Arts

Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.


Top Registers

With Crowns, Jubilee traces the history of African-American headwear wonderfully, if a little hastily.
Stage
For Jubilee Theatre’s current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a lady’s hat store in the 1930s Deep South.



By Foote

A Texas playwright’s 1953 odyssey gets a spirited reading by Fort Worth Theatre.
Stage
The program for Fort Worth Theatre’s current revival of The Trip to Bountiful mentions at least three times that the city’s 53-year-old stage institution is “a community theater.”


For God! For Country! For Foam!

A local battle-gaming group dukes it out south of Mexia.
Cole Williams
Is there anything better than wailing on someone with a foam stick?



The Circle Remains Unbroken

The legacy of Fort Worth’s early Modernist painters is all around us.
Art
Moldy pie! Yum!


Dying with Dignity

In Jubilee’s new production, the only gray areas are in the characters’ psyches.
Stage
There’s no need for issuing “spoiler alerts” with a play titled A Lesson Before Dying.



This Old House

Even a stellar Stage West cast can’t redeem a hackneyed critical fave.
Kultur
There’s not a bad seat in the house at the “Old Vic,” Stage West’s new, old digs at the industrial end of West Vickery Boulevard.


Manhattan Express

Kultur
The FWSO makes an impressive Carnegie Hall debut.



Arggghhht!

A local quartet cranks up the rhetorical noise, all the way to 111.
Art
Home to elegant mannerists John Hartley, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jo-Ann Mulroy, and twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg, Artspace 111 may be the last place you’d expect to find politically charged art.


Processions

The spirit of ’64 gets a makeover at 414.
Art
I must have been breathing heavy or something, because during the opening party last weekend for Tasty Bits, a group show at Gallery 414, the elderly gentleman whose gray noggin and hunched shoulders obscured my view of a certa...