An artsy weekend lies ahead, with exhibits, films and performances. There are also outdoor offerings where you soak up a little fall weather. Read on for this week’s DARTable happenings.
Thursday, Oct. 21
Thirsty Third Thursdays is a monthly sip-and-shop in charming Downtown Garland. From 4 to 8 p.m., drop in on participating merchants, peruse their wares – including special offers – and enjoy a complimentary beverage. Check in at the Garland Landmark Museum, a short block west of Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line. To make sure you get your complimentary tote bag, click here to RSVP through the website.
Ghoul Sounds from The Casket Club presents iconic horror films from the silent era paired with live, improvised soundtracks. Instrumentation ranges from acoustic to electronic, blending vintage and modern sounds. You have a choice of three unique experiences this weekend:
Check out these one-of-a-kind performances at MainStage 222, a black box theater that is a short walk from Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station on the Trinity Railway Express.
Friday, Oct. 22
The Shape of Matter – Through an Artist’s Eye is a brand-new exhibit at the always excellent Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The works of renowned jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay – long a favorite of jewelry and gem buffs – provide a fascinating look at how nature and art intersect. The collection of about 70 pieces illustrates the link between minerals, gems and jewelry. The exhibit runs through April 20, 2022. The Perot Museum is about four blocks north of both Akard and West End stations on all four DART Rail lines.
Saturday, Oct. 23
Frankenstein Fest in Downtown Plano Arts District features half a dozen bands, costume contests, a video game tournament, and even stein-holding and brat-eating contests. The free, German-themed, family-friendly event takes place in McCall Plaza, just across 15th Street from the Red Line’s Downtown Plano Station.
Sunday, Oct. 24Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is the first exhibit of the great artist's olive grove paintings, which he made in the last year of his life while in an asylum. Not only is this the exhibit’s premiere; the Dallas Museum of Art is its only North American stop. Catch it between now and Feb. 6, 2022; after that, it’s off to Amsterdam. The DMA is a short walk north of St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines.