Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard.
Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard.

WED ▪ 18

After Mexico established itself as a free nation in 1910, culture blossomed in extraordinary fashion as the country’s artists such as Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo engaged the trends sweeping the art world while still retaining their national character. You can see the fruits of this rich artistic renaissance at Modern Mexican Painting: The Blaisten Collection. The show runs thru Aug 12 at Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas. Admission is 4-10. Call 214-768-2516.



THU ▪ 19

Theresa Rebeck is most recently known for creating one of TV’s most maddening dramas, Smash. Her stage play The Understudy traverses much of the same territory: backstage backbiting, frazzled creative types, tangled character motivations, railing at commercial entertainment. It’s all grist for Amphibian Stage Productions, whose production runs Jul 19-Aug 5 at Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-923-3012.


FRI ▪ 20

Sheran Keyton does her best to live up to the Chaka Khan song that inspires the title of Keyton’s musical revue, I’m Every Woman 2: Divas & Duets. The follow-up to her 2009 show promises to channel everyone from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé and runs Jul 20-29 at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-313-3052.


SAT ▪ 21

Arts Fifth Avenue gets into the burlesque game with Sizzle, an evening for mature audiences only that features a performance by the Velvet Kittens. We’ll see how well the presentation plays in a venue that has never hosted a burlesque show before. The show is at 7:30pm at 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $15; reservations are required. Call 817-923-9500.


SUN ▪ 22

A cult figure in the art world, Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century Italian painter who painted wildly imaginative portraits with fruit, flowers, fish, or books coming together to create a likeness of his patrons. You can see a DVD presentation on him entitled Arcimboldo: Nature and Fantasy at 2pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.


MON ▪ 23

Has it really been 25 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted on TV? Trekkies can mark the occasion with a 25th anniversary screening of two classic episodes of the show, plus interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, at their local movie theater. The screening is at 7pm and 10:15pm at various locations; check Calendar for theaters. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.


TUE ▪ 24

Always a great way to escape the summer heat, this year’s National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular heads into its final week at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The finals in many categories will be held in the coming days. The event runs thru Jul 28 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-244-6188.