Events for February 2012

The third annual Dash for the Beads winds around the Bishop Arts District in support of the beautification of Oak Cliff. All proceeds benefit FIDO Oak Cliff.
Dash for the Beads 5k and 1 mile is Feb. 18.

Through Mar. 3 Michael Henderson Texas artist Michael Henderson studied painting and drawing at UNT and has shown his videos, video installations, digital prints, drawings and paintings across the country. Mighty Fine Arts, 419 N. Tyler, 214.942.5241, free

Feb. 10 Thurston Moore with Christina Carter The Texas Theatre hosts avant-rock songwriter Thurston Moore as he presents the music of his fourth solo album, “Demolished Thoughts.” The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, $17 advance/$20 door

Feb. 11 Bob Schneider solo acoustic shows With performances at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., singer-songwriter Bob Schneider brings his laid-back style to The Kessler. Austin-based Schneider will showcase his “A Perfect Day” album, and — as always — will have many witty stories to tell. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $22.50–$33.75

Feb. 17 An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt Academy Award-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt presents his entire animated trilogy, screened together for the first time. A live, on-stage interview with Hertzfeldt will follow the screening, giving the audience an opportunity to chat with the talented artist. There will be an autograph session in the lobby immediately after the interview. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, $10

Feb. 18 Dash for the Beads The third annual Dash for the Beads winds around the Bishop Arts District in support of the beautification of Oak Cliff. All proceeds benefit FIDO Oak Cliff and the organization’s goal of creating the neighborhood’s first dog park. Dash for the Beads offers a 5k and a one-mile walk, and a costume contest. Race begins at 8 a.m. Bishop Arts District, 5k $25/1 mile $20

Feb. 18 & 19 Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Laissez les bon temps roulez! Oak Cliff Mardi Gras kicks off with a masquerade ball on Feb. 18th; $40 buys you zydeco music, Cajun food, hurricanes and one serious party. The next day, the parade begins at 4 p.m., and the crawfish boil lasts all day long. The parade winds down West Davis, from Montclair to Madison and through the Bishop Arts District.

Feb. 22 Art with a View: Ryan Holmes The Belmont Hotel invites guests to an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. for artist Ryan Holmes, whose work will be on view as part of BarBelmont’s “Art with a View” series. 901 Fort Worth, 214.393.2300, free

Feb. 23 The Pin Show Come see a unique runway show from local fashion designers. Founded by Julie McCullough Kim, the owner of both IndieGenius and Make and Made in the Bishop Arts District, this event gives regional boutiques and buyers the opportunity to view independent lines and meet local, independent designers. The Fairmont Dallas, Regency Ballroom, 1717 N. Akard

Feb. 28 Storytellers at The Kessler: Jon Anderson Progressive rock musician and Yes lead vocalist, Jon Anderson, brings hits such as “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” to The Kessler. Polyphonic Spree’s Tim DeLaughter will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $25-$35


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