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Feb. 17-19 The O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama is at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy. America's love affair with the automobile is legendary. Hot rods are always at the heart of each show, but in recent years the composition has expanded to include manufacturer displays. As a result, today's show appeals equally to those who own competition cars, specialty and concept vehicles and those who dream about owning them. Information: www.autorama.com.

Feb. 17 Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art. This month, it's lights, camera, action, art! Go on a cinematic journey through the collection as you explore the connection between art and film. Start your evening with a Gershwin retrospective featuring classics like Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, and I Got Rhythm performed by Michelle Hanlon. Star in your favorite classic movies in a workshop hosted by the DMA Teen Advisory Council. From James Bond to Jedi, direct yourself to the C3 Studio and immortalize yourself on the legendary green screen. All ages welcome, and all materials provided. Explore all the fun and music at the DMA from 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 for the public, $10 for students (with valid ID) and free for DMA Members and children 11 and under. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N. Harwood. Information: www.dallasmuseumofart.org.

Feb. 17 Composers have always taken inspiration from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016-17 Season, the talented musicians of the Garland Symphony Orchestra will offer our audience the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna. In February, the orchestra will feature its Principal Bassoon, Leslie Massenburg. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandsymphony.org.

Feb. 18 The Form Follows Fitness 5K benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture is one of Dallas' best 5K events showcasing the city's most impressive architectural icons. Run through the region's cultural life, Uptown, The Arts District, through the skyline and glass high rise buildings with award winning architecture. Registration includes a fantastic dry fit shirt (a slick-looking one you'll actually wear), food, and brew, too. The race starts and ends at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The 5k run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Information: formfollowsfitness.com.

Feb. 18 The South Dallas Cultural Center celebrates Black History through Black Music. This Saturday at 3 p.m., enjoy the South Dallas Concert Choir. Under the direction of Alfrelynn Roberts and Jowanda Jordan, this afternoon of music will include negro spirituals, show tunes and contemporary gospel. The South Dallas Concert Choir is celebrating 30 years of preserving Black classical music. Admission is free. At 8 p.m., experience the magic, the music, the warmth and celebratory atmosphere that is Tucker's Blues. Featured artists for this evening include Andrew "Junior Boy" Jones, Kerri Lepai, Liz Mikel, Lucky Peterson, Sheran Keyton, and Tamara Trammell. General admission is $10 and Students/Seniors admission is $5. The South Dallas Cultural Center is located at 3400 South Fitzhugh. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Feb. 18 The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents Cirque de la Symphonie. The world's most amazing acrobats, dancers, contortionists, aerialists and more bring a recently new program sure to mesmerize Plano Symphony audiences. With legendary Cirque skills, the acclaimed performers interpret the music of Bernstein, John Williams, Debussy, Vivaldi and more. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: planosymphony.org.

Through Feb. 19 STOMP is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. See what all the noise is about. Content Warning: Appropriate for all ages. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Fort Worth:

Opens Feb. 17 Dream Big: Engineering our World, opening February 17 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater, an IMAX® Dome, tells the stories of engineers who answer the call to build a better future. Innovative thinkers who are transforming the world because they dared to dream big. They are driven by a passion to make a difference in our world. From the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, to a solar car race across the Australian Outback, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected ways. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmuseum.org.

Denton:

Through May 6 Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Materials will be on view thorugh May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center; $5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12. Information: dentonarts.com.


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