The Half Dozen


1. Dallas Opera –

The Dallas Opera presents “Elektra,” the retelling of the classic Greek myth. Elektra has one thing in mind – revenge. Together she and her brother Orestes stage their bloody coup. This will be held on Feb. 17 and tickets start at $19.

2. Avant Chamber Ballet –

For the Valentine’s season, Avant Chamber Ballet presents George Balanchine’s “Walpurgisnacht Ballet,” “Swan Lake” Act 2, and Paul Mejia’s “Romeo & Juliet.” This will take place on Feb. 17 and 18. Tickets start at $31.

3.Dallas by Chocolate –

Celebrating Valentine’s Day on the weekend? The Dallas by Chocolate Tour provides DFW’s premier chocolate havens for a variety of decadent chocolates. This will take place on Feb. 17. Tickets start at $53.

4.Craighead Green Gallery –

The Craighead Green Gallery presents the work of Rebecca Shewmaker. After hiking in the Big Bend for three weeks, Shewmaker came home to her studio and worked for nine months making these “thread paintings,” using both a sewing machine and hand embroidery. The opening reception is on Feb. 17. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 30. This event is free.

5.International Theater Festival –

Teatro Dallas presents the 21st edition of its International Theater Festival, where groups from Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela present visual works in Spanish. This will be held on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. Tickets start at $25.

6. Chamber Music International –

CMI presents a romantic trip through Germany, Hungary and Bohemia with selections such as Brahms’ “Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 120 No.1,” Ernő von Dohnanyi’s “Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10,” and Dvořák’s “Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 87.” This will take place on Feb. 17. Tickets start at $15.


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