January 2017 Around Town

Casa Mañana to build new Cabaret Theatre and Administrative Offices

Casa Mañana will break ground in March 2017 for a capital improvement that will include new administrative offices, a permanent storage facility and the renovation of the original lobby into an educational space and cabaret theatre that will seat 50-60 patrons. In a statement on the project, President and Executive Producer Wally Jones said: “I am thrilled that Casa is in a position to expand. These additions will not only increase our education initiatives, but allow us to better serve the community of North Texas. We greatly appreciate the City of Fort Worth and our donors for recognizing the need for the arts and for the belief in the mission of Casa Mañana.”

Over the past several years, Casa Mañana has experienced exponential growth across its programs. Season Ticket holders have increased for both the Broadway and Children’s Theatre series. Enrollment in many of the Performing Arts Conservatory (CPAC) theatre programs are at capacity and have significant waiting lists. This growth has required the staff to expand to meet the needs of the theatre. The creation of an additional educational space and cabaret theatre will allow Casa Mañana to increase its outreach and programs for the community.

The project will be designed by Bennett, Benner Partners. The new 2100 square foot office space will hold eleven offices and a conference room. A 1500 square foot storage space will be added on the south side of the building. The original lobby, which currently houses the administrative offices, will be renovated into an additional instruction space, cabaret theatre and VIP donor reception area. The space will seat 50-60 patrons and include a small kitchen for catering preparation and a small stage for performances. The project will be partially funded by the City of Fort Worth with the balance to be raised by Casa Mañana through private donations.

Covenant Classical School Prospective Parent Night

Children spend more than 16,000 hours in school from kindergarten to 12th grade, and that doesn’t even include time spent in extracurricular activities. These are the kind of numbers that keep some parents up at night wrestling with the decision about where to send their child to school, says Amy Burgess, Director of Admission at Covenant Classical School. But she says it does not have to be a stressful process, especially if parents start early enough to be able to get to know all of their school options.

“Many parents with first-time kindergarten students don’t realize how early the application process starts for private schools. When you’ve only just started to accept that your child is headed to kindergarten in August, it can feel really stressful to find out that applications are due in January or February,” says Burgess.

“It’s so important for parents to visit all the schools they are considering,” says Burgess. “Attend an admission event, spend time observing classes, talk with faculty members. This will help you choose a school that shares the same vision you have for your family.”

Covenant will host its spring Prospective Parent Night on Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m. Guests may observe classes K-12 the following day during Open Campus, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, email info@covenantfw.org or visit the school website at www.covenantfw.org.

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Arts Fifth Avenue presents the  14th Annual Django Reinhardt Festival Fort Worth

The only annual 3 day festival in the United States in honor of the Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt.  Artists from across Texas, New Orleans, Argentina and beyond gather to perform the incredible music of Django.  This 3 day intimate European style festival includes films about the life of Django Reinhardt, guitar workshops in Django’s style , a taste of French Cuisine for all to enjoy and this year a free Django Gypsy Jam on Saturday 1/21/17 at 4pm.

Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) in Liverchies, Belgium – the Gypsy Jazz King.  Django influenced contemporary guitarist; Les Paul, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, and Chet Atkins. Les Paul called Django “the greatest guitar player that ever lived” and Duke Ellington declared Reinhardt the only non-American to make an impact on jazz.

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard produced their 6th and final album in 2016 with the main song “ Django and Jimmie a tribute to Django & Jimmie Rogers.

Contact: artsfithavenue.org or 817-923-9500 for more information. January 20 – 22, 2017

Sector Escape Room

Sector submerges you and your team into the world of solving crimes, mysteries and puzzles. You will feel the excitement and accomplishment of unraveling mysteries like the characters on your favorite television show. Sector is an escape room experience like no other. Imagine a way to spend time with your loved ones and co-workers where phone screens are not the center of your attention. In an escape room every second, every move, every one, matters. Your team will have 60 minutes to use elements of the room and communication to solve problems and challenges as they present themselves. Our agents will be there to assist you in completing your mission as your team of specialist work together to complete the task and get out alive.

Our Fort Worth location features two unique escape room experiences. The Terrorist apartment is rated at a moderate level. The Psycho Doctor office is rated at a more advanced level. We offer special packages for team building and corporate events. Some additional features include our private Party room and our new Virtual Reality experience. Visit our site for more information.

Please call or visit us online to reserve your experience!



The European Facial

European Nail Spa has been around for a little over a year now and they’ve established themselves as the place to go for a relaxing pedicure and manicure. They not only offer nail services but facials, body waxing and eyebrow extensions as well. Your skin is always on display and can be a confidence booster. Getting a facial is not only relaxing but is detoxifying. Miracles can’t be performed but facials have been proven to slow the aging process. Getting a regular facial increases circulation of the blood and reduces the puffiness, redness and fluid accumulation that lies underneath the skin. European Nail Spa offers two different types of facials. The European facial helps smooth fine lines, unclog pores and hydrate the skin. The European Signature facial features a customized mask and extra treatment aimed to fight wrinkles, dark spots and other impurities. Facials give you a fresh start to a healthier and balanced complexion. So call today and book your appointment for a European facial!