Rider Insider Find things to do this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 by thudsondd
Reminder for DART Rail: Through Sunday, November 30, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Visit www.DART.org/CBDRailReplacement for more information and to view bus shuttle route maps. • Ride the DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station this weekend for the Off Broadway On Flora Series presents The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour. The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Founded by Spolin's son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. At a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation. May contain adult content and language. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information: www.attpac.org. • Ride the DART Rail Red Line to Galatyn Park Station Saturday for the Plano Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The masterwork is famous for its heart-pounding rhythms and features a beautiful and demanding violin concerto. The groundbreaking nature of the score sparked a riot in the audience when it debuted in Paris in 1913. Guest performer Emanuel Borok, who was Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 2010, has led a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He has served as a Concertmaster with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed all over the world on his 400-year-old Brothers Amati violin. The performance is in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Information: www.planosymphony.org. Find more events like the DREAM Fund Chili and Rib Cook Off or Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse on our Rider Insider Online Calendar or in the brochures found on DART light rail vehicles or buses.
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