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Sandie’s Arts Blog: Movies & Monster Trucks

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Let’s get started with an exciting annual event here in North Texas!  Celebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to STUDIO MOVIE GRILL DALLAS February 1st through 4th. Featuring the premieres of independent film from around the world, TBFF celebrates a rich culture through the art of film, workshops and filmmaker Q&A. Throughout the festival, TBFF will premiere over 50 shorts, documentaries, features and animations of independent filmmakers from Texas and from around the world.  It’s not to be missed and CBS11 is proud to once again be a sponsor of this popular festival.

Looking for Big Truck thrills? Monster Truck Winter Nationals will be held Friday, Feb 3 7:30p at Resistol Arena in Mesquite.  Warning to the faint of heart: this is not your grandpa’s truck event!  This Monster Truck event promises lots of thrills and chills and is fun for the whole family…if they are ready for the action!

Giant – the Musical is currently on stage at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre in Dallas.  The newly adapted musical version of the classic novel is Texas sized with longhorns and oil rigs. East Coast invaders vs. good ol’ boys and rising Mexican-American expectations vs. entrenched attitudes makes for good drama, intrigue, romance and money!  The Dallas Theater Center is hoping that its new stage version becomes the archetypal Texas musical.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Chef Wolfgang Puck at Five Sixty Wednesday, Feb 1 5:30p to 10:00p at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck in Dallas.  You can ring in the Year of the Dragon with a prix fixe menu showcasing Asian-inspired dishes representing the five Chinese elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The Chinese New Year menu will be available alongside the a la carte menu from January 23rd through February 3rd, with a special appearance by Chef Wolfgang Puck on the evening of February 1st.

Looking for some good honky tonk music and two step dancing?  Head over to Billy Bob’s in Ft Worth this Saturday.  Country crooner Chris Cagle will be performing his hits at 10:30pm.

See you next week…center stage.

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