The half dozen

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. John by Annie Baker opens at Undermain Theatre on Nov. 8. Baker is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. This is the regional premiere of her play “John,” a haunting meditation that follows a young couple at a Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg. Runs Nov. 8-Dec 3. Tickets $15-$30. Student discount $5 with student ID.
  2. Commissary is the recently opened catch-all food spot in downtown Dallas. It’s the culinary hub for Headington Companies, a restaurant operator in the trendiest neighborhoods in Dallas. What began as a practical space for pastry prep and meat curing is now open to the public for coffee, gelato and all kinds of baked goods. Nov. 11 is free bagel day.
  3. Head to the Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas and visit the exhibition Thom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, which presents Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu or traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The exhibition is on display through Jan. 7 with additional tea ceremony and tour events available on select dates. Student tickets with ID $5.
  4. Nov. 10 is the 50th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. There will be live Greek music and folk dancing, authentic Greek food prepared by the church families, and cooking demonstrations. Baked and frozen meals, pastries, breads and desserts will also be sold. Admission $1.
  5. Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Harlem Renaissance from Nov. 10-12. The legendary jazz clubs of Harlem are coming alive again at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Get ready for an evening of great jazz, soul-tapping and showmanship. Tickets $27-$200.
  6. On Nov. 14 the DMA will host world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for an exclusive event where she will present a selection of works from the newly published Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016. Her wide range of portraits includes Venus and Serena Williams, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leonard Cohen, Queen Elizabeth II and many more. Tickets $20.


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