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May 2018

Celebrate Dance!

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
Free

Learn. Watch. Move! The Sammons Center continues its 30th anniversary festivities with the free Celebrate Dance! open house. Come and go as you please and enjoy interactive dance classes and performances from 12 different local performing arts groups and instructors. Complimentary valet parking, light refreshments and the chance to win one of five prizes add to this fun and entertaining day. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Free Group Dance Classes: (Meadows Hall, 1st Floor) 1:00pm - 2:00pm: …

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June 2018

Summer Nights: Music @ The Perot with the Sammons Center

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perot Museum of Nature & Science, 2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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$20

Stay late at the Perot Museum to get your musical fix as you are serenaded by pop-up performances, a presentation on how our brains interpret music, and your own musical creations throughout the Museum on this harmoniously planned evening! Activities are free with general admission. Delicious food and beverages for both kids and adults will be available for purchase. Highlights include -Live musical performances provided by The Sammons Center throughout the evening -Lecture about the brain pathways, featuring the Andrew…

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Family Art Day at Sammons

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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FREE

Families are invited to the Sammons Center for the Arts, located in the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station, to create art, pet an instrument and experience how art shapes the ultimate family-friendly activity. The free event also features the introduction of Sammie, the Sammons Center’s flying horse toy inspired by the beautifully painted Pegasus statue located in the center’s lobby. Part of the center’s 30th anniversary celebration, this interactive event includes complimentary valet parking and snacks. Free, but registration requested.

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Sammons Discovery: Dallas Jazz Harp Quartet

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$30

Led by award-winning harpist Cindy Horstman, the Dallas Jazz Harp Ensemble performs a magical concert of contemporary jazz on one of the world's oldest instruments. Joined by special guest Michael Medina on bass, the ensemble includes the highly-regarded freelance harpists Laura Logan Brandenburg and Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa. Expect a thrilling adventure featuring original works and standards. The concert is part of the Sammons Center's new Discovery series. Admission includes complimentary valet parking, light appetizers, and beverages. Sammons members receive a…

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August 2018

Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$60 – $500

Beginning with a wine tasting, the Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete is a semi-annual evening of fine music and fine wine that kicks off the new season of Sammons Cabaret. The event is highlighted by a cabaret singer showcase with more than ten of the DFW area’s top vocalists. Each singer performs one song with several accompanied by the popular Larry Petty Combo. The singers on August 24 include Jodi Crawford Wright, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Tony Hakim, Keron Jackson,…

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September 2018

Sammons Jazz: Satchmo & New Orleans

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

It’s Mardi Gras in September! Wycliffe Gordon, one of the top trombonists of his generation, opens the fall season of Sammons Jazz with a two-set tribute to The Big Easy and two of its best-known native sons: trumpet players Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis. Wycliffe starts the concert with a nod to Satchmo by trading his trombone for the trumpet. In the second set, Wycliffe recalls the early days of his career playing New Orleans-style music as the trombonist in…

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Brews, Bites & Beats

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$15 – $25

All Local Tastes. All Local Talents. Featuring Musical Guest:  The Funky Knuckles Featuring craft beer tasting from three Texas breweries, food, and live music from Dallas jazz local favorite: The Funky Knuckles. Enjoy tastings of local craft beers, sample bites from great local restaurants, live music and tours of the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station. Admission includes 24ooz of beer samples, food samples, music, and free valet parking. Additional beers available for purchase at the event. **This is a 21+…

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Sammons Cabaret: Corey Breedlove

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Spanning a range of genres as wide as Texas, singer/songwriter Corey Breedlove continues to evolve as an entertainer. He retains elements of jazz, country, blues, and rock in his music, creating a sophisticated yet genial sound that has made him a favorite of all age groups. His shows also demonstrate a fondness for the Great American Songbook, a style born out of his purchase of a Frank Sinatra CD for $1. Corey opens the fall 2018 season of Sammons Cabaret…

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Journalism & The Arts

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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Free

The Sammons Center continues its 30th anniversary celebration with “Journalism & The Arts,” a free reception and panel discussion on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Beginning with the reception to thank local journalists who cover the arts, the event is highlighted by “Keeping the Muse in the News,” a panel discussion addressing ways that journalists and arts groups can work together more effectively during a time of great changes in newsrooms, communications technology and consumer habits. Representing various forms of…

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October 2018

Sammons Jazz: Swing, Swing, Swing

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Get your taste buds ready for The Texas Gypsies’ award-winning recipe of vintage jazzy swing made with the hep cat sounds of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, a dash of Western Swing, a sprinkle of Gypsy Jazz, and a pinch of Retro Deco. The Gypsies are leader Steve Curry on guitar, Brian Standridge on trumpet, Eugene Lebeaux on trombone, Mike Sizer on sax, Dale Morris, Jr. on violin, Drew Phelps on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums. Whether adding a…

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