Modern 'till Midnight (the Modern)
This is one of my favorite events in DFW, hands down. This Friday will feature the opening of artist Kehinde Wiley's portraits and the continuing exhibit of Martin Puryear's sculptures. It will run 'ya $15 for admission, and it starts at 6pm. Don't pull a Stonedranger and get there an hour and a half late- you'll miss WSJR favorites Yellow Fever. The lineup is as follows:
7 pm – Yellow Fever
8 pm – The Theater Fire
9:15 pm – Trimble Tech High School marching band
10 pm – PPT
11 pm – Strange Fruit Project
Ed Blackburn and Brian Belott (And/Or) 6-9pm
If the always excellent openings at And/Or aren't enough to get your ass out there, then go for the concurrent party at House of Dang. They are unveiling their new "giant party yard" that will soon feature movie screenings and assorted debauchery. Artist Brian Belott will also be performing at 8pm.
Danny Williams (Barry Whistler) 6-9pm
Danny Williams is returning to Texas after two years in France with 60 drawings in tow.
Dallas Art Dealer's Association Gallery Walk 2-8pm
32 Dallas galleries are involved in this event, which includes a "Chat and Chew" lecture panel from 10:30 to 2pm at the MAC. I could list all of the galleries, but frankly I'm lazy and the DADA website has a guide complete with a map. Also, everything is free, except for the panel discussion.
U-Haul Show (PDNB)2-8pm
Part of the gallery walk, UNT students will be displaying some of their work in two U-Haul trucks.
False Space and Time in the Apartment (Centraltrak) 6-9pm
The first show at UTD's new artist residency space on Exposition.