Night & Day
WED ▪ 15
The season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts ends with an encore presentation of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, an off-the-wall and widely acclaimed production that re-imagines Julius Caesar and his fellow Romans as 19th-century British conquerors. Countertenor David Daniels sings the role of Caesar. The broadcast is at 6:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 16
Why should the Tuna guys have a monopoly on plays in which two actors portray all the characters? Stage West gets into the game with Stones in His Pockets, Marie Jones’ tragicomedy about an Irish village that’s invaded by a Hollywood film crew shooting a movie. Patrick Bynane and Jakie Cabe will play all 15 characters. The play runs May 16-Jun 23 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $20-30. Call 817-784-9378.
FRI ▪ 17
With gay African-Americans having made headlines recently, now’s a fortuitous time to stage Knock Me a Kiss, Charles Smith’s Harlem Renaissance-themed comedy about the 1928 wedding between the secretly gay poet Countee Cullen and the otherwise romantically involved Yolande Du Bois, a match brokered by the bride’s father and civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois. The play runs May 17-Jun 16 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-25. Call 817-338-4411.
SAT ▪ 18
The string of outdoor festivals continues with ArtsGoggle, with more than 90 businesses on the Near Southside throwing their doors open to the public from 4 to 10pm. Though this spring’s event won’t have anything like last year’s unveiling of the Live Oak, it’ll still have such bands as Whiskey Folk Ramblers, The Will Callers, and Foxtrot Uniform. Admission is free. Call 817-923-1343.
SUN ▪ 19
The winner of multiple Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical, In the Heights receives its regional premiere at Rose Marine Theater this weekend. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ show tells the story of a bodega owner in New York’s largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. Premiering such a prestigious work is quite a coup for Artes de la Rosa. The play runs May 17-Jun 9 at 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $18-25. Call 817-624-8333.
MON ▪ 20
This first season of the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas’ staged readings of the Bard’s plays concludes with Richard III. Fans of Game of Thrones will easily recognize Shakespeare’s gimlet-eyed take on power and politics in a royal setting. The readings are Sun-Mon at Winspear Opera House, 2301 Flora St, Dallas. Reserved seats are $10; open seats are pay what you can. Call 214-327-4001.
TUE ▪ 21
Lynda Lanker’s portraits of cowgirls and ranch women were a stark departure from the well-groomed rodeo queens whose images were often sold as the epitome of women in the West. Her works are on display at National Cowgirl Hall of Fame’s exhibit Tough by Nature. The exhibit gives viewers a chance to see the artist’s command of all kinds of media: painting, print, and drawing. The show runs thru Sep 9 at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-336-4475.