Take note of a few ways to make this month in Dallas unforgettable.
ENJOY Since producer Jeffrey Seller of Dallas Summer Musicals (dallassummermusicals.org) and Broadway Across America announced Hamilton will perform Nov. 16 through Dec. 5 live again at the Music Hall at Fair Park, theatergoers have been uplifted. “This is an exciting time for all of us, and we look forward to sharing this history-making production with North Texas once again,” says Ken Novice, president of Dallas Summer Musicals. “When we announced the first run of Hamilton during the 2019 season, the reception and enthusiasm for the show was unlike anything we have ever seen. The buzz that this show generates is second to none, and we are thrilled to see the same level of energy and excitement again for this next engagement.” Known as the story of America then, told by America now, Lin-Manuel Miranda created a gift for the theater industry. “Hamilton has brought many more people from diverse backgrounds into the theater and has introduced so many to musical theater as an art form,” adds Novice. “We are thrilled that we can also share this show with so many young people in Dallas who will once again be lifted up by those artistic elements as well as the representation onstage.”
Dr. Barbara Sturm debuts her new Molecular Hair & Scalp Collection at the new Dallas storefront.
PAMPER Highland Park Village welcomes Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & Spa (drsturm.com) this November. “Dallas is one of my favorite places. The people are fun, open and so welcoming, and Highland Park Village is the essence of this,” says the widely renowned aesthetics doctor whose unique, science-based products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide. Designed in collaboration with architect Tobias Freytag—who also designed its Los Angeles, Düsseldorf, Miami and London spa locations—the Dallas spa is its largest globally and includes a 16-foot-long Discovery Table, where customers can try the entire skincare line. “We are really excited to also offer our Dallas clients a few new innovations that will be exclusive to the Dallas spa,” says Sturm. “In a first for the brand, the spa features a Sensorial Spa Bed, a gently heated, vibrating treatment table that uses precise and complex audio frequencies matched to the organs and chakras of the body to promote intense body and muscle relaxation.” Expanding her revolutionary anti-aging skincare approach to treat and transform hair and scalp, also debuting in Dallas is the very first Dr. Barbara Sturm hair and scalp treatment room—an area where customers can experience the new Molecular Hair & Scalp Collection while enjoying a drink from the tea and supplements bar. “My new, ingredient science-rich collection features extraordinary products that promote a clean, clear and well-nourished scalp and healthy hair follicles, which is essential for beautiful, healthy hair,” Sturm says. “We are already seeing amazing results. I can’t wait for people to try them.”
SIP This fall, Mi Cocina (micocina.com) began serving its authentic Tex-Mex favorites and legendary frozen margaritas, Mambo Taxis, in the beloved green space at Klyde Warren Park. “We’re very excited that the Park chose Mi Cocina as the best fit for the space,” says Edgar Guevara, M Crowd Restaurant Group president and CEO. “This location will allow us to serve current Mi Cocina guests from across Dallas-Fort Worth and new guests alike. We are offering three dining experiences and menus under one roof, which is a first for us.” These unique spaces include a renovated patio and dining area, a separate bar experience and an outdoor walk-up service window providing picnic baskets for patrons to enjoy across the park. In addition to lunch and dinner favorites—Rico Salad, brisket tacos, enchiladas, fajitas—a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays includes several huevos dishes, brunch margaritas and mimosas. “We’ve provided a way to allow guests to sip a version of our Mambos out in the park in addition to enjoying them in our restaurant,” he says. “It’s exciting for diners to get to sip on a Mambo Taxi margarita while enjoying their favorite green space in Dallas.” When asked what the secret is behind the most iconic drink around town, Guevara says, “I think what makes it iconic is what people are doing when they’re drinking Mambos. They’re dining with family, celebrating with friends, making memories... We hear stories about family traditions, first dates and proposals over Mambo Taxis. It’s legendary in that aspect.”
Swoon, The House Our Families Built (Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2021)
EXPLORE At last, art enthusiasts can show their appreciation and enjoy the 13th annual Dallas Art Fair (dallasartfair.com) Nov. 11 to 14. Once again it will host the best international and local contemporary art dealers at the Fashion Industry Gallery. “After more than 18 months of uncertainty, we cannot stress enough how happy we are to finally reopen our doors,” says Dallas Art Fair Director Kelly Cornell. “People are eager to see art in person and revitalize the creative economy, so we will do everything possible to make that experience safe for our collectors, dealers and visitors this November.” We asked Cornell to share some insight on the artful event.
Simon Lee Gallery, Chris Huen Sin Kan, “Doodood and Joel” (2020, oil on canvas), 78 3/4 by 94 1/2 inches
What type of atmosphere should attendees expect this year?
I think anyone who attends this year’s fair will find themselves in a calmer atmosphere than previous years, but still abuzz with the excitement of being able to return to a major art fair after going so long without.
What are you most excited for attendees to take in?
We’re really thrilled that galleries are presenting works by so many distinct artists, unique in both their practice and backgrounds. A long period of isolation calls for a grand reimmersion, so we’re excited to present our first-ever public art installation in Klyde Warren Park in collaboration with Santa Fe’s Turner Carroll Gallery. They are bringing Swoon’s mobile truck diorama The House Our Families Built to Dallas—it’s a huge, outdoor installation that also functions as a performance space, which will be on view throughout the duration of the fair. Swoon is one of the world’s most famous woman-identifying street artists and artist-activists alive today, and we’re honored that this will be the first time the installation is shown outside of New York or New Mexico.
Mimmo Scognamiglio, Adolf Tafadzwa Tega, “Untitled” (2021, oil on canvas), 110 by 110 centimeters
Which local project is at the top of your list for viewing?
The Green Family Art Foundation is hosting their inaugural exhibition Black Bodies: White Spaces: Invisibility & Hypervisibility, curated by Aindrea Emelife, in our Dallas Art Fair Projects space located in the Design District. Brooklyn-based artist Naudline Pierre has her first solo museum exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art during the fair, which I’m really looking forward to. I think her works are incredibly moving and primed to be showcased on their own.
Photography by: JOAN MARCUS; COURTESY OF DR. BARBARA STURM; COURTESY OF MI CUCINA; COURTESY OF DALLAS ART FAIR