THE ARTS COMES ALIVE

For lovers of theatre, art and music, spring is the season to be out and about. Our ardent art appreciator Jonathan Spindel leads the way to the most unique experiences

AUSTIN
STEP INTO MOTHERNISM
For an immersive, avant-garde experience inspired by motherhood, music and art, visit Lise Haller Baggesen’s installation, which she describes as “the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco.” On view until May 2. At TheContemporaryAustin.com

COME TO THE CABARET

Join the raucous ensemble for a tantalizing night of song and dance at the infamous Kit Kat Club in this acclaimed Broadway masterpiece by the Roundabout Theatre Company. March 29 – April 3. At BroadwayInAustin.com

COMEDY TONIGHT
Laughter and Refelction with Carol Burnett. Does it get any better than an evening with this San Antonio-born comedy legend, also a 2016 Texas Film Awards honoree? March 12. At TheLongCenter.org

DALLAS
BETWEEN PARIS AND TEXAS
An aspiring artist raised in East Texas, Marie Cronin honed her brush in Paris before returning to paint Texas statesmen and dignitaries in the style of the Belle Époque. On view until June 5. At MeadowsMuseumDallas.org

IN LIVING COLOR
Frank Stella’s famously minimalist paintings are colorful, dynamic, and quite impressive to behold in person. April 17 – September 18. At TheModern.org

MASTER OF LIGHT
The greatest of the Dutch Masters left behind only 34 paintings, and now you can see his masterwork in Dallas. His nigh photographic brushwork is astounding. On view until August 21. At DMA.org

HOUSTON
PORTRAIT PERFECT
See the elegance and opulence of the 19th century, as captured by the most renowned portraitist of his time. Featuring selected clothing pieces by sought-after fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth. Apr 17 – Aug 14. At MFAH.org

LIFE’S BUT A DREAM
View a rare collection of pieces by the 20th century’s renowned surrealists, including artifacts from the artists’ own collections. On view until June 19. At Menil.org

SCULPTED IN STEEL
A treat for lovers of art and autos; see over a dozen prime examples of rare cars and motorcycles from the Art Deco period, when art and elegance reigned. Until May 30. At MFAH.org

SAN ANTONIO
BEAUTY IN BRONZE
The father of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin crafted some of the most iconic sculptures ever. You’ll be surprised by the nuance and intensity his pieces can convey. March 5 – May 29. At SAmuseum.org

CATCH THE FEVER
Experience your favorite moments from this disco classic. Saturday Night Fever has still got the moves. March 28. At TobinCenter.org

DRESSED TO KILL
Step into the wardrobe of the stylish seductresses and fashionable fiends of the musical stage. Real costumes are displayed next to design sketches by Broadway’s iconic artists. Until June 5. At McNayArt.org

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