In a city like Dallas, every neighborhood has attractions and things to do that make it unique. When you're living in West Village, Dallas, you might wonder what the neighborhood has to offer that other parts of the city don't. As it turns out, there are several attractions that make West Village unique! Here are just a few.
South Alley Film Series
Summer is a great time to watch an old, favorite movie al fresco. The South Alley Film Series screens favorite movies on the third Wednesday of the month, in the outdoor area between the Magnolia movie theater and Mi Cocina. Movies typically start at 8:30 p.m. and there is usually live music and other entertainment before the film, starting at 7 p.m.
One of the highlights of the South Alley Film series is that area restaurants offer movie-goers the chance to purchase food and drink to enjoy while they watch the films. Most restaurants set up cash bars nearby and sell a variety of snacks and beverages.
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art
If you're looking for an art museum that offers something a bit different than what you'd find at most modern or classic art museums, visit the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art. Madi Art is a movement that started in Buenos Aires by Carmelo Arden Quin and others. Quin wrote the MADI manifesto in 1946, which launched the movement.
This approach to art came to West Village just a little over a decade ago, when Bill and Dorothy Materson learned about it and decided to open the first floor of their building to the public, as a museum for Madi art. Works in the Madi art movement can be identified by their irregularly shaped frames and displaced architecture. The international art movement also includes artists working in written and musical forms.
The museum is open six days a week and is closed on Mondays. Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted.
House of Blues
West Village is home to one of the outposts of the House of Blues, a chain of music venues started in 1992 by Dan Aykroyd (who starred in Blues Brothers) and Isaac Tigrett, who co-founded the Hard Rock Cafe. The House of Blues has a full service restaurant, as well as a regular line-up of concerts and other shows.
It might seem macabre, but one way to get to know the area when living in West Village, Dallas is to take a tour of the area's numerous cemeteries. Uptown Dallas, which includes the West Village, is home to four historic cemeteries. It has even put together a tour to help people get more acquainted with them and with their city. Visiting the local cemeteries gives you an opportunity to learn more about the people who lived in Dallas in the past and to see how their history shaped the city into what it is today.
The Goss-Michael Foundation
If you've been dying to learn more about contemporary British art, a visit to the Goss-Michael Foundation is a must. Started in 2007, the art gallery showcases the works of numerous British artists. It also offers an artist-in-residence program for Dallas-based artists.