The last half of the semester has arrived, and this means that many students (if they haven’t already) will soon fall into the dreadful cycle of study, sleep (if you’re that lucky), repeat. Amidst writing annotated essays and term papers, don’t forget to take a break every once in a while to enjoy the many entertainment offerings available in the DFW Metroplex. Here’s a sampling of the different options available for students looking for a fun time off-campus.
– Dallas Opera is performing two full-scale productions of classic operas within the coming weeks at the Winspear Opera House:
– La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi: The tragic story of a French aristocrat who must choose between upholding his family name and being with the woman he loves, this opera runs from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 29.
– The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart: A handsome prince must go on a journey to rescue a princess, and, to aid him on his way, he is given a magic flute that has the power to change men’s hearts. The performance runs from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, May 6. The $5 tickets available through Dallas Year quickly sold out, but tickets are still available directly from the theater starting at $25.
– The Dallas Museum of Art is hosting the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties from March 4 to May 27. The touring exhibition features over 130 works depicting the Jazz Age that were compiled by the Brooklyn Museum. Admission to the special exhibit is $9 with a student ID. Accompanying the exhibition is one of the museum’s “Late Night” events on Friday, April 20, which will feature a talk by author Paula McLain, a showing of the film Midnight in Paris, and dancing. 1920s dress is encouraged for the event.
– The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark is being displayed at the Kimbell Art Museum from March 11 to June 17. Twenty-one Renoir pieces and six Monet works are included among the 73 paintings featured in the exhibit. Admission is $12 with a student ID and is half price on Tuesdays and on Friday evenings from 5-8 p.m.
– Never Shout Never, headed by Christofer Drew, will play at the House of Blues on Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79.
Venture out of Irving for an evening to enjoy one of these fantastic events.