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Posted on May 21, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Updated Saturday, May 22 at 5:52 PM

 

DOKTOR KABOOM
Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man Science variety show suitable for all audiences. The creation of Actor/Comedian David Epley, Doktor Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration.
Join him for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, experiments and demonstrations. Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. 
Doktor Kaboom! takes his audience on an amazing educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.
Whether he is performing for school children, families, retirees, corporate executives, late-night cabaret, or Shakespeare sophisticates, Doktor Kaboom! leaves his audiences thoroughly fulfilled and cheering for more.
David Epley has been fortunate enough to discover two passions in his life. Science, his first, took him to studies at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. His second, performing, became his career, and for 20 years David has made his living writing, performing, and directing original interactive comedy across the US and Canada.
Photos and details at www.doktorkaboom.com
 
 
 
 
 
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
 
The Nasher Sculpture Center is excited to introduce a new outdoor entertainment series entitled ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher presented by Reliant Energy.  The series will take place the third Friday of every month and debut on Friday, May 21 with an evening celebrating the Beatles, including a live performance by the Dallas tribute band, Hard Night’s Day, followed by the featured movie presentation, Hard Day’s Night.

“‘Til Midnight at the Nasher offers guests the opportunity to experience the magnificence of the Nasher garden and galleries at night,” said Jane Offenbach, Director of External Affairs for the Nasher Sculpture Center. “We are excited to welcome Reliant Energy as the presenting sponsor of this new series that will engage audiences with art, music, and film.”

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher will take place from 6 pm until 12 midnight on the third Friday of every month from May 21 to September 17. The events will feature paired concerts and movies, al fresco dining, gallery tours, and exclusive late-night viewings of James Turrell’s skyspace, Tending, (Blue).

“The Nasher Sculpture Center is an important part of the vibrant arts community in North Texas, and we’re proud to help bring this exciting, new series to Dallas,” said Tom Gros, Senior Vice President, Reliant Energy. “Supporting the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are as a company. Working with organizations like the Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCAs in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, and now with the Nasher is another way to demonstrate this commitment.”

The event is free with admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for Members.


Band/Movie Schedule:
                                               
May 21           Band: Hard Night’s Day
                        Movie: Hard Day’s Night

June 18         Band: Emerald City
                       Movie: The Wizard of Oz

July 16            Band: Petty Theft
                        Movie: To Catch a Thief

August 20       Band: Cuvee
                        Movie: Dreamgirls

September 17    Band: Havana NRG!
                           Movie: West Side Story

Schedule of Events:

7  – 9 pm               Live Concert                                                   

9  – 11 pm              Movie Presentation                                                             
                                               
6  – 9:30 pm            Dining by Wolfgang Puck Catering                               

6:30 & 8 pm             Gallery Tours                                                          

11 pm – 12 midnight     Countdown to Midnight - Tending, (Blue)                                                                
6  – 11 pm              Members VIP Tent                                                       

Activity Descriptions:

Live Concert
7  –  9 pm: Dallas’ most popular bands play live in the Garden for a two-hour concert leading up to the featured movie presentation. 

Movie Presentation                                                             
9  – 11 pm: The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to partner with the Dallas Film Society, producer of Dallas International Film Festival, for outdoor, big-screen movies in the Garden designed to complement the evening’s featured band.
                                               
Dining by Wolfgang Puck Catering                               
6  –  9:30 pm: From salads and sandwiches, to pizzas and picnics, Nasher Cafe offers a variety of dining options to be enjoyed in the café or on a blanket in the Garden. A la carte options will be available for $8 to $11. Specialty pizzas are $8 each. Guests will also want to sample the signature cocktails titled to coincide with the featured theme of the evening.

Guests may also call ahead to order custom picnic baskets featuring artisan cheeses and gourmet crackers, champagne grapes, pesto chicken salad, pasta salad and dill potato salad, specialty breads and chocolate covered strawberries. A bottle of red or white wine is included. Picnic baskets are $50 each, accommodate two to four people, and may be ordered up to a week in advance by calling 214.242.5144.

Gallery Tours                                                          
6:30 pm & 8 pm: Guests will have two opportunities to take a guided tour of the Nasher Collection and current exhibition with Education Curator, Stephen Ross.

Countdown to Midnight - Tending, (Blue)                                                        
11 pm – 12 midnight: View James Turrell’s skyspace, Tending, (Blue) in the evening hours for a truly mesmerizing experience available exclusively to the public during ‘Til Midnight. Tending, (Blue) is the only artwork specifically commissioned for the Nasher and features an open aperture to the sky with a continuously changing light show that alters one’s perception of the sky.

Members VIP Tent                                                       
6  – 11 pm: Members of the Nasher Sculpture Center are invited to enjoy a special VIP tent in the Garden featuring cooling misters provided by Reliant Energy, additional seating, and food and cocktail selections available for purchase.



 
SUMMER AMES
 

www.summerames.com

Summer performs May 21 at the Opening Bell Coffee House in Dallas. 1409 South Lamar, Basement #012, Dallas, Texas 75215 (free parking is available on Belleview Street entrance). Phone: 214.565.0383
 
The Dallas Morning News said, “…I can almost assure you you’ll be humming the tunes all day,” and “I couldn’t help but push the repeat button.” KGRL Radio in Los Angeles listed Summer’s debut EP as one of the top albums of 2009.
 
Before Summer Ames could even walk, the independent artist from Dallas was influenced by her grandmother's dusty vinyl albums. She remembers sitting on the floor with her grandmother, sifting through records and listening to the sounds Connie Boswell, Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell to name a few. Those experiences gave Summer an appreciation for music and art early in life, and she has built on that foundation ever since. Today, Summer’s engaging sound blends pop, folk and a hint of jazz to create a smooth and unmarked style. Her debut EP, Complicated Daydream, has quickly gained international attention. Her track “Breaking Up the Love Scene” is currently nominated for an Independent Music Award. Also, Summer’s track “Awakening” was selected to be featured on all domestic and international Delta Airlines flights for the months of May and June. She is proud to represent Dallas in the Independent Music Awards, and to have the opportunity to bring the international accolade home. She’s the only Texan nominated in her category, and the people have a voice…anyone can vote! If you’d like to support Summer Ames, please visit www.IndependentMusicAwards.com, and vote five stars for Summer who is nominated in the ‘Love Song’ category.


 
TED ALLEN/ TASTE ADDISON
 
 
 
A tasty weekend blend of food, music and family fun, Taste Addison is North Texas’ most eagerly anticipated annual festival, with some of the world’s best bands and fantastic foods. The festival runs May 21-23 at Addison Circle Park and features food from more than 50 Addison restaurants offering generous samplings of their menus at special prices. A taste of the 2010 event includes Robert Mondavi Private Selection’s “Discover Wine” tour with special culinary extraordinaire/TV host, Ted Allen, the award-winning band, Train and Dallas Wind Symphony Swing Band performing on the Bud Light Main and new this year, Taste: the Competition!
 
To complement the menu, the festival includes fun activities like carnival rides, midway games, arts and crafts, and children’s entertainment. It’s that three-day event that gets your senses going with so much to taste, hear, smell and see - you’ll need a map of the menus to make sure you get a nibble of everything! But don’t worry if you run out of time, Taste Addison last all weekend, so make sure to book a Taste Addison hotel package for a special deal on lodging, admission and even free Tasty bucks to boot!
 
No matter your taste, you will be satisfied at Taste Addison 2010!
 
 
Date:               Taste Addison 2010
                        May 21-23, 2010
 
Location:        Addison Circle Park
                              4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001
 
 
Tickets:            Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Children 3 and under free.
 
Friday, May 21            5 p.m. – Midnight        Tickets $10
Saturday, May 22       Noon – Midnight          Tickets $5 (Noon. – 5 p.m.),
$10 (after 5 p.m.)
Sunday, May 23         Noon – 6 p.m.             Tickets $5
 
 

General Info:   For Taste Addison 2010 information, call 1-800-ADDISON or visit www.addisontexas.net.

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