Best Bets • 03-10-17

Friday 03.10 — Sunday 03.26

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John Copley returns to direct ‘Madame Butterfly’ at Dallas Opera

For years, opera director John Copley was a staple at Dallas Opera, but after announcing his retirement (honestly, for the nth time), he seemed to actually be retired! But no! He’s back, bringing is particular skill-set to one of the giants of the canon: Puccini’s gorgeously composed Madame Butterfly. Soprano Hui He stars as Cio-Cio San, the doomed heroine who gives up everything for the men in her life.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St.
DallasOpera.org.

Monday 03.13

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China Forbes joins Pink Martini for colorful concert

Pink Martini is a band that is nearly impossible to quantify. A dozen musicians (including out pianist and bandleader Thomas Lauderdale) combine jazz, punch, world music and a retro sound in a buoyantly unique experience. The group’s latest album, the infectious Je Dis Oui!, is a delight, and you can experience it live at a post-sundown outdoor concert in the Arts District, with soloist China Forbes joining toasting this Martini.

DEETS: Strauss Square,
2403 Flora St. 8 p.m.
ATTPAC.org.

Friday 03.17 — Sunday 03.19

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Dances at a Gathering features festival of movement

North Texas is blessed with great dance groups, including Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Bruce Wood Dance Project and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. And for three days, you can see them in one place, with this three-day festival of dance at the Eisemann Center. Among the performers will be Harry Feril, pictured with Albert Drake, a founding member of BWDP.

DEETS: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts,
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.
EisemannCenter.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition MARCH 10, 2017.

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