The Dallas International Film Festival is in full swing through Sunday. We saw some solid films over the weekend, and hope to see more this week. Our recommendations from earlier hold true, and you can view the full schedule here. Buster’s Mal Heart, starring Rami Malek of Mr. Robot, looks promising tonight at the Magnolia.
Shakespeare in the Bar takes on one of the comedies tonight at the Wild Detectives with The Merry Wives of Windsor. As per usual, 50 walk-up tickets will be available at the door at 5:30 p.m., and they will go fast.
Your Texas Rangers begin their 2017 campaign at 6-something p.m. this evening at a ballpark in Arlington.
A screening of Michael Radford’s 1984 adaptation of 1984 is at the Texas Theatre, which will donate $2 from each ticket sold to the National Endowment for the Arts, whose already minuscule budget (“one-tenth of 1 percent of annual federal spending“) is in danger of being gutted by an administration that, many people are saying, resembles Orwell’s authoritarian nightmare in its intentions, if not its effectiveness.
Dallas Theater Center’s production of Electra, one of the great Greek tragedies, is set outside in Annette Strauss Square, where the audience is allowed to move from scene to scene, a pair of headphones shedding some light on the action. The innovative adaptation runs through May 21.
Now that it’s got a few weeks under its belt, maybe you’ll finally be able to go see the Mexico 1900-1950 exhibit at the DMA without getting lost in the crowd.
At the Wyly a venue yet to be determined because some plumbing broke and flooded the Wyly last week the Hockaday School, the Holocaust Museum presents Wiesenthal, a one-man show about the famed Nazi hunter described as the “Jewish James Bond.” This is the only performance — the other shows have since been canceled.
The Dallas Art Fair, one of the centerpieces of the city’s arts month (more on that here), kicks off at Fashion Industry Gallery, where international gallerists fill the halls through the weekend.
The Olivia Newton-John plays Verizon Theatre.