Conductor Roderick Cox

Places! Oct. 22-28, 2020

Here are the online, indoor and outdoor performing arts happenings this week, with a sneak at upcoming events.

published Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cassie Nova performs for TITAS/Unfiltered


We're back to a weekly, streamlined Places! At the end of this week's lists of new, continuing and ongoing performing arts events, therre's a sneak peek at upcoming shows.

The types of performances are color-coated:

 RED  for live/indoors

 BLUE  for online

 GREEN  for live/outdoors

 ORANGE  for drive-in/drive-by arts experiences

If we missed your group/performance, email Mark Lowry at and he'll add it.




Thursday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Oct. 28 | 2020


Abduraimov Plays Beethoven

The Dallas Symphony Center | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas | Oct. 22-25

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a Beethoven symphony and a concerto, with guest conductor Roderick Cox and pianist Behzod Abduraimov.





Photo: DGDG
The Bippy Bobby Boo Show goes online

Poets N Jazz

Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Clarence Muse Cafe Theater | Oct. 23-24

Poets Alex Frazier and Samaria Brown perform at this event, with jazz musicians, in a limited seating configuration.




The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special

Danielle Georgiou Dance Group and Theatre Three | Oct. 23-Nov. 3

DGDG brings back last year's hit in a call-in special The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special, including a final show on Election Night.





Rose Room on Tour

TITAS/Dance Unbound | AT&T Performing Arts Center | Strauss Square | 8 p.m. Oct. 24

TITAS/Unfiltered brings a drag show from S4's famed Rose Room to Strass Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.



Photo: Juilliard School
Taya König-Tarasevich



Bach and the Flute

Dallas Bach Society | Aldredge House, Dallas | 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24

A performance featuring flutist Taya König-Tarasevich.





Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Patti LuPone

Dallas Summer Musicals | 7 p.m. Oct. 24

DSM is one of the national theater presenters benefiting from a series of concerts, starting with the great Patti LuPone. In November, it's Laura Benanti and in December, Vanessa Williams.





Four Day Weekend Comedy Show

Four Day Weekend | 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Presents its first virtual comedy show via its Facebook page, billed as a "benefit for our landlords." True that. 





This events opened before Oct. 22, and are continuing


Photo: Courtesy
N'Dambi performs in My Red Hand, My Black Hand


My Red Hand, My Black Hand

Cara Mía Theatre Company and Soul Rep Theatre Company 

Throiugh Nov. 8

The two theater companies stream an audio play version of Dael Orlandersmith's My Red Hand, My Black Hand, directed by Guinea Bennett-Price and featuring original music by Fredrick Sanders. The cast includes Dallas' own celebrated soul singer, N'Dambi, J-Davis Jones, and Allan Hayton.




Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth

Through Oct. 25

The Dallas Children's Theater continues its series of streaming short plays in Idris Goodwin's series The Social Justice Plays. In this play, directed by Cherish Robinson and featuring Alexis Muturi and Geno Young, a child and parent try to write a song for a rap competition at school.






Get Up, Stand Up! A Drive-In Celebration of Democracy

Kitchen Dog Theater | Dallas

Saturdays through Oct. 31 and on Election Night, Nov. 3

Kitchen Dog Theater presents Get Up, Stand Up!, a drive-in "celebration of Democracy," in the parking lot of its new home in the Design District, at 4774 Algiers St.





The Monster in His Labyrinth

Teatro Dallas | Dallas

Through Oct. 25

Teatro Dallas presents The Monster in His Labyrinth: Conversations with Diego Rivera , directed by Cora Cardona and featuring Omar Padilla.






Cry Havoc Theater Company | Dallas

Through Nov. 1

Cry Havoc Theater Company presents Endlings, an original work about climate change, presented as a streaming film.





It Came From Theatre Three

Theatre Three | Dallas

Oct. 19-Nov. 1

T3 presents It Came from Theatre Three, four short Halloween-themed plays by local playwrights: The Loss of Jane by Nicole Neely, Doctor Diablo by Blake Hackler, The Old Woman in the Wood by Jeffrey Schmidt in collaboration with the Drama Club, and Bloody Mary by Jonathan Norton.


Photo: Undermain Theatre
Bruce DuBose in St. Nicholas




St. Nicholas

Undermain Theatre | Dallas

Through Oct. 25

Undermain Theatre revives Conor McPherson's one-man play St. Nicholas, again starring Bruce DuBose, but this time filmed for a streaming production.

Read our review






The Dallas Opera | Dallas

Through Nov. 8

The Dallas Opera streams its 2018 production of Bizet's classic.





Photo: VGDT
Very Good Dance Theatre presents Plant Mom at Festival of Independent Theatres


The Festival of Independent Theatres 

Festival of Independent Theatres | Dallas

Through Oct. 31

FIT is online this year, with six shows by Vena Cava Productions, Very Good Dance Theatre, Audacity Theatre Lab, Leos Ensemble, Lily & Joan, and Laughter League. The shows are:

  • Audacity Theatre LabDaylan Hillis in Space by Brad McEntire and Jeff Hernandez
  • Leos Ensemble3x3: Three Short Scenes from Pre-Modern Playwrights, from works by Margaret Cavendish, Æmilia Bassano Lanier, and Elizabeth Robins
  • Lily & Joan Theatre CompanyRedeemer Mine by J.C. Pankratz
  • Laughter LeagueUp the Down Ladder, conceived and performed by Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley
  • Very Good Dance TheatrePlant Mom created by the VGDT ensemble
  • Vena Cava ProductionsStrike! by Zoe Kerr

Look for reviews coming on TheaterJones





Area 3

Aurora Dallas | DalPark Parking Garage (across from Neiman Marcus) in downtown | Dallas 

Through Jan. 1, 2021

Aurora Dallas has transformed 10,000 square feet in a parking garage for drive-by art/light installations, to support local artists and vendors in a profit-sharing model. The artists in this exhibition are Brandy Michele Adams + Michael Moore + Robert Anthony; Eric Trich + Taylor Cleveland; Alicia Eggert; Danielle Georgiou; Julie Libersat; Melanie Clemmons + Zak Loyd; Zuyva Sevilla; David Stout; Francine Thirteen; Tramaine Townsend; and Blake Weld. The daily event begins at 7 p.m. in October, and 6 p.m. in November and December. The event closes at 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 per vehicle, and must be purchased in advance.





The following events happen weekly


Photo: Facebook
Amy Stevenson of Mama\'s Party


Mama's Party

Amy Stevenson's Mama's Party | Dallas

7:35 p.m. Mondays

Every Monday, via Facebook Live, Amy Stevenson hosts local singers performing show tunes and other songs.




Open Classical DFW

Open Classical DFW | Dallas

8 p.m. Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, via Facebook Live and YouTube, Open Classic lets participants play or sing works from the classical music, opera and musical theater canons.




CarBaret Drive-In

Brizo Bar | Richardson

7:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Saturday, in the parking lot behind Brizo Bar in Richardson, CarBaret screens a film and features live performances by performing artists and musicians before the movie.







  1. Circle Theatre presents a free reading of George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan | Oct. 29-Nov. 4
  2. The Dallas Public Library presents a streaming performance by Devon Glover, known as The Sonnet Man, doing Hip-Hop Shakespeare | 7 p.m. Nov. 5
  3. Over the Bridge Arts presents its third annual Burning Woman Festival, with theater, dance, poetry and music created and performed by women, and recorded Arts Mission Oak Cliff. | Nov. 5-8
  4. The Dallas Children's Theater's Social Justice Plays brings Idris Goodwin's short play #MATTER. | Nov. 6-15
  5. Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Laura Benanti | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
  6. Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Vanessa Williams | 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5



  1. TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Parsons Dance Company, the first event in the Winspear Opera House since the shutdowns began. | 8 p.m. Nov. 20
  2. Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Our Redeemer at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas | 8 p.m. Dec. 6



  1. Imprint Theatreworks, in collaboration with Shakespeare Dallas, presents The Tree - An American Rock Musical, a hybrid performance performed outdoors at Samuell-Grand Park and online. | Oct. 29-Nov. 14
  2. Amphibian Stage hosts the first Parking Lot Comedy Festival with shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31
  3. Orchestra of New Spain presents a Garden Concert at the Valley House Gallery in Dallas | 3 p.m. Oct. 31
  4. ArtStillery's next ArtCultivation, an ongoing variety show, is in the parking lot behind its venue on Fort Worth Avenue in West Dallas. | 8 p.m. Nov. 6
  5. Verdigris Ensemble presents outdoor, socially distanced vocal performances at Arts Mission Oak Cliff | Nov. 6-8
  6. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Season Premiere: Under the Stars at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Annette Strauss Square. | 6 p.m. Nov. 6-7
  7. Teatro Dallas and Deep Vellum Publishing present A Grave is Given Supper, performed outdoors at the Latino Cultural Center | Nov. 7-14
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