What we're about

The Encore Meetup group is organized by art lovers and we welcome others who enjoy the same. Our mission is to promote performing arts within the Dallas-Fort Worth area to generate awareness about the arts community and to enhance intercultural understanding through the arts. We individually take personal interest in ensuring that the performing arts thrive by publicizing high school, community, and professional writers and performers.

Join other enthusiasts to enjoy arts such as theater, musicals, dance, opera, symphony, and museums and art exhibits, as well as art-related cinema and documentaries. Even if you cannot join one of our scheduled events, we hope that you will consider other performances to support our talented local artists.

As part of our group mission, we will sometimes post non-hosted events. These events will be clearly marked as “non-hosted” in the event title.

How it works:

Our volunteer organizers will post events with a description of the performance and details how to purchase tickets, their assigned seat, and how to meet before the performance. We typically meet in the lobby before and after the event and at intermission.

Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own ticket. We ask for each attendee to confirm when they have purchased a ticket, including their seat number, so that we know how many people to expect. Please keep your RSVP updated if your plans change.

Upcoming events (5)

Dinner before Play - NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Di Rosani’s

I had to change the location because the first restaurant is closed on August 7 due to a family emergency.

I have made reservations for a party of 6 - please confirm by noon on August 7 whether you want to attend!

MainStage presents: “Me & Jezebel” - July 23-Aug. 7, 2021

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas

Tickets are now on sale and I have ticket E9 on the floor for the August 7 production!

From the venue:

“Directed by B.J. Cleveland

On May 28, 1985, star-struck Elizabeth Fuller's dream came true when the legendary Bette Davis came to dinner at her Connecticut home. Four weeks later, as the hotel strike in New York dragged on, she was still there. This is an intimate, funny, and true story of a Hollywood legend coming face-to-face with her most ardent fan.

Quick-witted and glamorous!”

For more information, go to: www.mainstageirving.com

Cara Mia Theater: “Your Healing is Killing Me” - Aug. 19-22

Bachman Lake Pavilion

This is currently a non-hosted event.

Information from the venue on this FREE event!

“Cara Mía Theatre is proud to present a FREE Community Tour of Your Healing is Killing Me, written and performed by Virginia Grise.

Your Healing is Killing Me is a performance manifesto based on lessons learned in San Antonio free health clinics and New York acupuncture schools; from the treatments and consejos of curanderas, abortion doctors, Marxist artists, community health workers, and bourgie dermatologists. Part performance, part writing and movement workshop - we're going to read together, write together and even move together. Come check it out before you catch the workshop production of the show featuring Florinda Bryant, opening the end of September at the Latino Cultural Center.

In association with a todo dar productions from Austin, TX. Your Healing is Killing Me is a collaborative touring production in development.”

For FREE tickets and more information, go to: https://www.caramiatheatre.org/yhikm-community

National Black Theatre: “Hands Up” - August 16-23, 2021

Location visible to members

This is a radio production streamed online.

From the venue:
“This August, NBT will premiere a powerful production that was first introduced in 2015 following a series of state violence that plagued America, as a radio play. HANDS UP: 7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS will have its radio play American premiere directed by Jonathan McCrory, NBT’s Executive Artistic Director. The collection of works, originally created and curated by The New Black Fest under the artistic direction of Keith Josef Adkins, was a response to the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri among other young Black men and women over the years, including Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and more. In light of the ongoing unrest in the country, and the current death toll of nearly 1600 black bodies murdered by the cops since Brown’s unforgettable murder, this production will showcase a collection of seven monologues written by seven different playwrights highlighting their personal testaments of being Black in America.”

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