Into The Weekend: Dr. Miracle and Family Day at The Power Station

If you’ve been housebound for the past two days due to a nasty stomach bug (hypothetically of course), you’ll be happy to know that there are a couple of rather stellar family happenings going down this weekend.

Happenings like, say, the following:

Generations: Family Day at The Power Station
I’m so jazzed about The Power Station’s “Generations” event (perhaps you caught wind of my enthusiasm from my previous post) that I’m giving you the full low-down again.

Here goes:

The Power Station is teaming with Oil and Cotton, and The Writer’s Garret to present an afternoon of family creating, I was all in. The event, dubbed “Generations”, takes place this Saturday, November 10, from 2:00 – 6:00pm and will feature an interactive bookmaking project, an iPhone photography workshop with artist Laura Barth Turner, and a poetry workshop with writer Lisa Huffaker. In true Texas fashion, the day of making will culminate with a free barbecue.

See you there?

Dr. Miracle
Also on Saturday, there’s Dr. Miracle, a family-friendly opera recommended by Liz. (And, well, you know how I feel about Liz, yes? Girl crush. Full stop.)

Per said girl crush:

What’s hilarious, one act long, and sung in English? This family-friendly opera. Produced as a collaboration between the Dallas Children’s Theater and the Dallas Opera, the idea was to create an accessible, affordable show. They’ve succeeded— tickets are just five bucks, the cast comprises SMU performing arts students, and the opera, written by Georges Bizet when he was just 18 years old, is nice and light. A young man in love with the mayor’s daughter disguises himself as both a servant who makes a “poison” omelet and the doctor who has to save the family. Will the couple get their happy ending? We sure hope so.

  • 10:30 a.m. – First Performance
  • 12:30 p.m. – Activities in the lobby
  • 2 p.m. – Second Performance